Steve, Lev and I arrived in Montevideo for whistelstop visit on our way through to Buenos Aires. We booked Planet Montevideo Hostel through (which had served us well so far), but were a little less than impressed when we arrived. After our experiences in Brazil, this place just didn’t seem quite up to scratch – the staff seemed disinterested, the rooms were comfortable enough but nothing special and there was absolutely no atmosphere. It may have been that we stayed on the wrong night, but after tearing ourselves away from the incredible Backpackers Sunset in Floripa, this place seemed dead.

The room we had was a big mixed dorm with triple decker bunks. The communal rooms were quite nice, but nobody seemed to use them. The breakfast in the morning was miserable – again, we may have been spoilt from our stay in Brazil – and the bar was unmanned for most of the time. Perfectly passable, but not somewhere I’d go back to.


Planet Montevideo Hostel
Canelones 1095 esq. Paraguay, Montevideo, Uruguay

The bar/common area - as lively as it got during our stay (picture 'borrowed' from