This hostel was great. The staff are so friendly and helpful; the best I've come across in a long time. They will gladly give up their time to give you help and advice and, in my case, for over half an hour at a time! They can sell you tours but are not pushy in any way and will freely offer you advice on how to do things independently if you prefer.
The breakfast is included in the price and is the best free breakfast I've ever had in any hostel. Usually i hostels when the breakfast is free it's something really basic like cheap bread and jam. Not here: we had croissants, eggs, pancakes, cereal, tea, coffee, milk, jam, butter.....and all really tasty!
There's free WiFi which was good and worked in my room on the first floor, also PCs which are free to use if you prefer. The kitchen is really good; modern, spacious, well stocked in terms of cooking/storage facilities and and equipment and clean; just like a kitchen you'd find in a new house.
There's a free glass of wine for everybody each night; we had a free wine tasting course and they offer several other free activities. There's a washing machine to use free of charge and you can dry your clothes on the roof (it's always sunny!). The showers are very warm and powerful and there were several of them which meant no waiting. The dorms were spacious and quiet; definitely not a party hostel with music on all night but a very social hostel thanks to the staff's enthusiasm and friendliness and the setup of the common areas which allows people to mingle together over the breakfast tables etc.. The dorms were also warm and cleaned each day, with comfortable beds, and had big storage lockers with plenty of room for a large backpack (bring your own padlock). They also have lockers near the reception desk for you to leave your bags in after check out if you're not leaving until later in the day (again, you need your own padlock).
The location is about 10/15 minutes walk to the main square and in a quiet end of the street, only about 2 minutes away from a big supermarket so you can stock up if you like. And finally, the price was good - cheaper than others and I'd imagine at a much higher standard.
I really can't fault this place and if I go back to Mendoza then I'll be back there with no hesitation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Good option to lodge in Mendoza. Clean, sure, and nice Hostel located to 4 stables of the principal avenue in a cobblestone street. It has free swimming pool in a camping 6 km from the hostel. The tariff includes breakfast, Internet, swimming pool and use of the kitchen. The best wines of the world, the Aconcagua Mountain (6959 mt.) and a sunny climate wait for you in Mendoza. ... more less
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