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Reviews of Backpacker de La Barra

Hostel | Calle 9, #2306, La Barra de Maldonado, Punta del Este, Uruguay 20001

81.3% Overall Rating

38 out of 44 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/01/2011)

ODILON DE MOURA SAAD thinks…

"O local é agradável e muito bonito. O café da manhã é simples mas atende o objetivo. A limpesa é boa e o atendimento cordial. Atendeu as nossas expectativas."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 50.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We accept Visa ,American Express and Mastercard. A 72 hours cancellation policy applies, except between December 15 and January 31 when we require more than 7 days notice in advance of your booked arrival date. For the New Year period we will ask the customer to pay in advance for the whole stay, once we receive the booking. We will contact the customer to fulfill this requirement as soon as we get the booking from hostelbookers

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Punta del Este?

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81.3%

Overall Rating

38 out of 44 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Backpacker de La Barra'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
60.0%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
84.8%
Value
78.4%
Safety
92.8%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Santiago Labandeira

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

13 January 2014 Santiago would recommend this property

Liked: 00

Disliked: Santiago left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

14 February 2013

Liked: Nice pool

Disliked: The staff was quite unfriendly in a couple of situations we experienced. We wanted to cancel the last night with 72hs in advance (as the hostelbookers policy states) and they didn'd accept it without charges.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

02 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Renting bikes is an awesome idea!

Disliked: it's definitely longer than 500m from the bus stop to the hostel, however worth the walk!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

ODILON DE MOURA SAAD

As a family with children

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

26 January 2011 ODILON would recommend this property

Liked: O local é agradável e muito bonito. O café da manhã é simples mas atende o objetivo. A limpesa é boa e o atendimento cordial. Atendeu as nossas expectativas.

Disliked: O quarto tem oito lugares. Nos reservamos oito lugares para permitir a utilização de uma quarto para minha família. Isso não ficou claro. Houve um pouco de falta de comunicação.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the pool is amazing and the staff are nice

Disliked: this really isn't a backpackers! There isn't a kitchen and there is nowhere to handwash any clothes. If you want to fill up your water bottle you have to do it in the bathroom! The selection of food available in Punta is quite narrow and expensive (and at least 15 mins walk away) so they really need to offer self-catering facilities. Also they have a fondness for rules at this hostel some of them being bizarre - like you are supposed to vacate the room between 2pm and 7pm for cleaning! Helloooo - siesta time!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

04 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome place to hang out and meet people. Great staff that gives you all the information you need.

Disliked: Liked everything during my stay.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Coolest team of staff! Met so many new people! Party hostel!

Disliked: abit far and isolated from punta centro

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lee McMahon

08 February 2010 Lee would recommend this property

Liked: The staff here are extremely friendly and will do anything they can to help you.

Disliked: Lee left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michael Galea

03 February 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome. Paul and the boys are fantastic. Such a good culture and a real communal feel if you want, or private if you prefer also. Caters for all needs and is superb. Stay here!!!

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

15 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean hostel, big rooms, good location...only the breakfast is really poor..

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

05 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Susannah Wollmer

28 December 2008 Susannah would recommend this property

Liked: I absolutely loved my stay here. The hostel was great, the atsmosphere was lovely and the staff helpful and charming.

Disliked: Susannah left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

30 March 2008

Liked: Locker

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Anelise Campos

29 March 2008 Anelise would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is great, it has a really good atmosphere, the staff is helpfull and nice. I recommend it.

Disliked: Anelise left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

15 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very big rooms, lots of space for luggage

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

kevin renz

11 March 2008

Liked: I liked that the hostel was very clean

Disliked: kevin left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Laurie Summers

09 March 2008 Laurie would recommend this property

Liked: +ve: nice place in the woods near Barra. pool, internet, movies, beers.-ve: reasonable large place but very quiet when we were there, crap breakfast.

Disliked: Laurie left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Tracy Beechey

08 March 2008 Tracy would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and the people that worked there were very friendly. We were even taken out by the staff to the most amazing party!

Disliked: Tracy left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Isabelle Gregoire

28 February 2008 Isabelle would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, great place, large bedrooms, very clean. Nice backyard and swimmingpool.

Disliked: Isabelle left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

26 February 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything except the location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Lisa Kapp

05 February 2008 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: the swimmingpool and the garden with lyingchairs and the terrasse for breakfast and hanging out, the staff and the guests

Disliked: Lisa left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

21 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, you could stay at the hostel and still have fun, the swimming pool area always has people...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Ciaran Daly

13 January 2008 Ciaran would recommend this property

Liked: Overall, an okay hostel, swimming pool great, crap breakfast though

Disliked: Ciaran left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

12 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bathrooms are very clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Arantxa Domingo

10 January 2008 Arantxa would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, quite, well situated, with swimming pool

Disliked: Arantxa left no negative feedback.