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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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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 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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98 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I loved this place! And the guy working there! Thank you so much for your friendliness and help, Francisco and Mauricio! Besides there is nothing to a add - just prebook in advance to make you will get in :-)

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Maroochydore, Australia
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great place. The best service, clean, quite, well managed. Knowledgeable, extraordinary helpful staff. Breakfast is adequate. You can't ask for more. Stay here or stay second best. Ask for the patio room-mate aircon but private patio.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When you arrive at hostel Lao, you may ask yourself why this hostel was rated the best in Latin America and top 10 in the world... But as time goes on you realize why- the rooms are good, with a/c, but the highlight is the outside chill area, the lounge, the staff and the vibe. We were not hard-core back-packers... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We loved this place and ended up more days here so we've seen 3 different rooms. The best room for a couple is the one with the private balcony and private bathroom, very nice! Rooms are clean, breakfast is good, cosy living room and people of the hostel are very helpful and friendly. Not to far away from the centre... More 

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