Best Places for Backpackers in Uruguay.

Enjoy backpacking around Uruguay without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Uruguay.

Top 50 hostels in Uruguay.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Uruguay.

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La Brujula Hostel

98 /100

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La Brujula Hostel

La Brujula Hostel is a hostel with lots of green space, served by the owners, the hostel is friendly and has a terrace with hammocks and a view to the sea, great place to socialise and have fun with our volley court. The common areas are spacious and comfortable and our kitchen is complete with...
La Brujula Hostel is a hostel in La Paloma. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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La Casa de Teresa

97 /100

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La Casa de Teresa

Our House is five blocks away from the beach, and ten from the city's main avenue. It's in a quiet neighborhood and it is an ideal place for those looking for peace and tranquility. We offer clean and private rooms. Each one has a TV, and an individual bathroom. We can book you bus tickets and...
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El Galope Horse Farm

96 /100

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El Galope Horse Farm

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 5...
El Galope Horse Farm is a hostel in Colonia del Sacramento. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel de las Hadas

94 /100

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Hostel de las Hadas

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Hostel de las Hadas is a hostel in Punta del Diablo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Splendido Hotel

94 /100

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Splendido Hotel

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Splendido Hotel is a hotel in Montevideo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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MedioMundo Hostel

93 /100

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MedioMundo Hostel

At MedioMundo Hostel we’ve taken care of every detail of our brand new hostel to give it a unique style for you to enjoy it as much as you can. The hostel’s main common area has a cozy fireplace, cable TV, netflix and a computer for exclusive use of our guests (for free). We also offer you a great p...
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Habemus Hostel

93 /100

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Habemus Hostel

Habemus Hostel built to fulfil backpackers needs while offering unique decor and high-comfort. Kick back and enjoy an authentic stay at our freshly refurbished 1950´s house. In Montevideo´s hype Cordón area, where you are just steps away from all major attractions and interesting spots of the ci...
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Narakan

93 /100

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Narakan

Narakan Hostel is a magic hostel where you can meet yourself, make Friends, have fun or relax, half board, includes breakfast and dinner, homemade food, hospitality and a friendly service is offered daily. In Cabo Polonio there aren´t street names or number. However, the hostel can easily be foun...
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Hostel Charruas

92 /100

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Hostel Charruas

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Hostel Charruas is a hostel in Montevideo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Piedra Alta

91 /100

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Piedra Alta

Piedra Alta Hostel is the best place to relax and have a good time in La Pedrera. Shared rooms for the best price. 6 mixed rooms, 3 with private bathroom. One room exclusively for women. There are also 5 shared bathrooms all of them with hot showers. All the comfort, with the fun and chilled atmo...
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Students Hostel

91 /100

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Students Hostel

Designed to cater for travellers, students and tourists that require large and multiple storage spaces, in a secure, quiet and relaxed atmosphere, with a top international hostel level. We are located in a two floor house from the end of the 19th century, entirely renovated, with a careful design de...
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Amo Este Lugar

90 /100

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Amo Este Lugar

We are a personalized Bed and Breakfast. An old restored mansion, built in 1939, that preserves the original features and that houses 20 people, the right combination between a hotel and a hostel, designed specifically for those who love to travel and are adventurous, like to know the soul of each c...
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13
Viajero Posada B&B

89 /100

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Viajero Posada B&B

The Viajero Colonia B & B is located in the Historic District, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, facing the River Plate and 300 meters from the Port and the bus station. Our hostel has 14 double rooms and 'twin' rooms, all with private bathroom, AC, heating, cable TV and Internet. Other s...
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The Trip Hostel

89 /100

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The Trip Hostel

The Trip Hostel opens its doors to travellers from all over the world. We are situated in the heart of Punta del Este, close to everything you need to have an amazing stay. The hostel is conveniently located just two blocks from the bus station, two blocks from the main street, Gorlero, and two blo...
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Hostel & Suites del Rio

89 /100

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Hostel & Suites del Rio

The Hostel & Suites del Rio is designed and designed to meet the needs of guests who wish to enjoy their vacations. For this, we are equipped with the latest technology: Hot water 24 hours uninterrupted, thanks to the supply of solar equipment. Breakfast can be served on the terrace in front of...
Hostel & Suites del Rio is a hostel in Colonia del Sacramento. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Negrita Hostel

