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“Great vibes, great place, good people.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja

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El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great vibes, great place, good people.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

Loved this place. I had a great time by myself, with other backpackers and with the staff. the place gives you a great vibe. Ciudad Vieja is a great place to make base while exploring the city and the staff has the ins and outs for whats going on.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Gamaliel R
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Friendly staff, great location, well equipped kitchens, hot showers, lots of DVDs... perfect really.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andreaspieh
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

The first thing I noticed about this place was the friendly staff. They are willing to help you and make your stay as nice as possible. It is well located, but you have to be careful late at night because it is kind of dangerous. Bedrooms and bathrooms are clean, organized and the decoration is great.
They have bicycles so you can rent one and go for a ride by La Rambla, it is awesome! In addition, the staff show you the best places to visit and give tips for a better trip. The prices are great, and this hostel brings you the chance to meet many travelers from different countries.
I totally recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Melissa T
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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

Overall - Really Good. You won't be disappointed.

Good points:
- Ambient
- Breakfast
- Hygiene
- Staff
- Location (Near almost everything.)
- Price
- Service
- Organization
- Facilities (Kitchen, Barbecue, Lounge, etc.)

Not so good points:
- Shower (Insuficient water, but I think I chose the wrong one.)
- Narrow bedroom (only mine, I checked the others and they were ok.)
- Location (Not so friendly late at night.)
- Outlets (Lack of outlets in the bedroom.)

Room Tip: If possible, avoid the Room Number 3 to the right of the entrance. It's a bit narrow.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank GregoryCarniel
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Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

We got a private room (shared bathroom). Room was clean, bed was comfortable, and it wasn't too noisy at night. The bathrooms were kept fairly clean too. The staff was helpful and friendly, and everyone who worked the front desk while we were there spoke English well. They have a bar upstairs, which was a popular gathering area for everyone at night. Reasonably priced beer, and a great place for meeting other travelers. Prices include breakfast, which is a self-serve spread that consists of white bread, a variety of spreads, cereal, and a few different beverages (pretty standard breakfast fare for hostels and budget hotels in Uruguay).

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank shelleyisgoing
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Valledupar, Colombia
Level Contributor
95 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

The staff is the best! They provide useful information and they are very kind!! It is also clean and very safe. They have a terrace that they could use more, making more activities up there! The cocktails are very good too!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mcorozco129
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

nice and clean hostel to stay in for the short time required to stay in Montevideo. Staff were friendly and helpful with any questions I had. Bar was upstairs that I did not use but there was a late party one night and I was situated downstairs and was not affected by noise at all. Would prefer to have lock for room though as anyone could walk in and a fellow guest did (male despite it being female dorm) so he could use patio access to have a cigarette. Walked in on him and language barrier took a while to realise who or what he was doing in there.

Room Tip: downstairs if you want quiet from late night and is a patio door if need extra air in room
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RuthVS
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Additional Information about El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja

Property: El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja
Address: Ituzaingo 1436, Montevideo 11003, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Montevideo
Number of rooms: 15
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