After a wonderful time in Ronda, our trip was rapidly approaching its end line. Córdoba was our last stop before heading back north to Madrid. We wanted to end our 8 amazing days on the road the best we could, that meant wonderful sights and superb (budget-friendly) accommodation. So after many days of research, we decided to try our luck with a highly-rated-on-trip-advisor backpackers around the corner from Cordoba’s famous Mezquita. That’s how we ended up at the wonderful hostal and backpackers Osio de Córdoba.
We booked the last private room by a millisecond (yes, this time we went for a private ensuite room ^^), and oh boy! was I happy with it. After a couple of hours driving, plus getting a tad bit lost in the inner city, and finally managing to find a parking spot (for free parking spaces try on the other side of the river, then cross over, it’ll take you about 10 mins and save you loads of money) all we wanted was to have a few minutes rest before heading out to explore this wonderful city.
The weather was on our side. 30ºC sunshine in October! A dream considering that in northern Germany we barely get anything above 20 on a hot summer day (tho there’s always the one exception, of course!). Anyhow, finding the Osio backpackers was easy as a breeze, and walking in a mesmerizing experience. A stunning patio greets the visitor with a fresh and tropical feel, an oasis in the city of patios. And the staff, friendly and helpful, waits around the corner ready to check you in.
All paperwork filled out and paid, you’re shown around. Main patio, kitchen, solarium! a few rules and you’re on your way to your dorm (or private room if you’re so inclined). Osio is relatively small but that’s part of its charm. Cozy, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Cordoba. We instantly fell in love with our room. The room we stayed in was carefully decorated in fresh tones and wooden furniture, had a quite roomy recently renovated bathroom with tub, and a super comfortable bed. Quite on the high end for the price. And we had a double -as well as a single- bed in our room, so up to three people could sleep there. Perfect for young adventurous couples or families looking for a night’s rest. Only drawback was that the free WiFi didn’t really reach our room. But who needs Internet when you’re in Cordoba and the weather is great?
And it’s location…Did I mention yet that Osio backpackers was right around the corner from all the main sights? You’d not have to walk more than 10 minutes through the adorable side streets to get anywhere you fancied. Definitely a big plus after spending so many hours walking around during the past few days.
Osio backpackers turned out to be one of the loveliest, freshest hostels I’ve stayed in a long time. So let’s recap. Friendly staff, relaxed oasis-like atmosphere, rooftop terrace to chill in the evenings with your new-found friends, great comfy rooms, and perfect location to explore the city on foot? I’d say, Jackpot! With the exception of the slow, not-very-strong free WiFi, I have to say that Osio backpackers has been one of the nicest hostels I’ve stayed in.
Prices range from 10€ (dorm) to 55€ (quadruple room) in low season (7th January to 14th March), from 16€ to 65€ during middle season (1st June to 31th August & 2nd November to 6th January), and from 18€ to 100€ during high season (15th March to 31st May & 1st September to 1st November).
It tends to fill quite fast so make sure to book well in advance, also to ensure the best deals, here.