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Valenting Feilberg 218, El Calafate, Argentina

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106 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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My wife and I loved the private cabin with lavender in the garden, which also had nice picnic areas. Gerardo and his family are very warm and charming hosts. He was very responsive by email prior to our visit and set up a Perito Morino tour for us. The cabins are quiet and are very conveniently located close to downtown and the bus station. The communal area is large and we enjoyed having a laundry service. The only down side was the length of time it took hot water to arrive at the shower.

  • 15th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice family run hostel, literally living side by side with the family. Great breakfast with fresh homeade bread and croissants. Decent enough wifi, nice garden out back to sit and enjoy some wine or beer on a nice day. Price was higher than at bigger hostels such as america del sur or hostel nakel yenu, by about 40 pesos. Very quiet place great to get some rest after trekking.


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.

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