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El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Laid-back hostel with great areas”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

The rooms are ok and the beds could be a bit more solid, especially for the one that has to climb on the upper bed. The overall atmosphere of the hostel is super nice and makes it a great stay as a whole. A roof terrace, several places to sit in tranquility and decent internet. The hostel is located just a couple of minutes walking from the old city center as well as the bus/boat-terminal

Friends recommended Room nr.1 because it's kind of isolated from the rest of the hostel. It was indeed really different with a view on the street (from the first floor) but in the night it was necessary to ring the bell to go to the toilet.

All in all it was a great way to recharge and I definitely would recommend it to everyone!

Room Tip: Ask for room nr.1
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

El Viajero is a treat. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the wifi is good, the bar has cold beer on offer, there's a good travelers' vibe, all combined with the relaxed small town feeling of Colonia that makes for such a nice change when coming in straight by boat from Buenos Aires.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

The rooms are ok (we had a double upstairs with air con) and reasonably clean, but very basic and in need of a refurb. Location is good, close to the old town and near the main street. Staff are nice and speak good English. The breakfast is poor. No wifi connection in the room. The main problem was the fellow guests; pretentious traveller types who made a racket all night singing and playing guitar. It was difficult to get any sleep. I suspect the same sort of crowd always hang out there. Good for them, but this place wasn't for us.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were ment to pass through Colonia to take the ferry back to Buenos Aires and we decided to spend the night @ El Viajero. We found it absolutely excellent: clean everywhere, tidy, the people attending are really open minded and friendly and the atmosphere in general is very charming and cosy. It really invites you to spend time in the shared spaces, especially around the BBQ!!!
And it is at 5' walking from the Casco Antiguo: Colonia is really a lovely place where to spend few days just relaxing, walking or enjoying every single spot.

Room Tip: We had the only chance available which was a twin room. It is cousy but very hot is summer!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed at their hotel on the street perpendicular to the Hostel, couldn't find it on TI? Very clean, well kept and quiet. Great staff and breakfast in the morning… Easy access to the old town and free parking on the street if you happen to have a car. Wifi had very strong and fast signal, came with the room for around 80$/s a night. Very recommendable.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

I spent a day at this hostel because I wanted to cook. Cooking facilities ok, not great. My single room was pleasant, everything worked, in an old-fashioned kind of way. The house has a nice atmosphere. The lockers in the front room for stored luggage can only hold a day pack. There are several staff, male and female. They were mostly fine, and some could speak English. Breakfast was also ok, with cereal, breads, milk and coffee. As an earlier reviewer remarked, guests have to wash what they use. Just outside the front door is a caravan which serves great chivitos.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Very easy going hostel with a nice communal area to relax, chat or watch TV. The dorm rooms have a lot of space and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen is small but manageable and there is an outdoor area to eat, drink and chat as well as an indoor area. The location is good, on the way from the ferry and near all of the attractions, restaurants and bars.
I would defiantly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Property: El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites
Address: Washington Barbot 164, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Viajero Hostel&Suites is located just a few meters away the famous historical center (declared World Heritage by UNESCO) and 5 blocks from the Port, Bus Station and the beautiful beaches! Colonia is considered the most beautiful city in Uruguay, due to the Historical Town and its museums, the Plaza Mayor‘ with its restaurants, the Iglesia Matriz (Oldest Cathedral of Uruguay), and its lighthouse, which you will find perfect for sightseeing: the old city, the beaches, the countryside and the national parks. The Hostel is located in a beautiful 19th-century house with all the comfort of the 21th-century: High roofs topped with wide skylights, fireplace, barbecue & solarium. We organize activities for you, both inside and outside the Hostel: Asados and typical foods, walking tours, bike rental, horse-riding at the countryside and at the beach, visits to museums, wineries, national parks and tourist ranches. The best prices and activities to discover the real Colonia del Sacramento. Come to visit Uruguay, we are giving our best for you. ... more   less 
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