We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backpackers - Refugio del Mochilero

25 de Mayo 231, Ushuaia, Argentina
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Backpackers - Refugio del Mochilero
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Backpackers - Refugio del Mochilero
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: the owners are very nice and helpful when they are free. The bad: way over priced for what you get. The hostel is jammed packed with people, and the common area is one of the most cramped spaces I've ever been in. Everything is a competitive rat race there from getting information out of the owners on things... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is very clean and the dorms a good size with some lockers. they also let you leave bags there while you go off camping/hiking etc - no dramas! The owners offer a flexible policy in terms of rebooking - which is nice, although sometimes appears a little disorganised. But if you give them 5 minutes to sort something... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Excellent location in the middle of ushuaia, nearby av San Martin. The rooms are clean and warm and causy. There is a good kitchen and a laundry room where you can clean your shoes after a hike. The owners are very attentive and nice. Gave us advices for trips in ushuaia. The wifi is very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As per other reviews the owner is very helpful and the location is very convenient for the town and the port. However male bathroom was pretty poor, and room only heated by dodgy looking gas fire. Other issue is that there's nowhere for left luggage; the suggestion is just to leave it in the corridor. No issues occurred with this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

just found a new family here. the people working there are verry nice and the service is excellent. whenever i return to ushuaia, this is the place to stay. it was so hard to leave again. a part of me will always stay here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Boss I presumed is very attentive to guests needs and every ready to roll up sleeve to service. One thing I noticed in many hostel is that most hostels like to cramp people into one hostel room. Certainly not for this hostel, he even opened up all his available rooms for me to choose. Need to encourage such behaviour. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I traveled with my parents through Patagonia and we stayed in this hostel in Ushuaia. For my parents it was the first time in a hostel ever. The owners welcomed us and they took all the time to explain things and showed us around, while it was very busy at that moment. The hostel is very cosy and in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Cordoba, Argentina
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was looking for a place to stay few nights in Ushuaia, and was pleasantly surprised by this place. I came alone but once there I never felt as such. I was not only lucky enough to meet great Mochileros (backpackers) but Ale and Gisele who manage the place are also very friendly people, willing to give you any tips... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a review of the environment and the owners. I had some questions about the city, so I dumped by the hostel. The 2 owners Alejandro and Gisel was very helpful and made me feel at home at the very first moment. For them trekking in Ushuaia and traveling in general is a culture and a lifestyle, so the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I came to Ushuaia looking for someone who can help settle. And both Ale and Gise were there, helping me all the time. You dont feel its a Hostel, its like your home with lots of friends!!! Its like Cheers "Where everybody know your name" xD. Great time!! Good Vibe!!! Lucho!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Backpackers - Refugio del Mochilero? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Backpackers - Refugio del Mochilero

Address: 25 de Mayo 231, Ushuaia, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Tierra del Fuego > Ushuaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Despegar.com and Odigeo so you can book your Backpackers - Refugio del Mochilero reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (30)
Dining (4)
Bathroom (4)
View from room (3)
Room/suite (1)
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (29)
Bathroom (1)
Hotel & grounds (11)
Room/suite (4)
View from room (1)
Dining (3)
Family/play areas (1)
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay