This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Folk Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

9.0
Superb
375 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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 credit or debit card - Only STANDARD reservations admit payment upon check in. The property will contact the guest to request the CVV of your card.
For NON-REFUNDABLE reservations the property reserves the right to charge the full amount prior to arrival and will contact the guest to arrange pre-payment.

Rates DO NOT INCLUDE VAT, 21%.

Breakfast included
Bed linen included

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

Reviews & Ratings

9.0
Superb
375 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.6
  • Location
    9
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    8.8
  • Cleanliness
    8.6
  • Value for Money
    9
  • Facilities
    9.2

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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
Feb 15, 2024
Friendly staff and a decent breakfast. Conveniently located near the bus station and within walking distance of downtown.
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Male, 41+
10
Superb
Jan 23, 2024
very cute hostel! the breakfast was AMAZING. had so much variety and was all delicious. the rooms were clean, my room had its own bathroom but i don’t know about all of them. nice little courtyard to hang out in. the front desk was very friendly and helped with a lot of recommendations for me!
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Female, 25-30
10
Superb
Dec 13, 2023
Staff were incredibly helpful :) Hostel is very clean, big bathrooms, cozy beds. The location was perfect for me as being close to the bus station is very useful if you arriving from the airport or planning on going to the glacier.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Shuttle Bus
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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