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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hostel El Espanol

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hostel El Espanol
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hostel El Espanol
See the most recent reviews
Showing 39: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Went for a private with shared bath. The walls are paper thin and the tiled floors bounce all the sound. With the south American 'up all night' attitude we were kept awake by our neighbours loudly talking till midnight then our other neighbours getting intimate till the early hours. Would agree with the other reviews that this place has no...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank megantravels_13
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Luckily we just stayed there for one night. The good thing is we stayed in the private double room with shared bathroom. The room is clean and no problem, same for the shared toilet / bathroom. However, the breakfast is probably the worst for our south america trip so far. Very very very basic. And for the kitchen, it has...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank FrankyDay
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed May 1, 2014

We went to see this hostel today hoping to find a basic but neat and tidy place for tourism. We found most of what the brochure said, but it was lower than 1 star. It looked as a "VILLA" as we say in spanish, or a "favela" in portuguese, or shanty town. Walls were not even painted. Clothes were hanged...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Liz W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Only stayed here one night but were made to feel like we were an inconvenience whilst checking in. Rooms were very basic and the hostel lacked atmosphere. Not particularly clean and the location average. Would recommend trying somewhere else.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Richard L
Harstad
Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. We were planning to stay there for 3 nights, but after the 1st night I discovered I had bedbugsbites all over me. I quietly told the lady at the reception and asked for a free night. She said it was not possible but she gave me a discount. The medicines...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hege N
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 15, 2013

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....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Stiigen
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed in some bad places in my time and had to deal with some shoddy service but this place really took the biscuit. Checked in first evening and went for a walk, got back to bedroom at about midnight and tried to go to sleep ... couldn't stop itching myself and thought I must have been bitten by some...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank rakingston
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed March 8, 2013

This place has no atmosphere and terrible rooms. The beds are uncomfortable and look far from clean. The staff were not welcoming and we even felt like we were a burden while we checked in. The worst part of it all are the terrible toilets, the seats aren't attached so when you put them on you have to be careful...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mark N
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

No frills, but a nice enough place to spend the night in Colonia. He rooms are old but clean. The lounge area is nice and airy and the breakfast is okay. Colonia is a tiny place, so it doesn't really matter where you stay, but this place is located only a couple of blocks from the port and bus station...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank thecuriouswolf
Gdynia, Poland
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Hostel El Espanol is located close to Old Town and river port (ferry to BA) and is ok for one night stay, when you are just for short visit in Uruguay. Big dorm with bathroom was quite clean. WiFi was only in common area. Small breakfast included.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 3wa
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

35 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (35)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Colonia del Sacramento hotels
0.1 mi away
Posada El Viajero
Posada El Viajero
#5 of 31 in Colonia del Sacramento
648 reviews
0.3 mi away
Radisson Hotel Colonia del Sacramento
Radisson Hotel Colonia del Sacra...
#3 of 31 in Colonia del Sacramento
1,980 reviews
0.2 mi away
Don Antonio Posada
Don Antonio Posada
#4 of 31 in Colonia del Sacramento
862 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Posada del Angel
Posada del Angel
#7 of 31 in Colonia del Sacramento
356 reviews
0.3 mi away
Charco Hotel
Charco Hotel
#1 of 31 in Colonia del Sacramento
291 reviews
1.2 mi away
Costa Colonia Riverside Boutique Hotel
Costa Colonia Riverside Boutique...
#2 of 31 in Colonia del Sacramento
1,025 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
Internet
  • Free Internet
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 

Additional Information about Hostel El Espanol

Address: Manuel Lobo n0 377, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range: $13 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel El Espanol 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Priceline, HostelWorld and Agoda so you can book your Hostel El Espanol reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hostel El Espanol Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hostel El Espanol staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Multiple rooms I checked where full of bed bugs”
majuzz, Sep 26, 2014 | Read review
“We had a standard double. Maybe try the superior for painted walls that look more like a room than a building site”
DMbackpacker, Sep 21, 2014 | Read review
“Don`t choose any room here”
Stiigen, Jun 15, 2013 | Read review
“Do not be put off by the front rooms. The street is very quiet and gets you away from the intenal courtyard which was being upgraded whlie we were there. We are early 60 year old independent travellers and found it acceptable for our limited stay.”
saggem, Apr 15, 2012 | Read review
4 of 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question