Where to start? It's odd because the gentlemen that checked us in and welcomed us to the hostel was very helpful, kind and welcoming. This helped us deal with the fact the place was minute and slightly ragged. We knew the hostel wasn't going to be the ritz as it was 80pesos a night per person. We were in the 4 bed dorm. The size of the dorm was good it was spacious and had plug sockets. It's states to email for more Info don't bother you won't get a reply. See my trip advisor review for more...
Don't judge a book by it's cover! The hostel is in a great place very close to supermarkets, local shops and bars. Ok, so it's about 15-20 minutes walk from the bus station, or 20-30 pesos in a taxi... No reason to complain about that. The staff were friendly and always keen to help you out. The national park was shut when we went which was a bummer but the hostel is nice enough to chill out in. The wifi is good too.
We only stayed here overnight due to a change over in buses. We stayed in calafate before in a different hostel which I preferred. This hostel is very big but it seemed nice and clean. We were in a 12 bed dorm. The dorm was nice, so were the bathrooms which were in the dorms. Each bed it's own light which was good and the bunks were enough off the ground to store your bags under which we find extremely useful. Breakfast was standard.
Loved staying here. We stayed 2 nights in prep for torres del paine then a further two nights in recovery from torres del paine. The staff are all friendly and the ones who can speak English can speak it very well. We booked buses to the national parkt through the and to el chalten, making everything a lot easier for us. The breakfast is awesome, a nice banana smoothie, cereal, yogurt & egg! Downstairs rooms are a little noisey in the am but the beds are really comfy but they need new pillows.
The location was fine for us as we don't mind a short walk but it is a little way from the centre involving a climb on your way back, hey but this means the hostel has a beautiful view ! By all means it's only a short 5 minute walk to the local supermarket etc, and there's a small local shop opposite and what looks like a Very very busy restaurant , sadly we didn't get to visit. There's a fly problem in the kitchen area, and tea towels need to be washed ,ore regularly.
An awesome hostel with fantastic staff, great food and lovely and clean! Highly recommend this hostel. Easy to book tours with gastone, Luca & Isaac's help.
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The hostel is in a good location, very easy to find everything. Super quiet when we went over Christmas so spent it with each other ... The bar looks good but was dead when we were there. Our room was nice and the dorms looks ok too. The kitchen is small but decent. I'm not sure how the kitchen would work when the hostel is fully booked though? There breakfast was toast, cereal, some fruit and tea and coffee same as everywhere. Nice hostel.
We came right at the start of the season and the hostel was still in its last stages of renovation so it was a bit all over the shop. You could tell that the hostel will be lovely when all the work is done and it's up and running properly. The pool is lovely for a swim, the staff were great and played awesome music, breakfast was good also. When we got there because they were working on the hostel still they upgraded us free of charge to a much nicer double room !! Also got a free lift 2town
This hostel is perfect. We even extended our stay because it was so great. Two other couple we met also did this. Well worth staying here
Cool place. We enjoyed it here a lot. The dorms are tiny so be prepared for your stay, make everything you'll need easily accessible without having to dig through your big main bag
Lovely fresh breakfast, nice dogs, nice family. Great location and very clean.
This hostel didn't blow me away at all. It has the potential to be much better. Room 1 is so loud you will find it almost impossible to sleep, we ended up at 2am requesting we moved rooms. It's not particularly clean, jams on the tables from breakfast, bins in the kitchen smell and we found a cockroach in our room. The staff are friendly but I wouldn't say they go out of their way to make your stay the nicest. The internet is up down up down too which isn't what you want. You get towels though!
This hostel was a nice stay. The pool is great. Its central and easy to get places. Was difficult for us as we didn't speak Spanish and the staff have very little English. They were friendly and helpful though just the language barrier proved difficult at times for tours, recommendations etc etc. the hostel wasn't the best for atmosphere the table ps are all spread out and everyone sits separately, the layout doesn't promote mingling/socialising.
We highly recommend this hostel. The Staff go above and beyond to help you out and it's great fun in the evenings. Breakfast was decent and was nice to sit at a big table with the other guests giggling about the night before. The pool is a little dirty but it's still alright. Stay here for fun and socialising not if you're grumpy and boring :p