Rancho Grande Hostel Reviews
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good hostel, breakfast not included in the price, bus for/from calafate can stop in front of the hotel which is good.
I enjoyed my stay at Rancho Grande. The rooms were decent size, large lockers, cleaned everyday. The wifi is a bit annoying sometimes but you're in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere with crazy winds so it's to be expected. The bathrooms were kept clean and stocked. No breakfast which was a bit annoying when everywhere else in arg includes it. The kitchen gets a bit busy but is kept clean. You can book almost everything through the hostel staff at the same prices as elsewhere. No complaints.
The location is not the best but than again the village is small. The kitchen was really small and not well equipted although they happy to give you whatever you need from their kitchen. For internet you have to pay extra. I thought that was odd. The bed's mattress I had was really old and uncomfortable. It was very clean. Breakfast was not incluided but that seemed to be the norm there.
The hostel is big, with a big mezzanine lounge area. It's the opposite side of town to the station. There is a restaurant. Dorms are decent with storage and the shared bathrooms were good. There was usually hot water. The place is kept clean with daily bed lining changes. Breakfast was not included (but this seemed to depend on how you booked), and this is not uncommon for El Chalten. The wifi is very poor, but again, this is common for all of El Chalten. The kitchen is small with no utensils.
Great location, easy walk to the trailheads and to town center.
Nice lobby and dining area for gethering. Nice to create a seperate area for the room. Nice staffs provided all kinds of informatrion needed. Toilate and shower room can be improved a bit. Stayed in upper bed and it is a bit shaky, but overall nice and clean.
Other side of town from the bus station, but the town is small and if you travel by Chalten Travel they stop at the hostel anyways. Some staff had limited English and weren't always available. Bathroom closer to kitchen/common area than bedrooms. Had a good stay.
A nice hostel to stay in. You're right next to some trail heads and it's nice to come back to a warm place after a hike in a snowstorm. I think that the hostel is partly being renovated. Therefore our window did not open and the heating was on so it was very warm inside. The doors to the toilets are also a fascinating construction. You can't open them all way so you have to squeeze by. But all in all I can recommend this place. They offer a nice menu at a reasonable prize and sell great cake.
This hostel doesn't look like a Hostel. Big hostel, too much rooms and you don`t feel the atmosphere common in small hostels.
More of a restaurant with accommodation than a hostel. No breakfast included sbs kitchen is not well equipped. Close to trails which is good.
The staff comments boasted of churning out backpackers and being social. As a solo traveler this brought me in. Perhaps I arrived too early in season but there were not many people there except a tour bus of old people the first day, and a family reunion type deal the second. The place was very nice comfortable and cheap overall, but in my experience, social for a "young backpacker" it was not.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Not every bus stops by the hostel.. We must walk from the busterminal that's 20 minutes. Hostel is nice and clean. The restaurant is good.
Rancho grande was being renovated so we were in the hotel next door. Whilst it was a nice surprise to have a hotel room the excitement soon went when we realised the bedsheets in the room we were given were used despite the room having just been made up and the kitchen was quite dirty. Shame as the place would otherwise have been ok
I booked for a dorm, but somehow I was allocated to a triple room with great bathroom, so I am completely satisfied with this hostel, but not quite sure if other travelers could be as lucky as I was. Location was great to start hiking to FItz Roy course, also close to grocery store and gear rental shops.
Rancho Grande was closed for renovations so they housed us in a very nice hotel next doors called Poincenot. Staff were friendly and we were allowed to make use of their restaurant's kitchen. They never once came in to empty our garbage or straighten the room the whole 4 days we were there though.
Great place loctated at the end of the village. Staff were great . The kitchen was not equiped with decent plates and was quite small. Lucky we were only few people in the hostel. I love Lorenzo the Hoste´s San Bernard. Mihnea
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Big hostel, helpful staff, average kitchen, good value, good luggage storage when we went camping. good showers, nice food served by restaurant but a little pricey for backpackers, try the lamb- moy bien!