The much loved hostel Lao (currently top rated speciality lodging on Trip Advisor and top rated Mendoza hostel) brings a simple, cozy double room to the Airbnb community. This listing is for 1 of 2 ensuite doubles, both different and you could be put in eihter! (Please note that 1 room which was criticised by 1 guest, harshly in our opinion, has just been completely redecorated and no longer has a fouton bed) If you need a twin please mention this when booking and we will try to hold the room that can be turned into a twin. The rooms are large comfortable well decorated spaces with ensuite bathrooms, sheets towels and a varied buffet breakfast are included and complete use of our home/hostel.
We treat our hostel like a home and ask you to do the same. It is our escape from the rat race. A home from home where you can relax and meet travelers. A comfortable base from which to explore one of the worlds great wine capitals.
When you stay with us you can access your room and you have complete use of the house as if it were your own. Including a fully equiped kitchen, two living rooms one of which has cable TV, free internet, wifi, a wine cellar, garden, hammocks, plunge pool(in summer!) and a traditional Argentine Asado pit.
Interaction with Guests
We have a 21 hour reception and always do our best to provide ways to experience a more Mendozan side to this beautiful region of the world. The best thing about staying with friends is that we know where the locals go.
We are located in a busy and safe corner of the city centre. You will find we have a fantastic range of shops, cafes, delis, wine shops, tasting rooms, plazas, museums and much more all within a short walk. Our local plaza also houses a small antiques market on weekdays. Just ask us and we will make sure you find everything!
Buses to all over Mendoza and her wine regions leave from infront or a 5 minute walk from the house and the main bus terminal is located just a 10 minute walk from the front door.
Other Things to Note
Reception closes between 2pm-5pm for siesta. We are open at all other times. If you arrive during siesta please let us know so we can arrange for someone to meet you. Keys are provided so all guests can come and go as they please.
There are two rescue dogs on the premises at all times.
Enjoy our home like your own but please take care of it as you would your own. We ask that you do not feed the dogs and that you do not smoke inside the house or the rooms. You are more than welcome to smoke in the garden. Guests are only allowed inside the hostel with approval from reception.
Excellent accueil de Mike, Cesleste et Mauricio (et Margarita!).
Hostel très agréable, le jardin et le salon sont des espaces magnifiques où l'on se sent à l'aise tout de suite. Tout est très propre (pièces communes et chambres et salles de bain).
Excellent emplacement, très proche de la station de bus et du centre ville.
A recommander sans hésitation pour un séjour à Mendoza !
Great place to stay! The Tango Room was lovely and the staff is super friendly and helpful. Anything we wanted to know about/do in Mendoza, they had a great recommendation for us. They even set us up on an afternoon wine tour one day and a trip through the Andes another day. We also hung out one night and participated in an asado they were having. Thanks guys! I'll certainly stay here again if I'm back in Mendoza.
We had a great stay in Hostel Lao! The room was spacious and looked great and the garden and pool were so nice to relax around. All the staff were brilliant and their suggestions made our 3 days in Mendoza so enjoyable! Thank you
We felt very welcome and safe during our stay at hostel Lao! The staff is very open-minded and friendly. They offer fantastic tours and gave us many helpful informations about Mendoza. We defenetly would come back to Lao again! Thank you!
Nice roomy place, friendly staff that makes you feel at home in a big city. The location is quite good, one can walk to the center of town and close to the busstation.
The rooms and main hall are clean and give everything a tired traveller wants. As a bonus we had an "asado" (bbq) one evening during our stay. Nice cooking and it was nice to connect with the other staff and guests.
We only got to stay at Hostel Lao for one day but wish it was longer. It is exceptionally well managed, impeccably clean and the people are really outstanding. The comments and accolades are well deserved. We also loved Margarita. Thanks for a great stay!
Hostel Lao liegt genial, um Mendoza zu "erobern". Das Personal ist durch die Bank nett und gibt gute Infos und Tipps. Im Garten, der Küche oder den anderen Gemeinschafsräumen kommt man mit den anderen Gästen schnell ins Gespräch.
Die Zimmer zur Straße sind leider laut, alle anderen sollen angenehm sein. Leider haben wir das Asado heute Abend im Garten verpasst.
Danke. Nur zu empfehlen.
Hi Annette. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We just wanted to respond to your comment about the street facing rooms. We do out best to isolate the rooms from the street. All 3 of our rooms that are street facing are quadruple glazed. This blocks out all street noise under a certain decibel level and most guests do not find the rooms noisy. Unfortunately Latin American cities are noisy places and we are struggling to block out all street noise. I think its a case of people who are from rural or ordered European cities really not adjusting to the louder Latam cities. For example people from Buenos Aires tell us how peaceful the rooms are! But obviously we want all our guests to be as comfortable as possible and therefore we continue to work toward a silent room environment. We are currently trying a special curtain in one of street facing rooms. The makers claim the curtains isolate noise and if this is successful we will be putting them in all our rooms. If you want to help us lobby Mendoza council for stricter controls on car exhausts we would happily give you their email!
We wish you all the best.
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We are an Argentine/English couple who live in Mendoza, Argentina. We own a boutique hostel(Lao) and are currently creating/planting a home/garden in Vistalba to be closer to the best of Mendozan wine. We are interested in relaxed local experiences, real food, superb wine and plenty of good music.