Hostels in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Get to know Montevideo (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Montevideo. To help you make friends with Montevideo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is the most populated city of the country, with approximately two million inhabitants. A beautiful bay, shaped by the coasts of the Río de la Plata, gives rise to one of the most important ports in Latin America, which is also one of the bases of the economy of the city. The port is also a frequent stop for numerous cruise ships arriving in Uruguay. The Río de la Plata mixes with the Atlantic Ocean and these waters bathe the shores of Montevideo. With twenty-two kilometers of coast, numerous beaches are enjoyed by natives and visitors.

In addition to the beaches, visitors in Montevideo also have different options to spend their leisure time. It is not a mountainous region. However, small hills are present. Among these hills, the Montevideo Hill is an interesting point of the city. With a height of one hundred thirty-five meters, from its top it is possible to have a perfect view of the bay. Different touristic circuits are also available for those who want to know the most attractive places that Montevideo has to offer.

The architectonic structure of the city can be divided in what is known as the Old City, where tourists will find colonial-style buildings, and the Modern City, the contemporary counterpart of the community. Thus, tourists get an idea of the historical transition lived by the city. As in any large city, the cultural activity is also an attraction for tourists. Theatres, cinemas, and museums are available for those interested in a quiet time in Montevideo. Guided visits to the Old City, the Tango Tour, and the circuit to the rural part of Montevideo are among the most popular circuits chosen by tourist every year.

Accommodation in Montevideo is diverse. However, hostels in Montevideo are the choice for tourists seeking to enjoy Montevideo at a low budget. A large number of Montevideo hostels are available, located either in the Old City or in the modern area of Montevideo. As a general rule, they offer free breakfast, city maps, and internet service. Laundry service may also be available. Private or shared rooms with private or shared bathrooms, TV, library, barbecue area, luggage room, and locker service are the main features of hostels in Montevideo. In most of them it is possible to obtain touristic information. Therefore, Montevideo hostels are an excellent choice for visitors looking for a pleasant atmosphere while having a great time in Montevideo.

Written by local enthusiast for Montevideo hostels

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FAQ about Montevideo Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Montevideo. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Montevideo. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Montevideo costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Montevideo with private rooms costs on average $40.
Hostelz.com shows all 23 Hostels in Montevideo. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Destino26 Hostel is the best hostel in Montevideo for families.
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MedioMundo Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Montevideo.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Montevideo

Your Packing List for Montevideo

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Montevideo Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Montevideo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
23 Total number of hostels
$16 Average dorm price
$40 Average private room price
$13 Cheapest hostel in Montevideo
Posada Del Gaucho is the cheapest
17 Party hostels in Montevideo
MedioMundo Hostel is the best rated
6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Montevideo - from the Community

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