HI Los Penitentes Mendoza

Route 7, Km 163, Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Mendoza

The Grape Escape

A travel blog entry by wildkriv


... the vines was a highlight. Lesson of the day: never leave a draw-string bag in the basket of a bike whilst navigating with a poor map (nothing of value lost). After a final wobbly cycle to return the bikes, Mr Hugo rewarded us with a complimentary bottle of his best unlabelled vino tinto. We probably didn't need to sample it on the bus home...

Needless to say the following day was uneventful as we recuperated and waited for the night bus to Cordoba, 10 hours.

Mendoza, Argentina 9th Feb - 13th Feb

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... wine region in Bolivia that we visited...enormous! Its the 5th largest wine growing area in the world.

We got picked up from our hostel and visited 3 different wineries during the course of the afternoon. We tasted many different wines & the wineries we visited had a strong Italian heritage - although the wine that Mendoza is famous for is Malbec which originated in France.

The tour took us behind the scenes to ...

Wining and dining in Mendoza

A travel blog entry by bellashauna


... my blanket and pillow and got a good nights sleep. Coffee and breakfast in the morning welcomed me to Mendoza, and a man at the bus station offered me a free taxi ride to one of the Hosteling International (HI) hostels in town. I chose one at random and once there decided to switch to another closer to the center of town. Turns out this was a mistake, but oh well. My hostel, Campo Base, was fine, served a good breakfast, and had great staff. But the rooms were so ...

Wine Country

A travel blog entry by worldwideeyed


... least good for building our excitement for our few days there. Mendoza was wiped out by earthquake and then fire in 1876, but to their credit the city planners took the opportunity to create a much more pleasant, leafy place of wide, tree lined avenues and squares decorated with Moorish tiles and fountains thereafter. It's all irrigated by channels that run along the sides of the streets carrying water down from the Andes. Spring was in full bloom ...

A walk in the park.....

A travel blog entry by bobjanescott


... had hoped again to see the Andes in all their snow capped glory but no joy there either due to the clouds.

On walking back in to town we walked down a smart road where clearly the wealthier people of Mendoza live. Sad to see though the metal grilles up outside and against all the windows. Crime must be an issue here and having seen the poorer side of the town when we drove in from the airport it is perhaps understandable. There is ...


This hostel, located on Route 7, Km 163, Mendoza, is near Plaza Espana.
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