El Diablo Tranquilo

Avenida Central S/N, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay


At long last a true hostel experience has come to Uruguay’s spectacular Rocha coast. They opened their doors in November of 2007, 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. 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, an antique but still rockin’ futbolito, 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. Now we invite you to settle in to the lodging of your choice, mixed or female dorms, private singles, doubles, 4 person share, 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 is 3 floors of beach party. Sip a cold beer, or sample mixed drinks from the world over, and listen to some tunes. And then there’s the food: Enjoy our local favorites and fresh seafood, taste home in one of our two daily ‘Platos del Dia’ each of which a foreign special, or head up to the terrace to chill under the sun or stars.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 I did the first time; feeling tranquilo, brimming with stories to tell, and friends made. Our goals always include enabling a strong interaction between guests, employees, and locals alike and we work fervently to ensure that the biggest service we offer is the chance to find your own style and fill your own days with sun, sand, a caiparina or two, and hopefully some friendship.If that’s not enough – rent a horse, a surfboard, or a fishing pole, hike out to the Forteleza of Santa Tereza, explore the Bosque de Ombues or the Laguna Negra, spend a day volunteering with marine turtles at Karumbe – just get out here and start making your own memories of El Diablo Tranquilo.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Foosball table
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included


Traveler Reviews

“Quite a cool place but too much of a private club for the volunteers”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on November 30, 2017

I had a good time there and met some great people, one of whom is still a good friend. It has a relaxed vibe, which is mostly a good thing. The main room is grand and attractive. The bread for...

“Amazing sea view!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 17, 2017

I stayed at the Diablo Tranquilo Playa Suites at the beach front. First I was really disappointed cause the site was under construction. But the staff was really helpful and gave me an discount, so...

“A very very busy hostel”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on November 16, 2017

Stayed for 3 nights at this hostel. The good: Really friendly and helpful staff Nice outside area Great location Good breakfast The bad: Almost 30 volunteers working there at the time - all were...


The Uruguayan carrier has connecting flights from São Paulo and Madrid. There are other companies that also have flights to Montevideo. In 2004, some companies launched a non-stop flight from Miami to Montevideo. The flight is not daily and only operates during the North American winter season. Most long haul flights from Montevideo stop in Buenos Aires, Santiago, or Sao Paulo before going on out of South America. You can see a list of airlines at the international airports.From Montevideo:Take Route Interbalnearia (Ruta IB) east until you see the fork with Route 9. Then take this route to Chuy (Brazil) and drive for about 2 hours. You will see Punta del Diablo's entrance at km 298 of this route. Turn right and drive for about 5 km until you reach the coast.From TERMINAL TRES CRUCES consult the schedules and frequencies to Punta del Diablo. It takes approximately 3 and half hours to get there, depending on whether the bus is direct or not.From Argentina, Buenos Aires:Direct: Take Route 9 to Rosario, then Route 14 to Gualeguaychú and cross the Puerto Unzué (Argentina) - Fray Bentos (Uruguay) Border Bridge. Take Ruta 2 until Florencio Sánchez, and then take Ruta 11 until Ruta 9, carry on and you will see Punta del Diablo.Through Montevideo: Take Route 9 to Rosario, then Route 14 to Gualeguaychú and cross the border bridge Puerto Unzué (Argentina) - Fray Bentos (Uruguay). Take Route 2 until it ends at Route 1 that goes to Montevideo. See From Montevideo.From Concordia: Direct: Cross the Concordia (Argentina) - Salto (Uruguay) Border Bridge. Then take Route 3 South and drive until you reach its crossing with Route 11. Follow this route East up to Route 9 that will finally take you to Punta del Diablo. Through Montevideo: Cross the Concordia (Argentina) - Salto (Uruguay) Border Bridge. Then take Route 3 South and drive until you reach its crossing with Route 1 that leads you to Montevideo. See From Montevideo.From TERMINAL TRES CRUCES consult the schedules and frequencies from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo.Crossing the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires to Montevideo or to Piriápolis and then going by car or by bus to Punta del Diablo. See schedule and frequencies to Montevideo or Piriapolis.Consult flights to Montevideo, Carrasco International Airport.


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