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Rancho Grande Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic 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.
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 8.6

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    An excellent hostel!! Staff friendly & helpful especially Ari :) great location, 24 hour restaurant with delicious food, can book buses for you & they give daily, important up to date information about the weather & advice with the hikes. Would highly recommend you stay here!!
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 May 2019
    I ended up staying much longer than planned. Not only because of the bad weather but because I loved the hostel! Finally one that’s actually warm and you don’t have to beg the staff to switch on the heating when it’s 2 Celsius outside. It’s super clean, the cleaning ladies make your bed and clean the dorms every day! The food is delicious and plentiful. I’d stay longer but it’s time for me to leave El Chalten.
    Hungary, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2019
    Great overall
    Egypt, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 May 2019
    This is a wonderful place to stay! If you are in the area to hike, the location is right next to the major trails. The hostel is full of friendly backpackers and the staff is incredible. They were able to help me choose which trails to take and told me about a sunrise hike--they even let me borrow their head light! The restaurant is open 24/7 so you can always get food. The hostel has a great overall vibe and I had a very enjoyable experience.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 May 2019
    Ari at reception was great so funny and he had great tips for hiking. The hostel is directly at the beginning to the best hikes in the area. 1 thing that's not great is the WiFi but they can't do anything about that due to how remote the area is . I 100% recommend this place
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 May 2019
    Loved it here, showers are powerful and the place is super clean. All staff are really friendly, especially Ari who is super happy all the time and very helpful :) thank you!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 May 2019
    Good atmosphere, good bar and restaurant inside, good staff.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 Aug 2019
    Overall great place to stay while exploring and trekking through the heart of Patagonia!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 May 2019
    Lovleye common area
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Jun 2019
    Pros- good location- close to the trails, bathrooms are clean and showers have good water pressure and are very hot. Beds are comfortable and they have kitchens for cooking. Cons- the heating is set to like 30degrees at all times so it’s ridiculously hot particularly when trying to sleep. Restaurant food is super overpriced and not very good quality at all. Staff weren’t very helpful and seemed like they didn’t wanna be there. Overall a good hostel, but would be much better
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi