11 Beautiful Budget Savvy Airbnb Vacation Rentals in Uruguay - Updated 2024

| 7 min read

Uruguay, often seen as the neglected middle kid stuck in between Argentina and Brazil is much more than a country in between two entries on a travel enthusiast’s bucket list. It’s also known there as the Switzerland of Latin America with it’s great world rankings, economic stability and progressive, welcoming culture. It’s a combination of efficient public transport systems and a bustling city centre as well as natural beauty. Surrounded by the best beach resorts and miles and miles of open fields and greenery, it’s every bit as photogenic as it’s neighbours.

This combination of safety, efficiency and adventurous surroundings make it a great place for first time travellers going solo or in pairs. However, as expected with such efficient cities, daily costs are higher here than most of Latin America, so travelling on a budget might be a challenge. So, check out this made-for-you list of beautiful budget Airbnb vacation rentals in Uruguay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. P&P Studio, Departamento de Colonia (from USD 57)

This minimally decorated apartment for rent in Uruguay is located in the heart of the city with local restaurants such as Macaluso’s Restaurant. If you prefer to stay in, you can take advantage of the property’s fully equipped kitchen. The place is also family-friendly, with entertainment options for children, such as children’s books and toys and board games for the whole family. If you’re staying for an extended period, long-term stays of up to 28 days or more are also offered.

Stayed at this property?
Nueva Helvecia, Departamento de Colonia, Uruguay
128.05 km (79.6 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
34 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
silvana was super friendly and a great host
amazing host a lot of hospitality and great location
we totally recommend this place
Read more reviews

2. Cozy home with a garden and gym, Departamento de Artigas (from USD 23)

Offering gym access and a spacious garden, this affordable accommodation in Uruguay is certainly a good choice. The property offers a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living spaces. If you want to cook outdoors, use the outdoor grill while you enjoy stargazing and the balmy night air on a clear night. You can also explore nearby areas with the two bicycles available for guests. You can watch a show on the 32-inch TV as you wind down for the night.

Stayed at this property?
Artigas, Departamento de Artigas, Uruguay
497.04 km (308.9 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
45 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
gabriel and his girlfriend were amazing hosts
Read more reviews

3. Spacious and homey private room, Rocha (from USD 40)

Driving into this little listing, you’ll be delighted by the cute cottage feel of this place to stay in Uruguay! See that little arched window up there? That’s where you’ll be staying. What makes this listing, with its great price and cute room, even better is the complimentary breakfast. And we all know that free food is great, especially in this lovely, familial setting. This is a shared vacation rental so be considerate and keep the bathrooms clean! For a single room Airbnb listing, you get a lot of stuff; there’s so much space to keep all your luggage, a television, and a huge window in a room with the loveliest, rustic structure. It may not be an entire apartment to yourself but you definitely have privacy.

Stayed at this property?
La Paloma, Rocha, Uruguay
171.53 km (106.6 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
93 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi here has a good strong signal
the bed is very comfortable and the loft space is cozy with a bed seating area and tv
everything was very clean
carmela was a gracious host
she is a lovely host very kind and helpful
the host was helpful kind and enjoyable to meet
nice host in a very nice place
carmelo is a really friendly host
nice place close to beautiful spots and lighthouse
the house is is very cute and very close to the town center or the beach
excellent host pretty house good location comfortable bed
a perfect place to stay in la paloma
its a short walk to a gorgeous beach as well as into town
Read more reviews

4. A central apartment with all the comforts of home, Montevideo (from USD 35)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a great option for those who need to get anywhere and everywhere in Montevideo city. It’s very central and has a homey modern atmosphere and a lot of space to lounge around. Its simple arrangements have a very fresh feeling to them, which is great since you will need energy to get around to places in the city. It’s a functional little space that has its own simple cooking appliances that you can make small meals with. The toilet is also spacious and clean for your daily needs. The sofa in the hallway can be converted to a bed, while the bed pictured above is a comfortable sleeper for two. It’s hard to go wrong with this great location and fabulous price.

Stayed at this property?
Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
15.68 km (9.8 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
383 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
)super comfortable bed ac worked great (but separate table fan didn’t work
in the january heat the air conditioning was very much appreciated as was the free wifi
has everything you need good bed bathroom sofa netflix wifi etc
the wifi is relatively slow for montevideo but still okay to work and watch netflix and the sort
very cozy and clean and the kitchen had coffee and tea waiting which was nice
place was clean and nicely decorated
it was very clean and comfortable
it was nice and clean
everything was clean and in good condition
it is cosy very clean and comfortable
everything top very nice host
delightful hosts have thought of everything
host marita was friendly and helpful
very helpful and friendly host
she showed us everything and was very friendly
walking distance to great restaurant
good neighborhood close to everything
the location is great just a few blocks from the rambla
long but nice walk to ciudad vieja
it is well located and easy to reach
Read more reviews

5. Spacious and bright in Old City, Montevideo (from 36 USD)

This charming, modern Airbnb loft is picture perfect and incredibly functional with its wide open windows, clean furnishings, and your very own library with books on how to get around Montevideo. The bedroom provided for you is another clean-cut offering with personal details of sculptures and paintings. The owners, Guillermo & Gabriella, certainly know how to dress up their accommodation, after all, they work in fashion! The vacation rental comes with a functional bathroom to match. There’s also a small kitchen available for small snacks and meals, but since this apartment is located in Old City, it’s the perfect base to go bar hopping for dinner or a night out on the town.

