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America del Sur Hostel Reviews

Calle Puerto Deseado 153, El Calafate, Argentina

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1439 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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Great staff! One of the best hostels I've ever been.


Great hostel. The staff was very helpful in providing information about activities in El Calafate and about how to get to our next destination. Fun environment and amazing view of the lake and mountains from the backyard.


Great staff, great facilities, clean rooms and bathrooms, decent breakfast. Location is just OK, 7 minutes from town center. Loved it.


The staff at America Del Sur are awesome: friendly, helpful and hilarious. The breakfast is decent and the views of the lake in the common areas are beautiful! Wifi is plentiful and strong. The location is a short 5 min walk from the main street but there's not a lot there anyway. One downside was that the shower was tiny.


Excellent hostel, very friendly and helpful staff. Helped us find and book a horse riding day trip which was fantastic. Bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms which is great and a good spread for breakfast. Considering how cold it is outside, the hostel is kept nice and warm. We would definitely recommend it and go back.


Breakfast was really good. Utensils in the kitchen were very limited.


Thank you so much, I had a great time


Very friendly and helpful staff! I had an excellent stay. The only thing that could be improved would be to provide more pots in the kitchen as there weren't enough when more than 2 people wanted to cook. But other than that the hostel is awesome. I liked it a lot and would definitely recomend it! Thanks a lot!

  • 4th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Awesome hostel. Friendly staff, superclean rooms and bathrooms. Laundry service, wi-fi, helping with planning my tour, all was good. Location 15 min walk from city center, no biggie.


This is probably the best all-around hostel experience that I have ever had. Every member of the staff was unbelievably friendly and knowledgeable. Being able to book all tours, tickets, and travel directly through the hostel and having it added to the room bill was a very nice feature. Special thanks to Mattias and Andrea for making our stay wonderful.


All the arrangements has been done through hostel, excellent trip during my stay in El Calafate and El Chalten. The only thing needs to be improved should be the breakfast. Nothing else.


Well organised hostel with great breakfast. Kitchen is poorly equipped- 2 pans and no cups whatsoever. The staff are a little arrogant I found.


Pity we could only stay one night. Staff were great, breakfast tasty and cheap beer :-)


Great staff, great facilities but not the beds So small and the bathroom in the rooms not the best in space. ,


Staff is friendly and heplfull. Facilieties are clean. Breakfest good. Hostel is on the hill :), so it takes about 10-15 minutes from city center to the hostel. I liked there, would come back.


Good clean hostel. Great view of the lake but a little ways to walk to the city center, like most other hostels in El Calafate. Friendly staff who will help you know the city and set up tours and airport trips.


Beautiful location, good standard double room at good price, nice staff.


The hostel is in a nice location with a beautiful on the scenery around. However we were supposed to get a 10% discount as we stayed in the same hostel in Buenos aires but at the end the staff refused to do the discount because we made the booking on hostelworld :( Staff was except that pretty helpful as theybooked for us different bus tickets to save us time.


Great hostel, I would definitely stay there again. The staff were so friendly and helpful!


This is a lovely hostel only a 10min walk from town with the most amazing staff! Breakfast consists of more than just bread and jam which is a great change. The only downside is there is not many plugs in the room and the showers are small. Thanks again to the staff for making my stay so amazing!

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