We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hostel Ruca-Potu

Av. Gobernador Ricardo Videla 1275 | (costanera norte y uruguay), Mendoza 5527, Argentina
Hotel amenities
Hostel Ruca-Potu
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Write a Review

37 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was the worst place we stayed at in the whole 7 weeks of traveling around South America. The main issue was that the place was embedded with cigarette smoke which had even infused into the bedding. The room was small with no window only a door which opened into the outdoor court yard. Unfortunately this was a hub of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Asuncion, Paraguay
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were given a flyer at the bus terminal & offered the 3 bed dorm for 85 pesos each a night for just the two of us & a free lift to the hostel so we went for it. We were happy with the room, it was clean enough & the beds quite comfortable. The sheets did look really old... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 12
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My daughter is traveling in Argentina and got there. The second day of the stay the owner decided to charge her for the whole room instead of a single bed, as the rest of the guests lefts the hostel. When she didn't accept to be charged such a high price he just threw her away, shutting the dorr after her,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
Santiago, Chile
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Firsty, don't be tricked by the flashy outside of the house and BMW. The inside is a grubby infestation. Firstly, the kitchen is disgusting, cheap, unsanitary. The stove is a 'temporary' hot plate (in which only one works (if you even call it working)) but has rust and scum all over it. The Microwave is the most disgusting thing i've... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Cologne, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The son of the owner talked to us on the bus station and promised that they have wonderful rooms with tv and direkt close to plaza independencia. We got to the hostel and took the room because it was already late in the evening. The owner promised that it's a quiet family hostel... NOT TRUE! The beds were terrible...there were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Guayaquil, Ecuador
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This hostel has good prices, but everything else is horrible. I felt like I was harassed daily by the people who work there (the owner, his girlfriend, and his sons). They constantly barged into the dorm rooms and used the private guest's bathrooms there; I felt like I had no privacy. They smoked in the house, yelled at me and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I don't have many comments on the hostel because I didn't actually stay there. It was overbooked and he told us we had a problem over the loud sound of his son and his girlfriend watching very loud tv. He had beds in the dorm for us for three times the price we would pay for a private room. He... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Ariel who owns the hostel is very friendly and offers really good advice on tours and day trips. The hostel is not the best of locations but is only about a 5 or 10 minute walk from the city centre and is cheaper than other hostels in Mendoza. There is a free, very basic breakfast. Hostel is cosy although the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

Free pickup from the busstation! A very safe and secure hostel, with locked gates which means it is actually closed for everyone who does not have a key to the front gate. Breakfast whenever you wanted, and a pool which you could actually use and swim in! Great! A very spacious, clean and beautiful backyard with lots of tables, chairs,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Natal, RN
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

tourism information, nice people, free transportation from the bus station, breakfast.. free wine .. . such a comfortable place...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

27 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (27)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Room/suite (10)
Pool/beach area (4)
Bathroom (3)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question