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El Gualicho Hostel - HI Reviews

Marcos A. Zar 480, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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237 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Basic breakfast, hammocks and BBQ for cooking asado!


A really great hostel, unfortunately expensive, but no moreso than anywhere else in Patagonia in high season. Best kitchen facilities I've experienced, two cookers, two sinks and an indoor asador. Lots of space to eat and relax, indoors and out. Four PCs, TV and DVDs, hammocks, bike rentals, book exchange. Great location, 4 blocks from the beach and 5 from the bus station. Helpful and friendly staff with lots of local info. Extended my stay here four extra nights as it was so chilled. Top marks!


Really nice hostel. Clean, good breakfast and a big kitchen!


Great place to be but airco could be placed in the shower.


Great huge new and clean building. Very large kitchen. Rooms were basic but no fan or air conditioning. Which was surprising since it was so hot and the building seemed new. Nice bathrooms, no waiting. Location was fine. The girl at the front desk was nice but very unhelpful.


The hostel is nice and clean, there are not just young people and because of that the atmosphere is more hotel like. The breakfast seems very cheap.But for sure recomendable!


SUPERB! Great value for money and conducive to meeting people.


Really nice hostel in good location. Good spacious rooms with nice clean ensuite bathrooms. The common areas are also good and spacious. Basic breakfast (cornflakes and white rolls) and very bad wifi service were dissapointing however. The place is very quiet and good for cooking your own meals but the hostel defintely needs to invest in new crockery, cultery, pots etc as there´s constantly a queue to just get a plate!


Clean, friendly, spacious and bright - and offering good tours to the Valdés Peninsula. Kitchen is a good size. No laundry facilities but local laundries across the road.


Very professionally run.Staff very helpful and facilities great.Breakfast was excellent.


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.

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