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Rancho Grande Hostel Reviews

Av. San Martin 724, El Chalten, Argentina

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424 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Good hostel. Good wifi in the common areas. Warm room, good showers. Small kitchen but ok. Big food portions from the restaurant. Chalten travel bus to and from El Calafate stops here - big plus!!!


The rooms were very nice, it was a bit weird having a restaurant in the lobby. And the kitchen was a bit sparse. You sometimes had to ask for a light for the burners, or for dishes. There were a couple of mini fridges, which were very full during my stay, and there wasn't a good place to store your non refrigerated foods. The rooms were really nice. and the other public areas were comfortable. And the price was right!


This is a very nice hostel n a great location in the town. I would recommend if you need to book your next buses or hostels via the internet that you do this before arriving in el chalten as the internet is pretty much non existent in the whole town.


Very awesome place to stay in El Chalten. This place is gigantic, has a good restaurant, and the social areas are great. The kitchen is very very small for the size of the hostel though, and I had to wait even though it's not even high season! Internet is very slow and might not work at all some days, but note that the whole town would probably be on the same boat as internet is delivered via satellite. Would stay here again.


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.

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