WHY STAY AT EL VIAJERO HOSTELS?

el viajero hostels Philosophy

All good backpackers share a same philosophy: make friends, get to know other cultures and make our culture known. Our philosophy looks after giving you what we look for when we travel: let ourselves know, be treated as a friend and live a new experience in each place we visit.

el viajero hostels Experience

Our main goal is your fun both inside and outside hostel, for this we organize daily activities for you to integrate and for you to have a memorable experience. We believe it’s essential for the backpacker to know the local people and culture. That’s why our staff efforts every day to give you the best information and advices of everything that is happening in the city.

El viajero hostels Quality

Besides the best attention it’s essential you have the best service. Starting from the bed and bedroom: our mattresses are of the highest quality and the bedrooms have AC, fans and heating for you to sleep comfortably. Cleanliness is our obsession. All of our Hostels are Hostelling International Members and in 2011 international auditors certified al our hostels under the conditions of HI QUALITY.

El viajero hostels Staff

To help you know the culture and the local costumes it is important to have a local staff. 95% of your staff is native and in our selection and training it’s a prerequisite to share our philosophy of treatment and concern for the guest. All our receptionists are English-Spanish bilingual and most of them study Tourism. All the managers of the Hostels were receptionists once; this generates in El Viajero a culture of personal and professional growth that motivates all our team to improve each day!

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  • Free Activities to do in Montevideo

    Part of our our work is to help you to save money in your stay, that is way we researched for you Free Activities to do in Montevideo or activities which cost is no more than one dollar for each day of the week.

     

    Monday

    Visit Torre de las comunicaciones, the most modern and higher builiding of Montevideo from which you will be able to have the best view of the city

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 15:30, 16:00, 16:30 y 17:00 hs.

    Tuesday and Thursday:  10:30, 11:00, 11:30 y 12:00 hs. All days free.

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    Tuesday

    Cerro Fortress

    It has one of the best views of Montevideo.

    Originally the fort was built in 1717 atop the Cerro by the Portuguese, but when what is now Uruguay came into the hands of Spain, the fort was expanded. The Fortaleza General Artigas, as it is today called, is named for the Urguayan independence leader, and is now a museum where you can find old treasures such as armors, swords, war uniforms and cannons, all of them from the 18th century

    Buses 76, 125, 185, 195, 106, 370, L17, L18, L26

    Ticket U$S 1, mayores de 65 y menores de 12 años gratis.

    Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hs.

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    Wednesday

    Guided Visits at Teatro Solis, is Uruguay’s oldest theatre. It was built in 1856 and is currently owned by the government of Montevideo. It is located in Plaza Independencia (Ciudad Vieja). It is a must see of the ctiy. Free only in Spanish. Uruguayan most famous Tango singer of south america, Carlos Gardel, performed there.

    Wednesday Times: 11, 12 y 16:00 hs (*). Free

    The rest of the days the cost of the guided visit costs U$S 1

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    Thursday

    Take a walk around el Jardin Botanico with several acres covered by plant species from around the world, well and carefully ordered with different environments to walk, an herbarium with its botanical museum and a library inside the campus. Outdoors Botanical Garden, a few steps away stands always the Rose Garden with its attractive trellis paths and gardens covered by a plenty of roses. There are also many green areas for walking with different scenarios, bridges, stream Miguelete (a bit dirty but which sooner or later will be recovered), iron games for children, etc. a little more withdrawn stands Hotel del Prado that works as tea room and events hall. A good place to walk around however, if you go driving, we recommend to wander all over to see everything since this park is a big area for walking an only day. A nice place.

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    Days: Monday to Sunday
    Tours: 07:00 hs to 19:00 hs
    Adress: Av. 19 de Abril 1181
    Cost: free
    Friday
    Palacio Legislativo is the place where the senate chamber gathers to discuss and create Uruguayan laws.

    The construction of this building started in 1904 sponsored by the government of President Jose Batlle y Ordeñez

    It was designed by Italian architects Vittorio Meano and Gaetano Moretti, who planned the building’s interior. Among the notable contributors to the project was sculptor José Belloni, who created numerous reliefs and allegorical sculptures for the building.

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    Guided tours shall take place, from Mondays till Fridays, as follows: For Uruguayan citizens and foreign tourists: 10.30 am and 3.00pm. Cost U$S 3

     

    Saturday

    Feria Villa Biarritz, located in one of montevideo´s trendiest neibourhoods, it is the most popular street fair of the ctiy. There you can buy from fruits, vegetables, electronics, mates  to in vogue clothes. If the day is nice you can walk through Pocitos Beach Promenade at only 5 blocks of distance. Try the BBQ restaurants around!

    We also recommend Feria Tristan Narvaja (antiques) on sundays and Feria del parque rodó also on sundays.

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    Sunday

    Every Sunday of the year at 19:00 hs.  you can watch the most typical uruguayan music in the streets of Palermo, the home of The Candombe. The show is on the street and they ask for a little colaboration From 1 dollar or more it is ok

    Candombe is a form of music common in Uruguay and neighboring countries . It bears the most important influence in Uruguay, however, so much so it has been named a piece of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Candombe’s origins lie in African Bantu traditions brought to the coasts of the Río de la Plata by African slaves during the years of colonization in South America. Slaves from the region that is now Angola were taken to Uruguay

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    The music of candombe is performed by a group of drummers called a cuerda. The barrel-shaped drums, or tamboriles, have specific names according to their size and function:

    • chico, small, high timbre, serving as the rhythmic pendulum
    • repique, medium, embellishes candombe’s rhythm with improvised phrases
    • piano, largest size, its function similar to that of the upright or electric bass

    THIS A SMALL GUIDE OF WHAT TO DO IN MONTEVIDEO WITH LITTLE BUDGET, OUR RECEPCIONISTS WILL BE PLEASED IN GIVING YOU FURTHER INFORMATION OF BUSES, TIMES OTHER THINGS TO DO. ENJOY IT!

  • Why stay at El Viajero Hostels?

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    Our main goal is your fun both inside and outside hostel, for this we organize daily activities for you to integrate and for you to have a memorable experience. We believe it’s essential for the backpacker to know the local people and culture. That’s why our staff efforts every day to give you the best information and advices of everything that is happening in the city.

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