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Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel was so amazing. Not only was it safe and clean but well decorated, great location and more! Pros - Front desk speaks english and was such a great help to book things. - Going there on the weekend is really fun, a big group of us went out Friday. - Lots of common room space and plus everywhere.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights last month, and splashed out on the Tango room (a superior double). The room itself was gorgeous - it looked more like a boutique hotel than a hostel, so it felt very luxurious. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was clean. The location is decent - a short walk from... More

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big_hungry_baboon, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thanks for the feedback. We are very surpised by a few of your comments especially the breakfast comment. My wife worked most mornings you had breakfast and is left bemused by the supposed lack of food. We are very generous with breakfast and always re-stoke everything we possible can until 11am (not 10am). I wish you had mentioned... More

London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Hostel Lao for a few days. As we're a couple, we got a private double with a bathroom. The room was very nice and tastily decorated, with a comfortable bed, a spacious bathroom and even a couch - this was hotel-grade and great value, definitely one of the nicest room we've seen in our five weeks trip.... More

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big_hungry_baboon, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would like to answer a few of the issues you raised: -We apologise that you did not find our reception as friendly and generally great as nealry all our guests do! We do our best to be friendly and provide good local recommendations. -Once again, (actually this review and the... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Excellent location between the bus station and main part of the city. Seemed like a pretty relaxed hostel from our four nights there. There's a very helpful information guide available at reception and the staff were great in arranging activities/providing useful information. We had a double room in the pool house, which was a bit small (the other room looked... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Wow... we loved this place. our room was EXCELLENT!!! We heard so many great things about this place but the only room left was their superior private room. Blew the budget a little but worth every penny. Pros: Great breakfast, great staff, super helpful. Lovely garden, gorgeous dog, massive room, great vibe, swimming pool. Amazingly good aircon, and much needed,... More

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big_hungry_baboon, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Hola! We are really pleased you enjoyed our home. Please be aware that the hostel, as I personally explained when I did you a map when you arrived, is in the downtown area of the city. Several places I recommended were in the outskirts of town so they are actually out of town, not the hostel!! We do our best... More

Kabul, Afghanistan
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Istayed here for four nights in February and wish I would have stayed longer. The owners were helpful and friendly willing to share their advice on activities (Bacchus Bike Tours!) restaurants (Old Buld and Vines of Mendoza) and good wine (you have to try the Malbec "Sol y Suelo" that the hostel stocks). This hostel was one of the friendliest... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

In a lot of hostels you dont find a comfy couch to just sit and relax. You dont find nice staff and cute dog. Nice bbq, not a big hostel so its easy to get in touch. There is only one dorm witth 4 good beds and one dorm with 6 good beds. And aircon, needed in january. Only advise... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This hostel was like home from home for my friend and I. They accommodated us when we wanted to arrive a day earlier and again when we wanted to stay a day longer. The rooms where very clean as were the bed sheet. The air conditioning in the rooms we stayed in, was a welcomed too. The communal areas made... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This small hostel is very conveniently located few blocks away from the bus terminal and a similarly short walk to the city center. Not many rooms, so you get to know all the patrons (who are for the most part from anglophone countries). Spacious garden with a small swimming pool, hammocks and a BBQ. The atmosphere is very friendly and... More

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big_hungry_baboon, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Hola! We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere here in the hostel. We do our best to create a relaxed homely vibe. With regard to breaky; please remember we are still only a hostel, we do not charge enough to provide a 5* hotel breakfast. What we do provide is a simple, good breakfast of pastries, fruits, real coffee and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I love this place. I have stayed here many times and developed a strong friendship with the staff. They are extremely friendly and helpful in every way possible. I had an I unfortunate situation on my first visit to Mendoza and the guys looked after me extremely well and helped me in every way possible. The air con in the... More

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Address: Rioja 771, Mendoza, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Cuyo > Province of Mendoza > Mendoza
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 120 Specialty lodging in Mendoza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Lao is like a good friend's house where you can relax and meet people. Owned and run in a different style by English-Argentine travelers. For 5 years we have been welcoming travelers to stay with us, enjoy our home and see a more Mendozan side to the city. With just 24 beds to keep things friendly, chilled and clean; Lao is a traveler's oasis in the middle of a great city. A social, lively home, NOT a party hostel! ... more   less 
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