Beautiful huge loft in Old City

Address: Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay (see map)

Price: from 36 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Stayed at this property?

6. A perfect beach house, Rocha (from USD 30)

This intimate hideaway for two in Marimba, Punta Del Diablo, is the perfect place to get some off-the-grid time near the beach. It’s located in a sparsely populated area of tourist cabins and local homes. You can also ask the homeowner about possible activities nearby. Be surrounded by an array of flora and fauna in this cosy open-plan home. It has a beautiful sleeping arrangement with sights all round. It’ll be just you, your travelling partner, and nature. Away from the city, watch out for any stars that might come out at night. This hammock looks out to the sea and the surrounding cabins. This listing is perfect for a lazy summer holiday filled with beach mornings and afternoon naps.

Stayed at this property?
Punta del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay
244.18 km (151.8 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
118 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
keith and i loved our cabana which was so clean and comfortable and had everything we required
beautiful bright and clean house in a quiet area equipped with everything you need
she was very attentive and the place was very clean and comfortable
very nice and clean bungalows and a very friendly host
she was also very friendly and helpful
wonderful stay and a lovely host
juana was a lovely and helpful host
very friendly hosts they were so helpful and gave awesome suggestions
juana is one of the most welcoming host we had with airbnb
perfect location great mood and decoration
the cabana is very central and we had many great walks to the beach and town
her cabins are beautiful private but also close to very nice restaurants the beach and some markets
Read more reviews

7. A friendly room to rent in residential area, Montevideo (from USD 33)

Located near local universities and the city centre, and full of nooks, crannies, and amenities, this room for rent in Uruguay is great for a pair of students looking to check out the area for future educational options. The sleeping arrangements let you have your own bed each. No snatching blankets here! This Airbnb obviously also includes a compact, functional shower allows you to freshen up for the day.

Stayed at this property?
Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay
13.99 km (8.7 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
124 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
its a clean and nice and quiet place
also the flat is very clean and tidy
this fan either had to be replaced or cleaned by opening up it's parts and deep cleaning it
cristina was a nice host
cristina is a lovely host
cristina is a helpful host that can give you good tips for montevideo
cristina is a really friendly and helpful host
cristina is a very lovely and helpful host
the location is excellent to discover montevideo by bus but the most things are in a walking distance
there is a money exchange place with good rates within walking distance
it is also in a great location
really safe apartment in a lovely area close to the beach and the heart of pocitos
good place close to few cafes and the beach
Read more reviews

8. Artsy apartment in the heart of the city, Montevideo (from 42 USD)

This quaint Airbnb vacation rental is sure to endear with its artistic charm in a compact space. It’s an interesting and unique arrangement with the dining area, study table, bed, and couch all in one area. The window next to your study table is better than any study lamp, at least during the daytime. Surrounded by a creative atmosphere, take some time to look down to the street and make a sketch of what you see. This sleeping area in the corner is just the perfect, cosy size. It matches the rest of the eclectic selection in the apartment, with bright orange sheets and the art that surrounds it. On top of style, the Airbnb apartment also has a great deal of functionality; it’s got a separate little toilet with the same homey details, and a kitchen with a refrigerator and equipment for small meals.

Bright and Cozy Artist Studio Loft

Address: Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay (see map)

Price: from 42 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Stayed at this property?

9. Vía Verde eco house, Rocha (from USD 50)

Not so keen on small spaces? Then this Airbnb should suit your taste. Be surrounded by miles and miles of starry sky in this communal rental near the beach. Here, you can really live the Airbnb experience where you can make friends with travellers from all over the world, with many beautiful shared spaces on offer. The owners of this listing also give Spanish lessons, so you could attend a class with your new friends. Privacy, with your own bathroom, is maintained. If you’re travelling as a couple and you can’t bear the thought of sleeping in separate beds, no worries; the two single beds easily line up to become a sleeper for two. Here is one of life’s simplest luxuries, a private spot to laze around amongst million-dollar views. You can enjoy this pretty picture in solitude and take a nap, or invite your new friends up for a chat.

