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I Keu Ken Hostel Reviews

F.M Pontoriero 171 - El Calafate, El Calafate, Argentina

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1012 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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This hostel was incredible. Spotlessly clean, great facilities and marcelo and Jose go the extra mile for everything. Our first night they held an incredible asado where they went the extra mile to cook me a vegetarian alternative, and all the others said how amazing the meat was, it felt like we had been welcomed into their family dinner and was a lovely atmosphere. They even lent us their own coats to do the glacier tours, cannot reccomend this hostel enough!! Thankyou marcelo & Jose!


Wonderful and helpful staff, we arrived really late from a bus that broke down and they waited up until nearly 1am to make sure we were ok and were so helpful. The breakfast is lovely, the views of the lake are stunning and the staff are wonderful. Really nice place to meet other travellers. They let us leave our bags for a week while we went to Torres del paine. Would highly recommend this hostel. Xxx


Very useful advice for travelling around El Calafate from helpful staff. Beautiful view from the hostel though a bit far from the downtown, it's ok.


Great hostel! Marcelo's an excellent host. The facilities are always clean, the location is good (next to the biggest super market in town and 10 mins from the bus station), good music, plenty of hangout areas, and everything you need in the kitchen. There's a nice yard with a bbq pit but I was there during the winter so it was too cold to enjoy. Overall, excellent hostel!


This place is awesome and attracts fun guests. One night of our stay, everyone in the hostel pooled our money to barbeque over the lodge fireplace and the food was so good! They speak basic English and are very helpful hosts. Would definitely recommend to everyone.


Had an awesome stay here. all of the staff is really down to earth, helpful, genuine, and cool people all around. Marcelo was very accommodating in making last minute plans, which we really appreciated! The bedrooms are super warm, the living room cozy, and the bathrooms clean! Would definitely recommend to anyone who needs a spot to crash in Calafate!


The hostel is clean and secure. The beds are comfy and the lounge area is nice. Breakfast was the same as everywhere in Argentina... basic but did the job. The staff were friendly and the view from the hostel was worth the slight walk up hill. The excursion to the glacier we did through the hostel was cheaper than the tourist offices we had asked in town and it was an enjoyable trip. If I was to stay in El Calafate again I wouldn't hesitate at staying here again.


Great showers, great location, great staff!


Staff were extremely helpful in organising excursions and things to do during my stay!

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Lovely hotel to stay at. The best part are the friendly staffs!


We absolutely loved i Keu ken!! We arrived super later at night and Marcelo was ready to receive us. The location is a little further up the hill, but has a spectacular view of the lake and is really close to giant grocery store. He was very attentive and helpful in booking tours and buses. Tea and coffee all day. They have a slack line set up! It's a very nice vibe. We would stay here again in a second.

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