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El Diablo Tranquilo Hostel
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

We had an amazing time at this hostel. It was very clean, good breakfast, the staff is awesome and the activities are great too. Can definitely recommend horse riding at the beach..Make sure to try the dinner and the wine at the beach bar, it was delicious!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This hostel was great. The hostel is two buildings (on on the beach and one a 2 min walk away). Stay at the house which is not on the beach, that way when you want to go to bed you can. There is a party every night at the location on the beach.

Loved the hostel. Great staff, and Del Diablo is a awesome place to hang out. They offer dinner every night for 10$US. The dinner was good each night we were there, one of the night to die for!

Hang out on a hammock, surf and drink.

Room Tip: Stay in the building not on the beach so that you can sleep when you want to. To get to the other b...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

With this hostel it really depends on what you're looking for.
They have a good atmosphere and friendly staff. In the evening there's a communal dinner for 10 USD which is great and makes it super-easy to meet people.

However, the kitchen is tiny and the bathrooms and dorms are not too clean. Also, if you prefer quiet, it might be advisable to get a private room. I stayed at the girl's dorm for 2 nights and it wasn't nice. It sleeps 8 girls and is so tiny that I did not find the space to even put my backpack on the floor. Since the dorm was fully booked, it felt crammed with little fresh air. And of course, drunken girls noisily tried to make their way into bed all through the night.

Stay here if you:

want to meet other people easily

Stay away if you:

want to cook
prefer cleanliness
want to avoid spoiled American flip-flop-girlies who say things like "ugh, there's a bug in my blueberries. That's, like so gross…"

Room Tip: Do not choose the girl's dorm (when you're a girl, obviously)
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

I had originally planned to stay here just for two nights but the atmosphere and the people working there were so amazing that I was extending my stay for almost one week. I didn't want to leave and probably I shouldn't have...

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed only a few nights here and it was wonderful! Very clean hostel with a great atmosphere and lovely people! Even though the town is very small the hostel has many activities on offer to keep you busy. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in punts del diablo.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on route down the coast.

The directions given are spot on and therefore the place was easy to find.

On arrival there were so many staff at the desk it was confusing, especially when one member was advising on availabity of rooms while another was asking did we want to stay in another hostel, but it all got sorted and we checked in.

Our room was lovely. The nicest bed yet (5wks of hostels).

The bathrooms were spotless.

The communal areas were grt too.

Overall this hostel was fantastic, the only small thing was the kitchen is very small and was crowed with staff cooking so would be difficult to cook yourself

Highly recommend this place for chilled out laid back escape from reality

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

I stayed one night in this hostel in low season, and found the managers & staff to be super-friendly and really take time to get to know the people that stay here. The private suites are really lovely and would be very special for a romantic occasion. The dorms are cramped, and I really can't imagine how bad it would get in high season, but I think all the hostels in Punta del Diablo try and cram people in during peak season. The breakfast is a little better than other hostels with juice and fresh chunky bread, and the setting for breakfast on a balcony overlooking the sea is fantastic. The girls shower room could definitely do with some upgrading. Otherwise, beds are comfy & common areas make it easy to chat to people. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about El Diablo Tranquilo Hostel

Address: Avenda Central s/n | Rocha, Punta del Diablo 27204, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Rocha Department > Punta del Diablo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Punta del Diablo
Price Range: $25 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Diablo Tranquilo is Punta del Diablo's first and premiere hostel, built by backpackers, for backpackers, featuring a friendly staff as diverse as our guests. ... more   less 
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