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Ukelele Hostel

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stayed here for two nights in a shared bathroom private room. Great location (close to Ciudad Vieja and Avenida 18 de Julio), very clean, decent breakfast, lovely historic building, friendly and helpful staff. Highly reccomended

Thank JOro12
Paramaribo, Suriname
Reviewed 5 April 2014

My stay in Montevideo was definitely made comfortable in this hostel. The friendly staff really integrated with the guests and were very helpful. The hostel is within walking distance from many attractions. The beautiful old restored building gives the feeling of an old city villa. There is a pool. Breakfast was great

Thank JuanPigot
Viborg, Denmark
Reviewed 14 February 2014

The hostel in a fine old building and facilities are good, but worn to some degree. I stayed in one of their two double/single rooms without private bath, and the quality of these is far below the rest of the hostel. I would say that they are shabby, and the price is completely out of proportion. I found a first...

Thank GunnarKa
Bondi, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2014

The hostel is not BAD, it just needs VERY MUCH to became an actual hostel. Lack of bethrooms: only 4 for the whole hostel. Two of them are "normal bethrooms", with a toilet and shower. If one guest is showering on the first floor you have to go up stairs to use the toilet. Lack of air conditioner or fans:...

Thank Cássia T
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Overall sensation: They are not prepared for the summer, at all! The hostel is really well located BUT they lack on: - Information about city attractions; - Maps and useful tips to travelers; - Ventilators, air conditioner or ANYTHING to release the summer (35ºC at night) - TOO FEW toilets and showers for the number of guests. You would need...

Thank Bruno C
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here a few days ago. We booked a 8 bed dorm, but when we arrived they asked if we would like to stay in the 6 bed dorm for the same price as it was quiet. The hostel is beautiful, has a pool and just an overall amazing building. Staff were great, they even provided...

Thank Gabbyd101
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2013

If you visit Montevideo, stay here! The staff were great, in a decent location, it was super clean with very good showers, and in general the hostel had a lot of character. One of the best hostels I'v stayed in anywhere!

Thank Craig K
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We stayed at Ukele for a night only but were really surprised what we got for the 15 USD we payed. Not only was the hostel located in a really nice building, the facilities were clean, but they also had the best breakfast in a hostel I had so far. Comparing it to regular prices, a breakfast of this size/quality...

Thank Florian S
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

Firstly, Ukulele made a very good impression. Beautiful old building, nice pool. BUT: A) The lockers are open on the rear which you cannot see at all. Means they are not safe and a thieve stole more than 300US$ without breaking anything. And we were told (in written!) to put all the valuables in there. At least the hostel owner...

1Thank Jumarei
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2013

I hated Ukelele which is such a shame as the building is a beautiful old mansion. Unfortunately the staff were really unhelpful and pretty much unfriendly. They didn't have a map or give any helpful advice or take the time to say hello. The location wasn't very nice either and was near the area everyone is warned not to go....

Thank tansyelise

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ukelele awaits you in the best location of Montevideo. Our classic style house built in the 20's, is worth itself, with very spacious rooms, large common rooms and a huge swimming pool. (we are the only hostel in Mdeo that has one!!) We are downtown in the Km 0 of the city, next to Barrio Sur (where candombe was born), and in ten minutes you can reach Ciudad Vieja (old town) walking! Only 300 mts separate us from the Rambla (seaside), one of the best places of Montevideo.Ukelele is the perfect place to have a nice stay in Montevideo. We have large common rooms, with all kind of services to make your journey the best you can have, for the less price.You can enjoy a nice bath on our swimming pool, have some cold beers on the bar with people from all over the world, play the piano, guitar or Ukelele!! Or just relax and watch a nice movie! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ukelele Hostel

Address: Maldonado 1183, Montevideo 11112, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Price Range: $20 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“You will find peace in sleeping in any of the rooms.”
  • bathroom downstairs
 of 5 bubbles leonelj2016, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room away from the street if you're sensitive to loud noise.”
 of 5 bubbles BrieLBC, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
“If you're a girl, don't hesitate, pick the girl room !”
 of 5 bubbles margauxisthebest, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Do not choose single/double rooms, go for dormitory or find another hostel”
 of 5 bubbles GunnarKa, 14 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The room on the first floor is not so hot as the 12 people room in the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 366c_ssiat, 26 Jan 2014 | Read review
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