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El Caminante Hostel

Av. Alvear 1780, Esquel 9200, Argentina
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Ranked #19 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Esquel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palermo, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hostel has a few positive points: very close to the bus terminal, nice and friendly owner and part of the staff (the cook David), and the two private rooms (one en-suite with own small bathroom) that are pretty decent for the price. Overall the place is clean. Now the bad things. The really unbearable thing, at least at the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

On our booking it said there was breakfast, that wasn't the case. In our dorm (dorm 2) it was a female dorm and was relatively easy to sleep in as there was only music outside late into the night but that's not so bad. Each bunk has a mini shelf and a light which was really useful and a nice... More 

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San Francisco
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260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Got off the bus after almost a 9 hour ride at 6 AM. It was totally dark and nothing was open. This hostel can be seen from the bus station. I walked upstairs. Davide woke up, smiled and showed me a double room with private bathroom. There are three of these outside the main house, close to the huge kitchen.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We arrived at Esquel in the afternoon with no reservations, so seeing this hostel from the bus was great. The location is very convenient (only one block from the bus station) specially if you are only for a night. It is not in very centric, but you're only 8 blocks from the center. Also, there are shops nearby and it's... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This hostel is very convenient for the bus station in Esquel. Unfortunately that is pretty much the only good thing about it. The dorms were cramped and stuffy. The staff were helpful sometimes, but mainly ignored the guests (especially if your Spanish isnt perfect).The bathroom wasn´t very clean, the shower rarely had hot water and the sink was coming away... More 

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argentina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I have been with my wife in this nice hostel. The owner is building also nice cottages for couples and also for children. There was a nice environment, everything was new, nice and clean. Downstairs is a delivey and take away food place very tasty food indeed! From bus station you can take all urban buses where you can go... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The dorm was a little cramped but the great location and very friendly owners more than compensated. I ended up staying for 5 nights while waiting for a bus South and had a great time enjoying meals cooked by the owner, shared with the many Argentinian who stay there. A great place to meet locals and warm atmosphere.

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