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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Stayed here on the 10th and 11th March great location, breakfast ok just standard for Argentina. Staff were a little mixed in their vibe and notthing happens in low season for the bar. Room was dark and the bathroom had a nasty odor. Would stay there again just check the room before you book it.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2013

1949 Hostel is well located and the staff are friendly. There is a kitchen you can use to cook dinner and enough space to eat. The kitchen is too small and in general the hostel is overcrowded during peak times. The pack a lot of people into this hostel and it gets very noisy. I would not stay there again.

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Vancouver
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Great location and had the necesseties. The rooms were decent, the bathrooms were fine (contrary to some other reviewers) and there was hot water. The breakfast was one of the better ones we'd had in South America. I would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We (a couple on a worldtrip) made a reservation here for 2 nights. Upon arrival (early morning), it turned out that both days would be nothing but rain. We asked the management if it was possible to take off one day (with plenty of time left to re-sell the beds) but we were told that we had to indicate this...

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Perth
Reviewed 1 January 2012

We were not happy with this hostel! The location was good and breakfast OK but the staff were kind of rude, and wanted to keep our passport whilst we went to get money out?! The room was small and dirty, there was no hot water in the shower and a lot water leaked out onto the room floor when anyone...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 25 November 2011

We have been travelling since eight month in south America and changed hostel almost every three days, but this "Hostel 1949" was the worst hostel ever. The rooms are small and not clean. The bathrooms aren't hygienics and the smell is very bad. The staff doesn't know anything and they aren't polite.

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 5 November 2011

Stayed here with friends in January 2011 for 3 nights. You will find this place very simple but ok for backpackers. The rooms are quite tiny and beds not so comfortable and the bathrooms are not that great but the restaurant at the first floor is a nice place to hang out! The hostel is a good choice if you...

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New York
Reviewed 23 April 2011

The only good think about this place is the location. We got a mixed bedroom for 6 people and private bathroom. The bedroom is old and there was no hot water in the shower. They moved us to another bedroom next door that was also dirty and old. The water in the sink was salty! Awful. The management does a...

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London
Reviewed 7 November 2009

Punta Del Este is quite a nice place but it is let down by having to stay in this hostel. At the time we stayed there were no doubles and even though we booked our dorm rooms a week in advance and we had printed our confirmation, the hostel staff refused to accept that this was the case and we...

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Santiago
Reviewed 21 February 2009

We found this hostal after having a bas experience with the previous one. The staff is great, the location is the best, 3 blocks from playa brava. It has it's own bar with happy hour, pepople there just want to have fun and they are very nice, there you can meet people from all over de world.

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Address: Esquina 30 y 18. Centro., Punta del Este 1425, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Number of rooms: 15
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“Just check out the room before you lock it in as some are better than others. Location makes up for it though!”
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