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Red Hostel in Montevideo

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In the first days of my trip through Argentina, Uruguay and Antarctica 2009, the adventures took me to Montevideo. Entering a new country, Uruguay.

Montevideo, located in the southern part of the country, is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. In addition, it has the honor of being the southernmost capital of America. Like Buenos Aires, it has its coasts on the Río de La Plata, and according to "MERCER" it is the city with the highest quality of life in Latin America.

When choosing accommodation I based on the same criteria as in Buenos Aires, however, my time in Uruguay had to be much cheaper if I wanted to survive 24 days of travel. I found the ideal place in the Red Hostel Montevideo located in the heart of the city, right next to the Intendencia building and one block from Av. 18 de Julio.

This original hostel or hostel has all kinds of rooms, from shared with 6, 8 or 10 beds, to more intimate singles or doubles. This was my choice and to make the reservation, instead of using your Web page I turned to Fernando Semproni and Indoor Uruguay, who helped me with something else from my stay in the country.

The indicative price on an individual basis is between $ 14 and $ 25 per room per night.

his Location It is exceptionally central. You can walk everywhere, even at night, since the hostel is in a safe and quiet area. It is close to the old city, where nightlife brings together all Montevideans every night. In a matter of few blocks you will find a wide range of bars and pubs with different styles and music.

Also offers rooms spacious, bright, with balconies facing the street, with Cable, ADSL (Internet) connection and heating, even cable for the laptop in the room itself (and WIFI).

When talking about cleaning There are diverse opinions on the internet so we will wait to see it live.

Other services include breakfast, shared bathroom, shared kitchen, and also 4 computers connected 24 hours so you can chat, work, download photos, burn CDs and even DVDs without paying a penny !!!

Back now, make yourself one "GUIDED VISIT of the hotel with me…

I have to admit that it was difficult for me to find the hotel entrance. It is a building dating from 1912 that has been moderately restored and retains its more colonial style. In fact, its entrance is a portal where it is buzzed to access a kind of inner courtyard after climbing some stairs.


What leaves no doubt is that your Location It is privileged. Being the journey from Buenos Aires to Montevideo of 3 hours and after picking up the backpack and moving to the center, I still had time to approach to eat a little goat and a good beer in the most central area of ​​the capital. It also overlooks a very nice and quiet street.



The room, being nothing of the other world, perfectly fulfilled its objective. A soft mattress, an old television, exuberant decoration and perhaps something cold, but clean and with WIFI access for the notebook.




Not much talk about bath, or if doing so within the rest of the services available to the hostel. Shared kitchen and bathroom, a mini-library of old books, a large reception where they keep the "piece of keys" in the rooms, a couple of tables with several computers and some old sofas. Of course, everything quite clean.

The we would recommend? Well, what each one looks for depends. Of course, for my adventure, it perfectly fulfilled its objective of being central, allowing me to rest my body and make it a place of passage to new destinations. For this price I doubt that there are better options, but in this case and, above all, for the age of the facilities, I will leave it to the taste of the consumer ...


Isaac, from Montevideo (Uruguay)

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