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 beaches 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. However, we’ve trawled the internet for these beautiful budget vacation rentals from Airbnb - all less than 100 USD a night - to make your trip to Uruguay a great one.
Driving into this little listing, you’ll be delighted by the cute cottage feel of this place! 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.
Espacioso cuarto con desayunoLa Paloma, Rocha, UruguaySuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe wi-fi here has a good strong signalthe bed is very comfortable and the loft space is cozy with a bed seating area and tveverything was very clean
Host:carmela was a gracious hostshe is a lovely host very kind and helpfulthe host was helpful kind and enjoyable to meetnice host in a very nice placecarmelo is a really friendly hostRead more reviewsnice place close to beautiful spots and lighthousethe house is is very cute and very close to the town center or the beachexcellent host pretty house good location comfortable beda perfect place to stay in la palomaits a short walk to a gorgeous beach as well as into town
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 homely 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.
centrico, gusto y confort ideal viajeros free wifiMontevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Top guest reviews)super comfortable bed ac worked great (but separate table fan didn’t workin the january heat the air conditioning was very much appreciated as was the free wifihas everything you need good bed bathroom sofa netflix wifi etcthe wifi is relatively slow for montevideo but still okay to work and watch netflix and the sortvery cozy and clean and the kitchen had coffee and tea waiting which was niceplace was clean and nicely decoratedit was very clean and comfortableit was nice and cleaneverything was clean and in good conditionit is cosy very clean and comfortable
Host:everything top very nice hostdelightful hosts have thought of everythinghost marita was friendly and helpfulvery helpful and friendly hostshe showed us everything and was very friendlyRead more reviewswalking distance to great restaurantgood neighborhood close to everythingthe location is great just a few blocks from the ramblalong but nice walk to ciudad viejait is well located and easy to reach
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
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.
Marimba 2 monoamb íntimo y acogedorPunta del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay
Top guest reviewskeith and i loved our cabana which was so clean and comfortable and had everything we requiredbeautiful bright and clean house in a quiet area equipped with everything you needshe was very attentive and the place was very clean and comfortablevery nice and clean bungalows and a very friendly host
Host:she was also very friendly and helpfulwonderful stay and a lovely hostjuana was a lovely and helpful hostvery friendly hosts they were so helpful and gave awesome suggestionsjuana is one of the most welcoming host we had with airbnbRead more reviewsperfect location great mood and decorationthe cabana is very central and we had many great walks to the beach and townher cabins are beautiful private but also close to very nice restaurants the beach and some markets
Located near local universities and the city centre, and full of nooks, crannies, and amenities, this place 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.
Vivo en zona residencial de PocitosMontevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, UruguaySuperhost
Top guest reviewsits a clean and nice and quiet placealso the flat is very clean and tidythis fan either had to be replaced or cleaned by opening up it's parts and deep cleaning it
Host:cristina was a nice hostcristina is a lovely hostcristina is a helpful host that can give you good tips for montevideocristina is a really friendly and helpful hostcristina is a very lovely and helpful hostRead more reviewsthe location is excellent to discover montevideo by bus but the most things are in a walking distancethere is a money exchange place with good rates within walking distanceit is also in a great locationreally safe apartment in a lovely area close to the beach and the heart of pocitosgood place close to few cafes and the beach
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 homely 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
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.
Vía Verde eco bed & breakfast - Room 4Punta del Diablo, Rocha, UruguaySuperhost
Top guest reviewsour room was very clean and we had a terrific view over the water from our balconythe room is good and bed is covered with a mosquito net (nature is close )the house and the rooms are super cleanthe room (room 4) was simple and clean
Host:rosi and martin are lovely hostsexcellent hosts made us feel like homea lovely familie and great hostrosi and martin were great hosts we felt like at homerosi and martin are very friendly funny and kind hostsRead more reviewsfar enough away for peace and quiet but close enough to walk in to the restaurantsthe atmosphere within the location is bestthe house is in a lovely secluded location in the townyet close enough walk to markets restaurants and lively entertainmentabout a 15 minute walk into town but great to be in nature near the beach
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.
#2 Seaview, La Amistad HostelingPunta del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay
Top guest reviewseverything was clean and the kitchen was outstandingly good equipped
Host:a fantastic stay with a wonderful hostRead more reviewsawesome location by the beach we were able to see the see from our bedswe absolutely recommend this place
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.
El Nido - Loft Treehouse - The NestColonia Del Sacramento, Colonia, UruguaySuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe house is compact and very comfortable the deck and view are very enjoyablethe space although small is very well thought out with décor and furnishings making it extremely comfortableour house was adorable nicely decorated and had a comfortable couch and bedthe treehouse itself is cozy and quiet with a picturesque view of the nearby vineyardsthe cozy and serene environment was the "perfect formula" for a total relaxationit was beautifully designed clean and well-equippedthe tree house is absolutely lovely clean comfy and has everything you might needthe treehouse loft is extremely cozy comfortable and cleanthe place is lovely cozy and clean
Host:martin was a very helpful hostmartin was beyond a gracious hostmartín is a wonderful hostmartin and carolina are great hostsmartin was a great host and the homemade bread and jams deliciousRead more reviewswalk away and really beautifulit is away away though like you can't walk or bike to towngreat place to be in the countryside yet near the beautiful old center of colonialoved the location will be coming back to this one with some friendsel nido is a very special place
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.
In the outskirts, near the coast and the airport 3
Uruguay: more than meets the eye
As you can see from these Airbnb vacation rentals, Uruguay has an extensive variety of scenes and backdrops to spend a budget vacation on your own in. 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!
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