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“A Great Hostel That Could Easily be Better”
Review of Hostel Mora

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Hostel Mora
Ranked #10 of 167 Specialty Lodging in Mendoza
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas, United States
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A Great Hostel That Could Easily be Better”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Hostel Mora in Mendoza is in a great location and the staff go out of their way to help you plan your activities and to make you feel at home. The hostel is an old home that is very cozy with a great rear garden with tables, chairs and hammocks for eating or relaxing. The dorm rooms are not crowed and the mattresses are new and firm. Plenty of hot water for showering and in the sink as well for shaving. They also allow free use of their washing machine. And the free breakfast with homemade pancakes is very nice. The hostel is very safe and secure and on a great street near most everything you need. It is also a short walk from the main bus terminal.

The reason I say this hostel could easily be so much better is that I found the property to be in disrepair. There is a lot of deferred maintenance at this hostel. The ceilings have peeling paint and water stains from leaks. There are broken hand railings, broken plugs, cracked tiles, rotted wood trim, broken light fixtures and broken lockers. All basic maintenance items that if repaired would make this a wonderful hostel. The second thing that needs attention is the rooms and the bathrooms need to be cleaned daily. I found the floors in the dorms, common areas and bathrooms to be quite dirty all day. So more attention by the cleaning crew would make a big difference here.

So in general I recommend this hostel in the hopes they address these issues.

Room Tip: The rooms in the back have less street noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

I spent 3 days at Mora. The hostel offered a bunch of activities and had a nice set up. Awesome breakfast, for spith American standards
I got robbed on the way to the bus station one night and my passport, camera, iPod etc was stolen and the staff at Mora went out of their way to help me out. Found a police officer who spoke English, gave me a free night as I was stuck there now, rang bus companies and generally helped out as much as they could. They were nice, friendly and helpful, I honestly couldn't thank them enough for all their help!
I really appreciated it all. Thanks hostel Mora!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Pip S
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La Paz
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

My booking confirmation shows "Superior Double Room", and booking through Hostel Bookers, I clicked on double with ensuite. What I got was a scummy "Four bed room" which comprised of a double bed and two bunks crammed into an airless, poorly furnished, poorly maintaned dog box. Positives and negatives of this Hostel are:

Positives:
Excellent location
Excellent security
One of the three or so staff was happy

Negatives:
Disgusting box box room see above
Toilets always had floors flooded
Over priced extras eg tours and food eg new years feast clearly a money making venture
No adequate lounge and common room space
Breakfast bar running out of food

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Sunnyvale, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2012

we stayed there for one night and were very pleased. Room is quite basic (as expected for hostel) but clean, all bathrooms were clean, location is very convenient: half-way between bus station and central square. Complementary glass of wine, BBQ for sale, hammocks, reasonable breakfast - very good value for your money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Cusco, Peru
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Large communial areas both inside and out. Good breakfast selection with eggs, pastries, pancakes and cereals. Helpful staff and strong wi-fi. Comfortable beds and strong showers. A free cookery class was run with all the guests welcome.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Good atmosphere, helpful staff. Secure. Washing machine available but almost in constant use. We arrived tired and hungry to find the hostel was having an asado. It was great quality and came with salad, extremely tasty meats, wine and ice cream.

  • Stayed November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

The staff were really friendly, the kitchen was ok, the patio area was really nice. They ran free activities like wine tasting and empanada making which were really good! Just be careful when you·re booking a double room, the website we used to book led us to believe that the room would be a twin with two beds pushed together but when we got there we were in a bunkbed!! The woman at reception says it happens quite a lot and I thought why don·t you do something about it then? But other than that it was really nice.

Stayed November 2012, 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
Hotel Style:
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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