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Rancho Grande Hostel Reviews

Av. San Martin 724, El Chalten, Argentina

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417 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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This was the only hostel available when we booked our stay in El Chalten last minute. We ended up really liking it. It seemed like it had the only restaurant in town that was open (since we were in off-season). It was nicebeing able to just eat in the hostel. The staff spoke English and were helpful and friendly. Since it was off season, there weren't too many other guests, but the set up of the hostel makes socializing easy. The beds and and bathrooms were very clean and in good condition.


Very nice place to stay, one of the few hostels that are open in winter. Friendly staff, it's a restuarant as well! So you can get a feed when ever you like and they have 25 peso pie, which was delicious!


One of the only places open in the heart of the winter season, but a gem nonetheless. Very reasonable price for a bed and has a great atmosphere. An eclectic mix of people, plus a huge dining area (where you can buy lunch and dinner or eat and drink your own stuff), a huge St Bernard lounging around, and helpful staff all makes for a great stay at the foot of the amazing mountains in El Chalten.


No atmosphere, staff not interested. Bad kitchen and wifi. Pay to use their computers. No breakie. Everything cost money. Small place so no bad locations in town. It was ok as a base for our hiking. Very few options in low season.


they got kitchen without knife, and the Wifi so poor, even cannot search flight ticket, if you don't cook and don't need wifi, that's good hostel to stay.


A lovely place to stay. Visiting El Chalten in the off season, the hostel was not very busy but made for a quiet place to relax after a long day's hike. The staff were very friendly and they have an adorable St. Bernard, Loretzo, that lives there as well. Admittedly, the kitchen facilities are poorly equipped and the small refrigerators are almost always packed - but the restaurant/bar staff are willing to provide you with what you do not have access to. Comfortable beds. Large lockers.


This is a lovely hostel, the rooms are nice and very clean, as are the showers and toilets. It's abit of a walk from the bus station but close to the start of all the hikes and supermarket. It has a nice atmosphere, wifi is poor but it is all over town so the only problem was really how small the kitchen was for a hostel of that size. But overall all it is a very nice hostel and we enjoyed our stay here, I would recommend staying here!


The hostel was good, clean and a reasonable price. Staff were helpful. The only downside was that the kitchen is small so it's tricky to cook when everyone is trying to get in there. Breakfast is not included, but it was cheaper than some of the other hostels so worked out about the same. I would recommend it.


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.

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