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San Jose 1406, Montevideo 11200, Uruguay (Centro)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hostels, anywhere, Friendly, helpful staff . . . good clean rooms, convivial atmosphere . . . nice location on the edge of the city center. Easy to get taxis and buses for the 3 Cruces bus terminal, neighborhoods such as Pocitos, etc. Fantastic place to start the trip!!!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

On hostelworld the description said that the hostel was renewed in December. This turned out to be old information. The bathrooms of the hostels were renewed December 2012. The photos are from 2009. The breakfast was very basic and the rooftop bar could use a make-over. Matresses and pilows were very old.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Worst breakfast in six months travelling in South America , made a mistake of booking this hostel. Rooms were clean and staff friendly , but was expensive and thinks it is the Hilton by the way it charges . The hostel is central to the city and seems safe at night . Should have read the reviews on trip adviser... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The only good thing is that is close to the center.... Anything else.... My friend and I booked a room without to know that at the end was on the basement, on the next building.... Dirty sheets, no AA or ventilator in a roon with no windows and just one pc for a fulllllll hostel.

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Really good hostel close to town but still tranquil. Lots of hangout space, in the lounge room talking to staff and other people staying there, around the kitchen and up on the balcony (aparentely good in the morning to listen to music and meditate before your day :) ) Staff very friendly and helpful, people who were staying there at... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I think it's an old building, so staying at Red Hostel had a bit of a nostalgic feeling to it, and I quite enjoyed my stay. The hostel has a nice kitchen and terrace, really good breakfast, and a magnificent fireplace. I was there during the off-season, so not many travelers meant I had a nice room to myself. The... More

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Rio de Janeiro
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed at RedHostel for 4 days with my boyfriend. It was excellent option because It's close to great points of Montevideo. Intendencia Municipal (panoramic city view), Centro de Fotografia de Montevideo and Museo de la Historia del Arte are points located on the same street.There is the Mercado de la Abundancia where you can buy artcrafts and eat typical... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I found one of the best staff ever in this hostel!!! Also have a great bathrooms, clean rooms and the biggest roof I ever know, the best option in Montevideo. There's a lot of stores near the hostel, you can ask Jesper for a great place to eat chivito, dance, drink, etc. The dorms are comfortable and clean, maybe the... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

A nice new place to stay at, close to the centre of town and all surrounding areas .. Had a great time there .. the staff were really very friendly and always helpful to get you around the city.. there are many convenient stores close to the hostel .. the shopping strip begins one block away .. and centro or... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Red hostel is a good choice if your time is limited in Montevideo. It's situated in the centre of the city, in the new town, close to everything in the city. The staff is really nice and helpful, tells you everything you want to know. Dorms are okay, clean and comfortable. I missed some fan so the night was really... More

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Address: San Jose 1406, Montevideo 11200, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo > Centro
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