A pretty big hostel with free internet and breakfast. It's fairly loud - I heard loud banging around 7am from people working or cleaning. It's pretty dark - probably because of the red paint - it looks very different from the pics on their website. Good place to meet other backpackers and party.
Unique Quality: Friendly and helpful staff. Cable TV in the lounge air with 5 computers for free use.
Directions: About a 10 minute walk from Plaza de Independencia -
Spend two nights in a private room at the Red Hostel. They have free internet (6 computers for use). The place is very clean. Stay here and you will enjoy it. The hostel will provide you with a city map and give you excellent information on anything you might want to know about the area.
Directions: It is in an excellent location just one block off av 18 de Julio, crossroad with Santiago de Chile.
After being 2 weeks in Buenos Aires (Argentina) I wasn`t expecting much about my stay in Montevideo. Some backpackers that I met in Argentina recommended Red Hostel as THE place to stay.
Montevideo as a city gave me more than 1 surpirse since it has LOADS of things to do: cultural & entertainment. It was reall fun, but what is to be distinguished is the hostel where I stayed.
I have no words to thank everyone from the hostel for every single tip they gave me and how helpful they were!!! The place itself gives place to meet many people, they organize BBQs and the rooms are really comfortable!
It is not a party-hostel, it could be placed somekind in the middle between party and calm hostel. Just in the exact point!
I really recommend everyone who plans to visit Montevideo to stay @ Red! It rocks!
Unique Quality: Rooms are spacious with balconies. There`s a fully equipped kitchen where we always had our meals together!
My favorite: The terrace! It`s huge, great for sunbathing, tabletennis, BBQs, Parties, relax...
Directions: It`s really easy to get to the hostel.
From Bus Terminal: take a local bus (180, 187 or 188) heading Ciudad Vieja. Get down in 18 de Julio corner Ejido
From the port it`s better to take a cab.
Airport: take a bus (orange and brown): less than U$S 1
When I arrive to Montevideo I first think that it was very grey city... I book a hostel in Internet with ease aside the governamental palace. I pick a taxi from the Bus station and in 5 minutes i was in the right direction. Just a little sign that says "ring the bell" in a huge ancient-wood door. When the door open it was a big stairs with polished floors, plants, colours and i think "It's not a so grey city". Nice ambient music, and the recepcionist was a beautiful and kind girl speaking perfect english. I do the check-inn in a minute in the big chill-out, all looks like warn and modern, a lot of litlle details of design, 4 computers with free internet, a huge tv with cable and dvd... and some folks from all around the world drinking beer in the sofas. I just put my back in the dorm (spacious with balcon and lockers) and return to the lounge, buy a beer and check my e-mail and i think "that's not a grey city... is a red one".
Unique Quality: Free internet & cd burns.
Table games, pingpong table.
Big DVD collection.
Huge roof with a incredible view, barbecue, sofas, hamacs and a lot of sun.
Great Staff, all of them perfect english speakers.
Lot of information an tips about what to do each day.
Directions: Just in the center of the city, one block the main avenue 18 de Julio and aside the gouvernamental palace.
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