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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 February 21, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cuzco, Cusco, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

the hostel is very good located in ciudad vieja of montevideo. but the rooms are really really small. the bathroom is ok and clean. the breakfast is just bread, marmelade and cornflakes. so it was ok, too. but the drinks were all empty when we came to breakfast. for a short stay of two nights we can recommend it, because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Good location, as it's in the old part of town so walking distance to the port, but still a distance by bus to Tres Cruces (bus terminal) and half an hr or so bus to Pocitos beach. Quite noisy - I stayed here on a sun and mon, and both nights were hard to sleep - from inside the hostel... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

clean hostel double room comfortable and private and staff very helpful, breakfast lacked a little in quantity but will recommend to fellow travellers. internet good and works well in our room location central to historical centre and good restuarants

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Weren't impressed with the hostel at all. Wanted to spend as much time as possible out of it. One of the staff members was not helpful at all. We asked for a map and he said there wasnt any and we would hve to go and get one from the tourist info office. We also asked where we could hire... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Nice place,there is a an open air terrace where you can buy your beer in the hostel and drink there, 2 living rooms and 2 kitchens. Internet wi-fi is good, but the computers there are not. The location is good, many tourists spots around and close to buses stop, but be aware that at 6 p.m everything closes, apart from... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

My two friends and I stayed at El Viajero in ciudad vieja in Montevideo. It has a great atmosphere. There is lots of places to hang out. It is a great location in a very cool part of the city. The staff was very helpful. The rooms are a bit cramped. Very little room to move. The kitchen was well... More 

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The hostel is located in Ciudad Vieja, a good place for tourists. The hostel is quite nice with big common spaces, including a living room with a Piano and guitars. Rooms and bathroom are always clean. The staff is awesome, very helpful and friendly.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

El Viajero Hostel is awesome! People who work there are very nice and generous with travelers. I recommend 100% El Viajero and hopefully i will be there again soon! The breakfast and the rooms are perfect! Thanks to El Viajero, it made ​​a difference in my trip!

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I had a very good experience at the hostel. Clean rooms, very helpful and friendly staff. Those who worked at the hostel seemed to really enjoy working there and made a very good atmosphere. Nice roof terrace and social areas and good location is also a plus.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

El Viajero has everything you need as a traveller. It does a majority of the hostels in Montevideo, because the hostels generally in Uruguay are the best in South America (have travelled more then 7 months). Even though, this one has a really special environment, great stuff a friendly atmosphere which is from my point of view meant sincerely. I... More 

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Address: Ituzaingo 1436, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo > Ciudad Vieja
Number of rooms: 15
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