Rancho Grande Hostel Reviews
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This hostel is great value for money. It is inexpensive, the rooms are big enough and very clean. The kitchen is very small for the size of the hostel, but we did not cook so it wasn't a problem. The restaurant food is good, too bad there is no free breakfast. Allthough it feels a bit as a hotel, staff was friendly and helpful. There are a lot (really a lot) of Israeli travellers who form groups, so maybe this is not the best hostel if you want to meet people. We had a pleasant stay.
Can't ask for much more other than for breakfast to be included. El Chalten is expensive though and this hostel offers good value. The wifi is very slow as it is a satellite link. But it's the best it possibly could be so no complaints. Bed, kitchen and common area all good. Staff helped me book a bus too.
A huge hostel.. And for the amount of people there were, the kitchen was way too small. Which almost forces you to buy food at their bar. The heater was really hot in all the rooms, also at night. And the window could not be opened. When I complained about this at the reception they were really unhelpful. As if they didn't care. No good security system either, everybody can walk in and ask for a key for the rooms. Because it is impossible for the reception to know all the people.
great big hostel, confortable rooms but with some issues about electricity and internet, the kitchen is too small for this big hotel but the bathrooms are really good and clean, great staff.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Hostel has no internet - but all internet in El Chalten works on satellites so might get better elsewhere. Not great for socializing and moved to a better hostel after first night. Nice facilities but value was not great especially without breakfast! Nice showers too and clean bathrooms.
Staff un-interesed. Kitchen was useless; No oven, dirty warm fridges, no utensils unless requested from the restaurant kitchen attached to the hostel. One member of staff, short young lady was extremely rude to us our entire stay. Too many rooms for the services provided. Rooms were clean, big lockers and a window that opened! we wouldn't choose to stay here again.
Very clean hostel and great staff. It feels a little more like a hotel but it has everything you can ask of a hostel. They have a nice restaurant inside the hostel that is much better and cheaper than most restaurants around. The only downside is that they do not offer breakfast (they have a kitchen though)
The kitchen was far too small for the amount of people staying in the hostel. Breakfast was not included. For us it was not clear if the bed was clean. The hostel is also a restaurant so it was crowded and you dont know if someone is a guest or not. Staff not that nice and are not interested to help you. The only thing we liked was the older man who made coffee in the morning. Wifi was also very bad.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
The kitchen is to small for the amount of people who are using the hostel. Very clever if you have your own restaurant. And the beds are not really comfortable. It's not really a hostel vibe but just a place to stay.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
It was an ok hostel. Kitchen very small, rooms ok. Close to some treks...
Rancho Grande is a great hostel to stay in. The staff are friendly and it´s located right by the start of all the major trails in the El Chalten area. Just 10 minutes walk from the bus stop and close to many restaurants, cafes anda few bars. Staff were very helpful and atmosphere was pleasant. Kitchen is small but has relatively good appliances and equipment available. Rooms are spacious and clean, and shared bathrooms are in relatively good state. Thanks for a memorable stay!
The wifi didn't really work there and it's more like a restaurant than a hostel. Shame that the breakie is not inculded. Be careful when you walk outside the hostel on those wooden boards floor, some of them are very loose and yes I injured my left foot there, silly choice to wear havaianas there!
The best thing about this hostel is the location, with amazing hiking right on your doorstep. The place is a bit big and anonymous, but you`ll still be able to meet people who want to explore the stunning mountains and glaciers around El Chalten with you. It`s a little pricey, and there`s no breakfast included, but it does the job while you get ready to explore some of the most glorious scenery you`ll ever see.
This is a horrible place The kitchen has no lighter or matches, almost no dishes or utensils. There is no supervison for quiet time 22 - 7hrs and it is not respected. Lockers are filthy; not cleaned after checkouts, the frigs in the kitchen are even worse. The front door does not stay closed. There are many burnt out lightbulbs in the ladies bathroom. There are no garbage containers in the dorms. The manager keeps the TV on futbol even while the Olympics are on! A much nicer hostel across the rd
will be better with a nicer kitchen, with more materials. but at least you can eat at the restaurant
itchen has bad facilities, dificulties to hire a towel. Internet nor mostly not working. Very low budget hostel
This was a big hostel. More like a hotel. That´s probably the main reason why we didn´t really enjoy it. It was also a restaurant, so if you had to take a shower downstairs, you could be bumping into a restaurant guest going to the toilet. We had a 4 bed dorm but suddenly there were 5 people. Apparently the cleaning lady had a relationship with one of our roomies. So she slept in our room in his bed, which was kind of weird. We reported this at the reception and they talked to her. No breakfast
Staff are miserable! Book ahead and try your luck somewhere else
The place felt really impersonal and the staff made me feel like I had a dollar sign over my head. I wanted to change plans and camp for a night halfway through my stay but they wouldn't let me give up my room for a night, despite me giving them the required notice for cancellation. In the end I had to pay for the room I wasn't using. It felt like a hotel with a bunch of backpackers in it. Also the common space was a bit small because they use most of their space for the restaurant