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Unplugged Hostel Pocitos
Reviewed 1 September 2011

The previous place we stayed booked us in here- unfortunately. The room was dirty and dingy. There was music blaring at reception and the hostels bar outside blared music and shouting until 3/4am. When I asked about moving I got a cold reception - a truly horrible place to stay - el viajero downtown Montevideo was like a palace in comparison - and cheaper.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank Dboyo
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

I would recommend this place for people on a shoestring budget. It was clean, hygeinic, but met expectations for a cheap hostel. It was noisy with cramped quarters and the fans in our 4 person room didn't work. Also, during our two night stay one of the bathrooms was on the fritz so it took forever to get a shower. However, the staff were friendly and there was free internet!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank BethanyB22
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Reviewed 8 February 2011

I don't have much to say about this hostel, but the 85% customer rating on the hi hostel website shouldn't be! We got here just a few hours ago and woke up in the middle of the night with bedbugs crawling all over us and our things. We should've realized that this place was infested when one of our roommates who obviously stayed here the night before was spraying her bed with some toxic substance that made our lungs hurt.
So..it is 3 am and we are trying to find a different hostel for tomorrow night, any suggestions?

Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
1  Thank JoHalifax
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

This hostel is ok, but not much more. It doesn¨t feel that clean which is never a good start. There are some good points. It is out of the city which if you want to feel a bit more disconnected then they´ve achieved that. You can walk or take a bus quite cheaply. The lockers thing is a concern, I agree with previous posts although I didn¨t have a problem personally.It is quite expensive compared to other place sI have been staying, and they didn¨t want to give me an HI discount at first. Pocitos, the area where the hostel is is nice though so you could probably find another hostel in the same location.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 January 2011

This would have to be the worst hostel i have stay in and i have travelled all overthe world... 1. Booked this hostel on hostelclub website when i arrived the manager told me that the rate per night at which we booked did not exist and that we would have pay more US16 not the USD12 (two other guest also told us that they were over charged).
2. The rooms are dirty and the shower in our ensuite bathroom did not work, the bed are unstable to the point of been dangerous had to take the matress off and sleep on the floor. the water heater in the bathroom exploded in the middle of the night burning a fellow room mate with boiling hot water. the room are boiling hot and do not have fans... etc
3. the breakfast is a joke, just stale bread and never any coffee
4. the staff (manager) is not helpfull and is a very dishonest person
5. the hostel is in the complete wrong part of town so you have to get the bus everywhere..
6. the hostel is very poorly maintained

Stay in this hostel at your if you like to live dangerously..

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2010

One of the best hostels i've been to! At the minute i arrived i felt really comfortable there.. the staff is great! They organize EXCELLENT BBQs!
Pocitos (the neighborhood where it is) is the safest in Montevideo, so you don't have to worry about getting there late!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank arroundtheworld77
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

Personally, i think this hostel is way down there and there must be better available for the price in Montevideo.

NEGATIVES:
- Locks on lockers are laughable - little eyelets for you to put a padlock through that can be pulled out by hand.
- No hot water in the morning.
- Staff coming into our dorm at 2am, slamming the light on, and talking in full volume to new arrivals about the benefits of the hostel - totally thoughtless.
- SO LOUD! It doesnt matter which way your room faces, they have seating areas front and back and a bar in the middle open til 1am. People sat outside our window talking and drinking til at least 2 or 3am both days.
- No locks on the room doors at all.
- Windows on all rooms are left open all night and day so the rooms are full of mosquitos.
- Only one of the 4 showers is actually useable, the others drip or have no shower head connection.
- I wish there had been something other than coffee (drinks wise) for breakfast.. but thats just a personal thing.. i think there should always be an option for people who dont drink it.

POSITIVES:
- Apart from the woman who barged into our room at 2am, the staff are actually lovely and very helpful.
- The hostel is spotlessly clean and the staff work very hard to keep it that way.
- There are lots of outside areas to sit and meet people. (A positive if youre not the one trying to sleep!)

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank jocypri
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Additional Information about Unplugged Hostel Pocitos

Address: Luis de la Torre 930, Montevideo 11311, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 86 Speciality Lodging in Montevideo
Price Range: £12 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unplugged Hostel se encuentra en Pocitos, uno de los barrios más lindos y seguros de Montevideo, a escasas cuadras de la famosa Rambla de Montevideo. Este tranquilo barrio cuenta con una amplia gama de servicios como son tiendas, restaurantes y bares, todos a poca distancia del Hostel. Cuenta además con los dos principales centros comerciales a escasos minutos de distancia. Nuestro Hostel posee habitaciones amplias y bien iluminadas naturalmente, una cocina completamente equipada, una sala de estar con TV cable y DVD y un parrillero en donde podrás disfrutar de nuestros deliciosos asados. Ofrecemos un buen desayuno, servicio de mucama e internet inalámbrico en toda la casa. Por la noche podrás disfrutar de tragos y música en nuestro propio bar. Es muy fácil llegar hasta aquí ya sea en ómnibus, caminando o en taxi. La zona cuenta además con buen transporte público hacia todos los puntos turísticos y de interés de la ciudad. Nuestro joven staff le asegurará una estadía inigualable. ... more   less 

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