Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

take a break from your Holidays.
Get away from it all.
Leave the city and come to the green fields and relaxation.
Horses, fireplace, sauna, books, fondue, good wine, peace and tranquility.
A Restful stopover.

Small and cozy Horse Farm located in Colonia state countryside. We are located 50 minutes Bus from Colonia on the way to Montevideo. Bus frequency is excellent as well as inexpensive and comfortable.

Heating in all bedrooms and common areas.
No TV nor Wi Fi for your soul welfare.

We speak , English, French, some German and Spanish.
Traveling is in our souls!
We know how important it is to have a rest in your trip.
Monica and Miguel

Strict Check in: 13.00 to 23.00
Strict Check out: 11:00

It is possible to pay in USD, Uruguayan $, or Euros.
We accept VISA and Master Card credit cards. Subject to 7% surcharge.
Guests may use the kitchen facilities to prepare meals from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs only.
We offer lunch and dinner. Our meals are made with natural products from our garden or from the region.
Drinks should be purchased at El Galope.
We have very good water from our own well for free.
Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated.
Pets are not allowed
Lodging: Al rooms and dorms are for two guests either in single bunk beds or in double bed.
Breakfast is included in the rate

Other activities:

Horse-ride USD 70:
Horseback riding is a high risk sport which we try to minimize professionally at El Galope.
For this reason, horseback riding can be suspended due to bad weather, it is guided by an instructor to take care of your physical integrity and the use of helmet - that we provide - is mandatory.

It is a physically demanding activity so it is necessary to be in good physical condition. It is not necessary to have experience or coordinate the rides in advance. Please bring insect repellent, sun-screen and long pants.

It consits of two parts:
1. Horse-riding lesson where beginners learn to have full control of the horse and experienced riders will get to know the horse and warm up. It takes place in the farm.
2. Horse-riding outside the farm. The guide will evaluate your skills and control of the horse to be able to do this activity. It takes place outside the farm along roads and grass trails.

For those who won't do the second part the fee is USD 35.

Sauna - USD 7 per person View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2019
    Fantastic place. So beautiful and so relaxing. And Monica's food was delicious. Didn't feel the need to cook my own food. :-)
    Sweden, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2018
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Mónica and Miguel created a very welcoming and peaceful place. Horse riding lessons are very good and lots of fun. As a total newbie I felt very comfortable and managed to make a good progress (even though from zero, haha). Actually cannot wait to come back again!
    Lithuania, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2018
    Excellent place to stay. Really great hosts. Monica and Miguel go out of their way to help you have a good time and relax. Thanks for a great weekend :)
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2018
    Absolutely amazing. Wonderfully nice hosts and stunning location. Would definitely return.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2018
    Exceptional place to stay! Very beautiful, peaceful, wonderful hosts. Food was delicious! We took riding lessons which were amazing. Highly recommend El Galope. Peg from Chicago
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2018
    Very nice place ran by great people.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Dec 2017
    Wow! This is a little piece of heaven. We spent four days in one of the bunk rooms. There’s only two bunks per room so very private. No lockers, but not needed. Our days consisted of lounging by the pool, sauna, reading, croquet, napping, long walks, and enjoying the dogs and horses. You must take riding lessons with Miguel. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Food was fresh and local. We ate all meals onsite. Worth every penny. Can’t recommend this dreamy ranch highly enough! Take me back!!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Jan 2020
    - great place to find peace from your travel journey - Monica and Miguel are great hosts - horseback riding was incredible (I was never on a horse and after a professional “training” I was able to “steer “ a horse) incredible experience - the hostel has no internet which is great for some time to just relax and forget about time etc. - hostel even has a small pool Thanks again for the great experience Best regards Georg
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2019
    What a unique place! El Galope really is a sanctuary where you can relax and let the world go. Monica and Miguel really are as great as everyone says - I dont know how they do it every day.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Aug 2018
    Great experience to meet Uruguay! Although no other guests were there, I enjoyed the family and learned so much since the first time I visited 25 years ago. I would recommend if you love a true sauna & home grown produce! Awesome!
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Games Room


  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Uruguay

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Uruguay

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