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El Viajero - Hostel & Suites Reviews

Washington Barbot 164, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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86%

Rating
1944 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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100%

loved staying here. staff is very helpful and super friendly. Good location


100%

Great value for the money, with very nice staff and atmosphere. Can really recommend El Viajero through whole Uruguay! //Bjorn & Jessica, Stockholm, Sweden


86%

Good location, the hostel has all the facilities you need. Logging onto the Wifi was a bit of a faff. Beds were comfy, bathroom was clean.


60%

Good location, short walk to port and to the old town. The room was very basic and expensive compared to other hostels, we didn't like how there were no shared bathrooms outwith the dorm. You were only meant to use the bathroom in your dorm. When there are 8 people this is not ideal. We got the impression that the staff did not want you to use AC during the day. A friend had a private room, for $35 with no fan or AC. If tt cut its price by 50% then it would be more value for money. Wifi is slow


91%

Couldn't ask for anything better out of a hostel, especially for a place like Colonia. Breakfast was nice and organized, internet worked well, and the atmosphere was perfectly set up to meet other travelers. I definitely recommend it!


71%

Smallish room with no window, but convenient location. Good breakfast. Friendly staff.


94%

Really friendly staff and a great location meant we had an excellent stay at this hostel. We were given good advice and help navigating the town and enjoyed our stay there. Thanks!


83%

Good stay. Especially the girl that did my chevk in was super friendly. Just clean out the lockers, they were all dirty inside.


86%

this place was nice, we had the double room and it awesome


94%

Very helpful staff, room and bathroom were great


94%

The rooms were lovely and clean and the staff, particularly a woman called Jasmine, were very helpful and friendly. One night we stayed there we tried the asado, which was both good value for money and very tasty. More importantly, this place has good vibes and a pleasant atmosphere - on both nights we stayed there were plenty of sociable people to chat with and play music into the night.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Nice hostel in a good location, and good breakfast. Staff were nice. Not very thick walls between the dorms and the bar next door though!


71%

We had generally a great stay and are actually regretting not to have stayed another night. I usually don't appreciate use of credit card to be charged extra. It is a service that should be offered for free. And if charge, maybe 1-2% but not 5%. On the contrary the exchange rates given for some currencies seemed too good to be true. Maybe give this a bit of a mix? ;-) Loved the deck upstairs. Flyscreens would be great and buy a new frying pan :-) Thanks you again.. Marko

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Good stop off hostel. Basic, which is all you need in colonia for 1 nights stay.


86%

Comfortable hostel, great staff. Thanks again, Paula for your help and graciousness!


89%

The staff at El Viajero was really nice, friendly and hospitable. They were able to answer all our questions and gave us the low down on what to do, which bars to check out, etc. Buena onda.

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Nice hostel in the centre of Colonia. Has the things you need for a short stay in Colonia. Nice living room to chill out. Tip: have breakfast on the roof terrace if the weather is suitable, a nice way to wake up :)


83%

El Viajero was a great spot for a quick Colonia trip. It had a very laid back vibe and nice rooftop, and is close walking distance to everything. The breakfast is pretty standard and there weren't enough people there to do the BBQ but the staff gave us recommendations of where to go. Overall we had a good stay here and I would recommend it.


80%

In a nice old building about ten minutes walk from the ferry port and very close to the historic town centre. The staff were nice as was the common area and breakfast. Rooms were quite basic but nothing bad to say the least.

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89%

This hostel is great. Just a litlle feedback to the staff, it's important to avoid doing noise inside the room when showing the facilites to new guests.

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Thank you very much for your suggestion! We'll keep in mind! Greetings from all the staff at El Viajero!

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