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.
- 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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