El Viajero Hostel & Suites is located in a beautiful 19th century house 700m from the port and bus station, 100m from the famous historical town and 1500m from the beautiful beaches. It’s considered the most beautiful city in Uruguay and has museums, one of the oldest churches in Uruguay, a lighthouse from where you can see the entire old town, beaches and national parks.

All rooms are en-suite and air-conditioned, breakfast is included and there are a range of facilities to make yours a pleasant stay including laundry, computers with free Internet access, Wi-Fi, bicycle rental, cable TV, and DVD and media players. El Viajero Hostel & Suites can help to organise activities for you whether you want tickets to the best parties; biking or walking tours; horse riding in the country or the beach; or visiting museums, wineries or national parks.

The city of Colonia is the main attraction and the hostel is right in the middle of this wonderful place, making it perfect for delving right into the culture on offer. The hostel is also nearby to local attractions including the Colonia Lighthouse and Iglesia Matriz, the oldest church in all of Uruguay.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising
  • Nature-lovers
  • Volunteering

Green rating



Our reservation had not been received by the hostel when we arrived and they had no space so had to leave. Staff were not apologetic at all and made no effort to help us make alternative arrangements.


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Thu 21 Jan 2016

Fomos muito bem recebidos pela equipe do Hostel e ficamos satisfeitos com nossa curta estadia.


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Wed 13 Jan 2016

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

A vista do Farol e o por do sol na beira da praia.

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Wed 13 Jan 2016

Where next?

Montevidéo ou Buenos Aires. Assim, aproveite para visitar Colonia de Sacramento quando estiver a caminho de um desses dois lugares. Fiquei somente um dia, mas reserve pelo menos dois para explorar todo o lugar.

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Wed 13 Jan 2016