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.

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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

Montevideo: Find peace in Uruguay  

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Top 50 hostels in Uruguay.

There are 50 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Uruguay.

Ah´lo Posada Hostel Boutique

Ah´lo Posada Hostel Boutique

Ah'Lo Hostel Boutique is a family business with young people, whose mission is to make the guest feel at home, enjoying the common areas and open spaces which gives us the house 100 years old. Located in the heart of Carmel, within walking distance of attractions, perfect for starting a memorable

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El Galope Horse Farm

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 50

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Casa Alevines Playa El Emir, Hostel & Suites

Casa Alevines Playa El Emir, Hostel & Suites

Casa Alevines Hostel & Suites is a house converted into a renovated and modern hostel in the heart of the city, facing the sea and with the best sunrises and breeze from the sea. The hostel is located right on the Emir beach, steps from the heart of the city and very close to the best restaurants

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Circus Hostel & Hotel Montevideo

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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Rambler Pocitos

Rambler Pocitos

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

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El Viajero - B&B

El Viajero - B&B

The comfort of a Hotel at hostel prices! Located within the HISTORICAL CENTER and in front of EL RIO DE LA PLATA, every room has HEAT, an essential to sleep in a COLD WINTER!!! The comfort of a Hotel at hostel prices, every room with bathroom en-suite and air conditioning. From the rooms you have

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Viejo Lobo

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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Hostel & Suites del Rio

Hostel & Suites del Rio

The Hostel & Suites del Rio is planned and designed to meet the requirements of the guests who want to enjoy their holidays. To this end, we are equipped with the latest technology: Hot water 24 hrs uninterrupted, thanks to the supply solar equipment. Breakfast can be served on the terrace which

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Narakan

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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La Farola

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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MedioMundo Hostel

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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Buenas Vibras Hostel Montevideo

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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Rambler Punta Carretas

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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Hostel Araza

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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La Brujula Hostel

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

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Destino26

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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Planet Punta del este Hostel

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

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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Hostel Vente al Diablo

Hostel Vente al Diablo

The wooden-fronted Hostel Vente al Diablo provides free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and 24-hour front desk assistance in Punta Del Diablo. It sits just 100 metres from La Viuda beach The unpretentious rooms contain wooden furniture and lockers. Each features a shared bathroom and a fan. The property

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F&F Hostel

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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El Viajero - Downtown Hostel & Suites

El Viajero - Downtown Hostel & Suites

Welcome to El Viajero Hostels Sudamérica, the most qualified chain of Hostels of the continent! Located in the best places of Uruguay (Colonia, Montevideo, Punta del Este y La Pedrera), Colombia and Paraguay! El Viajero Downtown Hostel & Suites is located in the downtown of the city, near the mai

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Caballo Loco Hostel

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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El Diablo Tranquilo Playa Suites

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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Acá Me Quedo Hostel

Acá Me Quedo Hostel

At Acá Me Quedo Hostel offers WiFi and coffee are included as well as breakfast. Besides the opening to the multicultural exchange “Aca me quedo” Hostel seeks to offer a panorama of the Uruguayan culture since we believe that it is worth making it known. Acá Me Quedo Hostel is an old house from t

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TAS D VIAJE Hostel - Surf Camp - Suites

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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El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

El Viajero - Hostel & Suites

The best qualified chain of hostels of the continent! At the best points of Uruguay (Montevideo,Punta del Este,La Pedrera) Colombia & Paraguay.The only hostel in Colonia with AC / HEAT & toilet in their Dorms. Breakfast included! (be careful that cheapest Hostels in Colonia doesn´t included breakfas

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Happy Hostel

Happy Hostel

Happy Hostel has a relax atmosphere and appreciate street art, our property offer lockers where you can use for valuable belongings and be safe, the kitchen utensils are free use, on the terrace we have a barbecue that can be used when you want, on the ground floor almost in the basement there is a

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RocaMar Hostel Boutique

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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Contraluz ArtHostel

Contraluz ArtHostel

Each nook of Contraluz Art Property is intervened by different artists and photographers, filling the properties walls with sense and identity. Our services: -Reception 24 hours -Breakfast included, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. -Wifi and PC available -Hot water 24 hours -Luggage -Individual l

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Lobo Hostel Bar

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

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Montevideo Chic Hostel

Montevideo Chic Hostel

A beautiful colonial building renovated by an Italian architect. Clean, well kept accommodation with great service, in a central location, at an affordable price. Montevideo Chic is perfect for those who enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of a hostel, but with greater standards of comfort a

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Blanes Hostel

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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Punto Berro Hostel Ciudad Vieja

Punto Berro Hostel Ciudad Vieja

We are a backpacker hostel in the center of the old city with TV room, Bike rental, bar, meal and refreshments, city tours and much more. We offer free breakfast and free dinner! Punto Berro Hostel Ciudad Vieja offers meals, drinks, music and typical Uruguayan asado on our terrace every-night

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Pocitos Hostel

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 offered breakfast, fully equipped kitchen with potable water, free wif

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Hostel de los Colores

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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Piedra Alta

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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The Trip Hostel

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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Bo Hostel

Bo Hostel

Bo Hostel has been created to produce an experience that contributes value in your life, the travellers, as well as in ours. We are here to share what we know about the city, offer the very best of ourselves for you to have the best stay ever. We are passionate about what we do, we travel through ou

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Che Lagarto Hostel Montevideo

Che Lagarto Hostel Montevideo

Privileged location, it’s only a few blocks away from Tres Cruces Bus Station. Comfortable, fun and young atmosphere, fully equipped and with the best customer service. We offer you the best for your stay! This hostel is an ideal base to know Montevideo! Private bedrooms and dorms. All of the bedr

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Celestino Hostel B&B

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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El Diablo Tranquilo

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

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Compay Hostel

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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Hostel Babilonia

Hostel Babilonia

Hostel Babilonia is your home away from home. Bring the whole family and enjoy your holiday in this vibrant city or have a relaxing night after a long day at work. The Hostel is situated in one of the most popular tourist areas and is centrally located with easy access to transport, the beach, re

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Hostel Ibirapita

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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Unplugged Hostel Pocitos

Unplugged Hostel Pocitos

SUMMER SPECIAL! Booking through hostelworld you get a FREE welcoming beer! Unplugged Hostel is located in the heart of Pocitos, one of the nicest and safest neighborhoods of Montevideo, just a few blocks away from the beach where you can sunbath and swim in the summer or walk or ride a bike in

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El Viajero - Brava Beach Hostel & Suites

El Viajero - Brava Beach Hostel & Suites

Specially recommended by the most important booking sites in the world. We have the best location with the best services and prices of Punta del Este. Come and visit the trendy beaches near our hostel and enjoy the never ending nightlife. We are in the heart of Punta del Este, in a suburb that

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Hostel Colonia

Hostel Colonia

Hostel Colonial is located on the main Avenue at 350 meter from the historical area of the city and a few blocks from the beach. We offer dorm and private rooms with shared facilities. Additional facilities are lined, towels, common room, internet , WiFi, kitchen, bike, tourist information, re

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La Casa de Teresa

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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