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El Gualicho Hostel - HI Reviews

Marcos A. Zar 480, Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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245 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Really lovely friendly hostel with extra helpful staff. Room was comfortable and clean and had a nice common area too. I changed plans and left one day early and they even refunded me for this. Would reccomend


Very friendly and helpful staff! They helped scheduled all of our activities and answered all the questions that we had. I loved my stay here and would highly recommend this hostel to anyone who visits Puerto Madryn!

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


During our stay, somebody from outside entered the hostel during breakfast hour and entered the room next to ours. Someone from that room informed the receptionist but he didn't react. When we came back half an hour later, two phones were missing in our room including mine. Only at that moment the receptionist arrived to check if everything was fine, too late the guy was already gone. Because of that we missed our bus, had to stay one more night and they didn't even do any commercial gesture.

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very welcoming, friendly and helpfull staff, they smiled all the time. the kitchen is good equipped and spacious. Location is good.


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.

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