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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
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
The showers belong in a prison and the guards, I mean the staff, are all miserable. Otherwise, this place is fine but you can probably find better.
The hostel is really very next to amazing trekking paths through the mountain chain of Cerro Torre, its glaciers and lakes. The village of El Chantel is rich of stores, renting points and facilities helping people to find what is necessary to have a safe trekking time. Good food and happy hours at this hostel.
The accomendation was good in the dorm . It is a hostel "grande" - means lot of people. Therefore the Restaurant/main eating area is much crowded and the very small kitchen also. It was clean and the bathrooms as well.
Good location near the end of the main street, good atmosphere and facilities. Wi-fi very patchy and doesn't always work. Staff could be a bit more helpful.
Quite a large hostel that always has a bustling restaurant full of people both upstairs and downstairs. So if you want a quieter experience, may not be the hostel for you. However I found the staff to be extremely helpful and nice whenever I had any questions.
Nice. We liked the that the luggage storage used name tags and was kept seperately while we went for an overnight to hike, it felt safer than many luggage Storage's we have used. Felt that breakfast should be included for the price and some more utensils/pots/pans in the kitchen would be nice but overall a decent hostel.
it was a bit strange that the staff was cleaning the bathrooms and the kitchen exactly at the time when normal tourists get up for having a shower or breakfast.
Good clean hostel, kitchen tiny and under equipped, restaurant serves massive portions :) good sized comfortable rooms