[Edit: This hostel has now closed.]
Hostel Name: Dolce Vita Hostel
Address: Soriano 1536 esquina Salto, Montevideo, Uruguay
I stayed at the Dolce Vita Hostel in Montevideo, Uruguay. I booked it online and choose it mainly for its location in the central part of the city. It’s about halfway between the bus station and the old port area, and you don’t want to stay in either of those areas. I walked to the hostel from the main bus station, which took about 45 minutes, otherwise it would be about $6USD taxi.
The hostel is in a quiet, leafy street, not far from Avenida 18 de Julio (the main thoroughfare that cuts through the city).
I stayed in a 4 bed dorm and in terms of space it was one of the most spacious dorms I’ve had in a while. Each bed had a lockable locker under the bed the room was kept tidy by the staff every day.
At the back of the building is a big kitchen and common eating area.
This is where the shared bathroom is as well. The mens bathroom only had one shower and two toilet stalls, which is an inadequate amount for a shared bathroom for multiple dorms. I get up early so I missed the rush, but I would hate to be stuck behind a queue waiting for a shower.
A breakfast of the usual South American fair was provided: toast and cereal, imitation orange drink and instant coffee.
I ended up staying here for 5 nights and enjoyed my stay here. Apart from not enough showers, the building was clean and spacious and the location was a good base to explore the city from.
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