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Pioneros del Valle Hostel Reviews

Av. San Martin 451, El Chalten, Argentina

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121 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 61%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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The wifi was the only downside to this hostel, that's to be expected in a small mountain town though.


Good place. Very poor wifi, had to go to another hotel.


This is the  worst hostel I have been in 2 months travelling ! The only positive thing was that it was clean. Unfriendly, uncharming, this place looks like an hospital. My bed was broken and the  one above as well. I could  not sit on my bulk bed because they are so close ! You can tell the  owner just  want to make  money out of backpackers ! They don't  even bother giving you a breakfast ! For this price! Don't  go there Bad atmosphere. They charge you 50 pesos to leave your bag! A CO

  • 13th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is not a hostel. It's a cold, unwelcoming backpacker factory.


The key cards of the rooms didn't really work. Every second time I wanted to open the door I had to talk 1 minute to the reception to get it recharged. 6 Bed Dorm was ok, but sink was in the room and it gets loud if people leave early. It's more a youth hostel than a typical hostel. It's huge and very unpersonal. At least the biggest supermarkt in town is on the oposite side of the street. But to the bus terminal it's a 15-20min walk. You have to pay 50 Pesos for luggagage storage.


Es ist sehr bequem mit Caltur-busse von / nach El Calafate zu fahren, weil der Hostel ist die letzte/ erste Haltstelle in El Chalten und man braucht nicht die ganze Stadt mit dem Gepaeck durchzugehen.


Very unpleasant stay here. We were asked for payment seconds after walking through the door before even putting our bags down. Breakfast is 80pesos a day (free everyone else in the area), a towel rental is 50pesos per day (?!?), and if you want to stay even one minute after checkout (even to use the toilet or leave your bags) there is a 50peso charge. There were also very aggressive signs throughout "no talking after 11pm - we need our sleep!!" The only good part was the friendly staff.


over our 3 night stay we had many problems. Including noticing that the staff never once looked up from the desk to see who was entering the hostel. The locker key is attached to the room key which they ask you to leave at reception when you go out for the day. This is a very bizzare and unsafe idea, why would you leave your locker key containing all your valuables with strangers??? The kitchen is big but lacks facilities for the number of people.

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