Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
September 19, 2002
There are en-suite rooms with very comfortable beds and a most helpful service area. The only potential problem is that there was only one member of the staff who spoke English (moderately) well, though if you have even a smattering of Spanish everybody is most keen to help. The hostel is situated right in the middle of Torla but may not be convenient for those with major mobility problems because a short but very steep slope cannot be avoided to reach the hostel. From then on there is a lift.
The food in the restaurant is of a very high standard - mainly local dishes. A number of people from the camp site came every night, attracted back by the delicious food. I think my favorite was a remarkably delicious dish of rabbit and celery.
I was shocked by the extreme rudeness expressed in English by two women who did not come from an English speaking country though they spoke good English themselves.
This was occasioned by the fact that a hostal in Spain should be proficient in speaking Spanish rather than English. I was able to explain the position in Spanish to the staff so they did realize that these people were not English, but I'm afraid we must often get the blame for other people's faults.
From journal North of Zaragoza - Aragonese Pyrenees