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Albergue & Hostal del Glaciar Libertador - HI Reviews

Avda Libertador 587, El Calafate, Argentina

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455 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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i stayed for 2 nights as i was passing by el calafate. it is a really nice hostel. but i also think it is way to expensive for what you get! i know el calafate is expensive in general ( but beautiful ). i had to put on my bed myself and it had hair in my laundry. while the maids where hanging out at the hostel smoking fags and watching football. know i dont mind doing that but not for that price! also the 4 bed and the 7 bed dorm cost exactely the same. the staff was friendly.


We stayed here twice. Cabin like hostel which was clean, comfortable with underfloor heating and hot showers. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast expensive but we just bought our own and ate it in the kitchen. Only negative point would be the lack of kitchen utensils and no electric kettle.


Only stayed one night, very large hostel, felt like a hotel. Each 4bed room had en suite, might be annoying if your last in though. Large kitchen/dinning area, good value, good location just over the bridge at the end of town


No stuff to cook a good menu! Old plates no spoons and forks....


helpful and friendly hostel. good wifi. lockers in rooms. kitchen area reasonably equipped although no oven, only cook tops


Most of the rooms are situated next to a area where guest smoke and talk all night long. Which results in a stinking room and no quietness. Something you don't want if you need rest.


Feels more like a hotel than a hostel.


Super cute hostel! Noelia was very helpful from the moment we walked in. She booked our transportation and tours so we didn't even have to think about it later. Very chill atmosphere. Our private double room was nice but the second one we stayed in was even better since it had high ceilings. Very close to downtown. The free breakfast was just okay but can't expect a fancy free meal from a hostel so I was satisfied! Would stay again!!


The place is nice, I would stay again there. The only thing is that the kitchen needs to be done again. There r only 6 stoves and only worked 3 of them, all in separate places. It doesn't look clean at all. Beds r comfortable.


Positive points on this hostel : New, very clean, staff helpful, but also negative points. On my booking confirmation: I read that there was a free shuttle to the hostel , but there wasn't. When leaving Terminal de omnibus, I saw 2 big advises on Albergue del Glaciar , where the buses arrive : where written : " Free shutle ( with a mistake) to youth hostel, from here. Also, there is no advertise of No Free Breakfast : 65 pesos the breakfast ( 1st time I see this). Management should correct !


We were in a 4 bed room, and immediately noticed a foul odor upon entering the room. It turns out there was black mold in the corner. When it rained, there was some drippage from the ceiling down to the floor. Room was fairly small but adequate. Location is great and atmosphere nice. Lots of different ages of people. No breakfast included unless you get a private room. Kitchen was adequate.


This hostel has a nice structure, a big kitchen and good rooms. We stayed in a 4 persons mixed dorm and it was good. It was a bit weird because the room was an ensuite and I'm not used to ensuites in mixed dorms. The front attendant was awful and she didn't explain anything about the hostel, except the way to our room. We had to find out about the kitchen, the breakfast, the bathroom and the wifi ourselves.


good base camp in El Calafate, nice hang out space, good wifi bandwidth, but sometimes erratic


Rooms in this hostel are not made to be dorm rooms, sinks are in the sleeping room, toilet and shower are seperate. Most disgusting fridge we've seen on this trip.


Mixed feelings about this hostel. The staff were great and the place felt clean. For the price though they should update the kitchen with some proper pans and stove tops, would be nice to have some spices as well. They charge for everything, coffee, towels, utensils, etc. no social atmosphere either and just didn't feel warm and inviting. It was one of the more expensive places I've stayed and the only place I didn't like. I'd stay for one night bc the dorms were fine but not longer.


really good hostel, good location, great breakfast. highly recommended.


Underfloor heating!! Clean rooms with large lockers & bathrooms inside each room. Basic kitchen facilities with large dining area but you have to hire utensils which is a bit annoying. Excellent internet in the reception area. This hostel felt more like a hotel so lacked the atmosphere and vibe of a hostel, which probably explains why the staff at recepIt just didn't are not friendly, helpful or inviting. But perfect place to sleep if you go out all down trekking glaciers just not very social.


Very cool building, outdoor access to 4 bed dorms with ensuite bathrooms in each. Small kitchen, you're encouraged to buy breakfast instead of cooking, but the kitchen is clean. Very clean/neat rooms. Some staff are helpful but most seem bored of helping travelers and not happy to help.


Overall I had a great stay here and when you see such beautiful landscapes. One thing that is not included with the price is breakfast. Not a big deal I just purchased that in advance since I knew I would be leaving early and doing a lot of exercise. Almost every morning (I stayed near a week) the lady at breakfast would yell at me and tell me I needed to go downstairs and pay for the breakfast. She was rude and didn't seem to remember anything from the the previous day.


Great stay. Staff were very friendly and super helpful. Big dorm room was pretty dark, but the hostel is quiet and clean. I would definitely recommend

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