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El Diablo Tranquilo Playa Suites Reviews

Camino Costanera 4860, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

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314 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Nice spot, nice staff, the only downside was that the kitchen was in another propert (their sister hostel) so you had to walk everytime you wanted to cook, and the kitchen was dirty.


The kitchen is in another building which is not helpful! Otherwise, thr place is awesome


Had a really nice stay! Staff was amazing! Location is perfect, right on the beach and with a great balcony on the first floor. Too bad that the bar/restaurant isn't run by the same owners, as it could be so much better for the overall experience/atmosphere. Wifi works but it keeps annoying you with the same questions over and over again so you can login.


The best location of all the hostels, right on the beach, friendly helpful staff, no kitchen though and the 9 bed dorm has no windows..the 6 bed dorms have big windows but the morning sun is intense.


We stayed two nights in a private room for the New Year´s eve. Though the view was amazing, in front of the beach, the room was just ok, we apreciated that there was an air conditioned The bathroom was small, and we found a frong in there I think the breakfast is so poor that they better not offer anything at all, instead of ofering that breakfast (a couple slices of bread, butter and dulce de leche) I thing the price they charge is way too much for what they offer, even if it´s high season

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Hello, Thanks for leaving your comments here. They will always be taken into account for improvement purposes. Our breakfast though consists of daily fresh baked bread, butter, different jams, dulce de leche, coffee, tea, milk and unlimited fruit. Just to clear the sky for anyone who might be reading this. We wish you a good continuation of your travels. Regards from the El Diablo Tranquilo staff.


Helpful staff, great location BUT it is too expensive. We were in a 6 bed bedroom with NO WINDOW. It was insanely hot, it was pretty hard to sleep. The bathrooms are too small and you must wash the breakfast (bread/jelly, by the way) dishes IN THE MEN'S BATHROOM ONLY SINK. I mean, you wash it while the guys wash their hands after using the toilet. For New Year's dinner, we paid US$30 each for a barbecue - and it was only a plate with 1 random piece of meat and cold rice. Nice but not worth it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your comments and we'd like you to know that we always analyze them seriously in order to improve. The 6 bed dorm does have big windows though with ocean view, maybe you're in another room? About the dishes, there were a few days that we did the dishes in the bathroom as the bar with its kitchen was under maintenance. We are sorry for any inconvenience that might have caused you and we hope you've had a save continuation of your travels. Regards from the complete staff.


The secret nickname of this hostel is Hotel California. It is hard to leave.


El Diablo Tranquilo was awesome, each of the buildings were unique and we spent time in each. The Playa Suites building is literally right on the beach and you can't beat that, the "onda" up at the other building was cool though and every time we stopped by there was a good group on the terrace or hanging out in the lobby. Definitely recommended.


Just great, right on the beach. I'd never seen such well located dorm rooms with ocean view, a big terrace with hammocks and besides that the staff is really going out of their way for you. Will repeat.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks so much for your review, we are happy you had a good time here. We wish you all the best on your future adventures. Regards, El Diablo Tranquilo staff.


The hostel has a great location just next to the beach and eating breakfast in the morning on the terrace looking out onto the ocean was great! The room wasn't so well ventilated and so it got a little bit stuffy but there was a fan to help with that. The staff at the hostel were great and really helpful with suggestions and tips on where to go and what to do.

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Hi, thanks for sharing your experience with us and your fellow travelers. We wish you a good trip. Regards, El Diablo Tranquilo staff.


We stayed there at the beginning of november. It was cold and rainy, the playa suites are just made for good wheather. Pretty sure that the play suites are a very nice place to stay Ehen wheather is great.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, The sun makes everything better, also our hostel. Thanks for leaving your review and hope to see you back here on a sunny day. Regards from all of us.

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