Che Lagarto Hostel Colonia Reviews
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We booked the "deluxe" double for more than 4 times the price of a bed in the dorms and it turned out to be terrible value. It looked like the bathroom hadn't been cleaned properly in months. Even a quick cursory wipe over the bathroom tiles would have been an improvement and there was mould all over the walls and shower curtain. The floor was also filthy and wet. When we politely let the staff member know, he just shrugged his shoulders and said "sorry, but I just work here".
The staff is very good but I didn't like this Hostel. I think that it is too small and there is a lack of privacy on the bathrooms and showers. It is a good option for a cheap one night stay.
Nice and friendly staff. One negative point: they have not a good common area. The only big one is outside, just under a roof. In summer great but in winter too cold getting breakfast outside. Kitchen is good equiped and beds are comfortable.
excellent atmosphere, the staff was very helpfull and they organized an asado one night. Bedroom and bathroom was ok
To be honest I didn't really like this hostel, primarily because I thought it was a little unclean... there was a cockroach in our bedroom! Breakfast was poor too, just some bread and one choice of cereal. The location was great and the staff were friendly but I wouldn't stay here again.
Che Lagarto Colonia violated the Hostelworld rules by not honoring the 12 percent deposit I had paid. They charged me USD13 for my stay in addition to the 12 percent deposit I paid (my Hostelworld confirmation indicated I owed USD 11.73 on arrival after taking into account the deposit I'd paid). They argued that the 12 percent deposit was a booking fee owed to Hostelworld. The staff told me the price charged for non Hotelworld bookings is UYU340 instead of UYU360 regardless of any deposit.
Wild hostel as in nature with a nice terrace. Everything seemed good except not enough hot water, only lasts for few minutes then it becomes cold.
Had a 2 night stay with a friend. The hostel was easy to find and located close to the port, bus station, old town and cash points. Our room had seen better days, but as we were at the back of the property in a private room, it was quiet. Hot water was limited in the shower. Good selection of fruit, cereal and bread at breakfast. Staff were helpful and friendly.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
The owner is wonderful and kind, lovely to interact with. She asks how you are in a motherly, loving way. She's eager to help and wants your experience to be great. She's even suggested to go for a walk along the seawall before going to bed to unwind and see the area. The hostel is different, not a far of the bathrooms but the wifi is great! Nice hostel tucked in the old part of the city. If you are looking for a party hostel, this definitely IS NOT it as it is far from the major party scene.
Nice hostel, good staff, very nice patio, very close to terminals (bus and ferry) so you don't have to carry your heavy pack far. Everything is close by in colonia. Only thing was, we killed 3 cockroaches in the girl's dorm. While I understand that this can happen, maybe set up traps when you know you have them in rooms? Hostel is very clean though.
Some of the locks under the beds don't match up so you cannot use them. Everything is spotless clean but unfortunately we had a few cocroaches in our dorm and I also saw some of them crawling in the kitchen. Breakfast is great!
- Novice Nomad
- Czech Republic
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Great hostel and great staff. Nice breakfast and clean rooms. Would definitely recommend Che Lagarto hostel.
Only stayed for one night (I think you don't need more for Colonia) but it was really nice, with a delicious bbq in the evening and live local music in the garden, overall a really friendly atmosphere. The area is quiet but close to the bus station, the ferry terminal and town. Staff were friendly and gave helpful advice about bike hire and horse riding, though you can't book either directly through the hostel. Would stay here again.
i really like it, very comfortable, the backyard is beautiful and a great place to just relax
The hostel is quaint and in the perfect location to the historic sites as well as close to the bus/port station. There was a good variety at breakfast. Staff was very friendly. Only stayed one night, but it had a charming atmosphere.
This hostel was lovely. We very much enjoyed the terrace, breakfast, and location. However, our night here was our worst night sleep in two months of travel in South America. The dorm rooms near the entrance are as good as sleeping on the street. Loud music, cars, and foot traffic were almost amplified in this space.
They have a pub inside that play music until 12:30 it was a nightmare stay. It is also expensive compared to other hostels nearby.
Nice and well run hostel. Rooms are secured by a card based access hotel style and there's always a friendly face of the staff around to help. Good Internet Connection!
We chose this hostel for its proximity to the bus station and ferry and for that it was excellent. It is an easy a 5 min walk to the old town. The staff are helpful and the hostel itself is adequate.