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Sarandi 310 - Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo, Uruguay

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83%

Rating
142 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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86%

Loved this 'green' hostel with all the hanging plants. The ceiling is very high making the rooms feel spacious and airey. No air con but a fan provided in the 2 bunk bed room. The owners are lovely and very helpful speaking a little English too :) they washed a bag of our clothes for 80 pesos which was pretty good. The hostel didn't seem to have many people when we stayed so it was fairly quiet. Breakfast was a selection of cereal, bread, meat


71%

We spent one night at this hostel while passing through Montevideo. The staff were kind and helpful, and the location was great. We were, however, a bit disappointed with the facilities and the vibe of the hostel, and the discovery of a mouse in our room made me uncomfortable. The vibe wasn't negative. It was just lacking the warm social atmosphere that we look for in hostels.


100%

The people running this hostel could not have been nicer. They were incredibly accommodating and very helpful, even helping us figure out the website to book our ferry tickets. The hostel itself has a lovely and tranquil vibe and the breakfast was the best we had in the country.


100%

Wonderful hostel! The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The beds are comfortable and the hostel is full of nice decor and beautiful plants. Breakfast was the best I've had from a hostel-bread, cheese, meats, fruit, cereal, yogurt, coffee, tea and milk. It is close to all the ciudad vieja attractions. Affordable laundry service was great to have also.

  • 3rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

The staff was super kind and very helpful. The common and outdoor areas are very cute. The hostel is quiet and very well located: close to the market, Independenza Plaza, and you can take the CA1 bus for $17 to go to the bus terminal. Breakfast was ok. Wifi is great in the common area. I was very happy with this hostel and would come back again!

  • 3rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Great, friendly hostel with helpful staff. It's clean, spacious and quiet, yet in a good central location. A good breakfast is included too.

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


34%

Giant cockroaches in the rooms. I also left covered in bug bites. The worst experience I've had at a hostel. On the upside, the owner is very nice, the location is great if you want to be in the old city, and the security is good.


91%

The breakfast is really good. The owner is really kind and helpfull. The place, sheets, kitchen, bathrooms are clean. It is really close to buquebus and mercado del puerto.


86%

Very helpful and kind staff, great location in the heart of Old Town. Montevideo is a wonderful city and this is an excellent place to stay.

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

One of the best hostels I had been during my trip through southamerica. For being a hostel lots of space in the room. Stuff very helpful. Thanks for all!


91%

It was comfortable and staff friendly and helpful. Very clean and spacious and quiet. The ca1 bus takes you from the bus station and back for about 23 Uruguay pesos. The main bus stop was through the front of the shopping centre. We were taking a ferry back to Buenos Aires. It was much cheaper to book online and bus back to colonia and get ferry from there.


60%

Bathrooms too small, lacked basic amenities and no privacy. Chill areas not that comfortable. Breakfast, location and staff good but overall I was not comfortable and would not choose it again if I were to go back to the area


91%

Great atmosphere, perfect to the ones who wants to relax and enjoy, thanks to the owners. The rooms are very clean and good air circulation. Easy localization is in the middle of old village, a turistic neighborhood, where you´ll find restaurants and small shops (far for big malls)


100%

Txepi was a fantastic host, could not recommend this hostel more highly! Wish we could have stayed for longer


97%

Excellent hostel

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The hostel is ideally located just a few yards from Plaza de Independencia and the best restaurants. The staff are lovely and accommodating and can't do enough for you - everything is catered for. The place is lovely on the inside. It has great character and it's cool, which is important for an Irishman in a place like Montevideo.


94%

I thought this was a great place to stay run by a very friendly and helpful local couple in a perfect location for all the main city tourist spots. The place has bags of character and I would stay there again without hesitation.


86%

Excellent!! The staff is the friendliest we have ever seen! They took the time to recommend places in the city, telling us how to get there and how to get back with ease. The private rooms prices were perfect, the bathrooms were clean, the shower had hot water with good pressure. They would always personally open the door for us to go out or get inside, which made us feel safer. The zone seemed to be the safest one in the city (only one girl asked us for money, not being intrusive). Perfect!

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

It is a nice, friendly hostel and people working there are very warm and helpful. The location is excellent: right in the old town and very close to the Independence Avenue which is a major avenue in Montevideo. It is five blocks away from the tour bus station and the ferry terminal to Buenos Aires. I also met great fellow travellers there. It is clean and safe. The only thing is that I am not sure if there is lock in the shower. But, overall, it was a very nice experience!


60%

Duvet was covered in hairs when we arrived

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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