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“Warning: This Is A Nightclub, Not A Hostel!”
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F&F Hostel
Reviewed January 19, 2013

My opinion is this is a nightclub and not a hostel. And should not be considered one. It is a nice looking old home from the street and has a beautiful common area outside next to a small pool with hammocks that is quite pleasing. It is relatively close to two beaches. The staff is friendly. And it is cheap. But here is the reason.

You arrive with your online confirmation and they then charge you more than the online price you booked. Second, they advertise hot showers. Don't believe it. There was no hot water when I was there. In the dorms the beds are hand made and not standard. If you are tall you will not fit. There are no mattresses in the dorms. Just thin cut foam. So you sleep on the wooden cross slats. Very uncomfortable. The rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and common areas are filthy with trash, bugs, dirt and sand. It also smell of beer, vodka and puke. At night there is a DJ in the bar that plays ear splitting music from 8PM to 4AM non-stop. My earplugs were useless. The bar and common area is packed with people partying. They are not all guests at the hostel. This is a security concern as the staff has no idea who is coming and going. So at 4AM all the revelers then go pass out on their beds with a bad thin foam mattress so I guess they do not notice. If you think you will get to sleep in late since everyone goes to sleep at 4AM you are mistaken. There are 3 high rise condominiums being built in the same block and construction begins at 8AM. This hostel is a long walk to the port and restaurant areas.

My judgement of this hostel is the owner advertises low prices online, overcharges when you arrive, cuts out normal services such as hot water, actual mattresses and cleaning crews and sells you alcohol all night and let's you pass out in his bar/nightclub each night thinking it is a hostel. I do not recommend this place. It has bad ratings for a reason.

Room Tip: All rooms are noisy. Avoid it if you want to sleep.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

The hostel itself was quite disappointing. we booked a private room with 2 bunk beds. The room stank of kerosene and the matteress were really old and limp. The hostel could do with some renovations.
The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help us. The common area outside was lovely to sit and enjoy a cool beer. The location was close to the beach however a fair distance from the port and restaurant areas.

We paid a lot to hire this private room for 4 people and for what we paid it certainly wasn't worth it. However it was peak season so it was the cheapest accomodation we could find.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

This hostel was much better than another we stayed at in Punta. The staff were super friendly. The showers were hot and there is a nice outdoor area with a bar and pool out back - although the pool was kinda dirty! It's close to the bus stop and not far from the beach, but a bit far from the town centre, depends what you want really. In our 4 bed room one of the bottom bunks was broken and when my boyfriend went to get into his top bunk the bed collapsed - lucky I wasn't in the bed underneath at the time! The kitchen facilities weren't so good but I guess that's what happens when you cater for backpackers, they take everything! Overall super good for the price.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Room Tip: Não fique nos quartos próximo a piscina. Além do barulho, os banheiros ficam muito distantes!
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2017
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Stayed: September 2016
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Additional Information about F&F Hostel

Address: Parada 6, Brava Beach | Carlos Vaz Ferreira and Rosa de los Vientos, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Punta del Este
Price Range: $12 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — F&F Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at the hostel we offer good rooms with shared facilities, common areas, WIFI, garden, bar, guest kitchen, parking, swimming pool, BBQ, surf lessons, bikes for rent and much more. Doesn't matter if you come to relax, have fun, meet people, or for the hottest nightlife in Punta, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE! ... more   less 
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