Hostels in Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Get to know Punta del Este (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 Punta del Este. To help you make friends with Punta del Este before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Punta del Este (no more

Punta del Este is a balneary resort located in the department of Maldonado, just a few hours from the capital Montevideo. The balneary has two types of beaches -- the ocean beaches (Atlantic Ocean) and the beaches of the river (Rio da Prata). This is a favorite place of celebrities and it is common to discover famous faces spending their holidays on the city. Consequently, the city does not have a very cheap cost of living. Even so, the city is crowded in high season and finding a Punta del Este hostel is extremely hard at these times, so it is good to organize this trip well ahead of time.

This balneary is also the target of several cruises during the season, but the cruises may not always enter in the port due to weather. So to get inside with the cruise in Punta Del Este is considered fortunate, but the most passengers are not aware of this.

The balneary has a choice of hostels in Punta del Este; there are also hotels and inside of some of them, the city possesses some casinos where you can gamble legally. In addition, the city has an excellent gastronomic coverage. There are lots of restaurants and dining establishments where you can find the famous parrilladas, a Uruguayan BBQ that's very famous in the region and extremely tasty.

One of the postcards of the city is the sculpture of a hand coming out of the sand, called Monumento Los Dedos or Monumento al Alhogado. The sculpture is located at the fourth stop on the Brava beach and it is a good stop for photos.

On some beaches the rental of jetskis for recreation is allowed. It's worth doing this tour; jetskis may be piloted only by the person who rented it (without an instructor), which allows you drive in your own pace and enjoy it a lot.

Written by local enthusiast for Punta del Este hostels

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FAQ about Punta del Este Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Punta del Este. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Punta del Este. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 20 Hostels in Punta del Este. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
ISA Hostel is the best hostel in Punta del Este for families. compares prices for 20 hostels in Punta del Este, Uruguay. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Punta del Este such as
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Negrita Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Punta del Este.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Punta del Este

Your Packing List for Punta del Este

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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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Punta del Este 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 Punta del Este, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
20 Total number of hostels
$17 Average dorm price
$11 Cheapest hostel in Punta del Este
16 Party hostels in Punta del Este
Negrita Hostel is the best rated
Most Punta del Este hostels are located in
La Barra, La Barra de Maldonado
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Punta del Este - from the Community

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