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Nice and small family hostel with very good atmosphere.
The family who run this hostel are very nice and will go out of there way to help you. The room and common areas are very clean. The kitchen could do with a few more pots/plans, etc but the cooker was good. The hostel is about 5 mins away from the bus stop and 10 mins away from the center. The Wifi was good. The breakfast was also nice. It was more like a guesthouse than a hostel really so there wasn't much happening in the common areas.
Great location with a fantastic breakfast. Nice clean hostel. I stayed in the four bed dorm that's part of the main building. My only complaint is the noise. The television was on 24/7 even when no one was watching. Also the radio in the kitchen was almost always on and on top of both of those they play music over the speakers. It was awful. One night an additional racket was added by someone playing the violin as well as the tv, radio, and music.
We had one of the huts (cabañas) and were disappointed at how small it was. Downstairs you constantly bump into each other and you shower over the sink, and the "double" bed upstairs is narrow with barely room to stand up. However, the heating worked fine and there was always hot water. We would recommend the cabaña only to fit people who don't mind a steep staircase and spending their time outside of the room. The outside spaces are lovely, the breakfast is quite complete, the staff helpful.
We stayed in a 4 bed room in the main house in which there were only the two of us for 3 nights. Breakfast was good. The family who runs the hostel is nice but gave us false information. (Is blue market for ARS in Calafate and are there Buses that go directly to Bariloche without an overnight stay in Perito Moreno? Both questions were answered "no" but did exist.) There were no lockers, which is a "no go" if you have a shared room. Yet the owners would guard your valuables if you ask.
We had a great stay here. The owner and his parents are absolutely lovely. We enjoyed hanging out with them in the living room while they got excited about soccer. :-) We very much liked them which made the stay special. They also serve dinner, which was delicious.
Great value. Nice, small A framed huts. Free continental breakfast. Friendly staff. Excellent location.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 31-40
- (1 review)
Booked a twin room as at the time was cheaper than two dorm beds in all the hostels! Was clean, facilities were fine for two nights stay and the breakfast was pretty standard. I'd say good value for money in an overpriced town.
Location is good, 3 blocks from bus terminal and 2 blocks from main street. Breakfast is good - cereal, yoghurt, juice, tea, coffee, bread (toaster), croissant, jam and butter. Computer available for use, Wifi worked in communal area but not in our room. Our room had a heater and there was plenty of hot water. The owner is friendly and helpful. Meals are available in the evenings. Our room was a 2 storey cabin with double bed upstairs with access by steep stairs/ladder.
The manager here is superb. He is extremely helpful. My friend left her camera on the transfer bus from Torres Del Paine to El Calafate. The manager arranged for the phone to be delivered to his hostel, for our pickup, on our return from El Chalten. I am very grateful. Mark.
Las Cabanitas is a great place to stay in El Calafate. It's close to the main street and close to the busstation. The owner is friendly and helpfull. We arrived in the middle of the night after a busdelay and still we got a warm welcome. It`s clean and the breakfast is great. The housekeeper, an old lady, is really doing a great job!!
Lovely place. Owner very happy to help and the cabins were lovely. Loved the lavender outside and the litte room in the annex of cabins.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
This is your old-school hostel, just as they should be. There's no bar or blaring music, just friendly and helpful staff, homely common areas, the standard breakfast fare included in the rate and the option of an evening meal most nights for those who'd like to avoid the tourist traps. If it's the traps you're after the main drag is a short stroll away. We stayed in an A-frame and only wished we could have stayed longer.
Really nice cabanitas for a good night sleep. Liked Gerardo's cooking skill.