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“Nice and friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Viajero Brava Beach Hostel & Suites

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El Viajero Brava Beach Hostel & Suites
Miami, Florida
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94 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice and friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I stayed at this hostel off season for couple of days visiting a friend that lives in Punta del Este. I opted for private room with bathroom. 2 beds, side tables, some shelves, safe, and small private bathroom was enough to make me happy.
Staff is very friendly and helpful. The location of the hostel is great. It's a very short walk to the beach, there is a convenience store literally next door, and shopping mall couple blocks away.
Breakfast was classic for hostels... some bread, butter, and dulce de leche which was delicious, and then cereal, coffee, tea, and juice. I really can't complain about anything. We even had free parking right in front of the entrance.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matej K
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Pablor2015, Gerente at El Viajero Brava Beach Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, 18 December 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights. Stayed in the six bed dorm which was quite basic and extremely small!! The staff at reception were not that helpful, I suppose it didn't help that they barley spoke any English (I know it's our fault we don't speak Spanish), but it therefore ment getting any useful info from them on the town and things to do was difficult so we went to tourist advise instead. Tours from the hostel were extremely expensive with a walking tour costing 25usd!! Crazy! The music is the hostel played loudly constantly until five am in the morning, we were in an upstairs room which was loud but if you were in one of the rooms downstairs you wouldn't be able to get any sleep.
Wifi barely ever worked during my time here, everyone else was complaining about this also.
On the plus side the breakfast was really nice, central location and good pool table and movie selection .

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

I really enjoyed my stay in this hostel! Clean & comfortable, with a nice staff! I just think that the dishes to cook food could be a little bit new, some of them were in a really bad shape!
I'd totally stay there again! =)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gverinaud
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Maite B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Viajero Brava Beach Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thanks for your comments, help us to be better every day! We are waiting you on your next visit to Punta del Este! Best regards!!!
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

In between the surf- and swim beaches and 10min. walking to the bus-terminal it is located nicely to have a good time in Punta del Este. Next to the hostel is a supermarket and a cool (though expensive) place to enjoy a great cup of coffee and something extra. Our four-bed dorm had a bathroom and airconditioning which was great. Our room, like most of the rooms, was located on the first floor so we had no problem with noise.

The staff was nice and really helpful. We wanted to go somewhere downtown and the girl from the reception made an effort to find the best bus-connection for us.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, make sure you book a room on the first floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruben-Imre M
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Kristiansand, Norway
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85 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

I stayed here with my boyfriend for 2 nights during the low-season.
The positives:
Good location, close to the bus terminal, beaches, (cheaper) restaurants, supermarket, etc.
Large common area with bar and a kitchen available.
Fireplace, which they fortunately kept going constantly - it is cold in June!
Fairly good breakfast, for a hostel.
Good wifi
Large TV with movies.
Clean room (which we had all to ourselves the second night) with ensuite-bathroom. Large storage-space beneath beds - need own lock.

Negatives:
We found this hostel on hostelworld, where the price was 190pesos pr person for 6-bed dorm. As it was low-season, we did not book this but showed up. When we asked for the price, they said it cost 350pesos pp! We told them it was 190 online, and they said that is the price only when booked online. So we had to use their computers to book with them from hostelworld, AMAZING! Had they agreed for us to pay 190 with them directly, they would have made 10% more, and we would have saved about a half hour of time. My advice: Book online...
There were hardly any other travellers there, so the staff treated the place like it was their home. They watched football-matches - taking up the whole space in the sofas, watched movies and tv-shows, played pool, etc. And when we asked them for a beer or something else, they seemed bothered to have to "work". When we watched a movie, they played loud music and did not seem to like that we turned the sound of the TV up. One evening, we wanted to watch a movie, but they were watching a program on TV - all in Spanish, and it was very loud. It was disturbing for us to sit in the common room at all, we felt more comfortable in the dorm. They took up all the space in the sofas, and did not ask if we wanted to watch something. Also they were spending ages in the kitchen cooking a meal one evening, when we wanted to do our dishes. They did not offer us any space to do this. We almost felt like we were in the way and that we were unwanted.
The kitchen was not very well equipped.
The towels are not included.
Mould in shower.
Another slight negative is that the breakfast is only until 10am. I think it should be later than this in a hostel, some people might want to sleep in.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Torunn B
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

This is a great hostel with friendly helpful staff. There's a large comunal area with good wifi and a TV. The kitchen is also large so no problem if others are cooking at the same time as you. There are a number of nice restaurants just around the corner too.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trbaldwin
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

We stayed for 1 night in a double.room and we have been really impressed by the cleanness, the nice bathroom and a good bed. You find aircondition as well as even a TV in the room.

Breakfast is standard. The overall atmosphere was ok, there have definitely been a lot of people but I found it almost a bit too big and anonymous to be fair.

Room Tip: Private rooms are very recommendable
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank UnViajeDentroMexico
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Property: El Viajero Brava Beach Hostel & Suites
Address: Av. Francia y Charrua, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — El Viajero Brava Beach Hostel & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of Punta del Este, three blocks away from the bus station and also from the 'Brava Beach' where the famous 'hand' is barried. El Viajero Brava beach offers you a walking distance to Punta´s Down Town main attractions: Gorlero Avenue, The Yacht Port and its never ending nightlife, the lighthouse, and Punta del Este´s most popular beaches: Brava Beach and Mansa Beach.El Viajero Brava beach, has all the comfort of a Hotel convined with the fun and relaxing atmosphere of a Hostel. Both privates and shared dorms have ensuite bathrooms, heating and air conditioning. ... more   less 
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