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Beach Hostel La Balconada

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La Paloma, Uruguay
Beach Hostel La Balconada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice and quiet place to stay, enjoy ocean nature and practice water sports. Besides have a lot of night fun in summer period. It have surfboards to have surf lessons with locals surfers. This is the place to stay at the beach.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place was fantastic. Quiet, 10 feet from the sand, awesome building in itself with a great balcony and hammocks, and the kitchen/breakfast was good. I was here alone and met plenty of other travelers, a really nice atmosphere. Plus, one of the best sunsets I have seen in a while. Highly recommend it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Not your typical backpackers hostel slightly different in a few ways, but perfect nonetheless. There are dorms and private rooms, hot water, a small but sufficient kitchen, beers and soft drinks for sale, a grill (parrilla), and a lovely outdoor gathering area immediately across a dusty road from a beautiful beach. The owners are so accommodating, mulit-lingual and have made... More 

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Switzerland
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35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The hostel La Balconada is located right in front of the beach. It is a small, nice hostel with a lot of sunlight and also fresh air in the dorms and rooms. The bathrooms are big and practical, although not always with hot water. The dorms also are practical, with electical plugs, lockers and new wooden bunk beds. Sober, but... More 

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Saint-Lambert, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Really really great hostel! Super clean (the cleaning seemed to be made all day long, the restrooms are huge, individuals and included a shower), confortable beds (we stayed in a 6 beds dorms), lockers in each room, friendly staff (they give good advices too!!), a nice chilling area, a bar on the patio and i liked the structure of the... More 

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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great location for beach, it is literally across the street. WiFi - didn't work at all during our stay. In general the hostel could be cleaner. Dorms are fine, comfortable beds. Occupied dorms/rooms are not cleaned daily. Walk of about ten minutes into the town. Very expensive for the standard provided.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Lovely fresh breakfast, nice dogs, nice family. Great location and very clean. The beach is opposite and it's the nicest one we went to in la paloma, also gets the sunset! The room was nice and clean. The layout is nice too. It's not the most sociable layouts but it's real nice. The town is an easy 10 min walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a small, family-run hostel. We were there in the off season, when it was very quiet, but it didn't feel deserted. It has friendly, inviting atmosphere. Our host, Laticia, was very friendly and helpful, and she presented us with a wonderful breakfast, nicely displayed. There is a nice common room with television and games. The place is newly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I highly recomend this hostel. Perfect location, very clean and big rooms, nice staff, delicious breakfast...It's family run so it's very comfy! I would stay there again and again and again. Excellent!!!!!

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Genoa, Italy
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85 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

in front of a beautiful beach, the balconada is a luxury and quite expansive small hostel, spotless and confy. Our double ensuite room was bright and big, breakfast is healthy, simple, with cakes and bread, yogurt, juice and fresh fruit. Friendly staff. The location is perfect, by the sea and 10 minutes walk to the center of La Paloma and... More 

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