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El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
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43 reviews
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“great hostel”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

I spent one night at this hostel and would like to have stayed longer. The hostel was grand as the Irish say, good location in the old town, walking distance to bus and boat, clean and best of all the kind, friendly and helpful staff. The lounge area was also nice, comfortable and it was the first time I watched and enjoyed a movie in a hostel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Maite B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
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Muchas gracias por tu comentario!!! Nos enorgullece saber que disfrutaste tu estadía en nuestro hostel, es por lo que trabajamos día a día!! Te esperamos en tu próxima visita a Uruguay!! Saludos
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Santarem, PA
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a nice hostel to stay in Colonia for 1 or 2 nights. It is just two blocks from the turistic area in the city and historial sites. Also, there are many restaurants nearby, with prices ranging from $$ to $$$$. The hostel building seems to be an old spanish house, with many of its original features preserved. The staff is really helpful, and the breakfast is Ok. The only negative point is that the rooms have no window, so the air is kind of moldy. If you are allergic, this might be a problem.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Maite B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Hi! Thanks for your comments! Sory for the inconvinience in the room, thats why we have Air conditioner in all the rooms!! Hope to see you soon at El Viajero!
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Sankt Augustin, Germany
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

The location is excellent - just 10 minutes on foot from the ferry and the central bus station und just 5 minutes on foot to the old town with its restaurants and pubs.
We booked a double room with private bathroom. The hostel made a good impression. Everything was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was simple but okay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Maite B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thank you for your comments!! We love knowing you enjoyed the hostel and the city! hope to see you soon at El Viajero!
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2014

I really liked this hostel! Staff was helpful, breakfast was good. Nice room with clean bathroom. I only stayed one night but I wanted to stay longer. I liked the atmosphere and the location was perfect!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Maite B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
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Muchas gracias por tus comentarios!!! Esperamos verte pronto por El Viajero! Saludos
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Ballarat, Australia
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67 reviews
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Pretty basic hostel in the old town of Colonia. I stayed in a 4 bedroom female dorm with an ensuite. The dorm room was air conditioned, there were sufficient lockers and space within for a day pack, and the beds were comfy enough. The breakfast was very standard. Coffee, cereal, bread and jam. That's pretty much where the good points end. It is in a good location, but no points for that, as the old town is so small, that everywhere is a good location. The kitchen was ridiculously small and ill equipped. The wi fi was really really slow. I could send and download emails, but gave up trying to do anything else. The common area was pretty crummy, and, worst of the worst - bed bugs. Luckily not in my bed. At 2 am, a girl was moved in to our dorm because there were bed bugs in her original bed. Shudder.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Maite B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thanks for your comments! I hope that despite the drawbacks, you had a good stay in our country!
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Derby
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74 reviews
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed here for 3 nights in a double room with private bathroom.

On arrival there had been a mix up and our reservation was for the wrong year. Luckily there was a room available for us and the staff were very apologetic.

The room itself was very clean as was the bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the room was kept nice and cool by the air con. We had a television which did have some British channels which was nice.

The kitchen area was small but more than adequate to knock up some pasta or something else very basic which you can then eat outside in the sunny courtyard. We did stay at a quiet time and I imagine that if more than one person wanted to cook at the same time it may get a bit crowded in there!

Breakfast was included and was good, cereal, fruit, toast and dulche leche with juice and coffee.

Staff were mixed, there were 2 that were extremely helpful, booking onward tickets and giving advice but there were 2 other guys who looked quite miserable.

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There was only one thing that annoyed me staying here, we had to leave early for a bus to Buenos Aires so I went down to breakfast 10 mins early so I didn't need to rush. Despite everything being ready the guy working would not let me start until 8am. Fair enough if it wasn't for the cleaning staff who were there helping themselves to breakfast!!

Overall I would recommend this place and would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maite B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thanks a lot for your comments! Sory for the breakfast problem, we are solving it right know!! we are whait for you next time in Colonia! Our best regards!
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

It's an ok place to stay a night or two while you check out the old sleepy town of Colonia. It's located pretty central part of the town, and only a 10-15 min walk from the ferry and bus station if you don't mind walking

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Maite B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Viajero Colonia Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thanks for your comments!!! We'll be waiting for your next visit to Colonia! Best regards
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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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