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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancelled up to 2 weeks in *advance: 100% of the open balance
Cancelled 2 to 4 weeks in *advance: 75% of the open balance
Cancelled 4 weeks or more in *advance: 50% of the open balance

*In advance of the originally booked date of arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

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El Diablo Tranquilo

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Come partake in a true boutique hostel experience on Uruguay's spectacular Rocha coast. For more than 10 years, El Diablo Tranquilo provides a wide variety of accommodations, services, adventures, and memories to travelers of all styles.

Whatever your preferred method of travel, The Hostel is sure to offer what you're looking for. Even before choosing your lodging find yourself at home in our spacious lobby, surrounded by 16 foot high windows looking seaward, a massive hearth and fireplace in front of cozy sofas, and the always friendly faces found at our reception desk. Above you'll find the breakfast area and shared kitchen, and beyond that the intricacies of our traditionally woven thatch roof. Additional communal areas include a beautiful balcony, book nook, and the picnic tables and hammocks outside in the front yard. You can choose between mixed or female dorms, private singles, doubles, triple, or - for a real treat - book yourself into one of our suites and enjoy a private fireplace, full bath, ocean views, and a lovely balcony to doze away while contemplating the waves.

The quiet nature of El Diablo Tranquilo lets you enjoy the beach party only when you feel like rocking out with fellow travelers, but always provides the perfect escape to relax in total tranquility. Enjoy the best of both worlds by staying in this more relaxed, laid-back hostel but still be considered a VIP with exclusive access to our beachfront bar located beneath our sister hostel El Diablo Tranquilo Playa Suites, just two blocks away. Sip a cold beer, or sample mixed drinks from the world over, while listening to music or enjoying the stars from the deck of our bar. Choose a delicious dish from the menu made up of our local favourites and our daily 'Platos del Dia' taste of home specials, guaranteed to leave you satisfied.'

Above all we understand that your travel will be defined by memories, and our goal is to provide you with what you need not just to eat and sleep, but to facilitate all those hard to place things that make a place stick with you. Those things which ensure that you leave Punta del Diablo as we did the first time; at peace and brimming with stories to tell and friends made.

If that's not enough - how about galloping along the beach at sunset on our horse tour? Or hiring bicycles and heading off to see the Laguna Negra (Black Lagoon) or the Santa Teresa National Park? You might want to quench your curiosity and take your first steps into the world of surfing with our qualified surf teacher, or simply hire surf equipment and go for it by yourself; perhaps enjoy a car tour along the Park and the Lagoon? As you can see, there's plenty to see and do! - just get out here and experience El Diablo Tranquilo!' View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2019
    I visited during the slow season, staff was small and the vibe was laid back but the place really stood out to me, they treated everyone so much like family half of the other guests that I met had been there a week or more just hanging around. Food was good too, don't skip the dinners.
    Iceland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Best hostel that I have been too on my trip and best in Latin America during any of my visits here. If you're coming in from Buenos Aires or down from Brazil and looking for a chill spot to relax before the next big city, these guys have been here a while and know how to do it right. The town is laid back and the atmosphere at the hostel is as tranquilo as advertised.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    I heard this might be their last season but I am glad I was able to stay here first as I'd heard a lot about the place up and down the coast. You can tell why it's the most well known hostel in the area, the staff is great and the vibe is hard to leave.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2019
    Staff are welcoming and friendly. They cooked both nights for a small additional cost to join. There was a storm so I lost power in my sleeping quarters but didn’t mind since I wasn’t spending most my time there
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, nice and warm bed and there is even a fire place, good for heating and romance. Excellent breakfast for free. Nice and gentle staff. Would love to go there for a few more days.
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2019
    I loved this hostel. The rooms were clean enough, and so were the bathroom sink areas and toilets. The trash could be emptied more int he bathrooms, and the showers are just a bit old and grimy, but the atmosphere is SO chill and lovely! A fire every night with lots of couches, a nice little deck and outdoor kitchen, hammocks, dogs, and a cat. It was the off-season and very quiet, but I loved it! Breakfast was great as well!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    22 Feb 2019
    The kitchen is way too small otherwise it’s great !
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Mar 2019
    The hostel was nice, the room had a good space for the number of beds, clean bathroom, good breakfast too. The only thing I think it was missing were lockers as the room doors has no keys.
    Brazil, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 8.0


    30 Mar 2019
    Nice chilled hostel just a few minutes from the beach. We enjoyed our private room as it had a great balcony with a hammock to relax on. The kitchen is tiny and a bit dirty so we weren't keen on cooking in it but that was fine for us as we were only there for a few days.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Feb 2019
    A very friendly place with good views out the front door out to sea. Wifi was great - important for me as a digital nomad. There always seemed to be plenty going on.
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Foosball