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Rancho Grande Hostel Reviews

Av. San Martin 724, El Chalten, Argentina

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81%

Rating
510 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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71%

We needed internet to make reservations to the next city we were supposed to go, but the Wi-Fi never worked and the staff didnt help us at all about it

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

The 4 bed dorm was clean and comfortable with large and secure lockers. The window had a slight gap which when windy meant it was very noisy. The common area was decent but the kitchen was lacking pots,, glasses and cutlery. The staff are not very friendly and offered no information about the area on check in. The staff also knocked on the door 5 minutes after check out time and asked us to leave. Wifi doesn't work and they don't lock the luggage storage room, very easy for someone to walk in.


94%

The staff was amazingly helpful getting us accommodations in another town. They went above and beyond and seemed happy to do it.

  • 1st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

There are good lockers in some of the rooms. The showers always had hot water and there was always one free. There is no breakfast included in the rate. I felt this was poor value for money and I paid a special promotional rate. The location is great for walks to Fitzroy. I didn´t really have many dealings with the staff - they seem curteous but no more. It is a bit of a backpacker factory with people constantly coming and going but as a base for hiking it was fine.


60%

Upon arrival, the staff member made us pay directly without even explaining or welcoming us, which didn't make us feel that welcome. Room was decently sized, beds not that comfortable, big lockers, beware it might get hot at night. Some of the bathrooms are tiny, not even enough room to close & lock the door. No water pressure when flushing, a big minus. Location perfect for day treks into the mountains. Do not expect WiFi. Overall there are probably better and more comfortable options in town.


86%

Pretty great hostel. The rooms were ok sized and clean, the kitchen relatively useful and the bathroom clean. The big plus about this hostel is the helpful staff that are able to book busses, same price as the bus station with a in-front-of-the-hostel-pickup, give advice on the hikes and are helpful in guarding the luggage you might leave while going on a track. The only big downside is the lack of wifi, which is common in Chalten but this hostel has def. the lousiest connection.


100%

Best Hostel in Chalten I have ever been. Bedrooms very clean like the bathrooms. It has a restaurant inside, giant kitchen and clean too. I highly recommend it


20%

In the shower room, it smelled like a sewer.. There is a luggage room outside but they don't lock And kitchen didn't have enough utensil forcooking and always crowded Staffs are very rude and unfriendly


80%

This hostel is quite nice and the staff is also helpfull. Its main drawback is that even though the city is small, it still takes some minutes to get to the hostel by foot, which can be rather bad if you are already tired of so many treks. The hostel also offers a restaurant with good food a nice prices.


80%

a little bit far from the main part of town, but close to the Fitz Roy trail head. clean, hot showers, good atmosphere, and wifi was hit and miss, typical for this town.


77%

Good hostel but very big and the common tea is the restaurant so not much of an atmosphere. The staff were great.


77%

This place seems like a youth hostel factory. The private room was good, the dining room a plus, and the proximity to hiking trails nice. But hearing drunk youth running down the hallways at four in the morning or people chatting loudly outside of the bedroom window until late hours was unfortunate. And don't expect Internet (though this is based on the city's location, not the fault of the hostel).


86%

Really big rancho. For its size it's pretty clean. Any directions to reach it will be helpful cause not everyone travels with their bus company to get dropped in front. Atmosphere can be great when it's full of cool hikers.


94%

Great hostel in an awesome location. Everything was perfect, I just wish they had more cooking supplies in the kitchen (better pots, pans, ect). Other than that, one of the best hostels I stayed in while in Argentina!


100%

Best coffee in South America. There was an endless supply of hot water and good pressure and the food was really good


94%

Probably my favorite hostel on this trip! Great atmosphere and really nice staff. The cafe/ bar is a great place to meet other travelers.


80%

Good location, close to the start point of the tracks, near to the supermarket, helpful staff. Showers and toilet very clean. My locker was broken so I couldn't secure my stuff.


89%

The staff here, in the commercial kitchen, at the reception, and the cleaners were great - all very friendly and extremely helpful. The kitchen for people to do their own cooking left a lot to be desired. Dangerous cookstoves, poor array of cooking utensils, cups, cutlery etc, and insufficient spacve given the numbers trying to cook. However, most importantly, the place was very quiet at night, unlike many other hostels. Overall I can recommend this place.

  • 23rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


66%

Had a late night bus in from calafate which was great as it stopped outside the hostel! But once we got in they couldn't find the booking for the for the 3 different bookings of those that were on the bus. We then all got out in the wrong rooms, after about an hour of shuffling us around at 1am, got a bed. Breakfast not included and paid a fair bit for an average meal of tinned fruit and cereal. Many Trekkers which is good but leaves the rooms a bit pongy with hiking boots and clothes around.


100%

Huge, beautiful, cozy hostel with a lovely ambience, excellent amenities, friendly and helpful staff, warm showers, and yummy food. Always chock full of trekkers of all ages and nationalities (only downside was that the kitchen was pretty crowded). Incredible value for money.

  • 17th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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