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 Mosquitos - anyway no sleep had. Next day went on a bike ride but could not finish it as my body had come up with 100s of bites all over my body and I was in agony - someone said it was bed bugs - when I mentioned this to reception they said I should go to the doctor etc which I did - he confirmed it was bed bugs and wrote the hostel a note saying they should fumigate the room. When I passed this note on they first refused to believe it, then said I brought them there (I had just come from a plush apartment), then refused to move me and my friends to a new room.
They then finally agreed we could check out (myself not paying as I didn't sleep and 5 of my friends paying 1 night). When we tried to leave one of the staff changed their mind and threatened to call the police if I didn't pay. I kindly declined this offer and suffice to say I haven't been back - location is decent and that's about the only good thing I can say about this place - stay at your own peril.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel El Espanol Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento