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Unplugged Hostel Pocitos
Luis de la Torre 930, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay   |  
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

Personally, i think this hostel is way down there and there must be better available for the price in Montevideo.

NEGATIVES:
- Locks on lockers are laughable - little eyelets for you to put a padlock through that can be pulled out by hand.
- No hot water in the morning.
- Staff coming into our dorm at 2am, slamming the light on, and talking in full volume to new arrivals about the benefits of the hostel - totally thoughtless.
- SO LOUD! It doesnt matter which way your room faces, they have seating areas front and back and a bar in the middle open til 1am. People sat outside our window talking and drinking til at least 2 or 3am both days.
- No locks on the room doors at all.
- Windows on all rooms are left open all night and day so the rooms are full of mosquitos.
- Only one of the 4 showers is actually useable, the others drip or have no shower head connection.
- I wish there had been something other than coffee (drinks wise) for breakfast.. but thats just a personal thing.. i think there should always be an option for people who dont drink it.

POSITIVES:
- Apart from the woman who barged into our room at 2am, the staff are actually lovely and very helpful.
- The hostel is spotlessly clean and the staff work very hard to keep it that way.
- There are lots of outside areas to sit and meet people. (A positive if youre not the one trying to sleep!)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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  • Value
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

The Hostel is very good, not too expensive. The accommodations were nice, very good beds to sleep. There were 3 bathrooms, with heating system, which is very good in the cold and windy winter. My only complain is the Kitchen, too small and it didn't have enough kitchenware for doing basic stuff. The peolpe there were nice, helpful and always happy! As for the location, I really like it because it was close to everything I needed, includind Universidad de la Republica. It's not located in the very center of Montevideo, but for sure there's a lot of bus stops near the hostel that will lead you everywhere.

Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

Very small rooms. NO locks on doors. "Lockers" in rooms are simple wooden boxes with eyehole screws twisted into the wood to attach a lock (can be ripped out). Kitchen is tiny. Hostel is fully occupied by the family that runs it - and they overtake the entire kitchen/dining and TV area. Showers had absolutely no pressure (took 10 mins to wash out shampoo from my hair). Sure it is close to the 'beach' > which you can not swim in due to the pollution and lovely brown colour. No powerpoints in the rooms. Not in the least bit social although we tried to talk to a lot of other guests. Would *never* complain about places but this is the worst hostel i have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

- Best location of Montevideo, closed to beach and well comunicated to city center by bus
- Really kind people working and staying there
- All the furnitures and equipment are new

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Unplugged Hostel Pocitos

Address: Luis de la Torre 930, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 49 Specialty lodging in Montevideo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unplugged Hostel se encuentra en Pocitos, uno de los barrios más lindos y seguros de Montevideo, a escasas cuadras de la famosa Rambla de Montevideo. Este tranquilo barrio cuenta con una amplia gama de servicios como son tiendas, restaurantes y bares, todos a poca distancia del Hostel. Cuenta además con los dos principales centros comerciales a escasos minutos de distancia. Nuestro Hostel posee habitaciones amplias y bien iluminadas naturalmente, una cocina completamente equipada, una sala de estar con TV cable y DVD y un parrillero en donde podrás disfrutar de nuestros deliciosos asados. Ofrecemos un buen desayuno, servicio de mucama e internet inalámbrico en toda la casa. Por la noche podrás disfrutar de tragos y música en nuestro propio bar. Es muy fácil llegar hasta aquí ya sea en ómnibus, caminando o en taxi. La zona cuenta además con buen transporte público hacia todos los puntos turísticos y de interés de la ciudad. Nuestro joven staff le asegurará una estadía inigualable. ... more   less 
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