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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spend three nights in a horrible filthy hostel and then moved to Lao: what a relief! The owners are great hosts and know a lot of local stores for good food and veggie shops. The hostel is clean, breakfast with the breadpudding is amazing, and the kitchen is well equipped. We really enjoyed the garden in this hostel. I... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely recommended if you prefer a homely atmosphere to bigger commercial hostels. Mike, Celeste & Marguerita (their dog) made me feel so welcome I extended my stay twice. Felt very happy and relaxed here - lovely vibe, clean and safe. It's in a great location right by a main road with shops, ATM, restaurants and bars. As long as you're... More 

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1 Thank sambosonic
Astor_Elder, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Hola Sam. Thanks so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. All the Very best. Everyone at Lao! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We are a couple and stayed in the 4 bed dorm. The room and ensuite were comfortable and clean. The breakfast is basic but tasty and we enjoyed it. Reception staff super helpful. Easy walk to bus station and town. However not a lot to do in Mendoza in winter. Be aware that the border to chile closes in winter... More 

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1 Thank William F
Astor_Elder, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Hola! Thanks for your review! We just want to let any one planning to come to Mendoza know there is lots to do both in the city and in the surrounding areas all year round. How about a wine tasting and/or lunch in a winery or two? Or rafting. Visit the largest municipal park in Latin America, or head up... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stayed here for a few nights during a trip through Argentina and had a great time. The staff at the hostel were very friendly and helpful in organising trips for us and giving us advice on things to do in Mendoza, and their rescue dog was very friendly and cuddly. Easy walking distance to the centre of Mendoza and... More 

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Thank Michael D
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. Mau on reception was super helpful and went above and beyond for us. The dog was nice and friendly. Very laid back and chilled out hostel which was ideal for our stay in Mendoza. Breakfast was basic but that was all we needed.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights and really enjoyed the bed in the private room. Decorated very cute shabby chic with a friendly dog to greet you. It's close to the bus station and they have great tours to enjoy. If I ever find myself in Mendoza again I will stay at Lao!

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Walking distance to main hot spots - easy going communal area, met some good people, laid back. Low/No WiFi in our room. Welcoming dog Margarita. We had the torrontes room, they acknowledged that the handles needed fixing, but I had a feeling that this wasn't something that was just found out but rather on-going...

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

It was a nice hostel. the staff were really nice and helpful. Breakfast is basic. The rooms are clean and bright. The bathrooms are not in the room but private and clean. Only improvement point is you need confirm that the tours are booked as they forgot to book our wine tour but they were quick to offer a solution... More 

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Thank Steph R
Astor_Elder, Owner at Hostel Lao, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thanks for your feedback. We would just like to say that we do have rooms with ensuite bathrooms. You booked and stayed in one of two that have their private bathrooms 1 metre from the room in a corridor only accessed by 3 double rooms. Breakfast is, just like the room you stayed in, exactly as described on... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at hostel Lao over the annual wine festival and had a wonderful time. Breakfast is good, staff are incredibly helpful and we fell in love with the resident dog. One day a booking error meant that we didn't get picked up for a planned trip and the owner was on the phone for nearly half an hour sorting... More 

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Thank Lauren W
Wiltshire, Uk
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59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights. Staff very helpful and friendly. Very comfortable and clean accommodation. Good breakfast. Great location within Mendoza and close to all restaurants and attractions. Nice garden to relax in.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Lao is like a good friend's house where you can relax and meet people. Owned and run in a different style by English-Argentine travelers. For 5 years we have been welcoming travelers to stay with us, enjoy our home and see a more Mendozan side to the city. With just 24 beds to keep things friendly, chilled and clean; Lao is a traveler's oasis in the middle of a great city. A social, lively home, NOT a party hostel! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Lao

Address: Calle Provincia de La Rioja 771, Mendoza M5500ALO, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Cuyo > Province of Mendoza > Mendoza
Price Range: RM80 - RM241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“we stayed in garden room with ensuite. Very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 964arlenea, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Some private rooms have in-room shower/bathroom, some do not”
 of 5 bubbles Jargonscott, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“the ensuite rooms were great”
 of 5 bubbles Paul-HenryHobson, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“They have more luxury rooms in the main house. If you are staying a while an upgrade may be best.”
 of 5 bubbles 660octaviab, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The terrazza room has its own little courtyard/patio, but the free wifi does not work in there.”
 of 5 bubbles Y3043RLdavidh, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
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