89 /100

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Negrita Hostel

Negrita hostel is located in La Barra area, just 11 km from The Fingers beach, Nogaro Casino and the Artisans Craft Fair. At the property we offer barbecue facilities, as well as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a beautiful patio is one of the main features for some of our rooms. Breakfast i...
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Viajero Colonia Hostel

88 /100

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Viajero Colonia Hostel

El Viajero Hostel&Suites is located on the main street, just 400 meters away from the famous historical center (declared World Heritage by UNESCO) and 300 meters from the Port, Bus Station and the beautiful beaches! It is a beautiful 19th century house with all the comforts of the 21st century. All...
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Destino26

88 /100

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Destino26

Our house was built in the 1940s and its a great combination of modern and old style. We have private and shared spacious rooms, with comfortable beds and great common areas. Very nice living room where you can enjoy a good movie , connect to internet or play the guitar , you can also relax in...
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F&F Hostel

88 /100

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F&F Hostel

F&F Property has a great location, with swimming pool and just beside the famous surfers' beach Playa Brava in Punta del Este. Thanks to this privileged location, you will able to enjoy the sea view and practice your surfing, while still being very close to the city centre. Is a three floor house...
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Lobo Hostel Bar

88 /100

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Lobo Hostel Bar

The hostel is located just meters from the beach Skull, one of the two most important beaches in the area, while a hundred meters from the center. The bar-restaurant is located on the main avenue, twenty yards from the main market, and one hundred meters from the central square. We offer a house...
Lobo Hostel Bar is a hostel in Cabo Polonio. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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El Uru Hostel

87 /100

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El Uru Hostel

Bedclothes and Breakfast are included, the homely outdoor terrace and the abundance of hammocks will help you to relax during the day. Volleyball and PingPong will keep you active, and the Bar will serve the required refreshments you will need after a long day of sightseeing. We have regular eve...
El Uru Hostel is a hostel in Punta del Diablo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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El Diablo Tranquilo Playa Suites

87 /100

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El Diablo Tranquilo Playa Suites

The only hostel in Punta del Diablo located RIGHT ON THE BEACH Perched in the center of Playa Rivero, with stunning views from every room, EDT Playa Suites combines the incredible onda of Punta del Diablo and the social atmosphere that has made El Diablo Tranquilo famous, built specifically with...
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Compay Hostel

86 /100

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Compay Hostel

Beach or city? City or beach? This is a question that we always ask ourselves when it comes to holidays. Truth is, that the combination of both is possible, and it´s a blast! And what better place to do this than Montevideo! This is why Compay, makes you wonder no more, and comes to the City. Kee...
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Circus Hostel & Hotel Montevideo

86 /100

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Circus Hostel & Hotel Montevideo

Circus Hostel & Hotel Montevideo is fun and comfortable accommodation that you can shared, or you can be in private, we have a lounge, roof top and with free WiFi. Our staff is ready to help you to discover the best activities in Montevideo. Our property is in Montevideo, is one block away from t...
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Una Noche Mas B & B

86 /100

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Una Noche Mas B & B

Our house is your home in Uruguay. It's that simple. We have several advantages for families in general, It is a simple, clean and quiet accommodation, located in Punta Carretas Our service is characterized by being carried forward by good people, always offering good times, accompanied by a typi...
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Viajero Montevideo Hostel

86 /100

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Viajero Montevideo Hostel

El Viajero Downtown Hostel & Suites is located in the downtown of the city, near the main street 18 de Julio.We offer the comfort of a Hotel combined with the fun and relaxing atmosphere of a Hostel. All our rooms have Air conditioner and toilet ensuite. Dorms ensuite, spacious and well -equippe...
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Rambler Pocitos

85 /100

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Rambler Pocitos

With A/C on each room you will enjoy a pleasant stay on the Rambler Pocitos !...
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Luz In You

85 /100

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Luz In You

This lively hostel offers spacious rooms, a beautiful garden, to relax outdoors with friends or meet new people, large recreation areas, including a lovely chill out terrace, and a very popular bar, which makes it very fun. We have excursions, tours and activities, such as yoga, dance, cooking, lect...
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B&B Punta Hostel

85 /100

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B&B Punta Hostel

The B & B hostel provides everything that is necessairy for a pleasant stay. Breakfast, coffee, toast, butter, jam, seasonal fruits, etc to enjoy outdoors in our garden deck. We also have free wifi throughout the hostel. Amenities: 24h Reception service Individual lockers for your personal it...
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Blanes Hostel

