Hostel Ruca-Potu

Av. Gobernador Ricardo Videla 1275, (costanera norte y uruguay), Mendoza, 5527, Argentina
Hostel Ruca-Potu
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners
Priceline.com Booking.com eDreams

25%

Satisfaction Terrible
Excellent
5%
1
Very Good
5%
1
Average
15%
3
Poor
5%
1
Terrible
70%
14

N/A

Value Score No Data

Show Prices

Good For Families
  • Families100
  • Couples9
  • Solo0
  • Business0

More about Mendoza

Photos

Salentein WinerySalentein Winery

delicious roasted lamb at Francescadelicious roasted lamb at Francesca

Lan Chile meal in the planeLan Chile meal in the plane

Washed by a rainbowWashed by a rainbow

Forum Posts

Spanish Language schools in Mendoza

by dennisberry

My wife and I are thinking of going to Mendoza to enroll in a Spanish language school next March. Anyone have any recommendations for such a school? Is March the best time to go? We were thinking of doing a school for a couple of weeks, then doing some traveling. Any suggestions of where to go would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Dennis

Re: Spanish Language schools in Mendoza

by mendocinateacher

Well, I am not a Spanish teacher here in Mendoza, but have been teaching English for several years, and I am familiar with many of the Spanish schools and teachers here, and have talked to a lot of foreign students who have studied Spanish over the years.

Yes, it is true that most Spanish teachers do not have qualifications or training to teach Spanish in Argentina. In fact, many do not have teaching qualifications at all. There are few places to get training as a Spanish language teacher in Argentina, and most that have teaching credentials have English or Spanish Literature credentials. The best ones have DELE certification from the Cervantes Institute of Spain.

Also, there is no such thing as a "certified" language institute in Argentina. There are advertising groups for "partner schools" that call themselves associations, but they are just a loose net of different schools that join together to give "recommendations" in different cities. For example, the " SEA - AsociaciĆ³n de Centros de Idiomas " which has many "member schools", has no real educational development function at all, it is just a way for "member schools" to advertise, and many of their schools are terrible (I know, because I have taught English at many of these schools, in BA and In Mendoza, at one time or another). Be carfeul. The best way to be sure is to get personal recommendations or references from former students. Some of these schools have some good Spanish teachers, but most are only mediocre, it is often a question of luck.

Also, be careful of websites from places like New York, Madrid and London who say they have "schools" in places like Mendoza or BA. They are nothing more than agents that charge large sums to Spanish schools in Argentina as a way of attracting students, which is the big battle here. If the sites (and probaly they are the majority of the sites that you get after a search) do not give the address and/or telephone number of the school (because they do not want you to contact them directly so they lose their big commission), do not deal with them. Be satisfied only after direct contact and after you feel confident in the school administrator or teacher.

There are some excellent Spanish teachers in small schools or who offer private lessons to small groups and individuals. For example, I have had excellent comments form foreign tourists and expats I have met in the cafes about Spanish instruction from:

http://www.cheeseandcrackers.ca/a/a.htm

Also, be carfelul about the accomodation arrangements of many of the institutes or other places, either they are overpriced or they are homestays wghere you are not really welcome. Again, personal recommendations from many students are always the best measue.

Enjoy your visit and studies here in Argentina, it is always a pleasure to run into people like you!

Buen viaje! :)

Travel Tips for Mendoza

Having dinner at late hours

by marinama

What I found really amazing in Mendoza (and this is for the entire Argentina as I understood)) is that if you want to dine out you have to do it after 9 p.m. Go out with your friends, with your family and you can share wonderful moments in a nice environment. 12 a.m. can sound as a very late hour in other countries, but here the streets are so full of life, with people of all ages just hanging around and having a good time.

