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Hostel Lao Reviews

Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina

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92%

Rating
1576 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 99%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

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.

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Very nice staff and realy buena onda hostel!


89%

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.


91%

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.


83%

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

89%

We met really great people at hostel Lao, it's a very nice hostel. The staff had a few communication issues (different people telling us different times for activities and different payment policies) but they were very friendly and all issues were easily resolved with some patience.


91%

Comfortable, relaxed and very clean. Located between the bus station and the centre 10 mins walk from either, nice common rooms with comfortable sofas, lots of places to sit inside and out, great kitchen, basic dorms, good sized lockers, very good WiFi, very friendly and helpful staff / owners, nice guests. Overall well above average.


97%

Really great place. All the staff were really helpful and the hostel has a really relaxed vibe. Big garden outside to chill out in and the rooms are relatively big too. It's only a few blocks from the bus terminal which is handy too. Would stay again.


94%

I loved everything about this hostel. Lovely atmosphere and staff who were always happy to help. It was a very nice place to chill out and relax, and I would have gladly stayed a lot longer.


97%

Probably one of the best hostels we have stayed at so far. Very relaxed and laid back. If you want to chill out for a couple days, do a few winery tours and maybe have a bbq for dinner, Lao is the perfect place for you. If you are looking for a party hostel, you might want to look somewhere else though.


97%

Amazing time at hostel Lao- the staff are brilliant and you're guaranteed a great time! Brilliant!! We'll be back

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

We had a lovely double room, loads of space and great value for money. Hostel is clean and staff are super friendly. Kitchen well-equipped and the BBQ was great fun and tasty. Small 10 min walk to central plaza but not a problem for us. We would recommend Hostel Lao


89%

Extremely helpful staff! We got some real good tipps and we've been taken good care of.


100%

Myself and my boyfriend had a really great stay here. The hostel is a short walk from the bus station and close to the town centre. The staff, especially Francisco and Maurizio really went out of their way to help us organise wine tours, activities and to make restaurant reservations for us. There was a lovely pizza and beer night which was great fun. Breakfast was decent. Bedroom andbathrooms were lovely and kept clean. Would definitely recommend staying here!


94%

maybe you can improve the kitchen supplies ( pots and pans). Please make sure that the toiletseats are secured to the pot and matrasses are checked every once in a while on their comfort levels for the rest everything was perfect! :-)

  • 22nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Realy Nice place were We spent 5 nights...


97%

a little bit away but an amazing place to stay. the staff are amazing and help with everything you need. great garden to relax in. Very relaxing and not a party hostel which we were happy with

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hola! Thanks for the great comments about the hostel. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We are suprised by your feelings about our location as the hostel is very centrally located. A 10min walk from the bus station, a 10/15 min walk from the main plaza and a 5 min walk from the main commercail street in the city. Safe Travels

97%

The BBQ dinner was amazing! And a really great way for all of us travelers to get to know each other. Pool, hammock, kitchen are wonderful. The breakfast is delicious!! Super helpful staff that gives great suggestions on where to go and how to get places.


80%

Was totally ripped off for Xmas eve dinner. If they offer something for a price be wary about it. 600 paseos for an xmas eve dinner and all u can eat. Only wine that didn't last long not enough food and it was just too exp. I had a new years dinner at another hostel for 300 and it blew this one away. That's the only complaint other than that it was a beautiful place.

  • 23rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Please see our reply to the previous comment for a list of what was included. I think most people would agree, and nearly all of the 24 people who ate the meal did agree, that it was value for money. We are not a cheap and cheerful hostel. Obviously some people prefer to save cash by drinking cheap wine and eating quantity over quality but that's not what was on offer. I think certain guests just wanted to get trashed and not enjoy an excellent abundant meal and high end wine.

86%

Very nice hostel. Definitely recommended. Good atmosphere, nice garden, good breakfast. Only disappointment was the christmas-eve dinner. It was nice but absolutaly not worth the 600ARS we had to pay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
"We are sorry you found 600pesos(about 50 euros) for half a bottle of great torrontes, a bottle and a half of excellent Malbec, 4 home made empanadas, a chorizo and morcilla starter, 400grammes of excellent organic beef ribs, salads, a bottle of high end champagne and pudding nibbles to be too expensive. We made 2euros between us per hour for all our hard work and gave up a large portion of our Christmas Eve. You consumed the rest."

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