F&F Hostel, Punta del Este
This hostel is run by young people, for young people. They want guests to have “a really chill experience, without formalities,” which means you should expect a lot of socialising, good fun and parties, especially during high season. The property is a three-storey house with private and shared rooms, a garden with a barbecue and swimming pool, a bar and a shared kitchen. It’s located right on Brava Beach, famous for its good surfing, and just a few minutes from the city centre. They also offer a pool table, surf lessons and motorbikes for rent; it’s truly impossible to get bored here!