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Austral Hotel Montevideo
Ranked #83 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Reviewed 17 March 2013

We stayed at this hotel as part of GAP adventure and what an absolute dump! We walked in to our room to find the most awful smelling smoke filled room, someone had obviously been chain smoking in the room the previous night. The room was small (barely enough room to have a suitcase and walk around the bed) the bathroom was dark, filthy with an aroma of sewerage, and the room was filled with mosquitoes as the windows don't have any screens on them. The only positive was its locale to everything.

Room Tip: tip is don't stay here
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

The hotel is very good located, with everything in walking distance. The rooms are basic, the breakfast was good. The breakfast room and the lobby were nice and quiet. The price was very low so it was very good value.

Room Tip: We had a corner room in higher floor.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 December 2012 via mobile

Close to the centre of the city, Austral is in a great location. The reception area of the sixties-style building is deceptively comfortable. The rooms a pretty grim and grubby. Cracked tiles and broken lavatory seat summed up the bathroom. You don't have to worry about your room being made up and cleaned to a reasonable standard - they don't bother doing it.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

this hotel is a terrible place to stay, when I walked into the hotel the first impression was that i was getting into a nightmare, the dirties place, terrible staff, the rooms, local prisons are cleaner and better to stay than this hotel, this hotel is not for humans, i wont even let my pet stay in this hotel, and please be aware of sites like Hotwire that promote this place.

Room Tip: do not book this hotel
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Stayed here as part of a G Adventures tour. The lobby and breakfast room are recently renovated, but the rooms haven't been touched in perhaps 40 years. The bathroom was dirty, the bedding was old, worn and not clean, and the noise from the street was pretty bad. They need double glazed windows and they have to replace everything - carpet, furniture, bathroom fixtures. The shower was a recessed rectangle on one side of the bathroom with a disgustingly dirty shower curtain that stuck to you (ugh). I'm sure you can do much better for your money.
Location was good, easy walking distance to the old city and convenient to public buses.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

I stayed at Austral Hotel in early August 2012. This is a really modest place that I do not recomend. Rooms need urgent renovation. Dirty walls, old and tiny bath, horrible carpet. The only good points are the breakfast and the location. The shower was basically non-functional. Probably one of the worst places I've been.

Room Tip: Maybe if you say that you know the rooms need renovation, but if they could give you the best one av...
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Marcelo_TX
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

I thought this hotel was good. The room is quite standard and the bathroom is not as bad as others have made out. The bathroom is a little cramped and the shower curtain sticks to you in the shower but that always happens.

Bed was fine and had two good nights sleep here. The hotel is well located in the city centre, within walking distance of most things. There is a main bus stop less than a minute away which took us to some bars and restaurants a bit further down the road.

The foyer area looked quick cool I thought, being orange and green. The lifts are the older fashion ones where you have to shut two sets of doors behind you.

There is a pc in the foyer area for people to use but i found it slow when I tried to use it. Unfortunately when anyone can use a computer they dont look after it and visit sites they probably shouldnt and it gets clogged with spyware. Anyway, there was free wifi if you have your own devise.

Nice stay. Thank you.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Hector Gutierrez Ruiz 1296 | esq calle San José, Montevideo 11112, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
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Ranked #83 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Price Range: £36 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Austral Hotel Montevideo 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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