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“Home far from home” 5 of 5 stars
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Alaska Hostel
Lilinquen 328 | Pinar de Festa, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina   |  
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Home far from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Lovely place, best hostel I stayed in on this trip. Javi was very helpful, gives you a proper 'induction' session at arrival and explains everything you would usually have to ask - like trasport, hiking options, attractions etc. I find it a great value service. Atmosphere is very chilled, it's nice to come back after a long hike. Thank you!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

As hostels go this is at the top of the list. The owners Nati & Havi are a young couple & have really put some effort into making the place welcoming & well equipped.

It's out of the main town (absolutely no need to stay in Bariloche town) off the main road & really close to the transport links, supermarkets, local stores, 3 micro breweries & a darn good steak house if you fancy a well priced meat fest!

It had a really well equipped kitchen (2 cookers & more equipment than you could ever need) The social areas were great & with the place being so chilled, everyone tended to hang around mix in.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The staff at Alaska Hostel are welcoming and warm, the rooms are clean and cozy, the kitchen is beautiful and clean, and the location is quiet and central (not in the city or on a main road, but the bus is easily accessible). I highly recommend this hostel, it is the best one I´ve ever stayed in!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

i spent about 10 days at the Alaska this year on my first ski trip to argentina. it couldnt have been more perfect. the culture of the hostel was awesome- in early september its a combination of skiers, climbers and the occasional wanderer. somewhat younger crowd that was always very social, but never too loud too late. the owners live across the street and are always around to help out... and i mean with anything... we had a skier tear his binding out of the ski at cerro catedral and Javi produced and endless supply of power tools and hardware, not to mention personal expertise, to get us back in the game. he also offers to throw large cookouts pretty regularly... for us this featured the best churipan ive ever had and a mountain of local trout. amazing. i cant say enough good about this place

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Harvey and Nati bring you in like one of the family, everything you need for a cheep ski holiday is close by. Not in the middle of Bariloche downtown but close enough for a quick bus ride to get anything you need. Ski rental is easier up the mountain so no need to carry it on the bus. Showers were hot and the dormitory beds were comfortable. Large enough kitchen with two stoves, ovens, sinks and fridges. Ask Harvey about playing indoor football with his friends, Great fun after a few beers!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palma de Mallorca
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I've stayed here twice and the next time I go to Bariloche I'll stay again!! If you travel to the area for skiing, hiking, or chilling in general, it's the perfect place to stay. For these reasons the location is great, and the location is not great only if you are looking for a "city" experience in Bariloche. The staff is incredible, the kitchen is fully equipped and spacious, and the common room is very cozy. Not much of a party place, but definitely a friendly atmosphere and it's very common to drink a few beers or some wine before going to bed. Also, if you want nightlife it's just a bus ride away and very accessible. The rooms may not be the biggest or the newest, but they are quite comfortable. When all is said and done Alaska has set the standard and it is the place I compare other hostels to when traveling.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

Comfortable, friendly, excellent location and incredibly cozy! You'll always wish to come back!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lilinquen 328 | Pinar de Festa, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bariloche
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 192 Specialty Lodging in San Carlos de Bariloche
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a stunning view of Cerro Catedral, 4 blocks away from Playa Bonita and only 10 minutes from downtown Bariloche you will find a rustic hostel with great atmosphere, where you will feel at home. We are located at Km 7.5 Bustillo Road, in a pleasant and quiet area very close to Playa Bonita, on the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, with an incredible view to the mountains. Just ten minutes from downtown Bariloche, in the way to Cerro Catedral Ski Center and Llao Llao Hotel. Once at the hostel you will find a full equipped kitchen and washing facilities, a garden with a place for BBQ, parking, free internet access, WiFi in all the hostel, TV, DVD & movies. ... more   less 
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