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El Viajero Downtown Montevideo

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a night at the end of July. Mostly everything was fine, very helpful staff who spoke Spanish to me to help me practise (even though their English was far better!) and a good breakfast. The only thing I'd say is the rooms aren't ideal - in mine (11 I think) I didn't have a proper locker as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the place! It's beautiful, very good location, great people,awesome receptionist, delicious BBQ and cool bar and party at night! The price is reasonable, complete breakfast, nothing I could complain about! Thank you El Viajero for the incredible experience!

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I was actually here during the World Cup June 28th to July 3rd ofl 2014. I'm starting to use my TripAdvisor acct, so I selected the date from last year. I arrived here very late at night and the reception was nice enough to let me stay and pay for my stay the next morning since I didn't have cash... More 

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Montevideo
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Even that Montevideo is a quite expesive city, you can find your way to make it quite in a cheap way. This hostel is located in a very strategic point, because it is a relatevely cheap neighbourhood and also close to ciudad vieja, Rambla, and many historical places around. Very recommendable!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The double rooms are nice and clean, with confortable beds and spotless private bathrooms. The staff is very cool and helpful. The kitchen is very well equipped. The whole place is very pleasant, with a lovely patio AND great cocktails at the bar!

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Besides Montevideo being the oddest city in the world, this hostel has majorly bad vibes man. From the french prostitute hanging around every night giving stank eye to all the women, to the leaking pipes, bed bugs and no food or drink available, this hostels only saving grace is Ronaldo who once an a while will teach a salsa class.... More 

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Thank Lillian M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

El Viajero it's a really nice place to stay. Dorms are big with lockers for everyone. You always get clean sheets. Place is located downtown so if you like walking there is everything in a walking distance. If you need any help they are very helpful and they rent bicycles( best way to get to Montevideo sign). Only problem is... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

-Very friendly and helpful staff! -Convenient location -Nice common areas, easy to meet other people -Cocktails availabe each night for only 100 pesos (around 3 euros) and they were excellent!!! Cheap meals available too. -Dorms were ok. Toilets and showers could be cleaned more often Definitely recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Good spot overall! Very friendly and helpful staff, good location to walk the city (though be careful at night), and clean rooms with locker storage. Downsides: very loud (there's a bar in the hostel at night) and not a great place if you're a morning person.

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Lund, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

If you are looking for a party hostel, this place might be for you, but if you are hoping to get any sleep, look elsewhere! We arrived pretty tired to the hostel at past 10 in the evening, only to find that our dorm room was right in front of the bar/dance floor. The doors didn't even close properly, so... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Viajero Downtown Hostel & Suites is conveniently located in the heart of Montevideo: two blocks away from our most important Avenue 18 de Julio and only 10 minutes away from Montetvideo's main attractions. Near the nicest squares of our city (Plaza Cagancha, Plaza del Entrevero, Plaza Independencia and Plaza Matriz), 10 minutes walk away from the beach. Established in an ex hotel in a typical colonial style house of the XIX century, El Viajero Downtown Hostel & Suites has 12 private rooms with bathroom en-suite, offering you all the comfort of a hotel with the fun and relaxing atmosphere of a hostel. Well-equipped spacious kitchen, BBQ, colonial patio with a garden outside, movie area and a bar open 24/7. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Viajero Downtown Montevideo

Address: Soriano 1073 | Entre Rio Negro y Paraguay, Montevideo 11111, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Price Range: $17 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Viajero Downtown Montevideo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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