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Negrita Hostel Reviews

La Barra, Punta del Este, Uruguay

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68 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Staying here is like staying at a friend's beach house. Presuming your friend is a really great host, super tidy, and cooks awesome dinners. We booked for three nights, ended up staying for five, and even so, it didn't feel like enough. We were sorry to say goodbye to this home away from home. The guys that run this place are really great. Their friendly attitude is contagious and definitely creates a relaxed and social atmosphere among the guests.


Can imagine it would be nice in season but was very quiet when we went, accommodation basic but nice enough. The food at dinner was brilliant and the staff very helpful all round pleasant stay nothing special


Fantastic place with a great energy thanks to Gabo and Jesus who run the place. The cook Jesus cooks amazing dinner and he would be enough reason to visit the place.


Could be cleaner, somewhere to lock up your things would be appreciated!


Stay at this hostel at all cost! It's a laid back surfer/hippy style place with The BEST staff! Gabo and Diego are the most hospitable lads you will come across! Absolute pleasure staying there, couldn't recommend it more!


Really chill vibe and good set up of a place. Nice retreat away from the action, and definitely a surfers place. Good kitchen area, good common areas, nice bar, garden, hammocks and ping pong tables. Lots of areas to relax in. The brothers that own it, along with the rest of the staff are really nice and helpful. Rooms are good, although the 6 person room left little space to put 6 people's bags.


Really nice place. Had a great couple of days hanging out round the hostel and the beaches, seriously good vibe in the hostel


We originally booked three nights but stayed four because we really enjoyed the area and the hostel. It is brilliantly located next to the beach and supermarket, the staff/owners are extremely helpful and the atmosphere was great. We would highly recommend Negrita to anyone planning a visit to the area.


Best hostel ever!!! Love it...

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice and helpfull staff


Best hostel I've stayed at yet. Gabo, Diego, and Guzman are awesome dudes. All spoke good English, were extremely helpful, and know how to have a good time. If I'm back in la barra, bet your ass I'll be at negrita hostel.

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is the first place we've stayed where the staff compelled me to write a review. We were so impressed with the amazing hospitality and incredible atmosphere. Staff were so kind and helpful and even helped us organise the next leg of our travels. It's in a great location and we had a most enjoyable stay. We recommend all travellers looking for a chill out away from the centre of Punta del Este to stay here. La Barra is great, the hostel made it better.


I love Negrita Hostel ! the staff is very competent. they helped me booking buses, they showed me around town, changed rooms to let me feel more comfortable and there were very easy going with the payment. the hostel is close to the main street in la barra with nice bars restaurants and small shops and close to beautiful beaches. all in all one of the best hostels i have been !

  • 12th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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