Monkey Hostel is a small but nice hostel. It has a few private rooms and a few dorms. It's a perfect place to meet other travellers, especially because they organize weekly pizza parties and typical asados. The building is a bit old and the beds could be more comfortable, but it has a good price/quality racio. The breakfast is included but is rather small. I had a few great nights in the bar with beer and wine at very economical prices. Staff is always at your disposal for any questions and they even have a travel agency. We did a wine bike tour in Maipu and an impressive high mountain tour. I would recommend both hostel and agency!!
Nice bar, pizza party, asado, great service from staff
The Mendoza Inn is the worst hostel, in my opinion, I stayed on the trip. At the Mendoza Inn, sthe staff, although friendly, did not really listen to me nor they were really interested in helping me with my cares and concerns. I've seen better rooms on my travels! I was grafteful to have my own room not a dorm bed! Whilst my room was prepared, I had to temprorarily leave my luggage in a dorm - I was put off by the cramped beds, lack of space, the smells and the lack of security. The hostel dampened my spirits and didn't help the low mood I was experiencing.
Around Mendoza capital you`ll find quite a few country hotels in the vineyards. Apart from Cavas wine lodge they are all of about the same price range and looked pretty similar, at least on the internet. I chose Club Tapiz mainly because it was so easily bookable by using i-escape.
The hotel is located about 30 km from Mendoza, at ruta 60, Luján de Cuyo. I arrived in Mendoza in the evening, and it was a challenge to find the hotel - I was cruising around Maipù for a while before I found the right directions.
Club Tapiz is an old estate, the house dates back to 1890. It has in total 7 rooms, a restaurant, a spa (jacuzzi was broken), a business centre, a living, swimming pool and an old bodega. There is a lovely veranda, a pretty garden with palm trees where I could spot some parrots flying around and behind the buildings are the wine gardens with beautiful view of the Andes, where you could go for a walk. Next to the pool you`ll also find brush and easel in case you want to let the artist in you come out and be creative :).
The room was somehow simple, but decent and elegant. There were the leaf entrance doors made of wood and glass and a window going to the pool. When you arrive, a bottle of Malbec and mineral water is already awaiting you. They provided Tapiz spa shower gel with rasperry smell, body lotion and some kind of a mud mask in the room. The sink was in the room, the bathroom had a bathtub, bidet and the loo. There were bathrobes and slippers and the maid came every night, cleaned up a bit and left an Alfajor on the nightdesk.
Best feature of the hotel was the tastefully decorated living - with a nice fireplace, purple coloured walls, cosy sofas and chairs and even a table to play board games - just lovely! From here you could also descend to the old wine cellar.
Club Tapiz has a restaurant which has excellent food. It wasn`t that cheap, but however - it was worth it! I especially liked the seafood gratinated with parmesan cheese and I truly miss their Créme Brulée, their wine and their bread! The only thing I didn`t like there was the Pisco Sour - there was almost no sugar in it. It is more the national drink of Chile and Peru anyway :). Staff was maybe a bit too formal - actually I felt almost like dining at Buckingham Palace with all their subservience :)!
A double room is about EUR 100 p.n., breakfast included.
All in all, I felt totally comfortable there. It is nice and peaceful (well, in 2007 there was an armed robbery I heard, despite there are guards at the entrance) and perfect for relaxation.
They were the words I googled into the computer when looking for a hotel in Mendoza. Club Tapiz delivered it all in spades. From the moment we arrived we knew this was going to be something special. A charming, and historic, complex set around a shady courtyard (photos 1 and 2), surrounded by 10 hectares of old vines and olives, a warm and efficient welcome, simply furnished and comfortable rooms (photo 3) opening onto the courtyard, all promised something special and things only got better as our stay progressed.
Starting with a pre-dinner winetasting of estate wines (photo 4) in the large, clubby salon - a relaxed gathering of fellow guests that was a nightly event, moving on to a superb dinner, waking up for a peaceful early morning walk through the vineyard (photo 5) followed by a lavish breakfast before setting off on our first day's excursion, was all just perfect. Returning in the evening to tea on a sunny terrace that caught the last rays of sun from the west before indulging in a spa treatment, then changing for another round of pre-dinner drinks and another beautiful meal in the restaurant. More unwinding with late-night talk and more red wine in those comfortable salon armchairs, then bed only to wake up next morning ready to repeat the whole exercise again.
All this, and a staff ready and able to offer all the advice and assistance you could wish, undoubtedly made Club Tapiz the best hotel experience of our South American holiday. We would certainly stay here again, and would, as we did this time, book way in advance to be sure of getting a room. With only seven rooms, very reasonable rates for this level of accommodation and nothing but praise for the place wherever it is mentioned on the web or in guidebooks, you'd be advised to do the same.
What a perfect package Club Tapiz is. A most sympathetic conversion of an historic estancia (founded in 1890), gorgeous views of the mountains; a pool; a spa (and the sweetest therapists); bikes for guests to use - and a dog to go walkies with you; charming, helpful and unobtrusive staff; an intimate and most welcoming clubby atmosphere that creates its own little world, are just the beginning.
