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Manuel Lobo n0 377, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Luckily we just stayed there for one night. The good thing is we stayed in the private double room with shared bathroom. The room is clean and no problem, same for the shared toilet / bathroom. However, the breakfast is probably the worst for our south america trip so far. Very very very basic. And for the kitchen, it has... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We went to see this hostel today hoping to find a basic but neat and tidy place for tourism. We found most of what the brochure said, but it was lower than 1 star. It looked as a "VILLA" as we say in spanish, or a "favela" in portuguese, or shanty town. Walls were not even painted. Clothes were hanged... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Only stayed here one night but were made to feel like we were an inconvenience whilst checking in. Rooms were very basic and the hostel lacked atmosphere. Not particularly clean and the location average. Would recommend trying somewhere else.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. We were planning to stay there for 3 nights, but after the 1st night I discovered I had bedbugsbites all over me. I quietly told the lady at the reception and asked for a free night. She said it was not possible but she gave me a discount. The medicines... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a pretty poor choice of accomodation if you are going to Colonia. Your first clue would be the ravingly bad reviews here,which I unfortunately failed to check before I went there myself. The price is 300 Peso for the cheapest dorm without bathroom, but they rapidly declined to 260, which is still way overpriced for what you get.... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed in some bad places in my time and had to deal with some shoddy service but this place really took the biscuit. Checked in first evening and went for a walk, got back to bedroom at about midnight and tried to go to sleep ... couldn't stop itching myself and thought I must have been bitten by some... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This place has no atmosphere and terrible rooms. The beds are uncomfortable and look far from clean. The staff were not welcoming and we even felt like we were a burden while we checked in. The worst part of it all are the terrible toilets, the seats aren't attached so when you put them on you have to be careful... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
67 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

No frills, but a nice enough place to spend the night in Colonia. He rooms are old but clean. The lounge area is nice and airy and the breakfast is okay. Colonia is a tiny place, so it doesn't really matter where you stay, but this place is located only a couple of blocks from the port and bus station... More

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Gdynia, Poland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Hostel El Espanol is located close to Old Town and river port (ferry to BA) and is ok for one night stay, when you are just for short visit in Uruguay. Big dorm with bathroom was quite clean. WiFi was only in common area. Small breakfast included.

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A no frills youth hostel, well located for Colonia with clean rooms and friendly enough service. We found it excellent value for money and conveniently located near to the bus station for early journeys!

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Address: Manuel Lobo n0 377, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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