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El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja

Ituzaingo 1436, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay (Ciudad Vieja)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
60 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

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

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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Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
42 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Yorkshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We booked this hostel through a popular worldwide hostel service due to its high score in previous reviews. However when we arrived we discovered that it does not live up to its reputation. 1) The beds (mattresses) were filthy. There were mattress protectors on them, but these were dirty too. 2) The pillows were not just yellow with age, but... More

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Juiz de Fora, MG
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The hostel was great! Staff is really helpfull and super nice, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, there're two big living rooms and a great terrace to hang out, talk and cook! really felt like family and recommend the El VIajero - Ciudad Vieja 100% to anyone planing to visit Montevideo! (:

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Address: Ituzaingo 1436, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo > Ciudad Vieja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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