Casa Pastoral in Las Lajas, Colombia
For $4.50 per person, per night, it’s hard to complain. But that’s not going to stop me.
I’d heard some great things about Casa Pastoral with its view to Las Lajas Basilica in Colombia.
But, as far as I’m concerned the only great thing about Casa Pastoral is its view.
(Well, the price is pretty good too I guess.)
My biggest complaint was the bed. It was hard as a rock.
No exaggeration: sleeping on the side of Mt. Kilimanjaro was softer than this bed.
And the bathroom…was diiirrrtttyyy. Oddly enough, the lady who checked us in said we could look other places (when we weren’t all that thrilled with the room), but that Casa Pastoral was the cleanest and nicest place in town.
That may be true. But, if it is, I don’t even want to look at the other places.
To be fair, there were very few bugs. And, the staff was nice enough.
They also offered a breakfast for $2 per person (of rice, one egg, and very hard bread).
But, if you do stay at Casa Pastoral, get breakfast somewhere else. And coffee too.
If you just need a place to stay, and don’t care about getting a good night’s sleep, then Casa Pastoral is probably fine. But if, like us, sleep is important to you, I don’t recommend staying here.
I was completely exhausted when we got to Casa Pastoral. I woke up three or four times in the middle of the night because variuos parts of my body hurt (like they do when you sleep on the ground with little or no bedding).
But the room was clean enough, and I got 9 1/2 hours of sleep because I didn’t get woken up by racing cars, car alarms, roosters, or any other random sounds. To me, that was absolutely worth the $4.50/person we spent, to spend the night at Casa Pastoral.