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Colonia - El Viajero Hostel & Suites

Washington Barbot 164, Colonia, Uruguay

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Overall Rating 94%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 100%
Security 87%
Service 93%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 87%

Located within the famous 'Historic District', a few metres from the port and very close to the beaches, this hostel is a great base.

  • Dorm
    From $13.00
10 or more people?

Colonia Hostel

Hostel Colonia

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 15 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - At or next to the hostel

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 00598-452-22683

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Colonia. The city itself is the main atraction (At or next to the hostel)
  • Iglesia Matriz. Oldest church of Uruguay (500m to 1km)
  • Lighthouse, where you can see the entire old city (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



I enjoyed my stay. My only real negative was the asado, which I wouldn't recommend. I've had a few before at other hostels, and they just keep bringing out different cuts of meat. This time there were only two. And they weren't good. They were full of fat. I wish I didn't eat it let alone pay to eat it. But my bed was comfy and breakfast was good.


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Mon 22 May 2017

Faltou um box de acrilico, já que com a cortina de plástico o banheiro molha inteiro. O ar condicionado parou de funcionar no meio da noite e passamos muito frio, foi a chave que caiu.


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Wed 06 Jul 2016

The mattress seemed to be a bit warn out, or the bed base was was not sturdy enough.


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Sat 02 Apr 2016

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


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500 m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

190 km from Carrasco International Airport.
7 blocks from the bus terminal in Colonia
7 blocks from the Colonia Port

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