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Pioneros Hostel Reviews

Los Pioneros 255, El Calafate, Argentina

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233 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 63%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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A very big hostel with always loud music and therefore very noisy. We have had a 4 bed dorm which was okay. But we missed the posibility to charge tablet or mobile there. These posibilities had been rare in the whole hostal. There had been enough toilets and real hot showers. Everything very clean. In cleanliness and security very okay for us, but the loudness and the restlessness did disturb us a lot.


A little far from the city centre and no powerpoints in the dorms, but definitely decent value for money, with a mega helpful receptionist to tell us what the dealio is


Nicholas and his aunt were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was typical pastries and the coffee was excellent.

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


This hostel was clean and offered a good breakfast. The location was a little way out of town but only a 15 minute walk to the main street, which housed many restaurants and shops etc It was about a 20 minute walk from the bus station.


I found it a pleasant 5-10 minute walk from the centre.A very nice greeting from Noa who then thoroughly described trips and reccomendations. The hostel itself is very spacious with large sitting/dining area with excellant kitchen facilities. Rooms ar bright with large lockers. Rooms also have a lovely touch of own curtain attached to bed for privacy. Staff friendly and attentive and nothing is to much trouble. Also a nice outside sitting area. 2 seperate stays during my trip. Thumbs up from me!

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel for trekking etc. They organise trips themselves but are also helpful about booking elsewhere. Good kitchen and nice atmosphere. Toilets, showers etc were good and clean. Low points were the serious lack of electricity outlets and having to rent cutlery. Would recommend though as beds were super comfy!


Very odd staff, rude and gave us misinformation regarding border crossing. Very inconvenient location in regard to bus station, wouldn't recommend. No breakfast included.


If you make bus reservations through the reception, ask for a copy of the carrier confirmation. Its better to go to the bus depot upon arrival and get real TICKETS. To get to the bus depot, go straight down the road in front of the door. Go to the T intersection - there is sometimes an orange cone here. Go 2 M left and continue on a gravel laneway bearing right. Cross the pedestrian bridge and continue straight down the paved street. Turn left, go up the hill, make a right then left its there!


Stayed here and at the Aberguege hostel. For space, price, location, cleanliness and facilities I think the other hostel is better.


Good Place but the internet was too slow. Bathrooms could have been more clean and properly maintained.


The place was fine. Rooms were a bit small but the kitchen was good size and a decent meeting place. Breakfast and packed lunch are available but extra. Limited power points though.


nice relaxing place, little far from the main road but quiet


It's a little run down (but this is Argentina!) but the staff work hard to keep everything spotlessly clean and well organized. Very comfortable, warm, and there is an awesome kitchen and common area. Loved the easy going and helpful attitude of the staff, especially Noa and Patricio. Looking forward to my next visit!


rooms are so small..no wifi or charching in the rooms. stuff didnt helped us when we ask for heating for almost 2 days. a long walking to the cener and in the kitchen you smalled allways gas..

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location is definitely not a problem contrary to some comments I read, it's just 10 minutes away from the center. The common rooms are very pleasant, kitchen is well equipped, and the atmosphere is good. Dorms and bathrooms are very clean. The only inconvenience is that the walls are very thin, so you hear everything going on around... But I'd say it's a really good value for money.


I had a very nice stay at pioneros. The staff is very friendly and helpfull! The room was nice (private), clean and had a great shower and good heater. The hostel is about a ten min walk from the main street, but that was no problem at all. Would recommend a stay!

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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