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Flagship hostel combining comfort and privacy with great social atmosphere
On the beach
This beachfront hostel is located in Punta del Diablo, blocks from local shops and near the popular night clubs.
Restaurant & compu lounge
In addition to a restaurant, El Diablo Tranquilo features guest only lounge with a cozy fireplace and complimentary computers as well as Wi-Fi in every corner of the building.
Whales, Surf, and Tips
Come from August to September to see whales just out front, take a surf class any time of year, explore the Parque Nacional de Santa Teresa on guided horse tours - or join us for one of our daily excursions
At long last a true hostel experience has come to Uruguay's spectacular Rocha coast. Celebrating its second year, 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 sure to offer what you're looking for. Even before choosing your lodging find yourself at home in our spacious lobby, surrounded by 16 foot high windows looking seaward, a massive hearth and fireplace in front of cozy sofas, and the always friendly faces found at our reception desk. Above you'll find a lofted internet lounge and beyond that the intricacies of our traditionally woven thatch roof. Additional communal areas include several terraces, a kitchen, book nook, and the picnic balcony. You can choose between mixed or female dorms, private singles, doubles, triple, or - for a real treat - book yourself into one of our suites and enjoy a private fireplace, full bath, ocean views, and your own balcony to doze away enveloped in a hammock.
Hostel guest or not, the whole city comes together in The Bar. Located on the beach just one block from The Hostel, El Diablo Tranquilo Bar plays host to a nightly beach party. Sip a cold beer, or sample mixed drinks from the world over, while listening to music or enjoying the stars from the terrace. And then there's the food: Enjoy our local favorites and fresh seafood, taste home in one of our daily 'Platos del Dia' each of which a foreign special, guaranteed to leave you satisfied.
Above all we understand that your travel will be defined by memories, and our goal is to provide you with what you need not just to eat and sleep, but to facilitate all those hard to place things that make a place stick with you. Those things which ensure that you leave Punta del Diablo as we did the first time; at peace and brimming with stories to tell and friends made.
If that's not enough - rent a horse, a surfboard, or a fishing pole, hike out to the Forteleza of Santa Teresa, explore the Bosque de Ombues or the Laguna Negra, spend a day volunteering with marine turtles at Karumbe - just get out here and experience El Diablo Tranquilo!
- Fireplace in lobby
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Picnic area
- Free breakfast
- Room service (limited hours)
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
- Room Amenities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Beach view
Our restaurant is available exclusively to guests and provides a full bar, fire lit lounge, and occasional live music. The menu is augmented by a rotating daily plate of the day and the oceanfront location cannot be beat.
Recreational opportunities about, take a hike through ample beaches or local national parks, learn to surf with our private instructors, take a horseback ride or discover the Fortaleza de Santa Teresa. If none of that suits you, enjoy our complimentary computers or watch one of our 1,500 movies.
- Ecotours on site
- Fishing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Horse riding/rental on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Swimming on site
- Volleyball on site
- Whale-watching on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
Policies & Fees
Special check-in instructions:
Uruguayan citizens must pay 10% value-added tax, except when travelling from May to October, when only firms with Tax ID Code are required to pay the value-added tax. International travelers are exempt from the 10 % value-added tax. These rules are currently in force as per the regulations established by the Uruguayan Government.
Pets not allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.