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Lavalleja 277, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Valparaiso, Chile
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It's clean, peaceful, well located and the staff is very nice. The breakfast is the typical you'll get in most of hostels and restaurants in Argentina and Uruguay : Coffee, Milk, medialunas, butter, dulce de leche, bread and toasts. Autoservice, by the way. There are 2 shared mix bathrooms, the kitchen is spaceful and full equiped. During low season you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed with 2 friends at this hostel - we were the only guests in the hostel at the time. We arrived earlier than check in time and wanted to leave our luggage there, but the hostel was locked. We tried to ring the doorbell but no one opened. When we returned later in the day, the receptionist assured us... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A friend of mine recommended Ël Oriental for a one night stay. I went with 2 friends. I should point out that this is a hostel, and not a hotel, like some of the previous comments suggest. There are 3 bunk beds in each room. There were 3 of us in one room, the price is unbeatable. The beds, as... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is a really lovely hostel and I cannot recommend it enough. It small hostel - with only 17 beds, in a great location - only 10 mins walk to the centre of Colonia, 5 mins to a small beach, and with extremely friendly staff. It is clean with comfy beds and a delicious breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

It was not the first time that I've visited Colonia del Sacramento, but being for the first time at the Hostel Oriental, made my stay amazingly renewed. The place is comfy and warm, with lovely music in the background and friendly owners ready to guide or assist the guests. I had the chance to share a tasty home-made pudding for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

$60 US is way too expensive for a double room with no heating and a shared bathroom. We got caught out and should have paid a bit extra for a hotel room. Lesson learned for next time. It's a nice enough place but not good value for money.

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Boise, Idaho
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Here's what I liked most about this hostel: They created a fun and easy environment to meet other travelers. We made empanadas together in the evening, and then everyone sat together around a big table and ate and drank for the next few hours. While I've met a lot of travelers at hostels (hostels tend to be social places at... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Well, South America, Uruguay and especially Colonia have become expensive places now. You can get a nice hotel double in world cities like Prague or Rome for 45 EUR/60 USD, and you have places like this, where you get a dark hostel room with shared bathroom ... The building is actually very nice and characterful. The owners are also pleasant... More

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Thanks guys for the excellent moment I passed in hostel ORIENTAL. You made me feel like at home in every moment. My first time in Uruguay and an excellent beginning in Colonia, i loved that place, a small city with everything very close and i couldn't believe everything was just one block from the hostel, the river so the beach... More

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Address: Lavalleja 277, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
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