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Reviews of El Viajero Downtown Hostel & Suites

Hostel | Soriano 1073, Montevideo, Uruguay 10700

84.6% Overall Rating

34 out of 36 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/12/2013)

"Nice atmosphere, location and staff. Breakfast was good. And the hostel has a great deal: if you book 2 hostels of El Viajero in different locations (so e.g. you book 1 night in Montevideo and 1 in Punta del Este) you…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that after booking you will receive our e mail address. You’ll need to send your card security code of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits number on the back of your card) in order to fully secure your booking. Failure to do so may result in losing your reservation

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84.6%

Overall Rating

34 out of 36 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'El Viajero Downtown Hostel & Suites'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
86.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jennifer Muscheidt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2014 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Jennifer left no negative feedback.

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

Gimena Viale

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

21 April 2014 Gimena would recommend this property

Liked: K

Disliked: Los baños estaban sucios. Lo demas todo ok.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, location and staff. Breakfast was good. And the hostel has a great deal: if you book 2 hostels of El Viajero in different locations (so e.g. you book 1 night in Montevideo and 1 in Punta del Este) you get 1 night in the third hostel for free! (e.g. Colonia del Sacramento).

Disliked: There were not enough toilets and showers!! (only 2 for females!). There weren't a lot of people when we were there, so it wasn't a problem, but if there are many people.. By the way, all El Viajero hostels in Uruguay have this problem. The most rooms have no windows, which is why the rooms doesn't smell great (in fact they smell really bad).

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

Gabor Csupity

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2013 Gabor would recommend this property

Liked: nothing to like nothing to dislike about this place

Disliked: Gabor left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, Helpful and knowledgable staff. Clean and tidy premises. The hostel tries to create a good atmosphere by organising activities.

Disliked: More fruit for breakfast would be good, or something other than just one type of cereal and bread.

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

Jason Brooks

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2012 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, helpful staff.

Disliked: Dorms are pretty tight and stuffy. Also, outside liquor is not allowed and the drinks they sell are overpriced...a major pet-peeve of mine in any hostel.

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

Franco Germán Barone

Alone

City break

18 March 2012 Franco Germán would recommend this property

Liked: Muy buen Hostel y excelente la atención de los chicos.

Disliked: Franco Germán left no negative feedback.

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

05 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice patio area, helpful staff

Disliked: No window in dorm room

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2012

Liked: It had clean dorm rooms, and the patio seemed nice. Breakfast was also decent.

Disliked: The rooms were HOT and stuffy as they had no real window to the outside except for one small one above the door, but if you left that open then all the sound from the courtyard gets in. If you want sleep, you will not find it here because of how the building is set up, I felt bad for the people in the rooms right next to the courtyard. Only one women's toilet (ONE!!) for all the dorm rooms, and one for the men. Two people arrived to our dorm at 2 am, and the staff member showed them to the room, turned the lights on ad woke up the rest of us who were sleeping, and then proceeded to tell them all the hostels policies right there instead of doing it outside the room before letting them in. They were very quiet and quick to make the beds and shut the light back off, but the staff member did not have to have so little thought for those of us trying to sleep. We are returning to Montevideo next week and will not be staying here.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Augie Peterson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2012 Augie would recommend this property

Liked: Nada

Disliked: Too big. Big marketing operation. Over sell products. Beware.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, clean bathrooms.

Disliked: Courtyard where people talk right out side the rooms. Not much happening at the hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly staff

Disliked: The neighbourhood

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, really clean, SUPER comfortable beds, really sweet staff!

Disliked: It was not a high season so it made me a bit lonely..:( Anyway it was really cold and they had no heating system in the room! So I had to sleep with my coat on..

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

Rita Sandoval

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2011 Rita would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. They had a delicious asado the day we were there, and although it was a little pricey, it was totally worth it. The hostel is clean and had hot water at all hours. It has a nice patio and little bar. The location is in the centro which isnt the nicest part of the city but you can get anywhere from there. Breakfast was also pretty good, bread (butter,jam), yogurt, coffee, tea.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lovely building

Disliked: a few things to be aware of... * you will probably be asked if you want to buy a Hostelling International Card. The main intended use for the card may be the 10% discount it offers on hostel bookings. However, you may not be informed that, if you book hostels through Hostelbookers, the 10% HI discount doesn't apply. * The cost of a HI card is quoted as $15. A conversion of the 300 Uruguayan pesos charged is c.$16.40. It's unclear why extra is charged. * After, for example, a night's stay booked through Hostelbookers, you will be reminded early the following morning that you need to decide soon if you want to extend your stay. This is annoying. That aside, be aware that if you let the hostel know that you want to stay on, any extra night(s) will be charged at the hostel rate, a higher rate than that charged on Hostelbookers. If you want to stay on, and even if you're already in the hostel, book on-line for a better rate. * It's difficult to avoid the conclusion that the common areas/use of tv etc. are more for the benefit of those working there than for those who have paid for the service.

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

Alexandra Donadoni

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2011 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: Good breakfast, Good lockers in the dorms, nice bar area and terrace, the staff were really friendly and helpful (they booked our bus ticket for us which was handy as the bus station is far from the centre), offered dinner every night which would be a good way to try some local food.

Disliked: Nothing really, although a couple of private bathrooms would have been nice.

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
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The hostel was very clean with great facilities, defo recommend.......

Disliked: nothing

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

maria popson

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2011 maria would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great and clean beds, great shower,great breakfast!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good. It was within walking distance to the old city and quite close to anything else you were interested in seeing.

Disliked: Although the check-in form had asked whether we wanted assistance booking bus tickets, when we asked the girl at the desk simple questions regarding this, she was not even remotely helpful. We didn´t expect her to book them for us but it would have been helpful to have been given some sort of direction. Also, the outdoor kitchen was in a constant state of disaster, with ants, slugs and other bugs crawling around which made the dinner we were cooking significantly less appealing.... The last night we were staying there, the employees had a birthday party for a friend (or someone who did not work at the hostel, nor were they staying there) in the common area. Not only did we not feel welcome, it went on quite late and kept us awake for hours. This was not appreciated but as the only staff members working were taking part, we really had noone to complain to.

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

Andrew Ellem

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: A good hostel... nothing at all to complain about!

Disliked: NA

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

29 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The building is great,the breakfast is very good

Disliked: The staff is and the people are not so friendly

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

23 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean sheets, clean bathroom with fresh towels and soap (we stayed in a private double ensuite). The bed was comfortable and the tv had a good range of channels. The courtyard is nice to sit and have a drink and the staff were very helpful.

Disliked: Breakfast was a bit disorganised as there were too many people and not enough chairs for everyone. The hostel seemed short staffed in the morning.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

12 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is good, staff very helpful and spoke good english

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

amy rollo

07 March 2010 amy would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. Comfortable beds. No locks on dorm room doors, but good size lockers so bring a lock. Breakfast was a little lackluster. Courtyard is lovely for beers and card games. Montevideo is a bit anticlimatic in itself.

Disliked: amy left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

04 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: thankfully i had the room on the roof with air flow. The other rooms were so hot and stuffy. You get what you expect.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.