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Hostel Lao Reviews

Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina

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1603 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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Good Hostel in a great location...


I had a really enjoyable stay at hostel Lao; the staff were really helpful, and the private room was great. I highly recommend this hostel!

  • 20th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We only stayed one night so did not get a full feel of the hostel. The weather was cold when we were there so we didn't get to use the garden area which I'm sure would be amazing in the sun! Breakfast was ok, some variation from the usual hostel breakfast. The electricity went down for a time but the staff ensured the property was locked up during this time. The staff were very helpful with our enquiries, including translating a medical need Wi fi good in main area but not in rooms by the pool.


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%!


The sink in the four-bed dorm is a little difficult to use because the plastic bowl is a little too small and it's easy to get water everywhere...

  • 11th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.

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