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El Viajero - Hostel & Suites Reviews

Washington Barbot 164, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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2079 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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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!


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)


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


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


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)


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 :)


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.


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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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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