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Sarandi 310 - Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo, Uruguay

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166 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Will definitely return again when passing through Montevideo. Calm and comfortable atmosphere in October, perfect to unwind after lengthy travel.

  • 5th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We enjoyed the friendly staff and good location (in Ciudad Vieja, 5-10 min walk from many sights), as well as the deli meat sandwiches for breakfast. Only negatives were cramped bathrooms and you have to track down one of the owners to unlock the front door every time you leave or return. Overall would definitely recommend.


We spent 3 nights in the hostel. Staff was very nice, they speak Spanish, German and English. The hostel was clean, but the dorm smelt really bad and moldy. Beds were ok, but very short. I'm 1,67 tall and fitted perfectley in. No idea how people taller than that are supposed to fit in those beds. Bathrooms were very clean. Breakfast was ok. I'm not sure about the neighbourhood. Found it ok, but it's very close to the harbour, and those neighbourhoods are usually not the safest.


Super friendly, knowledgeable staff. The older gentleman at the door was very welcoming late night as I took a ferry from Buenos Aires. Super high ceilings. At $19 USD a night this is normally pricey for me, but seriously one of the nicer hostels in #Uruguay. Set in the old town of Cuidad Viejo, the showers were boiling hot, and the breakfast was decent. The owner even upgraded me to have a 4 bunk room all to myself at no extra charge. Tons of old shops and eateries in walking distance. Seriou


Everything very nice!

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The owner is wonderful and kind, lovely to interact with. She asks how you are in a motherly, loving way. She's eager to help and wants your experience to be great. She's even suggested to go for a walk along the seawall before going to bed to unwind and see the area. The hostel is different, not a fan of the bathrooms but the wifi is great! Nice hostel tucked in the old part of the city. If you are looking for a party hostel, this definitely IS NOT it as it is far from the major party scene.


I got upgraded! Lovely kitchen, all rooms clean and comfortable. If not for the short beds I would have stayed longer.

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