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El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A good place to stay..
You feel like family..
Good location..
I didnt enjoy the room.. and the bathroom was not clean... but wasnt a big deal!

They have a great staff, and it was very nice!

Close to Mercado del Puerto and some spots to go out by day and night!

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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40 reviews
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great location, plenty of space on multiple terraces and living areas, several computers, never had to wait for a bathroom, helpful staff and decent breakfast. We visited El Viajero for a one night stay in Montevideo and then again when coming back through the city. Cristian was very helpful getting us situated which for the six of us with bicycles could have been a hassle. It wasn't at all! They have a great storage place for bikes, even though you do have to carry them up a flight of stairs. The first room was located near the lobby and was pretty noisy till late at night but the second stay was super quiet. They hosted an asado and though we didn't attend, other guests seemed to really enjoy the food and atmosphere. This hostel has a great vibe, I'll stay again on any return to Montevideo.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Peniche, Portugal
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I'd definitely recomend this place. It's clean, nicely situated and the staff is really friendly and helpful.
Very comfortable rooms, a relaxation area with a very creative design! Always delicious breakfast. Great location, a few roads to the beach. This is one of the best places where I was during my journey!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed at three El Viajero hostels while we were in Uruguay. All were well managed and clean but the staff at this hostel were awful. On the night we arrived there were apparently two people on duty but one just sat behind the desk with their laptop and refused to help any of the queuing customers. The other staff member did help us but was very unfriendly and made us feel like we were intruding in some way. Based on the service I would have given this hostel 2 stars but luckily there were different people on duty the next morning and they were perfectly nice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Having enjoyed 2 nights at the colonia hostel of this chain my friends and I booked into this one hoping for an equally nice hostel. It was ok but nothing like re one in colonia. Rooms were much smaller and not well ventilated. Staff were very helpful though, printing boat tickets at no charge.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Sydney
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Terrible service - staff were more concerned with hitting on the female guests than doing their jobs. The room I'd been booked in had to be sprayed for bed bugs & ended up moving to a back room. While I was out a staff member dumped my belongings including freshly washed clothes onto the floor to make my bed available to a new (female) guest. Hostel later made an unauthorised charge on my credit card a month after the booking. Not recommended!

Room Tip: Choice of a front room with a window & street noise or 2 cramped back 6-bed dorms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Cuzco, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

the hostel is very good located in ciudad vieja of montevideo. but the rooms are really really small. the bathroom is ok and clean. the breakfast is just bread, marmelade and cornflakes. so it was ok, too. but the drinks were all empty when we came to breakfast. for a short stay of two nights we can recommend it, because of its good location. service was fine.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Annika E
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Property: El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja
Address: Ituzaingo 1436, Montevideo 11003, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
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Ranked #28 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Montevideo
Number of rooms: 15
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