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Hostel | Manuel Lobo 377, Lavalleja, Intendente Suarez Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay 70000

69.1% Overall Rating

67 out of 87 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/01/2013)

"The location wasn't bad, but Colonia is pretty tiny so everything is always close! The outside looked nice."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Café
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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69.1%

Overall Rating

67 out of 87 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel El Espanol'

Atmosphere
67.2%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
66.4%
Value
67.2%
Safety
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Stephan Rabathaly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2013 Stephan would recommend this property

Liked: The price

Disliked: Not very clean.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2013

Liked: The location wasn't bad, but Colonia is pretty tiny so everything is always close! The outside looked nice.

Disliked: Very run down and uncared for. Kitchen lacked a lot of basic equipment and was very dark and dirty. Staff were quite unfriendly. Not like modern hostels - no information. Not fault of the hostel but our dorm mates weren´t considerate of us at all (showers at 1, talking through the night, leaving the door unlocked)

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

stephanie rowledge

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2012 stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly people at this hostel. Very safe, and a lovely traditional setting.

Disliked: Breakfast wasn't great but I think this is a general Uruguay peculiarity.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Emma Hills

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 December 2012 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: This is a big hostel and it seemed quite clean.

Disliked: The staff weren't that friendly. Also, on hostel bookers there is no option to book in Uruguian pesos and there was some confusion as to how much we had to pay as their fees at the actual hostel were a lot more than on hostel bookers.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lovely old adobe building with nice courtyard. only a few blocks away from historic town center, and closest accommodation to ferry port. also the cheapest of the hostels.

Disliked: not enough shared bathrooms to cope with peak times/full house. breakfast is very basic, and not buffet so limited amount of food per guest.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Afonso Inácio

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 February 2012

Liked: It is the cheapest one in Coplonia, but for more one dollar I believe that you will find better places to stay.

Disliked: The toilets are really bad, and the hostel basically is a old house where they "built" an hostel...

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

Stuart Tancred

Alone

City break

27 February 2012 Stuart would recommend this property

Liked: Location is very good.

Disliked: Stuart left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a good location near the bus station and the kitchen was big and well equipped. They had wifi in the hostel as well as 2 computers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, friendly and were patient with my bad Spanish (their English was better than my Spanish but they let me try anyway. Nice chilled out atmosphere. Breakfast was just medialunas and coffee/tea/hot chocolate, but that's getting to seem pretty standard.

Disliked: wifi was a bit rubbish but the internet was fine on their pc's.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything: the location, the atmosphere, the staff, breakfast.

Disliked: Nothing.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location

Disliked: Crowded dorm

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2012

Liked: Localization.

Disliked: Bathrooms, rooms, breakfast, staff really not cool..

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.. a very easy walk from the bus and the dock and to the old part of town. Its a cheap and simple property, nothing stunning but you go there for the beauty of the town, not the hostel. It's a cheap place to crash and dump your stuff, which is all you need.

Disliked: Bikes were for hire but they advertise that they are free. Pretty dingy bathrooms and rooms but again, it's a beautiful town..the hostel doesn't really matter.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Kimberley Davison

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2012 Kimberley would recommend this property

Liked: this was ok priced, central hostel. there was nothing to complain about really except the lack of toilets!!!

Disliked: only 3 toilets for the whole hostel was really terrible in the morning!!!

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

Veronica Pancheri

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 January 2012 Veronica would recommend this property

Liked: it's big

Disliked: Veronica left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beakfast is ok,great location

Disliked: room is tooo dark

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Tomoyuki Sasagawa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2011

Liked: just location

Disliked: too dirty in room,toilet,shower

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is really nice. liked the courtyard!!

Disliked: bathroom and kitchen were not really clean and the dorms quite small and very hot at night.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Lukas Schwab

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 November 2011 Lukas would recommend this property

Liked: Location is very central and prices are ok. If you don't want much more than a place to sleep, it's ok, but i wouldn't want to stay there longer than one or two nights.

Disliked: Not a lot of bathrooms, so there are often lines... (but there was construcition-work in progress, so hopefully they build some more bathrooms). There were no windows in our dorm.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 November 2011

Liked: Quirky décor.

Disliked: Not very safe and none of the staff could speak any English.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location.

Disliked: Breakfast wasn't included

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is in a good postition close the main shopping street but also not far from the historcal area. It is also only a few minutes walk from the port and the bus station.

Disliked: Their bikes to hire could do with some oil and a general service. If you are someone who is very sensitive to the cold, you may not like the draftiness of Hostel Espanol.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

glynn Dean

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 May 2011 glynn would recommend this property

Liked: great location 2 mins walk from the old sqaure and main sites

Disliked: very cold at night in the communal areas

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

Danielle bicknell

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 Danielle would recommend this property

Liked: This place was friendly and cozy. It's in a great part of town close to the bus station and the historic downtown. It's simple and clean but you couldn't really ask for more.

Disliked: It's pretty rustic

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: all in all it was clean and it was a quiet place to rest

Disliked: it's not the perfect place to have fun and meet other people