Hostel Portones de Carrasco Reviews
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Some staff were really helpful, particularly the young Frech guy currently working there. They were also good with information on buses etc, necessary if you dont hAve a car because this place is way out of the centre. Everything was OK, the only issue was with the price. One of the most expensive rooms we have booked and while the house is cool, it doesnt live up to the pricetag.
Very good breakfast. Staff is very nice. A bit old and dusty but really nice.
It's like being a well-cared-for member of Mercedes' own family. A unique opportunity to experience an English Country House in a Spanish-speaking setting. Within walking distance of much modern shopping, as well as the Rambla and the beach.
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very nice place to relax, close to the beach (10minute walk), but a bit far to the city (20minutes by bus).
Very nice place...if u are looking for a place to rest, uruguay and this hostel are a good choice. This place is close of aeroport,mall, super market, bus station and so on. Mercedes as uruguauyan people are very friendly, I' ll go back as soon as possible.
The breakfast was delicious! Owner very nice: let us use phone to order bicycles and confirm estancia stay, and lent us one hostel-owned bike (free of charge).
Dirty place and all things had bad smell. The rooms are dark and the kitchen is terrible, very dirty and disorganized. Staff are friendly but the place is very weird as hounted house
Thank you for your generous assistance with travel plans and your excellent breakfasts, as well as facilitating the parilla. While we were at first put off by the disorder in the yard and kitchen areas, we saw them improve after your housekeeper and handyman returned. You should know that there is another well-rated B&B only a few blocks from yours that only charges $60 per night but we enjoyed you and your guests so much that we decided to stay.
It was a really nice place. We had a wonderful room. My only issue is the location is a bit far from downtown. Carrasco is nice but it really is a suburb and not much to do there unless you get a fairly expensive cab ride. The people at this were great however, and if you want to be away from the busyness of the core, this is a great place.
We had a fabulous stay at Hostel Portones de Carrasco. The house is a gorgeous rambling old house in a lovely neighbourhood, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The Hostess is very helpful. Highly recommend staying here.
Ambienta familiar, muito bem administrado pela Mercedes, sempre simpática e prestativa. Fica afastado do centro de Montevidéu, mas é possível facilmente e com rapidez pegar ônibus até as áreas turísticas mais conhecidas. O Hostel fica perto de supermecados e um shopping, sendo possível, portanto, comprar comida e trocar dinheiro sem qualquer dificuldade. É perfeito para descansar depois de um dia intenso de praia ou de caminhada.
If you are looking for a calm atmosphere, Portones de Carrasco is definitely the hostel you should choose. The ambient is quite familiar, there are no parties and the public is somewhat different of what we usually find in hostels worldwide. It is not close to central Montevideo,but you can easily reach downtown by bus (about 40 min). In the other hand, it is close to the airport, so that it is a good choice if you arrive to the city in the night, given the high prices of the airport taxis.
Staying here is like staying in an lovely huge old english country cottage, but with a lovely uruguyan family. This place is slightly out of the way, but well worth the visit if you fancy a quiet place to relax and enjoy Montevideo from. It has beaches all around which are within 10 minutes walking distance. Mercedes, the lady who runs the place will make you feel like a guest in her home.
Excellent place to relax ,more like a guesthouse with the owners touch (Mercedes) She runs a great place and you get to meet the family too,Portones shopping right nearby. Beach down the road,buses run like clockwork(must stick your arm out to hail one) Would definitely include this stop on itinerary.
A very quiet hostel, even though an old house was very clean, a great breakfast and a wonderful environment, slept peacefully, and Mercedes would be like a mother to all, a very sweet and helpful, the surroundings it's already stay, a beautiful and peaceful region, moreover even away from the center, has many qu take bus to the City Vieja Hostel certainly already recommend to my friends who will go to Montevideo, so I have to thank, even though my stay was so short.
Located in a leafy outer suburb on the coast. We loved this place. Walk down to the cafes by the beach or stroll around the parks. It is a little bit out of the centre (only 25 cents on the regular bus). Mercedes goes out or her way to make you feel at home and comfortable. Sit back and chill out for a short time away from the hectic and high volume hostels of the inner city. You’ll be rewarded with a quiet and comfortable night’s sleep, great breakfasts and a chance to see a small slice of Urug
A beautiful building with a gorgeous garden for great barbeques – we loved it. The family that run the hostel are very nice people. While it’s not a party hostel you can buy beer/wine from the local hypermarket less than 5 minutes away by foot. You can also get to the centre of Montevideo for a dollar or so by bus, takes about 25 minutes. Downtown Carrasco has some lovely restaurants/friendly little bars which is in walking distance. Guests can use the hostel kitchen whenever they need it.