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Albergue & Hostal del Glaciar Libertador - HI Reviews

Avda Libertador 587, El Calafate, Argentina

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307 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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It's almost like a hotel it's rather large. Not much of an environment and wasn't a fan of it being used by kids (i.e. babies and toddlers) screaming and crying. Not the hostel's fault, but I'm not a fan of "family" hostels and it wasn't clear that this was one. However, for the money and location it isn't bad.


This is a lovely hostel, rooms were very nice, showers really good and the hostel was very clean. We did the glacier trip with the hostel which was amazing! Location is good and just a short walk into the town centre and to the supermarket. The kitchen could do with a couple more pots and pans though! We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying here!


Excellent hostel definitely recommend it


Place was okay. Great people staying and nice enough rooms. But the vibe was more that of a hotel for passers through than a place to stay.


Probably one of the very best hostels I've ever stayed, very nice and helpful staff (thanks for all :-) Also the own tour offered to the glaciar was absolutely amazing... Great location in El Calafate, very clean, all in all I'd come back for sure...

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


excellent staff, good location


Great place to stay.This is a lovely place


This was a very average excuse of a hostel. The price advertised breakfast included in the price, yet the "breakfast" was a few pieces of bad quality bread with a few packets of jam and bad coffee with powder milk. You can have a full breakfast, if your willing to pay another 50pesos on top of the room rate. Your not aloud to sit with the people who paid extra for the full breakfast and have to go up another floor. Also if you want cutlery you have to pay 20 peso deposit from 2 floors downstairs


Great Hostel Very conveniently located on the main street of town Very helpful staff in terms of arranging transportation and tours Will definitely stay there the next time I go back


Overpriced! Strange that you have to rent your fork and knife (which got stolen!)... our food got stolen as well from the baskets in the kitchen. It turnend out that this happens more often but nobody told us. Beds are too small and narrow. There was not 1 decent pot/pan in the kitchen!


This was the first hostel I stayed in during my time in Argentina, and what a one to set the bar! The rooms were extremely clean & spacious and had comfortable beds. Greaty location just 5 minutes walk from the town centre & 10 minutes from the bus station. The staff were friendly & helpful , providing lots of information on tours offered. I booked the day trip to perito moreno glacier through them & it was excellent! Thank you for a great stay :)


This hostel is great, well located and one of the best rooms I have ever stayed. It's very clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The only thing I did not like is the breakfast, too basic if you are staying in a dorm.


Clean & relatively functional hostel. The staff appear to be overworked and at times frustrated, but helpful on a god day. The breakfast is bread, jam & tea/coffee but the system they have is a little odd, having to pick your bread up from the restaurant & then take it all the way dwn the back to the kitchen, like they don't want hostel guests mixing with the private room guests. You have to hire fork, knife and spoon. This hostel has great potential, but just needs to work on the small things


Great and always helpful staff, cute and nice hostel. Very good kitchen where you meet other travellers. Internet problems do exist...


Very noisy in the morning


Location is just off the main road, so pretty good. Better than other hostels that are quite far. Our room was a private one with ensuite washroom, and it seemed quite new and was very clean. The fridge in the common kitchen was full, u can barely fit your stuff in there, and I suspect people forget their stuff there, and it just sits there for a while...not the cleanest fridge. Also some staff were good, but some lacked professionalism.

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