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Porto Alegre, RS
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

It really impressed me how I was treated at this hostel. Felt like I was at home. The owner told me all the specifics from the city and provided me some tips. The building is old-fashioned and simple but it gives all you need. The city is very calm and relaxing, and so it is hostel Oriental. Very recommended.

Thank JeanEspindola
Valparaiso, Chile
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

It's clean, peaceful, well located and the staff is very nice. The breakfast is the typical you'll get in most of hostels and restaurants in Argentina and Uruguay : Coffee, Milk, medialunas, butter, dulce de leche, bread and toasts. Autoservice, by the way. There are 2 shared mix bathrooms, the kitchen is spaceful and full equiped. During low season you... More 

Thank Orianaponce
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

I stayed with 2 friends at this hostel - we were the only guests in the hostel at the time. We arrived earlier than check in time and wanted to leave our luggage there, but the hostel was locked. We tried to ring the doorbell but no one opened. When we returned later in the day, the receptionist assured us... More 

1 Thank Iva_wanderlust
Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

A friend of mine recommended Ël Oriental for a one night stay. I went with 2 friends. I should point out that this is a hostel, and not a hotel, like some of the previous comments suggest. There are 3 bunk beds in each room. There were 3 of us in one room, the price is unbeatable. The beds, as... More 

4 Thank marielas2001
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

This is a really lovely hostel and I cannot recommend it enough. It small hostel - with only 17 beds, in a great location - only 10 mins walk to the centre of Colonia, 5 mins to a small beach, and with extremely friendly staff. It is clean with comfy beds and a delicious breakfast.

5 Thank AMC060677
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

It was not the first time that I've visited Colonia del Sacramento, but being for the first time at the Hostel Oriental, made my stay amazingly renewed. The place is comfy and warm, with lovely music in the background and friendly owners ready to guide or assist the guests. I had the chance to share a tasty home-made pudding for... More 

2 Thank Martin C
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2012

$60 US is way too expensive for a double room with no heating and a shared bathroom. We got caught out and should have paid a bit extra for a hotel room. Lesson learned for next time. It's a nice enough place but not good value for money.

3 Thank robyn r
Boise, Idaho
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Here's what I liked most about this hostel: They created a fun and easy environment to meet other travelers. We made empanadas together in the evening, and then everyone sat together around a big table and ate and drank for the next few hours. While I've met a lot of travelers at hostels (hostels tend to be social places at... More 

5 Thank shelleyisgoing
Leipzig, Germany
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Well, South America, Uruguay and especially Colonia have become expensive places now. You can get a nice hotel double in world cities like Prague or Rome for 45 EUR/60 USD, and you have places like this, where you get a dark hostel room with shared bathroom ... The building is actually very nice and characterful. The owners are also pleasant... More 

Thank schusswaffe
Lakeland, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Thanks guys for the excellent moment I passed in hostel ORIENTAL. You made me feel like at home in every moment. My first time in Uruguay and an excellent beginning in Colonia, i loved that place, a small city with everything very close and i couldn't believe everything was just one block from the hostel, the river so the beach... More 

7 Thank Rosa S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel ORIENTAL gives you lodging in a warm refurbished house from the beginning of the XX century. Located in 277 Lavalleja Street, near the port, the bus station, the historical town as well as the beach it is the ideal beginning point to contact the magical essence of the City.Is an interesting option to have warm and relaxing days in Colonia del Sacramento, enjoy the surroundings, know the beaches, the history and the culture. ... more   less 

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Address: Lavalleja 277, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Number of rooms: 8
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“Choose a room close to the door, they have at least a window that the others inside do not have.”
 of 5 bubbles schusswaffe, 12 Apr 2012 | Read review
“All rooms are big and confortable something very important the matress, they are great and new”
 of 5 bubbles RosaS800, 29 Mar 2012 | Read review
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