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Rancho Grande Hostel

Av San Martin 724, El Chalten, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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52 helpful votes 52 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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The location of the hostel is great. The rooms are OK. You are not paying for top facilities, but the beds were particularly rickety (a roommate fell while climbing to her bed). The internet connection is poor at best, but I believe that is not the hostel fault. The staff, however, was not very helpful. If you asked something you... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed at the hostel for two nights and it was in the best location and had a lot to offer its tourists. The hostel was about a 5 minute walk to the entrance of Mount Fitz Roy and next to a grocery store and place to buy camping equipment. There was hot water (perfect after a day of hiking)... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hostel is in a perfect location, nice eating area and the shower pressure is awesome. A friend I was travelling with however got a bad case of bed bugs and the general cleanliness of the whole place isn't too great. Staff weren't very helpful either.

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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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