When traveling to Mendoza, Argentina, I knew I wanted to spend a good amount of time in the land of wine and natural beauty. Because of this, I knew not just any old hostel would do. That’s why I chose Hostel Mora, one of the top rated accommodations on Hostelbookers. Location Located in the center of city, guests will be able to explore the best Mendoza has to offer. I highly recommend doing a wine tour by bicycle, as the city is renowned for its world class vinos. Honestly, no Argentina travel guide would be complete without talking about the wine here. Plus, doing it by bike can be pretty hilarious and fun. Best of all, if you rent your bike through Maipu Bikes you get a 10 Argentine Peso discount for being a Hostel Mora guest. Ambiance If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Spanish culture, this is your perfect accommodation. The building is an old Spanish home, that still retains its cozy, friendly atmosphere. Moreover, myriad free and affordable activities help you learn about Mendoza in a fun way. When checking in, I felt instantly relaxed, especially with staff member Nicholas being so friendly.There is definitely a very social yet relaxed atmosphere here, as many travelers will hangout in the common areas, sipping wine and chatting about their travels. Staff The staff here are excellent. Not only are they friendly, but very knowledgeable and helpful, especially when it comes to booking tours. And when visiting Mendoza, where there are many possibilities of activities, you’re going to need good local advice. Socialize There are numerous common rooms here, so meeting other travelers is really easy. Moreover, a self-catering kitchen makes it easy to save money, meet other travelers, and cook delicious meals together. There is also a daily and nightly itinerary of fun and cultural activities, which is how I made many friends at the hostel. Free Perks The most important thing to check out when choosing a hostel is the free perks. And, Hostel Mora has more than I’ve ever seen in any hostel. First of all, I was shocked that use of the washing machine is free (I’ve never seen this at a hostel before!). Likewise, a glass of wine each night, free cooking classes, Spanish lessons, tango shows, wifi, towels, linens, and an expansive breakfast including eggs, fruit, cereal, breads, and hot beverages were all part of the nightly rate. Make sure to bring your finished books, as there is a book exchange here, as well. Overall Impression This was one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. There was so much included, and so many tour options. Moreover, all of the lounges, common rooms and outdoor areas with hammocks and tables made it extremely easy to meet other travelers and feel at home. This post was made possible by Hostelbookers
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