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Hostel Lao Reviews

Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina

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92%

Rating
1585 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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83%

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.

94%

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.

100%

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


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.


91%

Very nice staff and realy buena onda hostel!


94%

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!


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.




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