This is a pretty poor choice of accomodation if you are going to Colonia. Your first clue would be the ravingly bad reviews here,which I unfortunately failed to check before I went there myself.
The price is 300 Peso for the cheapest dorm without bathroom, but they rapidly declined to 260, which is still way overpriced for what you get.
The whole place looks unfinished, and not in any state of change. The "common room" is freezing cold, and about as uncharming as it could possibly get.
We did genuinely feel like we were in some peoples` private home, and without them wanting us there. We would ask the woman practical question, and she would roll with her eyes, and very unwillingly answer. More annoyingly they were talking very loudly in the kitchen around 1 am ! You hear them very well at the dorm, and it is impossible to sleep as long as they are socializing. Also did not help that the URUGUAYAN WORKERS that seemed to be living permanently in the dorm were snoring and talking loudly at 5 am. when they left for work.
My girlfriend was genuinely worried about staying in the room with the workers, as they looked shady, and one of them was constantly staring at us and saying weird stuff.
The breakfast was a joke. Buy stale bread and 2 grams of jam, and you`ll have the same joys.
You can find REAL hostels at about the same price point as this joint !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A building from late XIX Century, which conserves its original architecrtura in a typical atmosphere of the time of silence, politenes and quietness. The hostel has double private rooms withouth bathroom, dorms for 4 a 8 people private an withouth bathroom. Kitchen full equipe, room maid service. Our staff is highly trained to give you all the information you will need beatries of this old city colonia del sacramento. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel El Espanol Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento