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Hostel El Ovejero Reviews

Jose Pantin 64, El Calafate, Argentina

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61 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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I booked a hostel dorm but somehow ended up in a little tin box with 4 beds that was a walk all the way across the campsite from the building with the kitchen and reception. I had to walk outside to get to the bathroom. The little flimsy, metal rooms outside allowed all the sound in so you wake up every time someone in any of these rooms opens a door or says anything. I didn't intend to camp but somehow did. Please be careful about whether the dorm bed you book is in an actual building!


We stayed in the 4 bed dormitories, which are EXTREMELY small. Also note that the bathrooms are in a separate facility outside the dorms. Bathrooms were kept pretty clean. Staff was very helpful in booking excursions. Location was great for walking around El Calafate. Wifi was generally pretty good. They had lockers as well for a small fee


The bed sheets were covered in hair, but at least they smelled clean. The 4 person rooms are TINY! No room to actually stand up or put things. No lockers. Also you have to walk about 200m to the bathroom. The 6 person rooms are better because they are not in the camping and have an indoor bathroom and kitchen, etc. I would not recommend this hostel because it does not give a good experience for travelers looking to mingle with others. The common area just includes a tv, no cards, no games.


The dorm rooms are TINY!!! The bathrooms are clean, the wifi works sometimes, the campgrounds looked nice, the location was good, and it was cheap.


My mom was the one that stayed at this hostel. She is 71, she is soooooo happy with the staff and the way they treated her. They were really nice!


Should mention on "things to note"if you booked 4 bed dorms, you are not allow to use kitchen because the dorms are individual from the hostel and the room is too small for 4 ppl stay inside. Good: Very hot shower , good restaurant nearby, wifi works pretty good, well equipped camp site


When you book the 4 dormitory it's good to know that you can not use the kitchen like the people who are at the hostel.


Very cheap and nice grounds and camping atmosphere - with the rooms you get what you pay for, cheap price so tiny rooms with paper thin walls. Luckily I went in low season so me and my boyfriend had the 4 bedroom dorm to ourselves and it was fine - had there been 4 people in the room though it would have been extremely cramped!

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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