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El Viajero - Hostel & Suites Reviews

Washington Barbot 164, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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2166 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Good hostel to sleep at, high prices in my opinion, but the staff if friendly, helped with a lot of information.


Staff was not friendly and helpful.


Great hostel! Colonia is a city to spend one day, but this hostel was worth to stay much more! Staff was helpful, lockers are more than enough for backpackers and the hostel is beautiful with adequate structure. My only small complaint is about the shower, that didn't have enough space, but the facilities were always clean. Breakfast was OK, had all we need to go for a walking day in the lovely city.


Decent enough place, couldn't access my locker as it was blocked with other guests' luggages. Good wifi access, excellent location, close to pretty much everything.


Very friendly staff. I stayed in female only dorm, great opportunity have his option. Cute old house, easy walkl from he bus station and right in the heart of everything.

  • 24th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Dorm, breakfast, wifi etc all great. There is an outside sitting area immediately outside the dorm. Convenient in the day time, inconvenient when someone starts a loud conversation at 1am. Choose a different room if you are a light sleeper.


Nice hostel with friendly and helpful staff, conveniently located very near old town. Air con didn't work (no remote) and we were given fan which was fine, as wasn't too hot when we were there (March '15). And we easily got decent refund (no problems), which was most appreciated, due to having paid for private room with a/c. Would stay there again.


Unfortunately the bed I slept in had bed bugs which i am allergic to, luckily i was only staying one night. The staff were very nice but I didn't get the impression that anything would be done to get rid of the bed bugs. And they didn't offer to wash my infested clothes. Aside from that, great location, the atmosphere was ok. The staff were very friendly.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30


It's a very nice hostel, but mainly because of its location, which is near everything e just beside the best bar in town.

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This hostel is fine. Does the job. Breakfast was bread and cornflakes. Wifi okay. Not the warmest reception but friendly enough. All round good. Would stay again.


Hostel was okay. Guy on reception was really helpful. Dorm okay, but the bathroom flooded so really difficult to use.


Really nice place. Staff were really nice, especially Nicholas who went out of his way to make us feel at home. Would recommend it


Pretty old and run down. Cleanliness needs some improvement. Otherwise perfect location neat the boat terminal and city center.


Rooms are very humid, more than climate causes. After stay all my stuff had a mouldy smell. Air Cond was never working. Staff was nice.


The location is very good. It takes less than 10 minutes walking from the bus terminal, the harbor and the main attractions of the town. The breakfast is ok. The bathroom was inside the bedroom, what was good but it was always completely wet. The kitchen is tiny and with few pans. Since of that the hostel could ask the guests to clean those they use as soon as they finish cooking.


My only complaint was being charged for a towel and my shower in the 4 person room flooded the bathroom when used.


Bathroom for each dorm room - great AC. Very nice location near the old city and easy walking distance to the ferry terminal. Great common areas - outdoor area, roof terrace and a bar/restaurant lounge area. Staff was friendly and helpful.


Comfy and relaxed hostel, a/c appreciated in rooms. Nice and accessible to/from ferry and town.


The hostel is perfectly located, around the corner of the old city and not more than 10 minutes walking from the bus and ferry terminal. The building is great, colourful with lots of charm, the rooms are spacious and allow you to store your luggage safely. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful whatever your question might be. Highly recommendable!


Rooms are too small, staff not nice.

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