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“Simply...horrible!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Barraca Hostel

La Barraca Hostel
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La Barraca Hostel
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Elflein 419, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina   |  
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

This was the worst accommodation in seven months of travel. If you check out Hostelbookers you see some nice pictures, but the reality of the double with ensuite is seen in our pictures. This room cost $31US per night. The most expensive room in the hostel. A joke!

So what was so bad? It is really a converted garage. Out the back of the main house, concrete floor, no covering, no privacy due to the lack of dark curtains on the windows and that it is joined by a door with an opaque window to the breakfast/common room. So the noise and light floods into your room. Combine this with no curfew, 3 am pissed louts, and you have a great sleep.

But it has a nice shower? No. It is toilet with a shower head sticking out of the wall.

But it has a good bed? No. The mattress had collapsed on one side and smelt must and unaired.

But breakfast is delicious? No. Some bread, jam, butter and a tea/coffee. We had much better for only a couple of dollars in town.

  • Liked — Leaving
  • Disliked — The night we stayed
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about La Barraca Hostel

Address: Elflein 419, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bariloche
Hotel Style:
Ranked #162 of 211 Specialty Lodging in San Carlos de Bariloche
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In La Barraca Hostel you will find a place to enjoy the magical and charming city of Bariloche. Located in downtown, in a safe and accessible area. We offer shared and single rooms with private toilet. Our aim is that you feel at home. We have a lovely garden for you to enjoy Patagonian sun. We serve delicious breakfasts in a warm and luminous dining-room, where you can share with people from countries all over the world, and live the real Patagonian experience! We are waiting for you! ... more   less 

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