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Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina
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Hostel Lao
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Ranked #3 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chester, Montana, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall a pretty nice place, hostel staff was pretty friendly, they have a nice outdoor garden lounge area also a small wine bar to choose from. Wi-Fi did not seem to work on upper rooms but it was fair on ground level. We would stay again if we are ever in Mendoza again.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in two of the double rooms, one with and one without bathroom. Both were clean, tidy and nicely decorated. The house is a great place with big areas to sit and relax in. The garden is lovely with seating and hammocks. Also a pool which was being maintained whilst we stayed but am sure it gets plenty of... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

We extended our stay here (8 nights altogether) because we were having a lovely time. It feels like an upmarket hostel: the house feels very homely, Celeste (her husband was in the UK- sorry we missed him!) and the staff were all such friendly, informative and cheerful people and we met many great travellers there too. The staff were very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When we stayed at the Lao there were single backpackers and couples staying there and it provided a great atmosphere. As a couple we often stay in hostels with private rooms so that we can meet people and easily book excursions. This hostel has a great vibe, lovely large communal areas, comfy beds, is clean and best of all have... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
73 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I stayed in this hostal a number of years ago and all I can say is it has gone down the tubes. When I stayed here it was chilled, great BBQ and good free wine, but sadly that has all changed. Let's start at the beginning......the BBQ was sumptuous, lovely salads and great me. Now.... There was not enough salad... More 

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Astor_Elder, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

What a strange review. This guest has obviously not had a whole sausage off the BBQ and really taken it to heart. How else have we gone down hill? Are we now dirty? Unfriendly? Unsafe? Are the beds bad? Maybe the pillows? NO. Simply we can no longer provide an all you can eat BBQ with such high quality wine.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Excellent hostel set up perfectly for meeting other like minded travellers. Loads of outside and communal space so you can have private time relaxing. Very helpful staff. Very clean and well run. Up to date information available. They have a fantastic folder of 'things to do' which help you save money and get away from the traps of mass tourism!... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Brilliant hostel! Clean, neat, modern facilities, comfy bed (even as part of a bunk bed!). Included breakfast variety is more than adequate but also quite tasty. Owners are very helpful and friendly - Astor's a welcome English voice to hear if you'be been travelling for a bit, always happy to have a chat and a beer with you. His wife... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The room was large and reasonably comfortable, however our heater did not work and we were told it nothing could be done about it, which made for a few cold nights. The breakfast was very disappointing, stale bread and media lunas, and a little bit of fruit, so be prepared to bring your own if you are trying to save... More 

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Astor_Elder, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Firstly I apologise for the issue the had with the heating. All our heaters are working, we have just checked after reading this review. The member of staff who dealt with you no longer works for us because she just didn't care, as you found out. Sorry her laziness made you unhappy. We do our best to hire... More 

London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What marks this place out is simply how friendly and helpful the staff are. I don't think that I've stayed in a four star hotel that has such good reception desk service. The staff provided plenty of suggestions about where to eat and what to do and went out of their way to help with arrangements - phoning wineries and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed here for three nights, it should have been four but we got held up in Chile as the border crossing was closed during bad weather. The hostel were good about amending the booking. We were concerned that the room might be noisy as the walls appeared a little thin on first inspection. This turned out not to be... More 

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Address: Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Cuyo > Province of Mendoza > Mendoza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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