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Che Lagarto Hostel Colonia Reviews

18 de Julio 487, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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185 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The staff were nice, spoke Engkish, and were helpful. The dorm was pretty small and had no space for my bag, but I am used to this. There is fruit at breakfast if you get in early. The bathroom facilities were good, and the hostel was generally clean.


Decent hostel. Nice staff! Great location! Close to the bus and boat terminals an the old town/ Main Street. Great showers. Only complaint was the kitchen was always messy and could of been cleaner. Or at least more enforcement on cleaning up after yourselves. The rest of the hostel was generally pretty clean.


The front 2 rooms are before the reception desk and the front door is always left open, so they didn't seem overly safe. The breakfast was pretty poor, and the kitchen was small, but the wifi was pretty good and the people were nice. It would have been nice to have someone cleaning in the hostel more frequently, as the kitchen was quite dirty and so were the bathrooms. Because it's a chain, it doesn't feel like anyone really cares about the hostel. If you're in Colonia briefly, it's decent.


The hostel is located in the center, at a walking distance from the old city, the bus terminal and the marina. They have a nce garden with a hammock where you can relax. The staff is nice and helpful. The breakfast consists of sweet food (gem and cake), coffee and tea. I didn't like the fact that the front door was always opened and there wasn't always somebody in the reception, so outsiders could easily enter the rooms in the front, but I guess it's a pretty safe city.

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


spend really nice days at che lagarto! it´s a nice place, good breakfast, friendly people.


Really easy to get to and from the bus terminal. The house is nice, with good patio area. Room was not that big for the number of beds, but tidy. Good bathroom. I´ve stayed just one night, so can´t tell much about atmosphere and how easy/difficult it is to get to know new people. But the night i spent the place was really loud, eventhough my room was one of the most distant from patio/bar area.


The location is very good bc is just 100 meters away from the bus station and the port. The dorm is really small and there are no lockers as advertised in the website. Dimitri at the reception is a good guy and he stored my valuable in the safebox at the desk. I've asked to change date by phone but they refused that.


It's a good hostel, but kind of small. It has a good location and great air conditioner - and Colonia is very hot in the summer so this is a thing to consider.


Good hostel with nice shared bathroom. We arrived very late at night and the beds wernt ready with no sheets available. We slept in our sleeping bags. Rooms are very small with beds squashed in. Average breakfast. Staff could not speak English but made a good effort using google translate. Good location I between bus/ ferry port and town.


I liked that the beds were wooden which meant they were squeaky. However, the rooms are organized around the sitting area and it was always loud (late at night and then again early in the morning). I also found there wasn't a comfortable sitting area, just a table and chairs. I enjoy sleep and, for that reason, I wouldn't stay at this hostel again. It was clean though.


Really close to the bus station and ferry port. A really nice area close to the old town with free bike to get you around. Rooms are a bit small but ok for a few day.


It could have been a much better experience if they hadn't put 6 people in a room suitable for 4 - and that without a window (but to be fair with AC). Staff + breakfast were no more than average. The patio is OK but you could make so much more of it. On the whole I wasn't overly excited...

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