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El Viajero Hostel Ciudad Vieja

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dourados, MS
Reviewed 13 April 2014

I went there for the first time in 2009, it was such an Amazing experience! So, even if my local friend tried me to take me somewhere else, I insisted on going there! The entrance has a long stair, not the best thing for the ones who bring suitcases instead of backpacks, but if you ask the front desk attendant...

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Santarem, PA
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The hostel is localized an old building of "Ciudad Vieja". It is just a few steps from the Montevideo Cathedral, and two or three blocks from "Plaza de la Independencia", Mercado del Puerto" and Teatro Solis. There are many restaurants nearby and it seems to be a safe area. The staff could be more helpful, and bathrooms' cleanliness could be...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 13 January 2014

the location is good, the bulging is old, important to choose a room with air conditioning, The breakfast is simple, few options kitchen is small, the shared bathrooms are dirty..........................

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Based on value alone, this place is terrible. I cannot understand why this place rates highly on Tripadvisor. 720 pesos a night for an unclean, and very unhygienic bed in a dark and dingy dorm. *I am talking from comparable experience; hence over 120 reviews. Feedback for travellers: The staff are friendly, but that is about it. I have stayed...

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We booked this hostel through a popular worldwide hostel service due to its high score in previous reviews. However when we arrived we discovered that it does not live up to its reputation. 1) The beds (mattresses) were filthy. There were mattress protectors on them, but these were dirty too. 2) The pillows were not just yellow with age, but...

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Juiz de Fora, MG
Reviewed 20 July 2013

The hostel was great! Staff is really helpfull and super nice, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, there're two big living rooms and a great terrace to hang out, talk and cook! really felt like family and recommend the El VIajero - Ciudad Vieja 100% to anyone planing to visit Montevideo! (:

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Köln
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Very friendly staff, helping out wherever they could. Good atmosphere and good location at the beginning of the old town. After one week I felt like at home, because it's a small place and very familiar. I especially liked the weekly dinner for all guests and staff and cooking sessions with other guests. My stay was enriched by the special...

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Malo, Washington
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My favorite people (who just happen to work at a hostel in Independencia Plaza) were gone! A sign on the door routed me to El Viajero on Rincon and Ituzaingo. A very helpful man walking up from the Mercado del Puerto went with me looking for the place. It's half way down the block. He warned me approximately 6 times...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Very helpful staff, clean hostel, and above all great location (in the old downtown)... here are the main advantages of this friendly hostel. Free computers are also available, common rooms are nice to spend time and share with others. Definitely a place to recommend!

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

A good place to stay.. You feel like family.. Good location.. I didnt enjoy the room.. and the bathroom was not clean... but wasnt a big deal! They have a great staff, and it was very nice! Close to Mercado del Puerto and some spots to go out by day and night!

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Address: Ituzaingo 1436, Montevideo 11003, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Number of rooms: 15
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“Do not stay here!”
Ghost_of_the_World, 17 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you are a girl, take the feminine room, it has an own bathroom that's really cleam!”
GabrielNarcisoPareja, 13 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Pick a room in a different hostel”
  • The shower tray - dirty and smelly (drainage)
  • The dirt on the floor
  • Sign on the wall
  • Bedding - filthy
  • The floor - the dust and dirt in the main walkway
  • The lockers - these could be forced open by a small child!
  • The pillow. This stank of stale body fluids.
  • The pillows
RawlingStone, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
“You are given sheets to make your own bed. You rent a towel for 40 UYU (pesos). The 6 bunk female dormitory was quiet and clean.”
judythompsonrtw, 10 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Choice of a front room with a window & street noise or 2 cramped back 6-bed dorms.”
holgs, 3 Mar 2013 | Read review
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