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Hostel Mandala Reviews

Los Maitenes y Amancay, El Bolson, Argentina

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34 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 100%Facilities

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This is a really special hostel. It's certainly a bit far if you don't have a car, but if you dont mind a little walking, it's totally worth it. Everything about the place has been carefully thought through. Amazing!

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Wonderful hostel and amazing staff. Alejandro and Adriana are incredibly friendly, willing to help and easy to talk to. Excellent facilities: very clean, large kitchen, consistent wifi and hot showers. A bit of a walk into town, but not a problem if you enjoy the mountain scenery. Would highly recommend.


Really enjoyed our stay at Mandala, Giovanna was a brilliant host, friendly, helpful, thoughtful and welcoming! We would stay again. Nice and peaceful with clean facilities, good wifi, and a excellent breakfast including local handmade jams.


One of the best hostels i've stayed in. The hostel is not downtown but actually for me this is better because it has better surroundings, closer to nature. I've stayed for 8 nights and definitively would come back, had a great time at the hostel.


I loved it, a really clean new hostel. The owners are very friendly and helpfull.


Hostel Mandala is incredible, by the far the friendliest, cleanest and most comfortable hostel I´ve known. One complaint is the distance fromk town and the lack of young people, but it´s easy to hang out all night in the comfortable hostel.


Best hostel so far in Argentina - very kind and helpful staff. It is a bit far from town, but whoever go to El Bolson should especially do it for the surroundings and the walks in the mountains - being outside town is in that case an advantage! Just GO!


VERY nice hostal, however its a far way from the center (don't even think about walking it with your luggage from the bus terminal) which doesn't show so clear on the hostal's page. The house is new and in perfect shape, the kitchen outstanding and the staff very friendly. If you don't mind taking a cab to town and back (cheap, 13 AR$), this is where you want to stay!


One of the best hostels we've stayed in in argentina! Lovely staff, excellent kitchen, everything is clean and they even have floor heating in the rooms! A big plus after a cold walk in the mountains. Only downside as mentioned by others: it's far (20 min) from the center on a boring road, too far to walk with your backpack, but a remise only costs 13 pesos and it's very doable without backpack. We'd do it again without hesitating.


The hostel is quite nice and seems very new. Dorms are great and bathrooms are very good and clean. There was noone staying there except one other girl when I was there. Warning: Don't believe their directions, this place is a hike out of town on a long and dusty dirt road. There are buses which run every hour but the staff don't seem to know exactly from where and you just gotta show up and potentially wait an hour. It's all colectivos and taxis. Good breakfast and nice downstairs area.

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Hello ! we are sorry your review about our location. We never lied about it. We have a quiet hostel in a residential neighborhood that is 20 blocks from the main square (20´ by walk, 5´by taxi). The map is in our website, whith the "dusty dirt road" included. We are working to have a regular service of buses to the hostel but for now we can not guarantee the exiting buses schedule. We regret that the choice of our hotel have not been to your liking and hope you have better luck next time.


Clean and new hostel. comfortable beds in large rooms. Large kitchen and well equipped.


Clean hostel, a bit far away from the center

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Lamentamos que nos hayas evaluado con una nota tan baja, sobre todo porque VOS NO TE ALOJASTE EN NUESTRO HOSTEL. Caundo llegaste, decidiste cambiar tus planes y te fuiste a otro hostel con un amigo. Esto lo hiciste sin que nos tuvieras que abonar nada, incluso te procuramos el remis. Es por eso que no entendemos como llegaste a una valuación tan pobre en atmósfera. Saludos.


Excellent hostel, with extremely friendly staff, rooms are modern, cozy and comfortable, good facilities. It is not in the center of El Bolson (about half an hour walk) but on the other hand you have the views and feel like you're in the countryside. I wish I had the time to stay more, I really enjoyed it.


We loved every minute at your wonderfull place and wish we had more time to spend there. Hugs, Ayelet & Tal from Israel


One of the (or even the) best Hostals we had in Patagonia. The lovely owners take very good care of the people and invite you to stay longer with their magnificant breakfast. All service available from laundry to Wifi/TV/movies etc. For the arrival/departure you need a cab (12Pesos) without lugagge you can easily walk. It is highly recommandable!


Quite simply the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Brand new, purpose built, immaculately clean. Really comfortable beds. Delicious home-made breakfast. Beautiful, peaceful setting. Fabulously friendly staff who welcome you into the family. Well worth the 30-minute walk (or 12peso taxi ride) from the centre of town.


We had a great stay at Mandala Hostel!!!! It is a beautiful hostel located in a quiet and relaxing environment. The staff was very friendly, welcoming, and had lots of information. I would definitely go back! It's a little far of a walk from the main part of town but totally worth it!

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Hola !! Espero que la estés pasando bien en Buenos Aires. Gracias por tu calificación. SIn embargo, lamentamos el tan bajo puntaje que nos has puesto en la ubicación del hostel, ya que para estar en un barrio tranquilo y relajante, necesariamente debemos estar un poco alejados del pueblo. Para la próxima temporada te prometemos que habrá bicicletas para que los 1400 metros resulten más llevaderos. Te mandamos un beso grande y ... hasta la próxima!!

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