If you're not looking for fancy stuff, this is for you. People are nice, staff is friendly and helpful.
If you're going to Montevideo looking for rest, then this place is not for you. Very well located, near a good mall with a nice supermarket and exchange house, but rooms and bathrooms are not very clean, which is a shame.
We needed somewhere to sleep last minute. This place was pretty expensive for a hostel, and totally wasn't worth it. We booked a private room and when we arrived the bed wasn't even made. They gave us sheets and told us to make it ourselves. The trash was overflowing. The bathroom was a mess. Would not recommend. However there are two pros... very close to Punta Carretas and the Rambla.
Very nice and quiet Hostel/Bed & Breakfast in a nice and safe area of Montevideo. Great location near a big shopping center and the La Rambloa and 10 mins walk to Playa Pocitos. I stayed here for a few weeks and got to know the staff on friendly basis, there very friendly helpful and will go out of there way to make your stay a pleast expeirence.
going to miss all the staff there had an amazing time
This is a large family house with rooms for guests. It is near the beach and Punta Carretas shopping mall. There is a common kitchen with self-service. The kitchen and a dining room was not maintained enough. I would say the landlady was on holidays. Our room was small and suitable for one night. Common bathroom wasn't clean enough. Anyway there was very helpful staff, we could use their computer and a printer in the reception to purchase online boat tickets for Buquebus. There is also a shared computer with internet (but without a printer for sure). We stayed only one night and before we left in the afternoon somebody had started cleaning in the lobby. But we didn't see the result of this process. You can get there from the airport by bus DM1 and get off at Punta Carretas shopping mall.
The good: I really liked the people I met here – the family that owns the hostel, their friends, and other guests from Argentina, Brazil, and other countries. Everyone was friendly and great about sharing the computer (with high-speed internet access) and their food. The location, 2 blocks from the rambla along the Río de la Plata and 2 blocks from Punta Carretas Shopping mall, is ideal. I don’t like malls, but Punta Carreta Shopping is a great place to exchange currency and get an OK meal, and it also has a supermarket, 3 movie theaters, and a good book and CD store. The neighborhood is safe and easy to walk in, and the first night I spent here, it was blissfully quiet.
The bad: I spent 4 nights in a single room that was only about 2 by 3 meters, if that. I don’t need a huge room, but it felt like a box – contained a single bed, a metal locker, and a nightstand, and I couldn’t put my open suitcase flat on the floor and open the room’s door at the same time. The window shade was apparently broken, so I couldn’t keep the room dark while I was sleeping. A bare light bulb hung from wires in the ceiling, with no fixture to cover it, and the room needed painting. Breakfast was minimal, basically just mate, white bread, and marmalade. The entire hostel was grubby, although the bathrooms were cleaned daily.
To reach the shared bathroom, I had to go down the back staircase and through the kitchen and dining room. This wasn’t awful, but the way through the kitchen was usually partially blocked by an ironing board, bottles of cleaning products, and the like. It seemed like a fire hazard to block the way like this. The other shared bathroom was up another staircase – 2 bathrooms for up to 21 guests.
The ugly: sharing these bathrooms would’ve been more tolerable if the other guests had cleaned up after themselves, but there was always water on the floor and the counters, and after a while it just seemed disgusting. I also understand that hostels aren’t silent meditation centers, but I don’t think it’s OK to let guests make a lot of noise every night until 3 a.m. Some people DO need to sleep at night. $35 US a night was just far too much to put up with all of this, and I will not return.