Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • 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 on arrival. 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.

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

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  • Nice Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

So, you are off! You have just decided to travel to El Chalten, and from now on your choices are easier, especially concerning your housing.
Rancho Grande is a pioneer, and still the best hostel in Chalten. Strategically situated near all trekking paths, it offers your choice of shared bedrooms or private rooms, kitchen facilities, baggage storage, safe box, internet service, laundry, restaurant, and best of all, Rancho Grande (widely known as Rancho) is the best place to meet people from all around the world, make new friends, share some beers and watch sports or movies.
The recipe is simple, take your favorite London or Irish Pub, throw some sports bar in the mix, add a little spice of a club scene and what you get is the main room of Rancho.
Dont forget you can also taste the big and famous Bife Rancho or Milanesa Rancho. Both are ideal to replenish your energy after trekking the surrounding area, or maybe you can take a bite of the sweet pastries offered at the bar counter.
The bi-lingual staff at the hostel will do their best to make your stay at Rancho comfortable and cozy. They will offer you the whole panorama you need to enjoy your trip, information regarding places to visit, things to do and not to do, the ins and outs of the area, and trendy suggestions. They are a mix of reception staff, weather forecasters, traffic cops and gpss, and want to make your trip fun and enjoyable.
The staff can also book excursions and accommodations in El Calafate. They sell bus tickets to almost everywhere in Patagonia, and even book airline flights from their travel offices near the entrance of the town.
Breakfast is included in private rooms.
Rancho sits proudly along the main avenue in Chalten.
As you can see, your choice of where to stay is simple. The only downside is that you must book in advance, specially in high season (September to January). So, pack your stuff and come to Rancho Grande, we are waiting for you with all of our amazing amenities.
You will be rewarded with an unforgettable experience and for sure once you have been here, you will be back for another round!!!

Modern, clean and spacious with kitchen facilities, a restaurant/bar, internet access and laundry.

We hope you choose to stay with us. Our friendly, multi-lingual staff will be waiting for you!

We're sure you will not want to leave!! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 6.7

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 5.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2020
    The staff is amazing!! Due to the corona virus we had to stay in quarantaine at Rancho Grande. Nevertheless the staff did every thing possible to make the stay perfekt! They organised transport eventough public transport didn't work anymore, they cooked food and organised activities! So eventough we couldn't go outside (there was a police car infront of the door checking on the tourist) we all had a save, fun and happy time!! Thank you So much for every thing!! You made us feel welcome and home
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    The best hostel that I have stayed so far. It had an attached 24*7 restaurant which helps you to get packed food at any time of the day for the hikes where you leave at 4 am. There is dedicated staff who cleans toilets twice a day. Excellent hygiene and cleanliness. Reception goes out of the way to ensure you are well equipped with all required tips. They also offer a good exchange rate for US dollar( 1 USD = 70 Argentinian pesos)
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 Feb 2020
    I loved Rancho Grande. I stayed for 4 nights, and by the end of my stay, felt very settled in. The hostel is one of the biggest in town, and feels more like a hotel than a hostel! There are keycards for the rooms, so everything is very secure, and the facilities are great - nice hot showers, two kitchens, a 24-hour bar and restaurant, and really helpful staff. The beds were comfortable and plenty of storage was provided. Thanks Rancho Grande - I will be back!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Feb 2020
    It's a busy hostel! Well located, good 24h restaurant, showers are fine, keycards for bedrooms. Staff can be a little rude sometimes but I think it's because there is always a lot of people there, always busy.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 Feb 2020
    This is a great hostel right next to the start of the main walks. The only things to let it down was the cleanliness of the bathroom facilities. The shower was great, very powerful but the locks on the toilets weren't always working and shared with customers in the restaurant so not always the most clean. I recommend this hostel though
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Feb 2020
    I wish they had shelves in the rooms for each bed and in the showers. Overall, it's a bit pricey but it's Patagonia. The 24 hour restaurant is nice, wifi sucks, showers are hot and food is decent.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Feb 2020
    Really big hostel with restaurant attached. Not really a hostel vibe more if a place for people to put their head down. Don’t come here aaa solo traveller go for a smaller more friendly place. Good as good is 24:7 but I wouldn’t stay here as a solo traveller it’s more for groups.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    07 Feb 2020
    The staff members are helpful, always happy to assist with any bookings and changes. There are loads of showers so no need to wait. The heating is always turned on in the evening. Wifi isn’t working in the room at all and one in the communal area is very slow. The atmosphere is lacking due to large restaurant downstairs so it’s difficult to say who is staying at the hostel. The rooms look very tired and not particularly clean.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 4.3


    15 Feb 2020
    The beds and rooms were ok. Showers had a very bad smell. The staff was not nice: if you want to order food you have to actually call the servers out, otherwise they don't even look at you. I got my rain jacket stolen in the 'common' area (=restaurant), and I had to go talk to the staff 4 times to ask to see the video, which they never got but kept telling me to come back later. Overall a very bad experience. The only good thing is the awesome people managed to meet in these conditions.
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 4.0


    16 Feb 2020
    I don't know why this place has such good reviews. The staff is VERY unfriendly, the rooms are sub par (my room was old and had 4 beds and 2 working outlets). They won't help you with any problems you're having, they just look at you in a really mean way. I would not stay here again. The location was good, but other than that, nothing else.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi