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Ukelele Hostel Reviews

Maldonado 1183, Montevideo, Uruguay

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371 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Very nice hostel close to downtown. My only complaint is that there was only one shower on the whole second floor so there was a long wait in the mornings.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for this nice review! I'm sorry about the showers, we had some renovations last month and the showers took a bit longer than expected, but we already have 2 showers on the second floor working this week, and for the next week we'll have 4! So this won't be a problem any more in case you decide to come back. See you!!


great outside space, with hamacs and lots of places to read and enjoy the sun I would definitely go back for that reason!

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Montevideo its a really quiet town. But the hostel its really well located. They have a nice kitchen, good bathrooms and real nice music room. There are some bars and some restaurants near to the hostel, also a good point. I think its better in the summer, because you can use the pool. Its also ok if you are a lonely traveler. The common areas help to meet new people. The bike rental its expensive compare to other places. Search first.


One of my all-time favorite hostels! Beautiful rooms with elegant high ceilings, comfortable common spaces, fun music room with a guitar and piano-- and we loved the cat! The staff as very welcoming and fun to talk to. Highly recommend it!


Ukulele is a beautiful hostel in a good location near Ciudad Vieja, but safe. It has a fun and friendly crowd for the weekend/bar scene. Staff (including a sweet and adorable cat name Milton) are helpful and friendly with bus routes and recommendations. There were a few Wifi issues. Also there are not nearly enough bathrooms (3) when the hostel is full. On our last night there was a show that took almost the entire 1st floor, but which guests could only attend if purchasing a 200 peso ticket.


Really enjoyed my stay here, friendly vibe. Basic but reasonable breakfast selection. Beds were comfortable (6 bed mixed), would have been better if there were more bathrooms/showers.


Beautiful hostel. Stunning old building, a little cold in winter perhaps but wonderful place bed down in for a few days. Highly highly recommended.


The environment is really friendly and the staff is well prepared to provide the guests with any information either about sigthseeings or the Uruguayan nightlife .Personally, I felt as I was in my parents home.


I really liked this hostel! The guy on reception was super nice, it was really clean and it felt more like someone's home rather than a hostel. It was really quiet when we were there but I imagine there's a lot more atmosphere in high season. I personally wouldn't stay in high season just because of the lack of bathrooms and showers. Our twin room was small, but the living area downstairs was large and comfy. I would stay here again during the off peak months.


Nice hostel in an old family home, interesting architecture. Beds are small and a bit worn, but not a big problem. Staff are helpful and can give advise and directions. Breakfast was cereal, bread and jam. Bathrooms are large and showers are hot. Not too many people here at this time, but seems like a good place in busier times; bar area, music room, pool.


great building with awesomely-high ceilings. Plenty of places to hang out and play the ukelele. Not enough bathrooms. Can't even imagine it in high season as I always had to wait for a shower.

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