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Rancho Grande Hostel

Av San Martin 724, El Chalten, Argentina
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quiet a large but clean hostel. The double rooms are nice, also the four bed dorm (stayed 1 night in dorm until double room was available). Breakfast is average but was not included in the price of the room. Good location to start hikes from and supermarket is near by. Only problem we had was that the kitchen... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rancho Grande has a nice open living/dining room where always lots of people are hanging around. We stayed in a double room, which was pretty comfortable. Downsides were the old bathroom which really needs to be renovated and the noise level from both the public area and outside. Every now and then a big touring car of Chalten travel stops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Whenever I walked into ranch grande they're where people around enjoying food or each other's company. It has all of the amenities that a hostel should have plus a wonderful environment. Seemed like a younger crowd place. Also the chalten travel company buses leave from right outside the hostel making it very convenient

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was hesitant to book this place upon reading reviews that referred to it as a backpackers "factory". I only booked a night to see how it would go, and ended up extending my stay for 4 nights. This place really exceeded my expectations. Great, social, open atmosphere allows you to mingle and exchange stories and tips with other travelers.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This hostel is located at the foot of the mountains and a great place to start your hike. Especially when you bump into Cecilia (she is at the common area most of the time) who provides great advice about your trips of the day. We had little time but she advised us to get the most out of our day,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Overall a pleasant stay but I wouldn't say I was overjoyed either. The main lobby which is also a restaurant looks great but it's generally mobbed by an electic mix of noisy people. The restaurant food is reasonably priced and the pizza we ordered ($110AR) was large and delicious. There's a big St.Bernard loping around which was cool. The private... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Well located, close to the entrance to the Fitz Roy trekking path, offering everything we needed plus assistance from friendly staff. Me and my boyfriend stayed there during our trip to the south and had a great time. The food is also great, totally recommend their "guiso de lentejas" (Lentil Stew). Great value for the money we paid!

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Rooms were clean and comfortable. And the hostel is right at the start of the Fitzroy trek. Supermarket is a couple of buidings away which has a few basic essentials. Bus back starts from here. Steaks were pretty good too.. We were there off season so this seamed to be the only show in town

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Montreal, Canada
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28 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The hostel has the best location very close to the trekking paths, but that's about it. Extremely noisy, anti social, nothing is included in the price (no breakfast, wifi is horrendous if it ever works), beds are ok, the staff look depressed and are not very knowledgeable about anything. We were just there for 2 nights to hike the Fitz... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hostel was the worst I've stayed in in South America. No breakfast, the wifi doesn't work, bad hiking advice. The staff acted like they didn't care, and nothing was free. During the low season it may be your only choice, but avoid it if you can.

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Address: Av San Martin 724, El Chalten, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Chalten
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Number of rooms: 23
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