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Hostel | Canelones 1095, Montevideo, Uruguay 11100

79.5% Overall Rating

53 out of 67 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/07/2014)

Andrew Healy thinks…

"The staff were very helpful and friendly. The bed was comfortable and the location ok."

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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79.5%

Overall Rating

53 out of 67 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Planet Hostel'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
86.4%
Value
76.8%
Safety
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Andrew Healy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2014 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful and friendly. The bed was comfortable and the location ok.

Disliked: The bedding did not smell clean and there are not enough bathrooms/showers for the number of guests. Also the wifi was not very reliable.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

15 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good

Disliked: --

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2012

Liked: One of the only hostels with affordable single rooms.

Disliked: Average on the whole.

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

Felipe Herrera

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2012 Felipe would recommend this property

Liked: average

Disliked: baths

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jane Waterson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2012 Jane would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, brill iant location and lots of fun!

Disliked: Jane left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Raymond Atkinson

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

22 January 2012

Liked: Planet hostel staff could not have been more helpful and obliging. Nothing was too much trouble for them.

Disliked: The problem is the building does not really lend itself to being a good place to stay due to the noise of traffic going all night..i.e trucks, motorbiles and buses roaring all night. Sleep is almost impossible and the rooms are hot and airless unless you open the doors and then you get the noise worse. Breakfast is a bit ordinary with ho hum selection and the timing from 9am is too late for people wanting to be out and about to see Montivideo. The hostel had a grubby feel about it even though the rooms were clean and the showers and toilets being in the one room with no way to stop the water from going all over the floor was ordinary. The cost of the hostel was cheap but couldn't get a good nights sleep on any of the nights. Would not recommend it.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect and everyone from the staff is very helpfull.

Disliked: No towels...

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

Matthew Thompson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: It is located not far from Avenue 18 de Julio which is the main drag, and is between the disappointing Old town and Centro. It is also only a short walk to the Rambla and the sea. The staff are great. And so are the guests!

Disliked: Well I suppose the coffee at breakfast could have been a bit nicer.

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

14 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious hostel and nice washrooms. Good breakfast. Close to main tourist sights.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, nice staff, close to centre.

Disliked: Rooms a little warm when full

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not much to say about this hostel, but we were also there at a very quiet time (post-Carnaval). The receptionist Beatriz was very friendly and nice, but there was a cleaner there who was quite unfriendly to us, and kept telling us to clean our dishes and mop the bathroom floor (even though we were already doing it anyway!!). The breakfast is pretty basic (watered down coffee, tea, stale bread, dulce de leche, apples) but the AC was nice and it's in a decent location. Pretty noisy at night though (on a main street) so make sure you have ear plugs!

Disliked: Just the unfriendliness of that cleaner...otherwise it was fine.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great place all that you need

Disliked: nil

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Laid back, good location and staff very helpful

Disliked: Nil

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, very well located, good price.

Disliked: N/a

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

ABEL BARRIONUEVO

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2011 ABEL would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice location. The property was ok, restrooms where clean and breakfasts abundant.

Disliked: I thought I was having a mosquito problem, but turned out to be fleas on my bed. Not all staff knew about touristic locations and stuff.

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

Clemens Purrucker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2011 Clemens would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Fruits for breakfast. The guy at the reception knows Montevideo and how to get to places.

Disliked: The kitchens could be better. They´re ok, but there´s so much better around in Uruguay. Wi-Fi was a little bit bumpy. But all this is complaining on a high level

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms were spacious, lounge and kitchen areas were quite cool (although kitchen isn't very big), close to Plaza Independencia, whilst location isn't amazing in terms of the street or area itself, many places of interest are within 30 minutes of walking.

Disliked: Lockers were really flimsy. Most of them weren't on the hinges properly, and anyone could have easily broken the door off. Bathrooms are a bit small. A little bit noisy at night but not too bad.

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

Ralf Godoy

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

18 February 2011 Ralf would recommend this property

Liked: Exelente serviço e atendimento. A Beatriz é uma das pessoas mais doces que conheci.

Disliked: Nada a declarar.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great colours and atmosphere. Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent location.

Disliked: The quiet after 1 a.m. rule wasn't always enforced.

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

Jason Walker

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2011

Liked: The location is central, not far from the old town. The hostel is adequate for a night or two, but it's very basic and there's not really much atmosphere. The staff were helpful.

Disliked: The private rooms just have a padlock on a catch, so it's not very secure. Also there's a problem with vacant room doors constanting slamming shut because of draughts, which happened every night, so it's not easy to sleep. The breakfast room is too small but in any case it's not worth having.

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

Jamie Lafferty

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2011

Liked: Leaving.

Disliked: Crowded, too small, dirty and has a laughable sign that declares a curfew at 1am. No one seems to have told the staff that, who were still blaring out dreadful music at 2am most nights.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice small hostel. Clean, large rooms with helpful staff and in good location.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2011

Liked: Location was good - it's a nice area of Montevideo, not far from city centre and bar area.

Disliked: This was by far the noisiest hostel I have ever been in. Parties went on until 5am, despite warnings about no noise after 1am. If you want to sleep (at all), go elsewhere. It was ridiculous. We didn't get the room we requested until night 3. We were moved to different rooms on nights 1 and 2 despite booking ages ago.

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

Felipe Albuquerque

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2011 Felipe would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is awesome! This is a hostel different of any other I have ever been!

Disliked: The loockers were too small to all my luggage.

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

Andre Graham

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2011

Liked: staff were VERY loud until after 3am - their signs indicate that it should occur earlier.. heed what they say imo!

Disliked: as above