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El Gualicho Hostel - HI Reviews

Marcos A. Zar 480, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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220 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 99%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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Generally the stay in this hstel was very enoyable. My only suggestion would be that the served breakfast could be a bit more variable. e really appreciated the helpful guys at the reception!W


This is muy second time here. Very nice staff. El Gualicho has improved All facilities , common areas, private And shared dorms, big kitchen with a barbecue area(please put more cups, plates or pots , are not enough at pick hour). I have been in a lot of hostels around the world , so I recommend this place if you come to puerto madryn.


It is a good hostel in a great location in the town, I would say though if you are booking buses or other hostels after el chalten then do it before you get there as the internet is pretty much non existent in the whole town.


The structure is excellent! It was design to be a hostel, but that implies in somethings not so good if you are a backpacker. You know.. It seems to be a hotel.. With families, kids and it makes the atmosphere kinda poor. To be fair, it is an execellent hostel, excepting by the kids crying and throwing my camera. If you are not so interested in the atmosphere, I totally recommend El Gualicho! And maybe when you go there, there will be not so many children!


Despite the large number of rooms, the common areas of the hostel felt very homely. Kitchen was a good size with everything you need as well as a big fridge. Everything was cleaned everyday, it never looked dirty or messy. Very quiet while we were there so it lacked a little atmosphere, staff were very friendly, helpful and spoke good English. Shops, beach, and everything else you need is all very close. Also has a good selection of movies!

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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