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Rancho Grande Hostel

Av San Martin 724, El Chalten, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is conveniently close to some hiking trails. Staff is hit or miss, you can get very helpful and friendly people at the reception or you can get those that don't have any interest in helping. Kitchen is just ok. Rooms have big lockers, are cleaned every day and have good ventilation. Has a nice social area that makes easy... More 

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Konstanz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Rancho Grande is a very recommendable hostel in El Chaltén as it helps you organize your travels, is warm, clean and specious and accepts Visa (which is quite rare as I found in El Chaltén). All rooms and bathrooms are very clean and there are two kitchens to prepare your meals in. As it offers room for many backpackers and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was in many hostels during my long trip to South Ameirca but this one is average. The prices in the hostel are pretty high in compare to what it offers you and in compare to other hostels around Argentina. Me and my boyfriend slept in a dorm room of 4 people with shared bathroom. the room, itself was ok,... More 

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Denver, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The place is pretty run down. No lockers while hiking. All little things are broken. I have been taking showers there, never could get a towel. Kitchens are unfriendly and deserted. No breakfast. Rooms smell. On the plus side English speaking staff, nice common area and 7x24 restaurant. Better option is to camp and use showers at the hostel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed at this hostel for 2 nights before trekking through the area. The hostel is big and has a very good restaurant, also the staff ist very friendly and helpful! The breakfast ist ok. The rooms are clean but not very big, the bed comfortable. It was great we could leave our stuff there for free during our 5-days... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This hostel is quite nice and the staff is also helpfull. Its main drawback is that even though the city is small, it still takes some minutes to get to the hostel by foot, which can be rather bad if you are already tired of so many treks. The hostel also offers a restaurant with good food a nice prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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