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El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja

Ituzaingo 1436, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great location and beautiful building. Easily accessible by bus from tres cruces terminal. It's close to the major sights in the old town and short walk to the coast. It's also next to a LOT of veggie/vegan places to eat. It's clean and does a basic but nice enough breakfast. The staff are nice enough, though not the friendliest I've... More 

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Canberra, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There was no curfew. The first night a group of football jobbos partied until 3am with no staff intervening. The next day we asked to change rooms and were told that they would let us know in the afternoon. They didn't get back to us either way. The second night there were two groups of people partying in different locations.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You get what you pay for and this place is cheap. Staff didn't really care. There were people sleeping on the floor of the breakfast room the first morning and the second there was a guy sleeping on the couch in the common room - at 11am. It was dark and dingy. I was sharing a bathroom but felt like... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
66 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a double room in this well located hostel. Both room and shared bathroom could have been cleaner, and in a better state of repair, but were fine. The breakfast was the standard hostel offering, but was seemingly left out for ages before breakfast started - due to an early bus we were the first people at breakfast but... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Really friendly place, with helpful staff. We rented bikes from the hostel on the first day and they were in great condition. The set us up with everything we needed to enjoy an awesome day on La Rambla. staff suggested restaurants and activities and even offered an Asado on Sunday nights when most area restaurants are closed. Nice patio, game... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wow, I booked this place based on it's reviews and location. I have no idea how so many people are giving it good reviews. The only good thing about it is it's staff. They are great, helpful and welcoming. That's pretty much where the good ends. The entrance has a steep staircase, the staff come down to welcome you &... More 

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Dourados, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I went there for the first time in 2009, it was such an Amazing experience! So, even if my local friend tried me to take me somewhere else, I insisted on going there! The entrance has a long stair, not the best thing for the ones who bring suitcases instead of backpacks, but if you ask the front desk attendant... More 

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Santarem, PA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
13 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The hostel is localized an old building of "Ciudad Vieja". It is just a few steps from the Montevideo Cathedral, and two or three blocks from "Plaza de la Independencia", Mercado del Puerto" and Teatro Solis. There are many restaurants nearby and it seems to be a safe area. The staff could be more helpful, and bathrooms' cleanliness could be... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

the location is good, the bulging is old, important to choose a room with air conditioning, The breakfast is simple, few options kitchen is small, the shared bathrooms are dirty..........................

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Based on value alone, this place is terrible. I cannot understand why this place rates highly on Tripadvisor. 720 pesos a night for an unclean, and very unhygienic bed in a dark and dingy dorm. *I am talking from comparable experience; hence over 120 reviews. Feedback for travellers: The staff are friendly, but that is about it. I have stayed... More 

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