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Windmill Hostel

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Salta 1191 esquina Catamarca, Mendoza 5501 Argentina
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#11 of 270 Speciality lodging in Mendoza
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Video game console
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Room features
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Budget
Charming
Languages Spoken
Portuguese
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GreyNomad2014 wrote a review Mar 2020
Jannali, Australia842 contributions126 helpful votes
Everyone I met at this hostel would say it had the best atmosphere of all the places they've stayed, and I absolutely agree. And it's NOT a party hostel. The front desk staff (Dario, Julieta, Macarena, Hugo) are friendly, helpful and patient. They were available 24/7 to open the entry door for you so you could go out all night if you wanted. Their two dogs,  Bruce and Lee are very chilled and like patting. The hostel is clean and efficiently run with signs posted to remind the unfortunate few who need to be reminded to wash up their dishes and not make noise after 11 PM . The dorm bunks have their own power outlet and a locker you can put your own lock on. There is also air conditioning and a ceiling fan. Breakfasts comprise many homemade jams, peanut butter and olive paste, sliced bread and rolls, boiled eggs, cut fruit, kick ass coffee. There is beer and wine for purchase plus they had a free wine hour one night. This hostel arranges many decently priced tours of all kinds and the two I went on had at least 6 other hostel guests on them so that was fun. I met people from all corners of the world who were mostly on multi month travels. Great place to exchange stories and information of other great places to visit. No Vegemite (HAHA. That's a little joke with Dario). The bathrooms are pretty small but at least there are 4 and I never once had to wait.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Christine wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Really nice hostel, one of the best in Argentina. Nice comfy beds with really good pillows, hot showers, full breakfast not just continental, wifi works well and in a great location- a 5 minute walk from the bus stop and the nightlife streets aren’t too far. The dogs are so cute and chill. Most importantly the staff are amazing, Dario, Julieta and Jamie!!! They did the best job in making everyone comfortable as well as have the best time. Would definitely revisit ☺️
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RenaVe1 wrote a review Aug 2019
22 contributions45 helpful votes
This hostel is small-ish, but there are somehow still loads of people in the hostel. There are 2 lovely dogs in the hostel. And I'm not a dog person. Bruce and Lee are lovely dogs though :). The people working here are friendly and helpful and organise day tours for you if you want. The breakfast is fine. Lot's of bread and cereals. Some fruit, boiled eggs, juice and coffee. The location of the bathrooms is pretty weird. You have to walk through the common area, past reception to get to the toilets/showers. So this is definitely nothing for vain people who don't want to be seen in their pj's by the whole hostel 😂.  The top bunk beds are a bit difficult to get into and they are also not at the walls. There is quite the gap between bed and the wall. So if something falls down you have no way of getting to it unless you get onto the bottom bed. Also you cannot pay by card in the hostel, which is a bit of an inconvenience. I had to run to the bank the morning before checkout to get some cash because I didn't know.  I've had a bad experience with a tour guide on the Aconcagua tour, who pretended not to speak English, so she wouldn't have to translate for me, as I was the only non-Spanish speaker on the tour. It came out towards the end that her English was actually quite good. I know this is not the fault of the hostel, but I thought I'll mention it, as they organised it for me and it was a very frustrating experience.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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jhard95 wrote a review May 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for 3 nights and couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. The staff did everything they could to advise us on what to see/do and how to save money (they don't try to sell you wine tours, they told us to take a bus or Uber!) Breakfast and rooms are decent, and they have a great roof terrace. The two dogs Bruce and Lee are also very entertaining. Great place to relax, meet people, and drink nice (cheap!) wine.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Isaac W wrote a review May 2019
3 contributions4 helpful votes
We are shocked and outraged with the experience that we had at the Windmill Hostel. Everything was okay until we checked out. During the check out, the younger employee with the pony tail and the beard asked us to pay for the reservation to which we assured that we already paid during the check in. When he didn’t believe us, he said he would anyways take the money from our card. After which one of my friends chuckled and the guy from the hostel threatened to punch him and to “take out all his teeth from his mouth”. (Voy sacarte todos los dientes de la boca) We just left it there because we had a plane to catch but we feel like this person was highly unstable and aggressive and strongly recommend any traveler to avoid this hostel.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ArgentinaCuyoProvince of MendozaMendoza
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Windmill Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Windmill Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Enjoy Casino Mendoza (0.4 km), Zoologico Serpentario Mendoza (0.5 km), and Teatro Bar Los Angelitos (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Windmill Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Windmill Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Windmill Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helados Dante Soppelsa, Chimpay Bistro, and Cantina La Rambla.
Are there any historical sites close to Windmill Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Campo Historico El Plumerillo (5.1 km).
Is Windmill Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.