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Hostel | Maldonado 977, Montevideo, Uruguay -

82.3% Overall Rating

42 out of 53 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/04/2014)

"It was in a decent location to the centre and had some great chill out areas. Kitchen is of a decent size."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast

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82.3%

Overall Rating

42 out of 53 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Willy Fog Hostel'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
90.4%
Value
81.6%
Safety
83.2%
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Francisco Sandoval

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2014 Francisco would recommend this property

Liked: It has a nice kitchen and the bathrooms are good and the showers are hot.

Disliked: The wifi was terrible and almost unusable. A few times I had to unplug the ethernet cord from non-working terminal PC so I could use the internet. Like almost every other hostel in South America a complete lack of heating of any type so during my winter stay it got pretty cold inside the hostel.Insulation was non-existent so it got as cold as it was outside. The largest and cheapest dorms are up front, street-level so sleeping could be hard at times with all the noise coming from inside and outside of the hostel but this is very common of hostels in South America as well.

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

Simone Botti

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2014

Liked: Brazilian staff. Large common area. Large lockers.

Disliked: Messy. They don't have control of reservation. Check out time not respected.

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

HIROKI OHASHI

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2014 HIROKI would recommend this property

Liked: Every staff were kind. Good location.

Disliked: Bedroom and bathroom was so dirty and bad smell. Hot shower was not so hot. Wifi is so poor.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2014

Liked: It was in a decent location to the centre and had some great chill out areas. Kitchen is of a decent size.

Disliked: I'm genuinely surprised this hostel is rated so highly on here. The hostel has so much potential but it seems the owners don't really want to exploit this fact. Apart from one Brazilian member of staff the rest seemed completely disinterested. The majority of the people I think were permanent residence so you lost that social traveller vibe. Also the majority of these people seemed to be wandering around in a zombified haze of Mary Jane and 'other friends'. Room smelled damp, showers rarely produced hot water and door to room didn't shut let alone lock. That's all.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful big house, superfriendly staff, chill atmosphere, everyone has a place to be there. One of the best hostels i stayed at and i've been backpacking/stayed at different hostels for years.

Disliked: Loved everything

100.0%
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helena macgregor

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2014 helena would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! Huge building with lots of chill out space

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is Awesome, It has lots and lots of chill areas and is very well laid out. The dude Carlos and the cute Belgian girl are super nice and good vibes. The beds were hella cozy and the A/C in the dorm rooms was a pleasant surprise in hotass Uruguay. Free breakfast oo ;-D

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sylvain Jean

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2013 Sylvain would recommend this property

Liked: This huge property was really pleasant, with a good location, people were kind. I recommend it

Disliked: Sylvain left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Belgium girl at the front desk was very pleasant and attentive. Loved the 3 computers setup for guest use. Like the relaxed atmosphere in general.

Disliked: 1,000 older chilean men checking in was a bit weird; along with other groups of people in their 50's....didn't really give backpacking hostel feel.

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was cool and the place was huge! Things were decently clean but the best part was probably the rooftop hangout spot.

Disliked: Our room smelled really really musty.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2013

Liked: Very cool "look" and floor plan. Beautiful rooftop patio and nice computers.

Disliked: The place is a bit run down. Broken lockers, burned out lights and such. Could use a good scrubbing. And some heat for the showers.

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 January 2013

Liked: nice chill out area. and if you wanna stay not so long got to save some money, because the prices are really cheap. is good located to reach the center in few minutes walk.

Disliked: the hostel wasnt that clean, especially the showers and they dont have any hot water.

62.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 December 2012

Liked: It was a cheap place to stay to save some money before NYE in Punta del Este.

Disliked: It was hot and sticky throughout the hostel and the room smelled like an old musty basement. The community bathrooms were also up a flight of stairs from the room which is always kind of an irrirtant. The staff was helpful when asking about restuarants to go to for dinner, but upon arrival there was no introductory info on where the bathrooms were, when breakfast was served, or that there were no sheets on the bed. It wasn't until 12 at night when we went to pull back the comforter to go to sleep we realized linens weren't included. A little annoying.