84 /100

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Blanes Hostel

We are located in a strategic point of Montevideo, a few blocks from the beach and the Parque Rodo, minutes from the bus terminal and the main tourist attractions the city offers. In addition we are in the area where the main nightlife of the city, with lots of restaurants, bars and nightclubs are c...
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TAS D VIAJE Hostel - Surf Camp - Suites

84 /100

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TAS D VIAJE Hostel - Surf Camp - Suites

BEST LOCATED hostel in Town! The only hostel that really is located in the heart of Punta del Este! Just 3 blocks walk from the Bus Station and also 1 block walk to the beach and the Main Street. You will have an amazing stay here, in our new, clean, comfortable and spacious rooms with spectacular...
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Viejo Lobo

84 /100

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Viejo Lobo

We are offering two double rooms with double beds for couples (with an extra bed), one room for four people and two rooms for six people each. All the rooms are equipped with a reading light, lockers, bed linen. The Property offers two completely equipped bathrooms with hot water showers, a bi...
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El Diablo Tranquilo

83 /100

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El Diablo Tranquilo

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 sur...
El Diablo Tranquilo is a hostel in Punta del Diablo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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La Rubia Hostel

83 /100

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La Rubia Hostel

Imagine yourself in a hammock, relaxed, gabbing with friends next to a pool surrounded by palm trees... and listening to a special music that makes you feel the pleasure of the peace; but at night, all that peace and calm will turn into a fun night, where you can approach the lobby bar and drink a c...
La Rubia Hostel is a hostel in La Pedrera. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel El Español

82 /100

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Hostel El Español

Hostel El Español is located in the city centre a just a few blocks from the bus station. A building from late XIX Century, which conserves its original architecture with big bedrooms that take us to a typical atmosphere of the time of silence, politeness and quietness. The hostel account the dou...
Hostel El Español is a hostel in Colonia del Sacramento. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Pocitos Hostel

82 /100

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Pocitos Hostel

Pocitos Hostel starts in 2008 and its name comes from the neighborhood where it is located. The hostel is situated a few meters from Pocitos beach and Ramirez beach and it has private room and share dorms. At Pocitos Hostel is a fully equipped kitchen with potable water, free wifi, linen, firepla...
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Caballo Loco Hostel

82 /100

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Caballo Loco Hostel

Located in the center of Montevideo, Caballo Loco Hostel stands a few meters from Av. 18 de Julio and Plaza Cagancha, in a completely renovated and refurbished old house. In Caballo Loco Hostel we have shared rooms with 4, 6, 8 and 10 beds with individual lockers and air conditioning, patio for s...
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Buenas Vibras Hostel Montevideo

81 /100

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Buenas Vibras Hostel Montevideo

Buenas Vibras Hostel is your place in Montevideo! The location is actually the best spot in town: we are less than 5 minutes walking from the beach and the rambla, 20 minutes walking from/to the bus station, 15 minutes away to the city center and in the heart of the trendy night life of Montevideo!...
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Hostel Araza

81 /100

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Hostel Araza

We are central and at the same time close to the main beach, it is attended by its owners. we tried to make a friendly happy environment, but at the same time keep it relaxing. The property has four different rooms, shared rooms for 4,6 and 4 females, and double rooms, all of them with bathroom, and...
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Hostel de los Colores

81 /100

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Hostel de los Colores

Property de los Colores is located 200 mt from the beach, 50 meters from the Police Branch, 300 mt. from the city center, 300 meters from the bus terminal. It's a new edification, is inaugurating the January 2, 2014. We have brand new rooms that are very cozy and in a perfect state. The Pro...
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Hostel Ibirapita

80 /100

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Hostel Ibirapita

Hostel Ibirapita is located at 100 mts. from the main bus station. La Paloma one of the main tourist attractions of the atlantic coast of Uruguay. It is located in the Rocha province, in the Cape Santa Mara, in the Atlantic Ocean, and its beaches cover an area of about 20 km. The magic of the oc...
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RocaMar Hostel Boutique

80 /100

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RocaMar Hostel Boutique

We are proud to offer our guests the most comfortable setting with attention to every detail, in order to create the best enviroment to enjoy Punta del Este! Just the way you want it! Don't miss the attractions the city offers you staying just some minutes from the Center of Punta del Este! You...
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Che Lagarto Hostel Montevideo

