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Colonia - Horse Farm El Galope

Cno Concordia s/n, Colonia, Uruguay

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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.

  • Dorm
    From €18.59
  • Private
    From €63.20
10 or more people?
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Colonia Hostel

Hostel Colonia

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 13:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 19:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Sauna
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 5 to 10km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 08:00 to 20:00
Check-in:
From 13:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +598-99-105985

m_zubieta@hotmail.com

Reviews

Reviews

This is a terrific place. The hosts, Monica and Miguel, are extremely friendly and speak perfect English. The hostel is in a wonderful location in quiet, attractive countryside, but is not difficult to get to by bus and taxi. I went on two long walks and saw an amazing variety of birds - it was wonderful. I stayed in 10 places in just over two weeks in Uruguay, and undoubtedly it was my stay at El Galope that I enjoyed the most. It's wonderful to get out of town and stay somewhere like this.

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Daniel,

Tue 23 Jun 2015

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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Michele,

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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Nahuel,

Wed 08 Apr 2015

Great place if you love peace, quiet and nature! The owners really love their animals and share that with all their guests while showing them their great hospitality.

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Hester,

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Wonderful location and great staff! We went for horseback riding during a few hours and Miguel is safety minded to a level far above your general place for "cabalgatas" in Uruguay/Argentina. Therefore a great place to start if you don't have that much experience with horses.

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Gustav,

Mon 02 Feb 2015

Thank you for your comment and rating!

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Estancia 'El Galope',

Wed 04 Feb 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • Distance to City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (3 to 5km)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
FROM COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO At bus terminal take the TURIL or COT bus to Valdense. It takes 50 minutes. Once you have your ticket please call 099 105 985 or send us an email indicating the time you are leaving and we'll arrange a Taxi to pick you up (transfer USD 10 for 4 passengers max. one way). You will recognize the taxi driver by the "El Galope" sign. If your bus arrives at Valdense earlier than check-in time at 13:00. Just wait at Valdense and the taxi will pick you up at 13:00. In Valdense different companies stop in different places so it is important to know the bus company you are taking. We just need to know: Departure time place (Montevideo or Colonia) and bus company and we will arrange taxi pick up in Valdense. FROM MONTEVIDEO BY BUS At Tres Cruces Bus terminal take TURIL bus to Valdense. It takes 1:50 hr. Once you have your ticket please call or send a message 099105985 indicating the time you are leaving and we'll arrange a Taxi to pick you up (transfer USD 10 for 4 passengers max.) You will recognize the taxi driver by the "El Galope" sign. In Valdense different companies stop in different places so it is important to know the bus company you are taking. We just need to know: Departure time place (Montevideo or Colonia) and bus company and we will arrange taxi pick up in Valdense.
Car
From Colonia's Port take National Rout 1 to Montevideo and turn left at Km 114 5. You will see a sign "Balneario Santa Regina". Turn the opposite direction and keep on straight two kms then turn left and you will find "El Galope” on your right.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking / Hiking

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