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“A must stay in Mendoza”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostel Lao

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Hostel Lao
Ranked #6 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A must stay in Mendoza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

This hostel was by far the best we stayed in our four months so far. We had the double room with private bath, loved the furniture and design. Only bad thing was that the shower cabin was a bit small.
The hostel has a great atmosphere, two living rooms, beautiful garden and breakfast till midday. The owners have great advise on what to do. We did everything they recommended and were super happy with it.
Also, their barbecues were delicious.
I would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the private room with its own bathroom. It might not be worth the extra 100 pesos for some as the shared one is just as good & very clean...unless of course you want the privacy & it comes with cable tv.

The staff are really helpful. It's very clean & has a great relaxing vibe about it. The kitchen facilities are great, breakfast was good but the best bit is that it runs until 12 - although stragglers are left with what's left.

It's a 10-15 min walk into town. There's free Internet & wifi yet it doesn't work very well in the rooms. They do laundry & put on bottles of wine some nights to encourage everyone to socialise.

All in all, very nice & couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed October 2012
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San Estanislao, San Pedro, Paraguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Really loved the warmth of this hostel--from the other guests to all of the staff (and the dogs!). We had a great stay for 4 nights in the private pool apartment. It was very quiet and clean. The main house was also really lively and there was free wine to enjoy in the evenings. The breakfast was quite good as well and served late until noon (so you could sleep in a day or two). They hosts offer excellent recommendations for tours and restaurants (and also honestly tell what you to avoid). We hope to visit Mendoza again in the future and wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Mendoza, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

hostel lao is like a home from home! owners and staff are so friendly and helpful! we booked the pool house which was cosy, clean and quiet. the main house always has something going on whether it be an asado, free wine or even just a game of uno! the front desk always has some great suggestions for things to do everyday and you can book tours at reception. wifi is good, couldnt always get it in our room but we werent in it much anyway. breakfast is a selection of pastries and homemade treats with juice, coffee and fruit. the garden is lovely and the family dogs are adorable! try the vineyard tour on bikes that can be booked at the desk, best day out weve had so far! location is good for bars and shops and buses.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beaky1982
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We had one of the double rooms at the end of the garden and it was really nice and secluded and quiet with a shared bathroom with one other room. The rates were really reasonable, the staff were helpful and the breakfast tasty. We were there in winter but can imagine the pool and garden are fantastic come summer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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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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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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 #6 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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