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Hostel Lao Reviews

Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina

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92%

Rating
1511 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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


97%

The hostel is very cosy and the owners have lots of good tips on what to do in Mendoza. We enjoyed our stay at the hostel!


91%

Great hostel and great staff! mike and his wife are supernice and the hostel attracts lots of friendly people.


100%

Hostel Lao was wonderful! Very friendly staff, good location, comfortable rooms. We booked tours through a nearby travel agency for much cheaper than identical ones offered through the hostel, but that's probably true with most places.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hostels take a small commission from selling tours. Given you pay about US$8 for a bed with breaky and a heap of services we need to pull in a few extra pesos somehow! Here we dont just sell. We only recommend stuff thats good and we only work with reputable green companies so we know you, and the planet, will be taken care of. Next time try one of the tours we offer and I guarantee you will not find it identical to a cheapy from any old agency! Safe Travels

91%

A great hostel with very helpful and friendly staff. You can book excursions through them very easily (with a small convenience few) and cook throughout the day. Downside: if not staying in a room with private bathroom, you will be waiting for bathroom (only 2 public ones) at peak hours. Overall, good value, good breakfast (common Argentine so no eggs, but good jam), and good staff. There were two dogs btw.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have space for 10 people in the dorms and they share two (very nice, clean) bathroooms. If you stay in dorms expect to wait for bathrooms, especially at peak times. But 5 people per bathroom is an excellent ratio for a hostel. Our breaky is Argentine, as we are based in Argentina, but we serve eggs for breakfast when we can get free range eggs and cereals and fruit salad a few days a week, so not too common! Safe Travels

94%

There was a really nice homely feel to this place, staff were excellent! I was in a double room out the back with a shared bathroom, I couldn't lick my door and it was quite nosiey I could just here the people in the room attached to me but it was very clean and I would stay there again, just maybe not in the room out the back, would still recommend this place though as staff and location were top notch!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are really pleased you liked the hostel. We would just like to say that the door locks perfectly, as we showed you when you checked in. What a shame you didn`t ask us again so we could have shown you how the key works. Its ironic you found the room noisey as literally all other guests say how peaceful it is in the pool house rooms. Maybe your neighbours were wild! Safe Travels

91%

I think that Hostel Lao is a good choice. It provides you the chance to meet a lot of backpackers. The atmosphere is perfect: cozy, welcoming and friendly. I would recommend better chairs for the dinning table and some proper glasses for drinking wine, after all this is Mendoza!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We used to have wine glasses but they get broken so quickly we just couldn`t afford to keep replacing them. And our dinning room chairs are old school, but cool! Safe Travels.

97%

Really nice place.. Good, homely vibe. Sweet outdoor area. Friendly and helpful staff. Solid beds and lockers. Decent kitchen and a nice dog. Wish more hostels were like this.


89%

Great place to stay and great location.


97%

Excellent service, lovely staff, clean and warm hostel. Very homey and comfortable. Staff were so kind and helpful, breakfast was delicious. Only bad point was no WiFi in the rooms that were outside the main part however this wasn't a big problem.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The wifi reaches the rooms outside but depending on your device it doesn´t always pick it up as the singnal is not very strong back there(15meters from closest signal!). We are planning to add a few addiitonal boosters when we have enough money to buy them! First we are painting; priorities! Safe Travels

97%

Cleanest hostel we've ever been to. Everyone was nice including other guests. Some of the staff were incredibly helpful. Others were ok - not bad, but just didn't show much enthusiasm in interactions. They helped coordinate all of our daytime activities and we ended up hanging out with other guests a lot. The dogs were super fun to play with and very friendly.


94%

great hostel, friendly staff that were very happy to answer all questions and help out.


77%

The hostel staff (one guy in particular) were fantastic and really helpful! The hostel was fine, we had two rooms; the one at the front was war but noises (double room with en suit) and the one at the back was quiet but cold (private room with shared bathroom). The kitchen was a bit small but usable. It really was the help funks staff that made this hostel!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great feedback about our staff. RE our rooms; they are as well insulated for noise as is possible but as in all hostels you will hear something, although it does not bother 99.9% of our guests. All our doubles have their own heaters so you are in control of how warm or otherwise the room is and you can always ask us for extra balnkets. And finally our kitchen is not a huge space but then it doesnt have to be as we are only a tiny hostel! "Usable" is extremely harsh. Safe Travels

100%

Definitly the best and most helpful staff I ever met in a hostel. In a word: the hostel earnes the titel of being one of the best hostel in Argentina!!!


100%

Best hostel I stayed in South America. Friendly staff! Good breakfast, great tour offers. Good atmosphere, really clean. Best beds ever. Thank you


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