100.0%
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Hanne Nelen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2012 Hanne would recommend this property

Liked: I absolutely enjoyed my stay at the hostel, hay una muy buena onda! The staff was really friendly and helpful, and they also liked to have some beers with the travelers, organise asados ... ! The terrace upstairs is a really nice place to relax and socialize with other people, but also the commun rooms are spacious and chill!! I would recommand this hostel to everyone who goes to Montevideo!

Disliked: Hanne left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

soledad di croche

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 December 2012 soledad would recommend this property

Liked: I definitely would recommend this hostel. The staff was very helpful and nice. The building is quite comfortable, with a great terrace and it has a good location. The breakfast was very good too. Great place for socializing!

Disliked: It could be more clean and the building needs some restauration. The big dorm doesn't have good ventilation, I would recommend to not stay in that one, the small ones are much better.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A really nice and friendly travellers environment. Very good location near the exiting afro-uruguayan neigbourhoods. The service and knowledgement of the staff really makes a difference and they make it easy to feel right at home upon arrival.

Disliked: Nothing big really. Maybe the dorms were a bit on the darker end but thats nothing compared to all the positive qualities.

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

Ernesto Rodriguez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2012 Ernesto would recommend this property

Liked: The decor is very bohemian and airy. It doesn´t feel cluttered. I love the terrace, which is very large and has a good shade, and inside there is ample sunlight thanks to a skylight that extends two hallways.

Disliked: Ernesto left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good overall atmosphere with a nice lounge.

Disliked: I was missing hot water in the showers.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great set up, love the big screen chill out area and computer area, also loved the free sangria!! rooms are small but comfortable, staff friendly, standard breakfast, no wait for the showers, close to town. No complaints.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Naomi Cooper

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2012 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: Great communal chill out area. Looks modern. Beds are comfortable. Close to a good supermarket. Cheap-ish beer available at reception. 15 mins walk to the centre. Only 10 mins in a taxi to main bus station. Some members of staff had limited English but still were very helpful.

Disliked: Dirty showers - hairs everywhere!! Kitchen always really busy, not very clean. Not enough pots and pans, etc. Neighbourhood doesn't look as though it would be safe at night.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff. They give you a inside tour to point everything out. Helpfull in everything you ask. Some do not speak English but tried really hard to help. The interior is really nice. Bedrooms were spacious with very good bunk beds.

Disliked: the bathrooms were used a lot so dirty. Some places were not cleaned in days. But everything else was clean. Bed linen smelled fresh and clean.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The porch on the roof was very relaxing and nice.

Disliked: You could not leave the hostel, you had to be buzzed out.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was not very busy when we were there, so we had a huge dorm all to ourselves. Big areas to hang out, air conditioning in rooms, nice roofdeck.

Disliked: Bathrooms had no paper. Ran out of food at breakfast and staff did not notice.

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

Chris Hodges

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2012

Liked: Staff was very helpful, free wifi. Breakfast was okay. Rooms were clean and tidy.

Disliked: Rooms very crowded, lockers broken or would not provide any secure storage. Toilets were horrible: One door could not be locked, toilet paper was often missing across multiple toilets, flushing did hardly work with people leaving their waste in the bowl. Last night, the lights were broken and it was pitch black. Four showers of which two could not really be used as the shower head could not be attached. Also the water supply was more like a drizzle causing at most medium water to arrive only after 8 minutes. Some doors to the showers did not provide privacy with missing panels.

The property's response is...

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

Joseph Thompson

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 February 2012 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Great vibe. Nicely laid out with excellent communal areas. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful.

Disliked: Showers are a bit basic and the toilets are mega uncomfortable due to the proximity of the doors (which are saloon style) to your knees.