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Pocitos Hostel Reviews

Avenida Sarmiento 2641, esq. Fco. Aguilar, Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay

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86%

Rating
553 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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71%

Some long guests who had a bit of a clique can make atmosphere a little hard when on a short stay, no tours run through the hostel either. Very safe location and easy to access old town by bus.double room was right beside receiption with very loud music til 1am. Met owner who was very nice and friendly


97%

Really this is the hostel i would definitely would go back unfortunately i just had the chance to stay for 1 night cause it was fill for the rest of the week and after being in that friendly environment its reasonable everyone whats to go there thanks for everything


91%

Great place to stay! Nice kitchen and common area and comfortable beds. It was a little outside of the main area in Ciudad Vieja so you'd need to take a bus but I think that's also what made it safer. There wasn't a whole lot in the area in terms of bars when we went looking around 1:00 AM except for this place 21. There is a supermarket 1 street away which is really convenient. Cold shower was a downer but I understand there is a trick to getting the warm water so be sure to ask about it.


91%

The best hostel in Montevideo. The staff is excelent, this place is very cosy! I felt like I was home. The location is very good near pocitos beach and in my opinion is the best neighborhood in town. Congratulations guys, you are all doing a very good job.


80%

Pocitos is in a really good and safe location. You can cycle to the old town in 40 mins along the promenade which is great and is only a 5 min walk from the beach. it also close to the bus station Tres Cruces, which is very handy,


86%

A nice little hostel. It was like staying at someones house. Located close to Pocitos beach but also only a half hour or so walk to the old town or there are plenty of buses if you prefer. Breakfast wasn't bad, the staff were nice enough and the place was kept clean.


100%

No doubt, PoHo was one of the best hostels I have been through the whole world. And the staff are just like close friends! Thanks guys for everything! I hope I can stay with you another time!


80%

We had a nice stay at Pocitos. Although their directions via bus were a bit off, that probably comes down to English translation. Taking Bus XX "to" Carretas is COMPLETELY different than taking Bus XX Carretas (opposed to Bus XX Zonamerica). Neighborhood was good. Hostel was definitely a social hostel. There was a gal's birthday and there was a party there one of the nights. Got a little rowdy. Staff was helpful with our needs. We'd definitely come back!


83%

A few blocks from the sea shore. Quiet neighborhood. Basic breakfast. Lot of tourist information available. Nice chilling room.


91%

Really enjoyed this hostel. Staff were brilliant, made me feel right at home. At first the location didn't seem great, the city centre was a good distance away. But once settled the location was the best part. ther'es a beautiful beach beach less than 5 minutes from the hostel. A regular bus runs from nearby so getting into town isn't a problem. For those that like a stroll you can follow the beach straight into the old town. Takes over an hour but its worth it!


89%

Great comfortable hostel, like being back at home. Good location from the beach with loads of nice places to eat. The rooms downstairs are better as the ones upstairs are noisy due to wooden floors. Staff are super friendly and helpful.


91%

I had an excellent time at Pocitos hostel. The staff is really great and the hostel is really a cozy place. The Pocitos area is much safer than the center, which was really important to me, but it does take an hour walk or a 20 minutes bus ride to get to the city center, where most of the cultural/sightseeing stuff are. It was a bit cold in the room and in my last day, probably because the hostel was full, there was not hot water in the morning.


91%

This place was the bomb. The friendly staff, the awesome hangout room and lovely yard made this a great location. It's a little ways away from the Old City, but the bars in the Pocitos area are great, as are the restaurants, and this hostel's location is prime. They even have a BBQ grill in the back yard, if you feel up for it.


94%

Great location, close from the beaches and best hostel staff I have met so far in south America! They're very knowledgeable about the city and what to do around or you can chill with them in the common area, highly recommended for people travelling alone!


94%

Great location near Pocitos beach, the staff were wonderful. They could do with bigger 'lockable' lockers, everything else was fantastic!


94%

I spent only one night in Pocitos Hostel, however had a great experience! Daniela who attended me was great and had a good knowledge about the city and tips to give! She was very thoughtful! I thought the place was clean and since was not crowded the bathrooms were ok! I believe on crowded season must be hard Ro use the bathroons since there are not so many,


86%

Very well located, helpful and friendly staff, clean and cosy but the one huge drawback is that they don't take credit cards


83%

Had a great time and met unique interesting people. Perfect for the young traveller. Extremely nice staff.

  • 6th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic hostel! The staff is awesome, all super friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. The hostel itself is very clean and well-organized. I really appreciated that there were fans and plugs by each bed. There's plenty of common space which made it easy to meet the other people staying there and the garden outside was great to hang out in. The location is fantastic, safe area with lots to do and right by the beach. I had an amazing time staying here and would definitely recommend it!

  • 5th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

people say there is nothing to do in Montevidao more than 2 days... well it's all about who you are with! Graet hostel with great staff and a lot of character


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