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
  • Eco-tourism

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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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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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Wed 22 Apr 2015