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Hostel Lao

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Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located within walking distance of the bus terminal and the centre of town, this hostel is a great choice for someone looking for a clean, friendly place to stay in Mendoza. The staff are great (and speak English if your Spanish isn't strong). My room was well maintained and the bathroom (mine was shared between two rooms) was clean and... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first time staying in a hostel and I am very impressed with Lao. It was very clean and the staff was very friendly. For those travelers who like hostel living or are used to it, this is a place you would enjoy. Cleanliness is very important to the owners and they ensure the guest have sanitary living... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed three nights at Hostel Lao and loved our stay. The staff were so welcoming and helpful. Our Spanish is very rusty and it was so helpful having English speaking staff to help us plan our trips to the wineries and even call restaurants and bodegas to make bookings for us. The communal areas are very comfortable and great... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is one of the best hostel I have ever stayed. Friendly staff & super clean hostel. I would recommend this hostel for anyone who is looking for a short or long stay. Thanks again to super friendly & helpful staff. Cheers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great little hostel in the centre of Mendoza - it's clean, the staff are helpful (and knowledgable about the area) and it's really relaxed. Plus there is a super friendly hostel dog. Only one thing is that the private bathroom (with the private room) is across the hall. This didn't bother us but worth noting.

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Astor_Elder, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay. We just want to let all potential customers know that we do have actual ensuite rooms. All but 2 of our 6 doubles with private bathrooms are ensuite. However this couple booked and stayed in a double with its own private bathroom in the corridor directly in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I stayed in the dorm room for one night after turning up without a reservation but they were book out for almost the week after that. The 4 bed dorm was spacious with big lockers, very clean and modern and the bathroom was equally impressive. Best dorm room I've ever stayed in by far. The hostel itself was also beautiful... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I stayed at Hostel Lao on 25-28 April. Celeste and the other front desk staff were very nice and SO helpful about local information. I added on an extra day and they were able to accommodate me easily. The common area had books about the country and region. The staff was very up to speed on sights in and around... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stayed here for a week in June 2015. We paid $500AR per night for a double room with a private bathroom. Not sure how this price compares to other places in Mendoza but it was on the more expensive side compared to other areas in Argentina - BA, Carlos Paz and Bariloche. Previous reviews suggest prices here have doubled... More 

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Astor_Elder, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Thanks so much for an incredibly long review! We have already acted on some of the review to improve our hostel, additional hangers, rugs etc. However we feel it's a real shame you didn't take us up on our "if there's anything you need please just ask" hospitality. We could have turned up the boiler (from very hot to incredibly... More 

Largs, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stayed here for 8 nights whilst studying Spanish in Mendoza. The hostel was excellent and the staff were super friendly. We had one minor issue with our bathroom door lock but this was immediately resolved by the helpful staff. Special mention to Francisco and Maurresio who were always keen to help out with any info we needed, resolve any issues... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great staff! They are super friendly and helpful and can make great recommendations for anything you want to do in Mendoza. Really chill atmosphere with a pleasant garden and common areas. Kitchen is reasonably well equipped and the whole place is very clean. Definitely more oriented to couples, but I met cool people in the dorm. Right close to the... More 

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