The El Galope Farm Hostel is a restful stopover in Colonia's countryside, 50 minutes away from Colonia city by bus on the way to Montevideo. Leave the city and come to the country to relax.

The hostel provides and accommodation in double and twin rooms only. Facilities include free breakfast, sauna, fireplace, self-catering kitchen open from 12 to 6 pm, bicycles, heating in all bedrooms and common areas. The hostel has no Wi-Fi and TV to ensure a good rest. Receptionists speak Spanish, English, French and a little German. The hostel is using solar energy, has a source of pure drinking water and all the meals are cooked from natural products from the hostel’s garden and the region.

Except from peace and tranquillity in a beautiful countryside you can experience: horseback riding and a bike trip.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



I have been recommending this place to everyone, and loved it so much I brought my parents back to see it. Monica and Miguel are so inviting and really make you feel at home. The food is incredible and the horse riding lessons are a lot of fun.


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Wed 22 Apr 2015

Outstanding. A quiet, super friendly place, out of the city, half an hour from Colonia’s deck, deep into the open fields of Uruguay. Miguel and Monica were more than kind and helpful to my girlfriend and me. Sauna and Pool makes weather perfect. Monica’s meals are really unique. Best Fondue I ever had, and very good wine too. I would go and stay again any time we had the chance. Un placer vecinos, nos vemos pronto! Nahuel and Antonella (Argentina).-


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Wed 08 Apr 2015