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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  • Wonderful 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 May 2022
    Rancho Grande has the cozy ranch atmosphere you’re looking for + great amenities. Everything was very clean, the showers instantly had hot water, it was always warm, and the property was close to all of the trails!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.4


    26 Jan 2022
    Great location, helpful staff, great that it had two kitchens. It was a good home for one month.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 Dec 2021
    Awesome base for El Chalten. A utilitarian place which has hiking and climbing in it's DNA. Franco and the reception team are ace - helping with any query on how to get the most out of El Chalten. Good hearty meals and reasonably priced.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 8.3


    06 Dec 2021
    Excelente todo el staff!! Muy amables y te tiran toda la info para saber q hacer y en q momento!! Franco un crack!! El lugar es un restaurante y hostel. Se come abundante y rico (open 24/7). Arriba del restó está la sala de estar; a mi gusto, prefiero más living / sillones para la sociabilidad. Como contra la habitación tenía solo dos enchufes para 4 personas. El desayuno no está incluido.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    07 May 2022
    Wi-Fi was poor with no signal in the bedrooms Bedrooms had no power outlets for the upper bunks. Some staff were friendly but others were not helpful at all. Food was overpriced for what it is, day tour groups are prioritised over hostel guests.Not enough communal space, no utensils, bowls or cups in the kitchen. Female toilets were disgusting - often without toilet roll or hand soap, and doors don’t all close. Showers smelled of sewers and one always flooded. Can buy Calafate bus tickets
    Wales, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    16 May 2022
    Situated right near the start of Fitz Roy and honestly, that is the only positive I can think of. The staff were extremely rude and I have never experienced this in a hostel before. The food prices were extremely overpriced and the restaurant shares the bathrooms/shower area as those staying there. There is only a charging port in the bottom bunk and so I had to try charge my phones inbetween the guy below. This hostel has so much potential but sadly it was such a let down.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 3.7


    17 Feb 2022
    What kind of moron thought it was a good idea to build a hostel attached to a restaurant? Surely someone grabbing for cash who doesn't care about the people staying there. I'll save you some time: this is your last resort. Obviously showering in a restaurant's bathroom is weird, but you have absolutely no privacy because the common area is just on top of a noisy place where people are eating and no separation. Your wifi is unusable at lunch and after 7 because 100 other people are using it.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    04 Feb 2022
    There was no water in the shower The water in the toilets sometimes didn’t flash, and there was a time I could not use any toilet. The wifi is terrible. The bathroom in the hostel is shared with the costumers in the restaurant which makes you fell very uncomfortable when showering and so. And the worst was the owner- I have never experienced such bad and disrespectful treatment from a hostel manager when I came to him with problems that should have been fixed. I will never come here again
    Israel, Female, 18-24
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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