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El Galope Horse Farm

Hostel | Camino Concordia s/n, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay 11700

97.1% Overall Rating

31 out of 31 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/01/2015)

"Beautiful location in a the countryside. Clean and comfortable. Quiet. Nice kitchen"

Read all El Galope Horse Farm reviews


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Pets are not allowed. Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated. Please, always call or send a SMS saying what time and where your bus is leaving to Colonia Valdense in order to arrange a taxi to pick you up from Colonia Valdense bus stop to take you to EL Galope (transfer USD10 for 4 persons max.) We recommend taking Turil company buses. Once you have booked, you will have the information in order to be able to contact El Galope. If you can't send a SMS, ask the person at Turil's desk so call us indicating time and city of departure.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Colonia del Sacramento?

Contact us directly

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Leave the city and come to the green fields to relax.

El Galope Farm Hostel - crossing the river from Buenos Aires - is a restful stopover in Colonia's countryside.
50 minutes away from Colonia city by bus on the way to Montevideo.
Excellent frequency inexpensive and comfortable buses either from Colonia or Montevideo.
Fire place, fondue and sauna are all a part of our service. Read more

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About El Galope Horse Farm

Small Hostel Farm Located in Colonia's countryside.
Peace, tranquility, horses, sauna, books, fondue and good wine.

Ecological sun water heaters.
No TV for your soul welfare.

We speak German, French, English and Spanish.
Travelling is in our souls!
We know how important it is to have a rest in your trip.
Monica and Miguel

We are located 50 minutes Bus from Colonia on the way to Montevideo

Strict Check in: 13.00 to 23.00
Strict Check out: 11:00

You can pay with USD, $ Uruguay, or Euros.
Credit cards accepted: VISA and MASTERCARD. Subject to 7% additional charge.

Guests may use the kitchen facilities to prepare meals from 12.00 to 18.00 hrs. You can also chose to try our daily menu prepared with natural products from this countryside region.
Drinks should be purchased at El Galope. We have very good water from our own well for free.

Accommodation Information

All bedrooms are for 2 guests:
- Coed Dorms with 2 Single beds
- Private rooms with double bed
Rooms with good heating. Hot water powered by the solar system.

Pets are not allowed.
Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated.

Activities: Horse-riding if weather conditions allow it. Experience is not required.
It is not necessary to coordinate or book horse-rides in advance. Horserides at El Galope are guided by a member of El Galope and it is mandatory to use helmet (we will provide you with one)
There are two kinds of horserides according to horse-riding skills:

Guests who have taken less than 1 year of horseriding lessons will receive a brief riding course in the farm including preparing the horse (USD 40)
Guests who have taken 1 year or more of horseriding lessons will receive a brief riding course and warm up riding in the farm. For your own safety, the guide will consider from observing your skills during the riding in the farm (USD 80)

Sauna – USD 10/person.

Bookings made can be cancelled by contacting the destination hostel directly. Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Cancellations can be made at any time in advance of arrival date. The following conditions apply to cancellations received at destination hostel:
More than 24 hours in advance of arrival time: No further charges apply.
Within 24 hours of arrival time: A charge equivalent to the balance of your first night’s stay applies.
No cancellation received: A charge equivalent to the balance for a maximum of two nights’ stay applies.
For the purposes of calculating cancellation charges, arrival time at your destination hostel is considered as 18:00hrs (6pm) local time. This applies to cancellations only, not to late arrivals. All cancellation charges are made by the destination hostel to the same card number provided for your booking.

Location Information

Places to visit on foot or by bus in the region and distances:
•Susana's Dairy Farm - 1,5 kms
• Nueva Helvecia Town (Suiss Colony) 6 km
• Santa Regina Beach - 15 km