Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation- less than 48 hours prior to arrival and full charge for full stay.
No Show-Full Charge for full stay.
Reduction in Numbers-first night charged per person.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please Note- You are welcome to smoke outside of the Hostel, but all interior spaces are none-smoking.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

**Fresh paint job & beds all doubles with priavte bathrooms and dorms***

Hostel Lao is a laid back home away from home. 9 unique rooms set around spacious communal areas with a relaxed intimate social vibe.
We aim to be honest, sustainable, clean, independant, give the best possible service for a moderate price and maintain our sense of humour.

The house is located in a busy corner of downtown Mendoza. Central plaza and bus station just 10 minutes on foot. Public buses to the wine regions leave from opposite the front door. There are all kinds of grocery shops, cafes,restos, bars and much more close by.

We do not have 24 hour reception. If you do not receive a welcome email with door codes/room info on it please contact us before arrival.
Please note we can not offer the 21% discount available to foreigners in Argentina (tax free) to bookings made through thrid parties. Only on direct bookings. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    A really friendly hostel..great staff and relaxed atmosphere with mixed ages and travellers from many different countries. Owner has some excellent trip recommendations.. loved our stay and would pick again when we return to Mendoza. No breakfast but everything is a block away so wasn't a problem.. very friendly dogs reside here too. Family atmosphere.. bbq held here is a must fantastic value and Nicho is a brilliant cook.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Oct 2019
    Stayed in the private room for two nights. Clean and neat. The owner and the staff is very friendly. It feels more like a house you live in together than a typical hostel. Big kitchen and spacious place. Would come back
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Nov 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here felt more like living in a big house than a hostel. Nice communal areas and a well equip kitchen, tasty BBQ and adorable dogs! Only negative is the room in the back of the garden is so stuffy and really hot to sleep in but there is a fan.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Oct 2019
    The staff trio was extremely friendly and made sure we settled right in. The vibe was chill and easy going. It was easy to meet other backpacker as there were grills arranged over the weekend where we can all join in together. Would definitely love to come back again!
    Malaysia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Nov 2019
    The hostel owners went above and beyond to help with tours and gathering a group to go to a local bar - the asado is a must have cooked by Mariana (this was amazing and a bargain!) - perfect atmosphere and two hostel dogs were friendly and wanted constant fuss. Very socialable & comfortable hostel - felt like a family home. Only comment I would of liked a bed side lamp in the hostel.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Nov 2019
    We had a fantastic stay at Hostel Lao. It is a really friendly place to stay with a sociable atmosphere and great people. The barbeque was amazing, and the help that the Mike, Mariana and the team gave us was above and beyond. Thanks so much!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 Oct 2019
    Excellent location close to bus station and only 10 minutes walk from the Centre. We stayed in the private room with bathroom. No frills, but it was clean and comfortable and provided very good value for money. Mike, Ewan and Nico were very friendly and helpful.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    02 Dec 2019
    Hostel Lao is a great oasis in the city of Mendoza, with hammocks in a large outdoor area and plenty of seating. The owner is super friendly and the staff run an asado (BBQ) every couple of nights which I unfortunately missed out on! Beds are comfortable and every room has their own bathroom. There are passcodes to let yourself in which is handy for after hours check in. No breakfast included but there are plenty of cafes nearby. I highly recommend this hostel.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 Nov 2019
    Really nice staff who were really kind and helpful. Hostel is in a good location only 5ish mins from the bus stop. We loved Naomi the dog. Rooms get pretty hot so ask for air con.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    25 Nov 2019
    Hostel Lao was great. The WiFi works mostly throughout and there are BBQs throughout the week that are fantastic. Felt very safe as a solo female traveler and would recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2010

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2009

    3rd, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2008

    2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

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