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“Great hostel, with friendly owner and a great atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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Chimbas Hostel
Cobos 92 & Acceso Este, Mendoza, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #48 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great hostel, with friendly owner and a great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

The perfect hostel if you're looking for a nice private room (there are no dorms). It is a little outside the city centre but still walking distance and there is a busstop nearby. The kitched was great, and they have a nice garden with a swimming pool. The owners were very friendly and you can book nice excursions at the hostel.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We stayed her one night on our way from Valpo to Buenos Aires. Very nice room, beautiful backyard, well equipped kitchen and a very helpful staff. It's just next to the bus station, and a 20min walk or a 15 pesos taxi ride from the city centre. Breakfast is very simple. Be aware of mosquitos :( But we really enjoyed a peaceful stay!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Chimbas is worlds apart from other hostels in Mendoza. We moved here after spending a horrible few nights in a dirty, ill-equipped hostel nearby and were after something clean and a bit different. As soon as we walked into Chimbas we knew we wanted to stay, It is cared for like a family home, with a lovely communal area, beautiful HUGE kitchen and a wonderful garden along with a small pool too which is fab to cool down in after a day in the Argentinian heat. The place is spotless, it is chilled out and the owner is very friendly. Breakfast is served each morning in the Spanish-style garden with fresh bread, jams, tea and coffee. It was perfect for us as we were studying Spanish nearby and needed somewhere relaxing and quiet for a week. If you are after a party hostel do not go here! This is for people who are maybe after a "home from home", who are sick of some of the other mainstream hostels or who want a few relaxing days in a very lively, hot city. The only downside is that it is off the main highway so you can hear the traffic from some of the front rooms, but it is worth it! Highly recommended. Loved it.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter as away from the main road. Go here if you want a nice garden.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Very clean rooms, Nice service. We stayed here for 3 nights and dont understand some of the bad reviews. Centrum is 20 minutes walking, busstation about 7 minutes. We dont feel unsafe here. Breakfast is also good, tostado with jam and tea and Coffee. Kitchen is very clean and big.
If you go to Mendosa book this hostel. They arrange excursions as wel for à good price!
Chimbas thanks for the good stay!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We enjoyed our short stay at the Chimbas. Our room was fantastic, clean and quiet. The kitchen was fantastic, well stocked and equipped. It is a little out of town, but Claudio was very helpful with directions and it is a short bus ride into Mendoza central. The bus ride was just part of the adventure.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

We stayed 3 days in mendoza and got Chimbas recommended, after reading some dodgy reviews here on tripadvisor we were a bit worried, but everything was perfect. Definitly the best hostel so far. Claudio the owner (together with his mother) is helpfull, friendly and speaks great english.
The location is fine, not perfect, fine, its about a 15 minute walk to the center, or 8 to the bus station.
The excursions you can book via the hotel are the same as any other place for (so far I can see) the same price.
Rooms are clean (don't know about the dorm), bathroom small but clean aswell.
All in all a great stay for the money, would definitly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

I have just completed a four night stay here, we booked a twin room with private bathroom and were nit disappointed. The room had two separate bedrooms, one very large with double bed and tv, the other smaller with a single bed.

The hostel kitchen was one of the cleanest I have come across as were the courtyard garden and the hallway.

We found Claudio (the owners son) to be very helpful and knowledgeable, willing to go out of his way to help us

The only negative about the place is it's location. It is only a 20 min walk from town but not through the most pleasant of areas so we used taxis after dark. Only around 14pesos to the main restaurant area

I would definitely recommend this hostel

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cobos 92 & Acceso Este, Mendoza, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Cuyo > Province of Mendoza > Mendoza
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Ranked #48 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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