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“Can't beat it for location, great staff, great tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostel Lao

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Hostel Lao
Ranked #4 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
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Dublin, Ireland
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201 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Can't beat it for location, great staff, great tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Amazingly comfortable beds, really cool private rooms, bright and interesting decor and plenty of space in the common areas. Good wifi. Breakfasts are good with some unusual homemade touches. Any small issues we had were quickly resolved. If you book extra nights be sure to check that you are charged the same price as we weren't initially but the staff sorted it out easily. The tours here are just the best, well researched and really easy to book. Do the wine bikes tour and the spa. Would definitely stay here again. Location is great, just a few blocks from the bus station and close to the centre of town for bars, restaurants, etc.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Really nice hostel conveniently located in a nice street in Mendoza, about half way between the bus station and the centre of town - 5/10 minutes walk from both. Good price, and great value for money. Dorms are nice and clean, as is the whole place, which has good facilities: a nice big kitchen, a large tv and DVD collection, swimming pool, lounge, dining room and outdoor area. In the evenings they have free wine, and often have big asados with are incredible. Breakfast is included and good. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and the owners are similarly lovely and also there a lot. One of the best hostels I've ever been to.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

One of The best hostels we have stayed in during our travels through SA!!! Clean rooms, very helpful and pleasent stuf, big common space, free wine in the evenings, nice garden with hammocks. I would recommend this hostel to anyone!!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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ubud
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139 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Top place with a great atmosphere. We had a private room with bath and tv, the room was large and spotlessly clean. Free internet and kitchen to use. Large living room and garden to chill out in. Nice breakfast, juices, toast, cereal, fruit and cakes all until 11am, so no rush.....Really friendly and very helpful owners and staff and of course you may get to meet the dogs who are just great...The tours we did through them were also excellent, the bike wine tour was a lot of fun and yes we did drink too much! great half day mountain bike trip with Alejandro too. Short walk into the town and about 8 mins walk from the bus station. Thorougly recommended...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We spent four nights at the Hostel Lao and really had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and extremely helpful. Francisco welcomed us our first night in town with many excellent suggestions on places to eat and things to do in and out of Mendoza. Mauricio was kind enough to place a call for us in Spanish one night since our command of the language is sadly lacking. The place was extremely clean. We even observed the staff lifting a couch and table to dust under each leg. We had plenty for breakfast each morning and enjoyed the free wine by the fireplace at night. The three dogs were an added bonus for us as we really had fun playing fetch (as much as the dogs would let us!) outside on the patio. Very good value! We already recommended Hostel Lao to three young ladies from Australia whom we met in Buenos Aires.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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santiago, chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

hostel lao wasnt just a pretty face with a gorgeous yard, perfect rooms, convenient location, a large sunny terrace and cozy hang out rooms. nope, not just that, although it did have all that. their staff is all incredibly friendly and helpful, and you can tell that mike & celeste have traveled a lot themselves, because this place has that edge of knowing those little things that travelers want and need. i also really appreciated that in such a tourist-trap, they were able to offer me alternatives to the standard mendoza or maipu wine routes, as well as offer a huge and amazing asado for everyone on sunday. even the dogs there are friendly! everyone i meet i tell them about lao if i know they are heading to mendoza, and i already have gotten at least two to stay there, and their experiences were as good as mine. just stay here. stop questioning. do it. okay? :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Madison, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Lay back friendly hostel with knowledgeable managers. You can book all your tours with them and was really impressed when I did not like the horse riding activity they refunded my money -wow unheard of in Latin America. The hostel was clean and very centrally located within walking distance to everything. Take their recommendations they are accurate.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hostel Lao
Address: Calle Provincia de La Rioja 771, Mendoza M5500ALO, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Cuyo > Province of Mendoza > Mendoza
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Lao is like a good friend's house where you can relax and meet people. Owned and run in a different style by English-Argentine travelers. For 5 years we have been welcoming travelers to stay with us, enjoy our home and see a more Mendozan side to the city. With just 24 beds to keep things friendly, chilled and clean; Lao is a traveler's oasis in the middle of a great city. A social, lively home, NOT a party hostel! ... more   less 
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