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Calle San Luis y Nueva Granada, Punta del Diablo, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

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273 Total Reviews
  • 97%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 98%Facilities

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Really amazingly thought hostel, separate house for parties (so no problem with noise if you want to sleep), many hammocks everywhere and a niece swimming pool. The kitchen is amazing: food processor, good knifes, basic patisserie equipment, two ovens. All you can dream of and more. You can also use free pasta, rice, oils and many other things. Real hostel for foodies:) And it's run by a very nice and helpful family. What's more WiFi works really well everywhere on the property.


My fiancé stayed here for one night and we wished we had longer. The property is beautiful, the facilities and amenities excellent and the English-speaking manager was very helpful. This is by far one of the most well-maintained hostels I've ever been to and would highly recommend it. One thing to note is that they sell basic food and a variety of drinks there, so make sure to bring cash. The ATM in town rarely works.


Manuel was increíble and super helpful. Everyone in the town is so nice and when I got off the bus, some people at a shop nearby called Manuel for me and he came to pick me up. The hostel is perfectly clean and everyone was friendly, from the staff to the other travelers.  The dogs here are also very sweet and one day I went to the beach and they came with me for the entire day. The property is beautiful and the rooms are big and the kitchen is great. I would absolutely recommend this hostel.


Excellent hostel.... Staff are sooooo helpful... Met some fab people and it felt like home in a relaxed beautiful place..... Breakfast was lovely ... Great outdoor area with pool table and a great view for a sunset .... Big clean kitchen to cook in .. Would defiantly go again...


Great place to stay, really good kitchen. The hostal has a lounge/bar, pool room, bbq area and a swimming pool. Very spacious! Also they pick you up and bring you to the bus, very convenient as the stops are a bit of a walk. Stayed much longer than planned here. Definitely recommend the place!


Sebastian is so nice. Thank you! :) The girls, well, they do they job. Very important that the breakfast starts at 9:00. Not before that they think. ;) Hostel is little bit outside the "city", close to the beach. There is parties every night, so if you don't like those, it could be little bit noisy. If you like, you will have a good time. There is lot of hammocks that you can spend your time. Liked it! Rooms are really small, you really don't have space for your things.


This is the best place we've ever been to... we'd say a "resort" for backpackers! From the first moment (when Sebastian picked us up) until the moment he dropped us off at the bus terminal, everything was just perfect. The room was great, even cleaned up twice during our stay (6 nights), bathrooms were spotless (constantly getting cleaned up) and the common areas fantastic which create a great vibe for everyone who stays there! U feel so much at home here that _everyone_ extends their stay!


Nice hostel, staff and ambiance but it is far from the beach (15/20mn by walk)


Really nice and helpful owner! 2 different common areas so was easy to find a place to relax. Quite far from town but its a pleasant 10-15 min walking so not bad. The only "but" is that the quiet time is too late at night... I think that they have to be a little more stricts with this. Overall is a very good place to stay!


Had an amazing stay here, couldn't recommend it enough. If you are travelling on your own it a great place to meet people, really social and chilled hostel. Out of season, the bars are quiet so you need a good hostel like this one to make your time worth while. Staff are really helpful, take advantage of their pick-up service from the bus stop. I'm going back there I think very soon!

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


favorite place on our trip


Really great hostel with a massive kitchen to cook to your hearts content. Punta del Diablo is beautiful


The hostel it's located 15 minutes walking from the beach and the town's center. It might seem a little bit far but thanks to it's distance from the beach the place benefits on greenery. You can find everything you need here. Relaxing spots, entertainment and some amazing hosts. Sebastian and Guada, the owners will go out of their way to help you in anything you might need, from bus tickets to giving you detailed tips to make the most of your visit to Punta del Diablo.

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