80 /100

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Che Lagarto Hostel Montevideo

To get to know Montevideo is an amazing experience and your accommodation has to be the same! A central location as Che Lagarto’s is the key: just 600 m from the bus terminal station, 100 m from the principal Av. 18 de Julio, near Pocitos and everything you want to visit. We know how to make your...
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Planet Montevideo Hostel

79 /100

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Planet Montevideo Hostel

Planet Hostel has a lot of areas on which you can relax and have fun. In places like the terrace you can chat, read, and prepare an 'asado', a traditional BBQ, while you enjoy a great climate (whether day or night). It also has a nice TV room, two kitchens, and a dining room. All rooms have a...
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Celestino Hostel B&B

79 /100

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Celestino Hostel B&B

Celestino Hostel is a colonial and big house with eleven rooms, a terrace/Solarium, a fully equipped kitchen and a common room with books, games, TV, DVD... Ideal for friends, couples, families, a place to enjoy, relax and get to know the most of the beautiful city of Colonia del Sacramento and...
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Planet Punta del este Hostel

79 /100

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Planet Punta del este Hostel

Planet Punta del este Hostel is located only 100 meters from the beach offers affordable accommodations in Punta del Este. There is free WiFi access in common areas and common kitchen is available for your convenience. Planet Punta del Este Hostel offers private rooms as well as shared dormitor...
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Ukelele Hostel

78 /100

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Ukelele Hostel

We are waiting for you in the best location of Montevideo! Our classic style house is worth itself, with it's huge and spacious rooms. We are downtown, a few meters from Barrio Sur, where candombe was born. 300mts from the coast (rambla) and 10 mins walking of Ciudad Vieja! Ukelele is the pe...
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De la Costa Hostel

77 /100

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De la Costa Hostel

De la Costa Hostel has reception service 24 hours, breakfast, kitchen for guests, living room with cable TV, terrace, barbecue etc The property is located in downtown, two blocks from the beach, four blocks from the port, one block from the pubs, one block from the main street, close to all shops, 6...
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Rambler Punta Carretas

74 /100

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Rambler Punta Carretas

Rambler Punta Carretas offer Different sized rooms from private bedroom, to mixed dorms for 5, 7, 9 and 12 people. A full equipped kitchen is there ready to see the different foods that guests from around the globe will cook and share. A big living&dining room, playroom, guitar and hammock, a barb...
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La Farola

74 /100

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La Farola

We are located in the heart of Old Paloma, meters from the main street and the Bahia Grande. Our hostel is cozy old house that invites you to spend a quiet stay in a warm atmosphere full of good energy, with simple rooms and a bar to enjoy the richest craft beers and tables of seafood and fish tha...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Uruguay.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Uruguay.

If you're already planning to visit Uruguay - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

The perfect location

Punta del Diablo is a fishing village located in Rocha department, right on the east coast of Uruguay. It is known for having a bohemian and artsy vibe as well as for its beautiful three beaches: La Viuda, Rivero, and Playa de los Pescadores. It is three hours away from Montevideo, the capital and major city of the country, but once you get there you will feel like a million miles away from the urban life. It is perfect for you to disconnect from your daily routine and appreciate nature. It is near other amazing places for camping like Santa Teresa, La Pedrera, and La Paloma, so if you can accommodate it, include them in your schedule, or if you are near, pay a visit to this wonderful fishing village by bus or even by hitching a ride.

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Exploring Montevideo

All of my Uruguayan friends have replied this question in the same way. The capital- Montevideo. Montevideo. It is clear to me that a lot of people don´t even know about its existence. Because of my huge interest in South America, I am aware of it since my childhood. However, for a very long time it represented for me only the city with a strange name (it includes the word „video“) at the sea between Brazil and Argentina. Easily searchable in the map, just in front of Buenos Aires on the other side of the bay. Now I know not only that it has nothing to do with videos and that it is not located directly at the sea but at Rio de la Plata (the estuary of the rivers Uruguay and Paraná to the sea) but also a loooot of other things. Firstly, Montevideo is a very special city. It represents the best of the country for Uruguayans, a sort of oasis of peace and progress for people from other South American states, (…) for tourists. What can be written in the (…)? Let´s see what does this city offer.

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Montevideo: Find peace in Uruguay

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