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El Diablo Tranquilo Reviews

Avenida Central S/N, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

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643 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Best hostel we've stayed in during our 3 month trip. Best vibe with a friendly, family like atmosphere. The staff are all so nice and want to get to know you. So close to the beach and they'll sort out anything you want: from horse riding to renting surf boards - they're happy to help. The decks and hammocks are a really nice touch and the fire place is perfect for the evenings where everyone sits around and chat. 100% will come back no contest


Absolutely amazing, loved the staff and location. A came for a day, ended up staying an extra day cause I was so impressed! It's an offshoot from anything but definitely worth coming off the beaten path. The town was mostly closed down for the season but I still had a blast. The hostel was very lively, open space lots of good people. I will return one day 😊


Great hostel with nice stuff, especially Steve is a super helpful and funny guy! 2 minutes to the beach, perfect!


Amazing place. As the name says, this place is tranquillo. Met some incredible friends here and we will all miss the love that the staff showed us everyday. If you're in punta del diablo, this is where you MUST stay x


Great looking hostel from the outside, from the inside less. Kind of dirty, and smelly in the kitchen at the time. Great vibe, kind staff and very helpful! In my opinion high prices for what it offers. But had a great stay further. Thanks!

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Hi Marcus, Thanks for your review and we are happy to hear you have enjoyed. We do the best we can to keep everything clean but always there's a moment that it's not, and then we clean it again. You paid US$ 14.90 per night. Please let us know what you think is reasonable for a bed with linen, a free towel, making your bed, cleaning, hot shower, breakfast and using general infrastructure like wifi, fireplace, kitchen, electricity, drinking water and a receptionist to answer your questions.


Excellent 'tranquilo' place. Lovely vibe, very helpful. The girl from Guatemala makes that place even better than it already is though, she's an absolute diamond. We really enjoyed our short but sweet stay here :)

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Hi Richard, That's fantastic to hear, thank you very much. We wish you safe travels, El Diablo Tranquilo Staff.


Great hostel, wonderful staff that basically were friends by the end of the 3 night stay. Great atmosphere among travellers. Would recommend to anyone.


This hostel is my all time favorite: nice staff, super atmosphere and the hostel offers you a ton of extra stuff to do! Rooms and bathrooms are clean and there are lockers, plus the hostel is at a less than 5 minute distance from the beach and a supermarket. After staying here for a couple of days it feels like you've made a new family! All but love!

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Hi, it's so good to hear you have enjoyed your stay here. All of us wish you safe travels and a lot of fun along the way. Regards, El Diabo Tranquilo Staff.


Cool place, well run & great location

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Hi, thanks for taking the effort of leaving your opinion. Have a good trip!


awesome place to stay. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Helped me plan where to stay in next town and how to get there. Clean accommodations. Inviting, relaxed and cool vibe. I would definitely recommend El Diablo Tranquilo to friends and look forward to staying there again. Thanks for an awesome stay and experience.


Pretty awesome place to stay - not much room in the dorms but the ambiance and staff totally make up for it, one of the most unique hostels i've been on the staff side! They are very loving people, mostly expats - they live behind the hostel and chill a lot with the backpackers and travellers, we had soccer games at the beach and they easily start great parties, asados, etc. with the guests! You won't be deceived if you choose this place!

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Hi, thanks a lot for leaving your review here and we wish you very safe travels. Regards, the complete staff of El Diablo Tranquilo.


Very nice hostle, great atmosphere , staff is amazing


One of the best hostels I ever stayed in

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That's just fantastic to hear, we are very happy have had a good stay here. Regards from all of us here and we wish you a good continuation of your trip. Saludos!


Hostel had very helpful staff and offer a number of affordable activities to choose from including surfing, body boarding and horse riding.

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Hi, thanks for giving us your rating and leaving your comments. We wish you a safe trip. Regards, the complete El Diablo Tranquilo Staff.


loved the beach view and the breeze coming in. perfect location. enjoyed the helpful staff. wifi was good, breakfast was good. overall very happy!! thanks for a great stay

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Hi, Thanks so much you had such good times here. There's nothing not much that can make us happier than that. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards from the complete staff of El Diablo Tranquilo.


Super close to the beach. Every night you can subscribe for amazing dinner options and very kind staff.

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Hi, Thanks for your kind words and we are very happy to read you enjoyed yourself here. We wish you safe travels. Regards, El Diablo Tranquilo Staff.


Amazing time at this hostel, I stayed longer than I initially booked.

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Hi, thanks for leaving your comments and we wish you safe travels. Regards from everybody here.


Great place !


One of my favorite hostels! Very nice and helpful stuff. Well organized. Thanks a lot!!!


The Roma are extremeño small and almorAr no Windows

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hello, Thanks for leaving your comments together with your friends as you promised (or threatened) if we would not give you an absurd discount. Anyway, what you are trying to say is that rooms are extremely small and have almost no windows. To clear the sky to anyone who gets confused reading this after so many positive reviews; the particular room we are talking about here has a ratio of 1:1 (beds:open space) + own bathroom while it's only an 8 bed dorm. And of course, there's a window.

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