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Reviews of Empedrado Hostel

Hostel | Patricias Mendocinas 1959, Mendoza, Argentina 5500

87.9% Overall Rating

408 out of 432 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/06/2015)

Will blunden thinks…

"Staff were great and an absolutely fantastic breakfast! Pancakes and scrambled eggs!"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Communal kitchen

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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87.9%

Overall Rating

408 out of 432 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Empedrado Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
91.2%
Value
90.4%
Safety
92.0%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was ok, but the hostel offered every day one glas of wine per person for free as well as laundry. The kitchen and bathrooms are very clean.

Disliked: ./.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I have stayed in. The staff is fantastic, location is great, the breakfast was unbelievable and you get great value for your money. The generous free glass of wine every day is nice and there are daily activities that are interesting. I could easily have stayed an extra few days and it is a great place to chill out, meet travellers and explore Mendoza.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, lots of interesting people and the staff are incredibly helpful. One thing that needs to be improved is the bathroom situation but it is a minor negative and everything else makes up for it.

Disliked: The cleanliness of the bathrooms.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely, helpful staff. Two kitchens which were both well equipped and clean. A good social hostel without being too noisy.

Disliked: The bathroom in our room was tiny...you couldn´t sit on the toilet properly as you hit the wall in front of you...we´re normal sized people!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Superb staff and loads of great freebies each day - glass of wine, fast internet, 15 min free international call, great breakfast and evening activities like wine tasting and a mate class. In addition to this there was a really good vibe in the hostel with like-minded travellers but none of the negatives of ´party hostels´.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lewis Willoughby

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2011 Lewis would recommend this property

Liked: This is a fantastic hostel with great breakfast and of course the free glass of good quality wine! The patio and roof terrace will be great in summer, and the activities they hold are good value for money.

Disliked: For some the location may be a bit far from the centre, but its only a 10-15 minute walk. Only 5 bathrooms , but only had to wait once and the hostel was full!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loving the breakfast served each day including sweet crepes and croissants and eggs. The rooms were very secure and all had lockers. The showers had very good pressure and were hot! Computers were fast with skype facilities. Loved the discount offered on National buses. Thanks for a great stay.

Disliked: Location is slightly out of the way but it only takes 10mins to walk into the centre.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

03 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The buildings were very clean, modern and attractive. There were a lot of activities and excursions on offer. Excellent breakfast.

Disliked: Of the 3 staff members I spoke to, only one spoke English. The mattress on my bed (Room 12, lower bunk if the staff read these comments) was so old and compressed that I could feel the wooden beams through it - it was very uncomfortable to sleep on

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic atmostphere, great sociable events to join in with if you wanted to, reliable wifi, friendly staff, great roof terrace, washing facilities, free phone, and of course free wine in the evening.

Disliked: It would have been helpful to have been walked around the hostel fully - I didn´t discover a number of the bathrooms until the end of my four day stay. There showers weren´t that great, and there generally wasn´t enough of them. It didn´t affect my stay however. When the dorm rooms are full the room gets very hot and the beds are pretty tired!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Christopher Simkiss

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2011 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable, good value, friendly & helpful staff, excellent weekly asado, and free wine every day, what's not to like! Good sun patio as well, free use of washing machine and huge washing line.

Disliked: None

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

DAVID WILSON

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

30 September 2011 DAVID would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful atmosphere, staff went out of their way to make you feel comfortable, to ensure you enjoyed yourself and Mendoza. A really great vibe. A great barbecue on the weekend, complimentary wine, good laughs and all round a great place. Stay here to meet fellow open minded fun travellers ((and staff). Can't recommend it highly enough, really made my weekend.

Disliked: -

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Samantha Clifford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 September 2011 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing. helpful & friendly staff, big brekky every morning with eggs. pancakes & fresh bread among other things, comfortable rooms and lots of space to hang out and relax when you're not out exploring town. Also the activities and general relaxed and social nature of the hostel. We met so many nice people & saw so much in and around Mendoza thanks to the directions & suggestions from Manuela & Anna. So great! Also, you can do your own washing for free & there is a great supermarket and the central market very close by.

Disliked: A couple of the showers downstairs near our dorms had very average water pressure. But that is the ONLY thing... everything else was great.

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Empedrado Hostel is a very beautiful place. Clean, nice, fun, silent...

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice staff, they help you with everything you might need! When you¨re travelling alone, it¨s perfect, cause they organise for exemple free cooking classes for Empanada preparation and in general it¨s a great atmosphere. The free glass of wine makes the 150% :-). Towels are free, that¨s great aswell! AND: It¨s REALLY tidy, they clean all the time...so respect the work they do for your comfort!

Disliked: The showers are a bit difficult to handle: some are nearly in the toilet...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location close to town. Can book tours directly from the hostel. Hostel organises group activities - wine tasting, BBQ, tapas, etc. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Limited bathrooms...but not really an issue when you consider the price per night.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels we've stayed in in south America. Most amazing breakfast ever. Plus free wine tasting class, free empanada making class, free wine every might and on check out. Free international phone calls too. I honestly cannot recommend this hostel enough.

Disliked: Absolutely nothing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Raffaele Nicolussi

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

04 September 2011 Raffaele would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, location and wine!

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free wine!! free empanada making class!! free wine tasting!! free washing machine!! free international calls!! lots of free things at emperado! the breakfast was very good, raw eggs to do with as you please, cakes, bread, tea, coffee, fruit etc. lots of well priced and really good tours, the horse riding was amazing! anna was really helpful and spoke excellent english. two kitchens which both had lots of equipment. very clean. spacious dorms. rooms were warm even when it was cold outside!

Disliked: it was a little bit of a walk away from everything, you definitely need to get a cab to restaurants and bars at night.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was delicious, the glass of wine at night was awesome, and safe.

Disliked: A bit far from the bus station and the center, but it is easy enough to walk

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katy Southwood

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2011 Katy would recommend this property

Liked: Everything - possibly the best hostel we've stayed in during 2 months of travel. The room was comfortable, the communal areas and kitchen facilities were great. There is a different activity offered almost every night from wine tasting to an empanada cooking lesson. The location was good with a short walk to the main plaza and a big supermarket just down the road. Staff were really friendly and can help you organise loads of excursions. Wifi was quite good in the communal areas. Generally the place just has a really good feel to it.

Disliked: Nothing. A couple of the shared bathroom showers would sometimes dip in pressure or temperature but not a big problem.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bob Schuitema

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2011 Bob would recommend this property

Liked: It really nice, almost perfect except for the showers. They could be better but the rest is muy bueno

Disliked: v

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Luke Pattison

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2011 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Believe the hype - it really is that good, Anna on the desk is super super helpful and cheerful, it's spotlessly clean, a great place to meet people with lots of common space, free wine and daily organised activities. Free laundry, free international calls, free wine. Supermarket and ATM very close.

Disliked: The free wine is not always that nice, but it's free. The shower in the double ensuite room we had was designed by a first timer (flat floor = no drainage).

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere in a great city, backyard and rooftop are amazing in the sun.

Disliked: N/a

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff was great. i loved the night out at the hyatt.. loved the free glass of wine nightly.. it was great..

Disliked: location .. it was pretty far from things.. walking wise.. other than that.. good times

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Melinda D'arcy

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 August 2011 Melinda would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel with lots to offer. Stayed in a double room which had a good mattress and was super clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful and various activities were offered at the hostel and also through the hostel for the town. Best breakfast in a hostel in South America so far!

Disliked: Nothing


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