About this listing
A small simple peaceful room in the hostel garden by the pool. Ideal for couples/travellers on a budget.
The much loved hostel Lao brings a small simple budget double room to the Airbnb community. The room is in the pool house in the hostel garden. It is one of two independent private rooms in the pool house that share a bathroom. The rooms are very quiet as the area is situated apart from the main hostel building. Both have large garden facing windows. Sheets towels and a varied buffet breakfast are included and complete use of our stunning home/hostel. One of the rooms can be converted to a twin if you give us notice. Please remember that these rooms are budget options. The rooms are comfortable with everything a traveller needs. Please do not expect luxury for such a small price tag. If you need more amenities or space try one of our ensuite rooms. These rooms can also be hot in summer, as it is hot in Mendoza! The rooms have good fans and you can open the large windows onto the garden at night but if you dont cope well with the heat or if you are coming from European winter to a hot desert summer you might want to consider one of our aircon doubles/twins.
The house has a wide variety of rooms which ensures a good mix of people and budgets. We gaurantee all rooms are as clean and comfortable as the price tag allows. A simple, honest breakfast of real Coffee, Tea, Fresh Bread, Jam, a piece of fuit and a hard boiled egg per person is included.
Our reception only operates from 7AM-2PM. If you need to check in at any other time please let us know and someone will meet you at the property. We send all guests an info pack and there is always someone close at hand should you have any problems (including a live in member of staff) but repcetion services will only be available in the mornings unless otherwise arranged. The hostel is more like a private home for travellers, and this is reflected in our new prices!
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, garden, hammocks, plunge pool(in summer!) and a traditional Argentine Asado pit.
Interaction with Guests
Celeste and I work in the hostel but are not always there! Our reception is open (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) its always staffed by great, knowledgable people who will be more than happy to help or just chat and we have a live in member of staff who is about in the afternoons and nights if you need us.
The house is located in a busy western section of the city centre. Just two blocks east from us is main commercial street, San Martin, filled with great shopping. A little further (15 minute walk from hostel) and you reach the main café lined Pedestrian Street and central plaza, Independencia, complete with artisanal market. To the east, ten minutes walk, is the main bus station. Our area is special because is just beyond the main tourist fare of the 5 star hotels and big party hostels that dominate Mendoza. We are surrounded by great local shopping, from wine to vegetables, meat to fresh breads, cold cuts and pies, antiques from the week day antique market just 2 minutes away to local cheeses and ice cream. You will find a huge range of cool and fresh local produce, at local prices, just outside your new home. We are also within a short walk of the main bar strip and even closer we will direct you to a host of great local restaurants and bars. Just ask and we will show you the way.
10 minutes (walking) east from your front door is the bus station where all long distance bus arrive and depart from. 25minutes north in a taxi is the airport. Across the street buses leave to Maipu and 1 block away to Lujan (main wine districts). So getting to know the city by foot and avoiding costly transport fees from tour companies in favour of local transport couldn't be easier!
Other Things to Note
Reception operates (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). If you are arriving at any other time 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 is one or 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. NO GUESTS PLEASE. Just you and us!
No sleeping bags on our beds. Do not feed the dogs.
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.