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El Diablo Tranquilo Reviews

Avenida Central S/N, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

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554 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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I would say maintenace (wax the surfboards etc.) of the rental equipment could use some work, especially for the prices compared to in town, as well as making sure all the receptionists know the prices and the process. Otherwise, had a lot of fun. Atmosphere was great, most of the staff were very helpful and fun.

  • 13th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


best location directly in front of the ocean, dinner was good and the atmosphere is great. front of the ocean suite it's small, very humid and it is needing to be renovated, there are small details that could change all, as mosquito net in the Windows. Rear suits are bigger and nicer and better value for your money and your have plenty of common area overlooking the ocean. Staff is nice but there would be good for some to learn some basic Spanish as cuchara and tenedor.


El Diablo tranquillo is a one of those backpackers that you can get easily stuck in for a couple of days extra: Fine location close to the beach, excellent and very helpful staff, cool building with nice rooms, lots of things to do like surfing, horseriding, hiking in the daytime and in the evening there is always a bunch of travellers and staff hanging out for a chat, asado barbecue or to play some music.

  • 6th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Walls are paper thin, so when people are partying it means one just has to stay awake till the party people are finished because even the earplugs won't do the job with that noise. Kitchen really small, a bit too small...seems that there was more people working there (15 or more...?) and buming around than actual guests...

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Hi there, thanks for your help in improving us. We did have a bit of party the Saturday night you stayed here until 1am, mainly caused by the presence of our dj and the enthusiasm of the 52 guests that night. The staff always mixes up with the mass and we're sorry if this might have caused confusion, in general the people appreciate this interaction. We're sorry for the inconvenience we have caused. From next week on our bar on the beach will be open so we can have our parties there.


Loved my stay here! Very welcoming hostel from the moment you arrive. Really good and big commonareas. Hot showers and comfy beds. It has been my favourite hostel in SA because of the people and the atmosphere. I would definitly stay here again!

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Hello [name] and [name], it was great having you here too. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Regards from the complete staff!


I loved the several beaches, dunes, the national park and laguna negra, the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff!

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place, muy buena onda, helpful staff. They offer a meal every night which is a good chance to sit with everyone. We had an early bus to catch before breakfast time and they put some out early for us- very nice!

  • 1st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent staff, very helpful and friendly ! They make a really good atmosphere and so they organize dinner it makes a unique atmosphere sharing time with the staff and the others travellers. Very big dorm, but be prepared for the mosquitos. By the way it'a a really good location, 10 minutes from the center and bus station and 5 minutes walk to the beach... The breakfast is not very garnished and showers needs to have a look and be actualized...

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Hi there, thanks for leaving a review. We would like to take the opportunity to inform you and other people reading this that we have redone all showers this week. Thanks for staying here and we hope to see you back. Regards from the whole staff!


Good place to meet people, nice common areas inside and outside on the terrace. The dorm I stayed in was a bit small and the bed not very comfy. The kitchen is a small too and also used by the staff to cook the meals which takes some time. So it's not really possible to use the kitchen in the evenings. But all in all it's a good hostel.

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