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Negrita Hostel Reviews

La Barra, Punta del Este, Uruguay

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39 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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La Barria is a funny place, apparently overcrowded in the summer and dead in the winter. We were there the week after Carnival and it was dead. Great hostel though, extremely chilled out vibe. Great art on the walls, hammocks everywhere, nice kitchen, everything you need. Owners are 2 brothers who are humorous, very helpful, and very laid back. If you're looking for chilled out beach vibe in off season check it out, if looking for party scene during the same time stay in PDE.


It's very far from downtown. The water was cold with such a little flow! Besides, the staff was not good at giving information about the city! I suggest looking up for other hostels!


A super chilled out converted home run by a family of cute Uruguayan boys. La barra is in easy reach of PDE but heaps more relaxed, more stylish


One of the best hostels on our five month trip thus far. The staff are incredible (thanks Gabo), and the hostel enjoys a really relaxed/chilled vibe. If it's a party hostel you're after, this place isn't for you - but if you're in need of simply the best Asado in the WORLD (Thanks Bo), meeting awesome traveller types, good convo into the wee hours....bingo. Facilities are all there, good kitchen, sweet bar outdoor area, nice breakfast, hammocks, beds etc... Oh and Fiscaraldo the dog is awesome!


Loved this hostel, the people who run it were wicked.


A great hostel for a great vibe. I'm in love with it!

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Super chilled hostel with very friendly and helpful staff. This is what a beach hostel should be. Great location in the best part of Punta (La Barra). Would definitely recommend staying here over somewhere more expensive in port area. Dinner at the hostel was delicious.

  • 21st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had booked 3 nights at Negrita. Liked it so much we stayed for 3 more nights. Superfeiendly staff and perf location. Close to beach, bus, restaurants and clubs. The atmosphere is very good! The staff are throwing bbq's often - highly recommended to join in on that one!! Overall a very good hostel :)

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


In 5 months of travelling, I can honestly say this was my favourite hostel. It is clean and cosy with a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Great location: close to beach, supermarket, bus stop & a short walk away from Main Street with many lovely restaurants. The BEST thing about this hostel has to be the INCREDIBLE staff. We were overwhelmed with how friendly, helpful, kind & chilled out the staff were. It really did make all the difference to our stay. Thank you! Hope to see you again one day! Suerte x


The staff is amazing, they show us all the place and were disponible for help us every moment! There is a room located really close to the bar and if you stay there and try to sleep it is going to be hard.


Cheers for a great time guys. Had fun in this awesome summer spot! One day shall make it back to Punta del este

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