Great activities arranged by hostel from pub crawls to AFL games to free tickets to comedy festival, etc
In the middle of my stay as I was asked to move rooms in the middle of my stay and was told a large group was coming (not unreasonable but exceptionally last minute as I was literally halfway out the door). The staff told me I could move my stuff when I returned. That night I asked to get my stuff and the staff told me I couldn't go in to my old room as they actually had no group coming in but instead fumigated with all my stuff inside. Now I am afraid of bugs.
Join in the BBQ. Best meal you can have in El Calafate and great price for all you can eat and drink.
Beautiful old building. It's a bit far from the city center but otherwise good value.
Only negative was the €5 charge for my lost (mid stay) electronic key card. This wasn't mentioned during check in and they didn't even collect them when I checked out (just had a stack for them with way fewer cards than folks checking out) so I don't know why I had to pay €5 to replace it.