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“Highly overrated, management lacks backpackers mentality”
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1949 Hostel
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We (a couple on a worldtrip) made a reservation here for 2 nights. Upon arrival (early morning), it turned out that both days would be nothing but rain. We asked the management if it was possible to take off one day (with plenty of time left to re-sell the beds) but we were told that we had to indicate this 48 hours prior to arrival (I didn't even book that much ahead!). In the end we paid for two nights and staying only one as the beds were too small and the mattresses very uneasy. Next to that we had the paint and electric wires coming off the mould covered walls. Conclusion: there are much better value for money places to stay in PdE, don't come here.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We were not happy with this hostel! The location was good and breakfast OK but the staff were kind of rude, and wanted to keep our passport whilst we went to get money out?! The room was small and dirty, there was no hot water in the shower and a lot water leaked out onto the room floor when anyone showered. I wouldn't stay here!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chantelle O
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

We have been travelling since eight month in south America and changed hostel almost every three days, but this "Hostel 1949" was the worst hostel ever. The rooms are small and not clean. The bathrooms aren't hygienics and the smell is very bad. The staff doesn't know anything and they aren't polite.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Sana L
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

Stayed here with friends in January 2011 for 3 nights. You will find this place very simple but ok for backpackers. The rooms are quite tiny and beds not so comfortable and the bathrooms are not that great but the restaurant at the first floor is a nice place to hang out! The hostel is a good choice if you want a central place close to the city center and the beach with not spending that much money, as it was the reason we stayed here. You will also find free internet use and breakfast included.
I will also recommend going to Punta del Este in general and you will find good beaches and great restaurants here, but it's expensive!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

The only good think about this place is the location. We got a mixed bedroom for 6 people and private bathroom. The bedroom is old and there was no hot water in the shower. They moved us to another bedroom next door that was also dirty and old. The water in the sink was salty! Awful. The management does a terrible job keeping this place in a decent state. You CANNOT pay with credit card and there was no sign in the hostel saying so. Not even in the email confirmation that we got several weeks before checking in.
The kitchen is dirty and if you have breakfast you'll have to wash your dishes. So people who hate doing the dishes will do a crappy job and in consequence you will find dirty dishes and cups for you to use during breakfast.
The only place to hang out is in the ground flour and during the day it was always full of drunk people sleeping, so there was no place left to hang out and relax.

Don't stay here. Look for someplace else. Even if the location is not that good.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 November 2009

Punta Del Este is quite a nice place but it is let down by having to stay in this hostel. At the time we stayed there were no doubles and even though we booked our dorm rooms a week in advance and we had printed our confirmation, the hostel staff refused to accept that this was the case and we had to wait around for 6 hours in the hope that two people would check out. Add dirty sheets, cramped rooms and average food to the mix and it wasn't a very pleasant stay at all for 3 nights

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2009

We found this hostal after having a bas experience with the previous one. The staff is great, the location is the best, 3 blocks from playa brava. It has it's own bar with happy hour, pepople there just want to have fun and they are very nice, there you can meet people from all over de world.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank kmii
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Address: Esquina 30 y 18. Centro., Punta del Este 1425, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
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Ranked #32 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Punta del Este
Number of rooms: 15

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