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Hostel Lao Reviews

Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina

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1592 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Very good if you are looking for a peacefully place to stay. Location is good but not the greatest. Close to main street San Martin and the bus station, However, there is nothing much close at night time. Most of its staff is great. However, there is one that gives wrong indications for the tours or the buses. Very clean. Private rooms are old style but nice. Breakfast is OK.


Amazing vibe! The staff was friendly and with a lot of recommendations! I will back soon


Hostel Lao is a great place to stay. Relaxing atmosphere and very good social area make you feel like home. The place is one of the best hostels we have ever stayed, is very clean and well organised. The breakfast was great, there was different options everyday, The staff is very profesional, guys were very friendly, they really cared and helped us a lot! We had good time and met great people! Big hug for Francisco and Margarita for creating amazing atmosphere! We recomend 100%!


Staff were very friendly and informative. Recommended lots of trips and booked our winery bike tour. Basic room, but clean. Good communal area. Good breakfast.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Just to be clear, you did reserve one of our rooms that are advertised as basic clean spaces for people on budgets. So room was as advertised! We do have larger rooms with more ammenities, but they cost more! Safe Travels.


Very nice hostel, stayed in the 4 bed dorm and private room with 2 beds. Everything is very clean. Beds are a bit small but felt very safe and comfortable in both rooms. Staff are beyond helpful, know the city well, great with the map, always willing to call and find out extra info. Some of the bathrooms are a bit old, but clean. Hot water takes a while to get going. The hostel is a 10 minute walk to the main bus station and 10 minutes to the main square.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Just so it is clear to all potential future guests...... Our single beds are international standard size. The only way to get a larger single bed would be to move to a double! One bathroom this guest used was built just 7 years ago, the other was completely renovated 3 years ago. All other bathrooms are between 1- 5 years old and all are painted every 6 months. Not exactly ancient! Hot water comes out in under 1 minute everywhere.


Beautiful, tranquilo hostel, friendly and very helpful staff, lovely place to stay in Mendoza for a good price!


This hostel is fantastic! Great facilities and very VERY nice & helpful staff. The level of professionalism certainly exceeded my expectations as a 'backpacker'. This hostel is very relaxing and I felt like it was a great place to unwind for a few days. My compliments to the staff, and to the owner. Thank you very much.


Very nice staff and realy buena onda hostel!


Excellent hostel with awesome staff - all make you feel welcome immediately and turn your stay in a wonderful experience - especially Francesco and Maurice. The asado (BBQ) organized and prepared at the hostel was delicious and an excellent opportunity to meet with other guests and spend a nice evening together. The hostel has a great common area and a small garden to chill out. I stayed in. 4 bed dorm - mattress was excellent - room clean - lockers available. All in all a great place to stay!


Good value for money. Staff were great ; friendly and helpful with feedback (even before we arrived'via email). Wifi patchy in some rooms but excellent in common area. Breakfast had good choices, if eating early or late. Located abt 5mins wlk from bus station and 10-15 from main square.Rooms are spacious, the shower was a bit pokey, but overall bathroomgood.


Room & bathroom a good size. A bit of traffic noise, get one away from the street if possible. Good location; 5mins walk from bus station & 10-15 from central square & restaurants/cafes etc. Staff very helpful & knowledgeable. WIFI good in common areas but patchy in some rooms.


Room was clean and some good sized communal areas. However, the rooms and communal areas could do with updating. The area was nice and close to shops and restaurants.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. Our main lounge is about to be knocked through into a large open kitchen-dining-lounge area and we agree it really needs updating. We have been saving up! Also all our rooms/communal spaces are due for their annual paint which has already begun. We apologise for any "under-par-ness" but we have had a long, wet summer/high season that has left its mark on our old house. I would just like to add that alot of our furniture is antique, so will remain old! Safe Travels

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