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“Amazing - the hostel to stay in Mendoza”
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Hostel Mora
Ranked #10 of 167 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
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“Amazing - the hostel to stay in Mendoza”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stayed for three days at Mora. The place is excellent and very recommendable for backpackers. The location is pretty much central, we did everything by walking. It takes you maybe 5' to reach the  Paseo Samiento (pedestrian zone with lots of cafes and shops) and 10' to the Plaza Independencia. We even walked from the bus terminal, maybe 800m, easy to reach. 
The rooms are very OK, we had a four bed room for the two of us and despite looking on one side to the street, not noisy at all. All the rooms have at least one fan so the nights were reasonably cool (don't expect aircons at hostels). 
The place was quiet and not a party house, still, with a social activity every evening (asado, wine tasting, mate introduction, etc). Very enjoyable especially if one has to get up early for some of the activities. And if you want to, you can still go to those places in Mendoza, have fun and then return for a GOOD sleep (try calle Aristides Villanueva, packed with pubs and clubs). 

The free breakfast provided was simply fantastic: fruits, eggs, bread, juices, coffee, pancakes (!!!). We read about it before but were a bit sceptic. however, our experience lived up and beyond what we have read. And most beautiful, the backyard in the morning sun was just the right place to enjoy all of this. 
On the first floor, there are two bath rooms, to be shared among thee rooms, but even with almost full capacity there was never a problem. There are other bathrooms on ground floor and in a separate building, with one or two more  rooms. 
As usual, the hostel helps to arrange all sorts of tours and activities - nothing special here. 

The staff has been great, helpful, and so nice. From telling us that there has been a mistake in the price information for one of the tours and returning the difference, to apologizing to us in the afternoon for not greeting us in the morning rush, these guys made our stay really remarkable. 

One note: be careful with the asado on Monday evening. While this is a very convenient way to close a day, and you get a lot for the 65 pesos, meat, wine, etc, you need to be behind the guy doing it (and he will do what you ask for). He is not part of the regular staff, though, and we didn't see him any other day. 
Mora is definitely our first choice for coming back to Mendoza.  

  • Stayed March 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We arrived into Mendoza late at night, found the hostel and checked in. Staff were very pleasant and helpful, the hostel seemed to be in a good city centre location. From what we could gather, there was a lot going on in the hostel from a social perspective, and the common area seemed great, with a nice outdoor seating area, free wifi and PCs to use.

Unfortunately though, the double private room we had booked was run down and quite dirty. Particularly the bedclothes. The room had a door to outside which was ajar, so the room had quite a few mozzies in it, and the door did not close properly, which, on a ground level room doesn't really feel entirely safe (and resulted in a pretty noisy night).

It's a shame for such a good place to be let down so badly by the room, but we immediately used the free wifi to book a hotel about 2 blocks away for our next night in Mendoza.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Hostel Mora was in the center of downtown Mendoza close to restaurants and super markets. They property of Hostel Mora was stunning and the garden/patio area was great for hanging our with hostel friends.

The breakfast was great - they had fresh fruit, eggs, and dulce de leche crepes, which was such a treat after all the crap meals we got at other hostels in South America. The kitchen itself was basic but we still were able to cook meals in it every night.

The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. Most importantly, they were air conditioned, which felt amazing after a long day touring wineries. Towel service was also available and the bathrooms were always kept clean.

The hostel additionally hosts fun activities for guest. Some (like the asado and horseback tour) were expensive but we took the free wine tasting class and had a blast. And the free glass of wine a day basically rocked. Overall, a great stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

extremely friendly staff, always ready to help. free international phone calls, free washing machine, they will even get an english speaking doctor to come to the hostel, for free, if needed. great evening classes and activities. incredibly fast wifi. the whole hostel is cleaned constantly. great location and fabulous breakfast, even fresh fruit and pancakes everyday! highly recommend.

Room Tip: the double room out the back upstairs is light, cool and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

The positives of this place far outweigh any of the less spectacular things...
Breakfast is delicious (crepes, pastries, eggs, fruit, tomatoes, cereal...instant coffee but so it goes most places).
Great courtyard with hammocks and plenty of shade where free mate and empanada classes are held and a great Asado for $65 pesos that's well worth it.
Free washing machine!
Mostly excellent and incredibly helpful, upbeat staff with lots of advice.
Free 15 minute long distance phone calls, free glass of wine every day, and 10% off Andesmar tickets!
Giant lockers!
Easy walk to and from bus station.
Chill place to relax.
Minor complaints/advice:
Book the 6 bed dorm...it has air conditioning!
Shower floods a bit, but not a big deal.
Pillows are super flat...ask for two or bring your own.
German receptionist is not as friendly and makes you feel like your are a burden for everything.
Far from central park (a bit over 2kms)

  • Stayed January 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

Very helpful staff, relaxed environment, and great activities at the hostel that allows you to meet the other guests. We stayed the the upstairs double that was in its own building and it was great. We had to move into the dorm because we didn't reserve ahead, it was not bad just that we were spoiled the night before with A/C and not being located on the street. Try to get a bed or room away from the main street. There is a casino across the street and a parking lot next door that causes noise. Overall a great value and we would highly recommend Mora. First time on our trip that we didn't feel like they wanted us to leave after we checked out. We got to hang out and use the facilities.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

This hostel was AMAZING.

It is a short walk to the town centre, as well as an easy walk (about 5 blocks) from the bus station - do-able with backpacks.

We had a double room which was clean, bright and simple. The shared bathrooms are clean and have good showers with constant hot water - though the floor of the bathroom does get quite wet, but they are cleaned and mopped everyday.

The breakfast is fantastic - scrambled eggs, apple & dulce de leche pancakes and grapefruit juice, plus the usual bread and pastries, coffee.

You get a free glass of wine every evening, and can use a phone in the reception to make long distance calls for up to 15 minutes! Free internet and good wifi signal.

Most of the staff are brilliant, in particular Carolina who was always willing to help and really friendly. On arrival we realised the plug in our room was broken and it was fixed within the hour! The staff organise various activities, some free, others not. Plus they can call and organise other trips and tours for you. The free things we took part in were the wine tasting and the empanada making, both really well organised and enjoyable. All other travellers staying there were friendly and a similar age to us (25-35).

Downsides are difficult to think of...
- there was a part time weekend evening staff lady who was quite stressful
- the kitchen pots are quite old
- that's it!

Stay here, it's great and you won't regret it!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostel Mora
Address: San Juan 955 Ciudad de Mendoza, Mendoza 5513, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Cuyo > Province of Mendoza > Mendoza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #10 of 167 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Mora is a Hostel that prides itself on a as the building itself consists of a large spanish house with plenty of common areas and a lovely outdoor.We offer many activities in Spanish and English. Naturally we maintain a high standart of service so that you can enjoy your days (weeks) in Mendoza and get to know the fabulous wines it offers.Mora Hostel has 2 dorm types availabe (6 beds and 4 beds) and can sleep a total of 16 people and there are plenty of showers and toiletsPrivate rooms are:Twin rooms with shared bathroomsDouble rooms with shared bathroomsHostel Mora is run by an Argentinian Family and therefore offers you a warm and friendly welcome.Amongst our speciality is :An incredibly large breakfast ready at 7.00 am andif you check-in before 10.00 am you can enjoy that breakfast upon arrival ... more   less 
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