3 Best Hostels in Montevideo – Social Hubs for Backpackers in Uruguay
Let’s venture to the capital of Uruguay and check out the absolute best hostels in Montevideo. Are you ready?
It’s a beautiful city along the Montevideo Bay, with Art Deco buildings, colonial homes and a gorgeous Old Town – Ciudad Vieja.
No doubt you will be passing through this city to explore more of Uruguay. It’s certainly worth spending a couple of nights in the area. The hostels here are perfect for backpackers and social butterflies. We’ve collected hostels with privacy-led bunks and cosy chill out spaces.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Rambla of Montevideo: This is the main avenue of the city which stretches along the coastline of Montevideo. It’s the longest continuous sidewalk in the world, at 22.2 km in length!
It’s clear that the team at MedioMundo Hostel have done all in their power to create a warm, inclusive and relaxed space for travellers.
The proof is in the details and unique style!
Certainly, the best place to hang out is in the main common area.
In there you will find a cosy fireplace, cable TV, Netflix and a computer. Of course there is plenty of seating, too. Kick back, relax and unwind. It’s so easy to do at this hostel.
Check out these other lovely inclusions:
Reliable free Wifi across the entire building
Rice and pasta for use at dinner
There is also a great patio area outside which is ideal for lighting up a BBQ and bringing people together.
So what about the room choices? Let us show you.
Each dorm is kept small, with a total of either 4 or 6-beds. There is also a female-only dorm.
What’s great is that each bed is made private with walls. There aren’t privacy curtains but it isn’t really necessary as none of the beds face each other.
Travelling as a couple? You may prefer the twin or double private options.
Location: Located in Parque Rodó neighborhood, a university and design centre, just 200 metres from the beach. From here it is a 15-minute walk to the city centre. Within the neighbourhood there is great nightlife, museums and markets. It’s the best hostel to stay in for exploring Punta Carretas area.
Not all hostels in Montevideo are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Montevideo. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
How much are hostels in Montevideo?
Hostels in Montevideo cost 9€ – 13€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 23€ up to 40€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
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Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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Update: The following hostels below were once in our top 3 hostel recommendations but have sadly now closed.
CLOSED: Rambler Pocitos Hostel
We chose Rambler Pocitos Hostel as #1 because of two main things:
The friendly, welcoming and helpful staff
2. A fabulous location in central Montevideo
From here, it’s a mere 5-minute stroll to ‘Rambla’ and its beaches. There is also a handy bus stop a block away which connects you to any part of the city in no time.
This is a cosy hostel, a typical home-away-from-home that’s great for meeting new people and relaxing.
The main focus is on dorm rooms, though there is a double room as well.
Dorms come with 5, 7, 8 and 10-beds, and they are all mixed. I think you’ll agree that they look super comfy!
FYI: Each bed comes with a personal reading lamp and charging socket.
So what about the social aspect?
Surely the best place to hang out is on the ROOFTOP with a BAR. Woo!
There are also other really cool common spaces, including:
Huge living & dining area
Playroom with piano, guitar & hammock
Retro-Style studio for relaxing
Little important details include a 24/7 reception and an affordable breakfast every morning.
Location: In a residential neighbourhood with access to cafes, restaurants and shops. This is the closest hostel to Carrasco International Airport.
CLOSED: Habemus Hostel
Kick back and enjoy an authentic stay at this freshly refurbished 1950’s house.
“Habemus Hostel was built to fulfil backpackers needs while offering unique decor and high-comfort”.
This place just oozes traveller vibes and an easy-going approach to life.
To mix it up a bit, the bunkbeds in this hostel are a stack of three – we hope you’re ok with heights!
Each personal space is perfectly designed with you in mind. Enjoy a little shelf, lamp, socket and ready-made bed. Lovely.
The room choices look like this:
4, 6 and 9-bed mixed dorms
6-bed female dorm
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, so don’t sweat it.
Wanna hear something cool? This hostel has a gorgeous pet dog! He appears to love a constant flow of new friends.