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


Travel tips...

Attraction tip

The sort of nearby (definitely walkable) goat farm sells four kinds of goat cheese. I got the hardeset/oldest stuff and it was quite good, and pretty inexpensive.

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Tue 30 Apr 2013

Budget meal tip

The food at El Galope is excellent. No need to eat out.

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Sat 30 Mar 2013