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Beach Hostel La Balconada

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we arrived after high-season with no reservation and got a double room without a problem after we called the number at the front desk. rooms and bathroom were clean. the dude in charge was very laid back and gave us tipps about where to go next. we didnt use the taxi service, but broke a key and didnt even have...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

The hostel is opposite the beach, so it's a 1 minute walk to the sea! The town centre is about 10 min walk & so is the bus station. On your checkin day, you can take a free taxi to the hostel (they'll pay the fare). Standard breakfast, good bathrooms, relaxed chill atmosphere.

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Simple and clean place near the beach. Friendly people and excellent bath :) They just accept cash $$$ and have an awesome bar with homemade dishes ;) the beach is terrific, the cooler place of La Paloma... There is a beach bar in front of the hostel

Thank Tatiana T
Reviewed 4 December 2015

We stayed in La Balconada just before high season, so the hostel and the town were pretty quiet. This is a great place to stay, just across the road from a beach and the waves. They've got a variety of big spacious doubles, a couple of smaller privates and some dorm rooms. The hostel was clean, spacious and very chilled...

Thank alongdustyroads
Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Nice and quiet place to stay, enjoy ocean nature and practice water sports. Besides have a lot of night fun in summer period. It have surfboards to have surf lessons with locals surfers. This is the place to stay at the beach.

Thank federacchi
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 29 January 2015

This place was fantastic. Quiet, 10 feet from the sand, awesome building in itself with a great balcony and hammocks, and the kitchen/breakfast was good. I was here alone and met plenty of other travelers, a really nice atmosphere. Plus, one of the best sunsets I have seen in a while. Highly recommend it!

Thank jacksymes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Not your typical backpackers hostel slightly different in a few ways, but perfect nonetheless. There are dorms and private rooms, hot water, a small but sufficient kitchen, beers and soft drinks for sale, a grill (parrilla), and a lovely outdoor gathering area immediately across a dusty road from a beautiful beach. The owners are so accommodating, mulit-lingual and have made...

Thank John Z
Reviewed 1 January 2015

The hostel La Balconada is located right in front of the beach. It is a small, nice hostel with a lot of sunlight and also fresh air in the dorms and rooms. The bathrooms are big and practical, although not always with hot water. The dorms also are practical, with electical plugs, lockers and new wooden bunk beds. Sober, but...

Thank S0fiB
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Really really great hostel! Super clean (the cleaning seemed to be made all day long, the restrooms are huge, individuals and included a shower), confortable beds (we stayed in a 6 beds dorms), lockers in each room, friendly staff (they give good advices too!!), a nice chilling area, a bar on the patio and i liked the structure of the...

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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

Great location for beach, it is literally across the street. WiFi - didn't work at all during our stay. In general the hostel could be cleaner. Dorms are fine, comfortable beds. Occupied dorms/rooms are not cleaned daily. Walk of about ten minutes into the town. Very expensive for the standard provided.

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Address: La Paloma, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Rocha Department > La Paloma
Price Range: $38 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Delux room have a wonderfull front view”
federacchi, 24 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are private rooms with bathroom available, 4 and 6 bed dorms with shared bathroom. I would say upstairs is probably a little quieter but I never had any issues with noise.”
  • The view of the beach a stone's throw away from the hostel
JohnZ525, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Any of the shared dorm rooms is nice.”
S0fiB, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“There is both a dorm and private rooms, so specify what you want.”
466armandd, 24 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Bring a surfboard and come in Summer.”
ClaytonBurne, 19 Jul 2012 | Read review
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