The nightly ritual of wine-tasting accompanied by cheese, olives and other titbits combined with the delicious food in the restaurant and no need to drive home made the decision of where to eat each night an obvious one.
Breakfast was just as good - a great spread of fruit, cereals, homemade breads and preserves, eggs cooked to order and served with farm-cured ham.
A small business centre provided internet access for the email-tragic amongst us (to be fair - it was 15 minutes daily or clearing a massive email list at the end of 5 weeks)
The location may be a consideration for some people. Maipú is 30 minutes from Mendoza. You will need a car or the hotel can organize taxis for you should you want to go into Mendoza. We did have a car, as did most other guests, but those who did not said that it really wasn't a problem. Of course airport transfers can be arranged, as can all tours, by the hotel.
It's a nice and small hostel run by the kindest people I've meet. It's quite near from the bus station
Casa Pueblo inhabits an old typical house five minutes away from downtown Mendoza. Attended by the members of a family, all the house spaces are shared in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere offering guests typical meals, shows, workshops, a caf?-bar space and ice-cream shop.
I don't know too much about hostels but I am sure that in not so many places you can feel as if you were at home like in Casapueblo
The Hotel San Francisco is a VERY good 3-star hotel. The hotel has 2 floors connected by stairs (no elevator). I stayed in one of the lower level rooms. We had a window/door that let us go out to the pool area. The upper level rooms have a little balcony with a table. The room was comfortable, with a king size bed, and a nice bathroom.
Breakfast is included in the hotel fee, and it consists of a nice buffet. The hotel's restaurant is quite nice, and as well as having breakfast you can have lunch and dinner. The prices are very reasonable.
The people working there are really nice, as almost everyone in Mendoza. They could always give us advice as where to eat, how to get to different places, etc.
It has a very nice pool area. It is also located in Chacras de Coria (15km away from the city center), that is a very nice part of Mendoza with a lot of trees and peace.
Perfect place for those wanting to stay in a more calmed down location than the city, yet still want a place that is happening, has cool places at walking distance for shopping, beer, coffee, wine, or people - watching.
We had been 4 times before to Mendoza staying downtown, and although we loved it every time, this trip we didn't miss loddging there; still got to go plenty, it's a 10-15 minute drive.
Impeccable and beautiful Inn in Chacras de Coria, the hip country neighborhood west of Mendoza. High quality and newish construction, nice linings, friendly service, nice lawn and pool. King size beds with nice linings, nice atmosphere.
Some rooms with fireplace and Jacuzzi.
If you like to stay in a medium budget hotel with a nice colonial style, you might like Hotel Zamora.
I personally did not stay there (as I will always and ever end up in Casa Pueblo), but during a stroll through town I found it and thought I will place it here, for VT-ers to consider.
My friends have told me that it has a good reputation, and I saw it also mentioned here on another page.
The hotel is located 2 blocks west of Plaza Independencia (direction Parque San Martin and Plaza Chile), in a quiet neighbourhood.
As you can see from the pics, the building is colonial style, exterior as well as interior.
The hotel has a small lobby, from there, you get into a patio area with little fountain and chairs to relax.
The rooms on the ground floor face the patio.
The rooms look ok, include private bathroom, telephone, TV and ceiling fan.
Just check their website, they have pictures as well.
Room rates are 6 - 9 USD per single room, up to 22 - 30 USD for 1 matrimony bed and 3 single beds (rates for the room, not per person).
All also given on their website.
Very nice hotel with a great patio full of azulejos! The rooms are OK...comfortable and clean. Nice to have a room with a the nice balcony of the front!!!!
The proprietary is very sympathic and can arrange for you a day-trip with a travel agency.
Great colonial building
I cant personally comment about this hostel, ut a mate said it was great. We went to book in, but it was full. (which i suppose is a good sign)
From what we saw the kitchen and louge area were great. It had a pool which looked clean.
it could be loud though as it's in a happening part of town.
This place is beautiful. It's a family mansion which has been converted to a excellent hostel. It is unbelievably clean, and perfectly set out. It's quiet and is conveniently located. The rooms have a maimum of 6 beds in each room, and most have bathrooms.
All in all, if you're hosteling around, then this is the perfect place to stay in mendoza.
Cost is less than US$7 including breakfast.
Large stocked kitchen
Free large lockers
Clean Clean Clean
- The ONLY CHEAP one available at the Puente del Inca
- Provides multiple blankets, very much needed at night
- If you have a tent, you may camp on the grounds for a fee
- Surprisingly, there was hot water
- Very grotty but this is a 'refuge', so tolerate
- Bed-sheets are wafer-thin, terribly old
- Need to pay a charge for using the kitchen facilities
- Toilet is a LONG hike away. Look out for the switch in the day-light, for if you try to visit it at night, it is pitch-dark and you would wish you knew where the switch was... (how I wish!)
Dorm : 12 Arg Peso (2003)
80 $ (pesos)
It´s a place 1150m above sea level, near the top of the surrounding mountains.
The landscapes are spectacular. There are only 10 alpine style new houses surrounded by nature, and with an excellent attention (the kind of an appart hotel). There is a swimming-pool included
Of course near Cabañas Andinas you can find other lodges, but I think this one is the best.
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