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El Diablo Tranquilo Reviews

Avenida Central S/N, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

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578 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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When I walked into the hostel, i realized the adjective "tranquilo" most definitely described it. We entered after a long day of traveling and found ourselves amongst 4 girls reading books around a fireplace. Just what we needed! It seems it is much more lively in the summertime, and actually full of people (maybe the opposite of what I experience) but we came early in the spring season so it was much different. Lovely staff, beautiful location, awesome building. Amazing time @ diablo tranquilo!


One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Great staff and good breakfast. The nightly bonfire provided a focal point that allowed all the guests to interact. Despite it being the slow season, my stay was excellent and I cannot wait to come back.


There's a 10% extra charge if you pay by credit card!!! Also, no ATMs in the town, so make sure you bring enough cash


Loved our stay at El Diablo Tranquilo. Staff are really friendly, and very helpful. The hostel is in a fantastic location, in walking distance to the beach. Our room was amazing with our own fireplace that we could light each night. Overall very happy with our stay, would highly recommend and would stay there again.


I was looking for a quiet place to relax and take in the surroundings and it was perfect! The whole vibe is very chilled out and as it's off the usual track for South American travellers, I even had the 8-bed dorm all to myself! A little cold in winter, even with the fireplace on and the rooms could have been cleaner but I really enjoyed my time there, closer to mother nature. Steve and Notchi (not sure if my spelling is correct) were great hosts. Thanks very much!


A very warm atmosphere filled with lovely people. The staff was exceptional and the location is perfect. Its a great place to stay even in the winter time if you're looking for a bit of peace and relaxation after lots of traveling.

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really nice hostel and super helpful and friendly staff. For some reason, you just get stuck there, there is always a really good atmosphere and you don't wanna leave this place. Punta del diablo is also a really nice little village, we really enjoyed how relaxed it was in off-season.


Staff were fantastic. The hostel was not the cleanest, particularly the bedrooms. Also, my mattress felt like a piece of foam


Excellent hotel ! Best place to stay in Punta del Diablo !

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Hi [Name], Thanks for leaving such a great compliment. Safe travels and hopefully we'll see you swinging by later on.


had a great time at this hostel. will definitely be back! staff were awesome!

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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See you soon then. Until then regards from everybody here!


Great hostel. Lost of activities to do! Great staff, food, bar. Would really recommend this hostel. Shower and toilet were not always really clean. A lot of water on the floor and toilet paper.

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Hi [Name], We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our hostel and the activities. About the shower, sometimes it's hard to keep everything at 100% performance during busy periods like Eastern when you were here and we have to divide our forces. It got extremely busy here as you might have noticed. Thank you very much for your comments though, we will do everything to make sure it does not happen again. Have a safe trip.


The hostel has an awesome atmosphere and a very friendly staff. Very recommended

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Hi [Name], Thank you very much, we are glad to hear you enjoyed. Safe travels and we hope to see you back.


We arrived on a rainy day in off season so thats why Punta del Diablo and the hostel itself were Tretty empty. Unfortunately "El Daiblo TRanquilo" has its best days behind and definetely needs to be renewed! the rooms are small and smelled mouldy. The so called internetlounge is a singel (!!) computer that does not work all the time. Same with the "book lounge" a few old books laying around and all is in dutch...Staff was friendly, but most of the time hangover and not helpful at all. Dont go!

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Hi, We're sorry you didn't enjoy your time as we would've liked you to. To reply your remarks; Books: whatever one puts there is what's there. Computer: It's brand new but we'll have a look at it, there's only one as in general people these days like to use the wifi with their own devices. Rooms: Same size as it's always been and painted every year. Best days behind: We are alive and kicking! Again, we're sorry if we have not met your expectations and wish you safe travels.


What are you waiting for? Book this hostel. Everyone comes in for two days but stays a week instead. Great place, awesome staff. Came by self and left with a whole new group of friends.

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Hi, Thanks for sharing your opinion and see you later. Have a good one. Regards from everybody.

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