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Calafate Hostel

Gobernador Moyano 1226 | Santa Cruz, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The big, wooden building is very nice. The staff is very friendly, the position is pretty good. We were here for 2 nights, as Calafate is the best place to start visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier. We had a private room with an en-suite bathroom. It was ok, very clean, with adequate space. Even if I had my private bathroom,... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

he hotel gives off an smell of mildew , i d changed for other hostel... i have allergy and could not stay there because of that not comfortable not good for travelers that are expecting to meet people well...there are a restaurant inside wich is good but besides that i did not like anything

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Singapore, Singapore
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Room was comfortable and warm with consistently warm showers (very important in the cold Patagonian environment!). The restaurant Isabel was also located right next to it, or actually more like in the hostel itself. It's also only just a short walk to the main street.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Neither great nor awful...just average. Have mixed feelings and experiences with the staff, so you might either get lucky or really unlucky, depending with whom you talk to. The location is good, close to the center and the rooms are not bad. The beds were alright, although a bit squeaky. There was a definite shortage of electrical plugs, especially considering... More

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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Good: Nice friendly staff with good overall vibe. Location is ok, about 500 meters from center. Bad: Wifi only in public areas. Tv in room didnt work, said the satellite was broken. The breakfast that was included in the price was a joke - regular cereal with milk, toast and cofee. Thats all. The bed in the room was dirty... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Average/poor. Stayed here 3 nights. Poor welcome and induction. No info on tours or the area. Hostel is clean and nice but could be made to have an atmosphere. No atmosphere at l amongst backpackers. My friend had problems with the ATM. No help was given or sympathy. Breakfast was awful. Warm milk and cereal. staff were so unfriendly apart... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Even it is not a five stars hotel, this Hostel is the perfect place to host and share the cosmopolitan atmosphere of El Calafate, they have excellent shared and private rooms, very clean and excellent staff ready to help at all, the restaurant is excellent .... It is a highly recommended place

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Bangalore, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I found this hostel based on recommendations -- and it turned out to be above average. I had a four-bed dorm almost to myself for most of the 5 nights I spent there. The friendly staff helped me to find the right tour operator for the Perito Moreno glacier and a day-long estancia outing on Lago Upsala. A clean kitchen... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Found this hostel based on a recommendation and it turned out to be a good experience. The people working at the front desk were very friendly. We got a private room for the night with a bathroom, it was very clean and well maintained from the bedrooms to the bathroom. One thing was the people at the restaurant were not... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I stayed in this hostel for 5 nights during December. The rooms were clean but unfortunately the bathrooms are shared. They are clean enough, though. A tip for the hostel, maybe provide hand soap in the bathrooms? There is a really good restaurant to the side of this hostel with excellent food (although expensive) and good service. Won't be coming... More

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Address: Gobernador Moyano 1226 | Santa Cruz, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 85
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Calafate Hostel El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia

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