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Nice one ! The owner is really friendly ;) Good price !
In front of the bus station. Basic facilities but more than enough if you are doing the trails to Fitz Roy. Wifi is slow but it happens everywhere in El Chalten. Very helpful staff and clean rooms/toilets. Great value for the money!
Staff very friendly and helpful, small hostel, but great place to meet other travellers. Great value compared to others. Great location close to bus terminal and good bakeries and restaurants right around the corner. Kitchen can get quite busy when hostel is full, need more hang out areas other than the dining area as can be hard to find a seat to eat when hostel is full and everyone sits in the dining area. Other than this, I would stay again.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Basic, but does everything you need. Guy who runs it is super nice, good size kitchen/common area. Wifi isn't great but that's the whole town. Location is good, but everywhere is good in this town as it is so small. Would overall recommend and come back
Arrived to find they supposedly hadn't received our booking despite having emailed them earlier to change some details. Received no apology or suggestions of other hostels
The location is "good" if you want to be close to the trail heads. The location is "excellent" if you want to be close to the bus station - it is literally a half block away. The owner is handy 98% of the time and he is always ready and willing to assist with any needs you may have - super nice guy. Sure, there are probably nicer places in El Chalten, but the service you will receive here more than makes up for any shortcomings. This place is perfect for 2 or 3 nights.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
The owner is a great and very helpful guy! He managed to call a taxi for us, although it was a very busy day! He called various companies over an over again. He even stored my little tupperware, which I had forgotten. Jep: this place is honest and safe! Thanks!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)
Clean and cosy hostel. The owner is very friendly and accommodating to needs of the guests.
It's Chalten so it's limited how high your expectations can be. But this hostel is cheap, has a bed and warm showers. So value for money is great! Don't expect good wifi or good supermarkets. Chalten lives from tourist and it's quite clear. But this hostel has a great atmosphere and is so central. The place to stay if you're going to Chalten.
Close to bus terminal, grocery shops etc. nice common area and good vibe, met loads of people, nice little chill out area too. Good value for money. Marked down for: no lockers (although I felt my stuff was safe anyway), bathrooms could have been cleaner, some construction going on, only 1 staff bit he was really nice & helpful. I think he had been left on his own to cope!! Bad wifi - but its all bad in el chalten. Warm & friendly place
The hostel is basic but has everything you need. It would be nice to have a big window in the kitchen so you can see the mountain white your cooking and having dinner.
Great hostel closed to the terminal. The staff give you good tips for the trek and are very friendly. Kitchen to small but nice place to meet travellers! Book it!
They r renovating everything!! So it's all new, showers, kitchen, toilets. It's a small hostel but very nice. People who works there r really helpful and kind. I definitely would stay again here.
Good hostel with fantastic service although no large common area apart from around the kitchen and slightly expensive compared to other places in the area. Having said this the place was very clean, warm and comfortable after a big day of hiking. Wifi never works but I think it's the same everywhere in El Chalten. The young guy on reception was always very friendly with a smile and he kept the place immaculate. Don't shy away from the hostels front appearance- it's much nicer inside.
We found the beds to be comfortable, the showers hot, and the kitchen (although small) well equipped. Not much more you can ask for in a remote location like El Chalten.
Depending on what trails you are doing the hostel can be close or far way from the starting point.The staff wasn't really that helpful,but this was because their English wasn't that good, and my Spanish being very poor. I stayed in a dorm upstairs, and can only tell about my dorm,but it was impossible to open the windows and we actually couldn't bring fresh air into the room. There were no lockers either. It doesn't take much for this hostel to improve, but now is just about average.
This is a budget option for the town. The location is good, right by the bus station and a couple markets though the town is so small you cant really be in a bad location. The place is half hostel and half deserted building with most of the upper floor in ruins. The WiFi doesn't really work but that seems normal for the town. There is a small kitchen that can be used but it is often very crowded. No keys for the rooms so you stuff is not secure Not a terrible place but you get what you pay for.
Unlike expected from the outside a very nice hostel. No lockers in the rooms but the staff took my valuables while we were hiking.
The appearance from the outside is not good, but inside is much better: simple but very clean and well done. I really liked their attention to some details, such as a power socket for each bed, fix hair dryers in the bathrooms, private bathrooms and showers (good ones, btw) downstairs, etc. The kitchen is small but well equipped and it's located in front of the bus station, which I thought I was good thing (even in a small town like El Chalten).
Although the hostel building looked bad and half of it was being renovated, it was very cozy inside, easy to meet other travelers and had a small but homey kitchen.