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Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina

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92%

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1584 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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.


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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."

89%

A pretty place in a great location. I was very happy with the breakfast on the first morning which included fruit and great bread, however this diminished in both range and quantity on other mornings. Great atmosphere and met lots of cool people. Unfortunately I agree with others regarding Christmas dinner, it was not good value considering the amazing food and wine offered in Mendoza for half this price.


89%

Very friendly staff and nice hostel. The garden is small but beautiful. You can use the very clean kitchen and living room if you want. The included breakfast offers much more than most hostels. Unfortunately our room was a bit noisy because it was right next to the street. But during the night there were very little cars. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are really happy you enjoyed your stay. About the room; when you say, "right by the street", I would like to clarify that the room is street facing but 4/5 metres back from the road. Latin American cities are noisey but the room is quadrupled glazed to isolate as much noise as possibe and as you say, "at night there are very little cars" so sleeping should not be an issue. We will continue to work to isolate as much street noise as possible for a "silent" room. Safe Travels

86%

The staff was realy helpfull!


89%

Lovely garden, friendly staff and an adorable dog. Enjoyed cooking on the bbq-just need to buy wood from local shop (15pesos). Double private rm with shared broom definitely 'cosy'. Great overall vibe in the hostel.Breakfast was fine when there was some, unfortunately particularly when Mike (owner) wasn't there had to keep asking for more.Maybe a shorter breakfast service

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback. We have new morning staff who are struggling a little to make sure everything is exactly as it should be. It will happen but we need to be a little patient for now. Sorry you had to ask for breaky re-fills, but at least there was always plenty to re-fill with! Safe Travels

100%

Great hostel, nice and clean. Friendly and helpful staff. They are more than happy to recommend places to visit, wine


91%

Really nice and relaxing hostel, near to the busstation and the main streets. Small and clean, with good atmosphere!


97%

The place is a located a small walk from center of the city, and the staff was really nice and helpful. We stayed in a room in a pool in the backyard. I would definately recommend it. Only thing: When we tried to book the room we used Airbnb, but they did not respond to it within 24 hours. Instead we booked though hostelworld. But it worked perfect then.


94%

One of the best hostels that i ever knew (i'm owner of one on Cordoba). The atmosphere of relax is simply fantastic. The staff was ok.


91%

Excellent place to be and to meet other people travelling! The staff were always very helpful and they notoriously like to foster the interaction between all guests! Very nice common areas to chill and as a plus, the breakfast with jams and fruit salad.

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff was absolutely amazing. They helped us a lot to organise our tours and activities for our stay. They were very excited about Mendoza and were happy to share their knowledge of the different activities we should do there. They were very friendly and caring.

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Very nice and relaxing atmosphere. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Value for money.


89%

We really liked our stay at hostel Lao. Staff is really friendly and they have some good tips for Mendoza and the area! The room was nice and clean and the garden is great! The kitchen was big and had everything you needed. Would recommend this place!


91%

Great place to stay to visit Mendoza. The staff is very helpful! The breakfast was really good too!

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

A beutiful hostel in Mendoza! The double room was huge in size and very comfortable. The guys running the place are really friendly and helpful, and the communal areas are spacious and cozy. We enjoyed our stay here!


100%

A great hostel, which is ideally located near to the bus station. The owners were really helpful and when trying to get to Santiago and the border was potentially closed, they provided a few updates which was really helpful. A very chilled out hostel, in a lovely house. Will definitely stop at Hostel Lao when I'm back in Mendoza.


80%

Overall a clean and friendly hostel. Didn't quite live up to the hype. No WiFi in the back rooms is pretty frustrating

Owner Comment (Hide)
One night does not give us much chance to show you what the so called hype is about. But please, just so all future guests are clear, its about a home away from home. Somewhere where we dont want to screw every penny out of travellers. A place to relax and feel safe. Not a luxury resort for US$8 a night. Somewhere fun, friendly and open to everyone. Somewhere people dont panic if the wifi doesnt reach their room as they can sit in comfy clean lounges and use high speed wifi. Safe Travels

94%

Very nice place in Mendoza. Recommended Tours were nice and worth the money. Breakfast was good, sometimes with small croissants. Staff was good and helpful, met very nice people there. Sometimes you have to wait for a bathroom, but never to long. A top choice in Mendoza. Big Common area with Couches and garden


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