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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Overview

Folk Hostel is a place created by travellers for travellers; that’s why every part of it is practical, comfortable and clean. Being fresh and modern, with spacious, comfy and sunlit corners, the place invites you to travel both indoors and outdoors. The team is made up of young, enthusiastic hosts, knowing the region in detail, ready to provide you the options that match the experience you’re looking for. We’re Hostel life lovers and we’re eager to share a neat and pleasant community experience with you, based on respect and coexistance.

Location

Located in one of the most southern spots of Argentina, El Calafate is more than the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. It’s a lively tiny Patagonian city, surrounded by nature and packed with attractive bars and restaurants. Folk Hostel’s placed in a strategic area: a quite rural, chill-out neighbourhood, with views to the Calafate Hill, within a 10-minute walk away from the shops area and 200 meters away from the Bus Station, with groceries and drugstores nearby.

Rooms and Dorms

We offer varied room types, covering all needs and budgets. Shared dorms, of eight and four people, are equipped with super comfy mattresses and bed linen, huge lockers to be latched with your own padlock, and individual lights and sockets. Shared bathrooms, of dressing room type, are fitted with showers, washbasins, hair dryers and toilets; they’re practical and spacious, thus avoiding congestion. For the ones who prefer some privacy, there’re private rooms with shared bathroom, at an excellent price-quality ratio, and private ensuite rooms, equipped with bathtube, hair dryer, towels and complimentary toiletries. The facilities guarantee free hot water use and the adequate water pressure even at busy times of the day, meeting all our guests’ needs.

The underground heating keeps the temperature warm and homogeneous in all the areas, while windows let the light and fresh air in. In long summer days, the black-out curtains keep the light out and are vital for your pleasant rest.

Extras and Activities

We receive worldwide visitors, what generates a multicultural exchange spirit that spreads all over. The inner courtyard, shaltered from the wind and landscaped with native Patagonian species, is the place where to find a haven of relax and enjoy the sun, some good reading and vibrant company, or where to play the grill chef.

The shared kitchen is open for cooking from 12 to 23hs, and it’s wide and well-equipped. There’s a “Free Food” zone to encourage the food conscious use; you’ll find all the items to tag and store your goods, and differentiated containers for source waste separation and its later reuse and recycling. Display and discover your cooking skills, and feel free to inhabit the place!

As we know the destination demands energy and great enthusiasm, we begin the day with a varied healthy and nutritious home-made breakfast, in which each traveller is responsable for the cleaning of the used kitchenware.

The services we offer cover all your needs during your adventure in Patagonia: box lunches, drinks, tickets and excursions purchase, laundry service, transportation and touristic information. We’ll be a pleased to host you!

We’re working hand in hand with local authorities and other Hostel establishments, developing protocols to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll soon be ready to hosting you!

Policies and Conditions

Cancellation Policy: 48hs prior to arrival

Check in from 14hs
Check out until 10hs

Payment upon arrival, in cash or by debit or credit card. The property will contact the guest to request the credit card CVV.
Taxes not included (21%)

Breakfast included
Bed linen included

General Information:
Silence time from midnight
Front Desk 24/7
Non smoking View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Mar 2020
    We stayed here for two separate stays. Staff is wonderful, breakfast great, and it is super clean. Hot showers and given it had one shared bathroom (one Male, one female) it was never crowded. It isn't downtown but we thought the convenience of an easy walk to the bus station better. And it's fairly quiet. I would stay here again.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Mar 2020
    Folk hostel is a gem. It’s clean, bright, large, airy and accessible. The breakfast was delicious and had a big variety. The beds are comfortable and there is excellent organizational spaces in each room. If I had stayed longer, I would have used the kitchen and been so happy. The showers and bathroom were so so clean. The aesthetic is fun, and all the fellow travelers were responsible. It’s maybe ten minutes walk from downtown calafate and five min or less to the bus station.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Feb 2020
    Lovely hostel, I really recommend it! Spend three nights there. Helpful staff, great toilettes and showers, large room was always clean, good beds! Coffee was ok also. Common area is cozy and lovely decorated. Loved it.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Feb 2020
    This hostel was incredibly clean and well equipped. The beds are comfy, there are probably a dozen hot showers, there’s a nice, big, fully equipped kitchen, there are games to play, and excellent WiFi. The staff are incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and dedicated. This place is 100% worth staying at!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 Mar 2020
    Cute, clean, functional hostel with a good free breakfast and well stocked kitchen. We stayed in an eight person and a four person dorm and both were spacious and had good pull out storage for bags under the bed. The hostel is located outside the main town but super close to the bus station which is great for getting transfers to the Perito Moreno Glacier and other destinations in Patagonia. Would recommend to anyone visiting El Calafate!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    25 Jan 2020
    Good: comfortable beds, clean, modern, and great breakfast. Staff was very helpful with some special transportation requests. The location is very easy to walk from the bus station and to downtown. Opportunities to improve: security, the lockers under the bed didn't inspire much confidence, neither did the open side door away from the front desk.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    07 Jan 2020
    Clean, spacious, and comfortable bed. Near bus terminal and Main Street. But the door opening is abit noisy and sound proof to corridor can be improved. I love the living space area and the staffs are extremely helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended.
    Singapore, Female, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    01 Feb 2020
    Great hostel, friendly staff - healthy breakfast. Only (personal) downsides: two bathrooms/showers for all guests (one each men & women), no air circulation in the rooms (keep window open at night). But would book again.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    26 Feb 2020
    Very good hostel, great location if you need to be close to the bus station.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    18 Jan 2020
    Would love to give this 10/10 but security really poor.... lockers consist of a drawer under the bunks that is landlocked to bed frame. Simply lifting the mattress reveals everyone's valuables. I did point it out yo girl on reception. Also a pocket would be useful in each bed unit as nowhere to put phones etc whilst sleeping Mattresses quite narrow and no bar on tip bunk to prevent falling out Otherwise hostel was perfect
    England, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • FLEXIBLENRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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