Stayed at this property?
Punta del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay
244.85 km (152.2 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
80 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our room was very clean and we had a terrific view over the water from our balcony
the room is good and bed is covered with a mosquito net (nature is close )
the house and the rooms are super clean
the room (room 4) was simple and clean
rosi and martin are lovely hosts
excellent hosts made us feel like home
a lovely familie and great host
rosi and martin were great hosts we felt like at home
rosi and martin are very friendly funny and kind hosts
far enough away for peace and quiet but close enough to walk in to the restaurants
the atmosphere within the location is best
the house is in a lovely secluded location in the town
yet close enough walk to markets restaurants and lively entertainment
about a 15 minute walk into town but great to be in nature near the beach
Read more reviews

10. Room La Amistad #2,

If you’re still looking for a beach getaway but you aren’t as comfortable with strangers, this is a great option for you. This vacation rental is located in Punta del Diablo, a small fishing town and seaside resort in Uruguay. It is a private compact space with great design and furniture so comfortable you’ll have problems leaving. Along with a few kitchen appliances to make small meals, including a kettle, microwave, stove, and coffee maker, you also have a small dining area and free condiments. This bathroom also follows the rental’s theme of private, rustic comfort. Along with the many amenities, a great price and sufficient furnishings, your sleeping area is surrounded by views of the town and the seaside. The owner, Mauro, believes that the Amistad houses are great for rejuvenating the spirit from weary city life, and this serene corner in nature really encapsulates that idea.

Stayed at this property?
Punta del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay
244.28 km (151.8 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
34 reviews  
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
everything was clean and the kitchen was outstandingly good equipped
a fantastic stay with a wonderful host
awesome location by the beach we were able to see the see from our beds
we absolutely recommend this place
Read more reviews

11. Lofty treehouse, Colonia (from USD 75)

For our final entry on this list, this treehouse escape in Colonia, is just as dreamy and rustic as the UNESCO World Heritage Site city. Hidden away amongst trees in the owner’s farm, the surroundings and fairytale atmosphere of the house could make it a viable option for a couple on their honeymoon. With its floral prints, muted tones, and the wooden accents surrounding it, this looks like a bed right out of a children’s storybook. Your visit to Uruguay will be filled with beautiful memories; by day you can explore picturesque Colonia, and by night, you can take in the details of your exquisite vacation rental. A clean, charmingly decorated bathroom is fully equipped with fresh towels and tissues. Look out to the fields ahead as the sun sets in front of a comfortable hammock hanging from the bottom of your house. It’s not where you’d usually find a resting place, but it’s charming and unique, in keeping with the spirit of your surroundings.

Stayed at this property?
Colonia Del Sacramento, Colonia, Uruguay
176.99 km (110.0 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
357 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is compact and very comfortable the deck and view are very enjoyable
the space although small is very well thought out with décor and furnishings making it extremely comfortable
our house was adorable nicely decorated and had a comfortable couch and bed
the treehouse itself is cozy and quiet with a picturesque view of the nearby vineyards
the cozy and serene environment was the "perfect formula" for a total relaxation
it was beautifully designed clean and well-equipped
the tree house is absolutely lovely clean comfy and has everything you might need
the treehouse loft is extremely cozy comfortable and clean
the place is lovely cozy and clean
martin was a very helpful host
martin was beyond a gracious host
martín is a wonderful host
martin and carolina are great hosts
martin was a great host and the homemade bread and jams delicious
walk away and really beautiful
it is away away though like you can't walk or bike to town
great place to be in the countryside yet near the beautiful old center of colonia
loved the location will be coming back to this one with some friends
el nido is a very special place
Read more reviews

12. Convenient little stay near a river, Canelones

To start off, this single room rental for a maximum of 2 people has so much value for money! Located in a quiet, quaint neighbourhood right next to the La Plata River, you won’t ever run out of fresh food options; a lot of vegetables and fruits are grown in this area. It’s about 20-30 minutes from Montevideo city centre, which makes it a great place to stay for people who want a small break from hectic city centres. Did you know that your body clock wakes you up more naturally if you are near a window in the morning? This is just one of the bedrooms in this listing with a great bed placement. It’s so clean, cosy, and simple. Aren’t you just tempted to flop down on those fluffy sheets, turn up the AC, and take a nap? Of course, there is a clean and simple bathroom that comes with the listing. The owner, Bastien, is also a teacher and a musician who has lessons in his own home and you will be required to keep quiet during his lessons. The reviews confirm that he’s pretty friendly and does his best to make you comfortable. To note: this Airbnb vacation rental doesn’t have a fridge or a television but there is Wi-Fi, an oven and burners, and some musical instruments to jam on.

Stayed at this property?

2.01 km (1.3 mi) from Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
64 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

Uruguay: more than meets the eye

As you can see from these Airbnb vacation rentals, Uruguay has an extensive variety of scenes and plenty of things to do on a budget vacation on your own. From green, wide stretches of farm land, clear turquoise beaches, and bustling metropolitan cities, it’s got so much to experience and deserves more recognition from travellers around the world. So start checking out your holiday homes in Uruguay today!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.


Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use your data

Kimberlyn is an avid writer and traveler captivated by intriguing stories and unique locales. Her penchant for memorizing facts and histories complements her creative pursuits. In addition to her...Read more

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Uruguay
Good things are meant to be shared!
Back to top
Visited any of these places? Click this button to activate our "Add a Tip" feature to share your experience.