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A little bit far away from the city centre but it's worth sleeping here. Nice rooms and a nice common room.
The room in the yard (seperate from main building) has a horrible stench. And there are no outlets for xharging in the room, which is essential especially for backpackers.
Room was decent, cleaned daily which was nice. Staff at the front desk were good and helpful. Was a bit of a hike to the center(20 minutes).
The staff was great and the excursions they offered were awesome. It is a little bit farther from downtown but it is a beautiful and safe walk. I would stay there again.
This is a very good hostel till now that I've stayed.Room is very clean,especiallly the restroom,wow,I love it.There is no bad smell,and it's separated from the shower room which is a great difference compared to other hostels.And the kitchen is very big and cozy,wow,I love it!Only one thing I should point a finger on is the concierge.When I checked in,he miscalculated the whole room price,and one more thing,he gave me a higher price for the excursion.And the attitude of other staffs is no good.
Hostel is a little bit big imo, but the rest was very good. Breakfast was one of the best since I travel in South America.
Nice Hostel, only the kitchen needs a makeover.
The double standart for the breakfast was annoying; you get a different better breakfast if you're staying at the rooms other than dorms. And you wash your dishes after the breakfast. Staff was really nice. Kitchen facilities are ok but hard to find pans, knifes etc. during the top cooking hours (20:00-23:00). The spoon-fork-knife triple can be rented (for a deposit, and you get it back when you return) from the reception. Bathrooms, toilets and rooms are clean and cleaned everyday.
Close to the center, it is the best hostel, if you want to stay in a quiet place, staff is very helpful! You can book everything from here! We stayed in a double room and breakfast was good!
Stay in Pioneros was very good, the staff is friendly. The only drawback is the location of the hostel, a bit further away from the city center. El Calafate is small though, so it is not a major issue.
Stayed here for two nights with my girlfriend. The hostel is nicely located, walking distance from the main street of El Calafate. The staff is excellent and very helpful and it was furthermore the cheapest hostel in El Calafate at the time of booking. So all in all pretty good value. The 4 bed dorm and lockers and beds were fine. The toilets were almost constantly blocked. That is probably not as it is all the time, but during our stay, this was the case.
All the staff are perfect and very nice and kind people ..
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
The walls are very thin, the buildings are quite old and so are the showers. The kitchen is quite big so everyone can cook but no knives and forks! It's a little walk from the bus station and centre of town but it's not too much of a problem, the town is rather small. The alternative tour is quite nice, in a mini-van so not too many people. Not a lot of atmosfere as it's a big hostel so difficult to bond with people really.
Pleasant hostel a 5 minute walk from town (great restaurants and a convenient supermarket). Very convenient for booking Perito Moreno tours and visits to El Chalten. Staff were very helpful. An older crowd seems to stay here. Breakfast was great. The room itself could have been warmer and more welcoming, but it was good enough for a short stay. Bathroom was reasonably clean. We expected a bit more from the pictures and for the price but don't regret having spent 2 nights there.
The hostel has a pleasant atmosphere and is within walking distance to the main commercial strip in town. Staff is friendly and have lots of helpful tourist info. I would definitely recommend it.