Cheers Compadre!

by Gaspar&Floppy

"Tonada" is a very representative music style of Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis. Is usually played by groups of 3 guitars.
The lyrics of the tonada are very poetic and usually talk about love to a woman, love to one's land or about enjoying life iwht friends.
The "cogollo" is one part of the tonada in which the singer/s dedicate the song to somebody, when the song finishes, that "somebody" must pay the tonaderos with a glass of wine and the rest of the public can do the same. Not to pay a tonada or not to accept the glass of wine is considered really really impolite. I've seen many tonaderos finishing their shows just for not being "paid"

YOU SHOULD DO THE WINES...

by marian13

YOU SHOULD DO THE WINES TRIP.GO AND CHECK THE EXCITING ANDES MOUNTAIN, RIVERS, LAKES.OF COURSE YOU HAVE SHOPPING MALLS,DISCOS, RESTAURANTS,CASINOS,ETC.-
YOU WILL KNOW HOW A GOOD WINE IS MADE, ALL THE STEPS TO BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD.IF YOU ALREADY KNOW THE BEACH YOU WILL HAVE AN IMPRESSIONABLE EXPERIENCE SEING THE ACONCAGUA MONTAIN AND OTHERS.

Ruinas de San Francisco

by Bwana_Brown

Once we were finished with the Winery tour, our guide and the van driver took us back into Mendoza where we began our city tour in the bright 11 AM sunshine. First up were the ruins of the San Francisco church, all that remains of the original colonial architecture of 'Old' Mendoza. Dating back to 1638 when it was established as a Jesuit school/church, the structure was taken over by the Franciscan order of monks in 1782 following the expulsion of the Jesuits. However, the Franciscan tenure here, along with the remainder of the city, came crashing down in the great earthquake of 1861 which leveled Mendoza, exactly 300 years after it had been founded.

Due to it's mainly adobe construction, the San Franciscan church was almost completely destroyed, except for the few remaining brick walls, seen here being supported by a permanent scaffold arrangement. Mendoza was later rebuilt to the southwest of this area and, even today, you do not see many tall buildings poking up through the trees in case they too have to contend with another major quake.

Parque General San Martin

by msocolin

This park is the biggest and most beautiful of Mendoza. It was designed by french architect Carlos Thays, and opened in 1906 (although its origins go back to 1896). The park has beautiful streets and avenues surrounded by hundreds of species of plants and trees.

Inside the park there are several fountains, sculptures, gardens, and even the Mendoza zoo, which is worth visiting. There's also an artificial lake next to the Rosedal, which is used by the Mendoza Boat Race Club (Club de Regatas de Mendoza).

Comments

Popular Hotels in Mendoza

Huentala Hotel Boutique

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

Primitivo de la Reta 1007 (Formerly "Huentala Mendoza" on our site), Mendoza

Show Prices

Urbana Suites

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews

25 De Mayo 1590, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza

Show Prices

Argentino Hotel

1 Review

Espejo 455, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza

Show Prices

Aconcagua

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review

San Lorenzo 545, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza

Show Prices

View all Mendoza hotels

View all Mendoza hotels

Latest Mendoza hotel reviews

Finca Adalgisa - Mendoza
246 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 17, 2014
Hostel Lao
177 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 11, 2014
Hotel Nutibara
15 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 22, 2013
Hotel Los Varietales
34 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 9, 2014
Argentino Hotel
205 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 28, 2014
Winca's Apart
1 Review & Opinion
Hotel Crillon Mendoza
21 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 6, 2014
Aconcagua
106 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 25, 2014
Huentala Hotel Boutique
130 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 26, 2014
Hostel Huellas Andinas
7 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Nov 1, 2013
Urbana Suites
13 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 11, 2014
Break Point Hostel
8 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 29, 2014
Hotel Internacional Mendoza
1 Review & Opinion
Hotel San Martin
30 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 20, 2014

 Hostel Ruca-Potu

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

Hostel Ruca-potu Hotel Mendoza

Address: Av. Gobernador Ricardo Videla 1275, (costanera norte y uruguay), Mendoza, 5527, Argentina