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Hotel Principal


*An all time favorite budget hotel...*Located in the nice East side of downtown* Walking distance from most tourist attractions*Immaculately clean rooms *Super friendly and FUN staff
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I stayed here 5 years ago, it was okay. Recommended it to friends this year, and they had a terrible experience. Bad WiFi, not clean, drunkenness in the middle of the night. I went to visit them, and the desk clerk wouldn’t let us go up to their room with them. Just weird,
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I love the location and the look of this hotel. I failed to try out the bed before booking a room as they are the worst I've had in a month of Oaxacan hotels. The pillows fall in the same category and I used a rolled up towel in replacement. The rooms have elegant high ceilings
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This hotel is very centrally located and is very good value for its very moderate price. The rooms are large and comfortable. The staff is very pleasant although as I remember their English is very limited. Rooms are all around the central courtyard. There is no breakfast -
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I stay at Hotel Principal every time I go to Oaxaca. It is a perfect base for exploring downtown Oaxaca or catching a ride to one of the many sites that surround this amazing city. Yes, it does need a makeover, that is for sure, but 1) you get what you pay for and 2) it gives
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I stayed a two different hotels during my trip to Oaxaca. Hotel Principal was my favorite. They have a very helpful staff. I only speak a little Spanish and I had no trouble communicating. I stayed in a room with a balcony facing 5 de Mayo Street. I loved hearing the sounds
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"Take a room across the patio for enhanced privacy or take one of the balcony rooms to get an early morning view of an awakening Oaxaca."
"The rooms with balconies facing 5 de Mayo have beautiful views, but at times the street noise was pretty loud."
"A room in the front has a little balcony and nice vista of the street! But it can be a little noisy a night."
"Get one of the upstairs rooms with balcony for light and air."
"Like I said I recommend one of the three balcony rooms. It is where I always stay."
US$31 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MexicoSouthern MexicoOaxacaOaxaca
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