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“cool hostel, service not that much” 4 of 5 stars
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Che Lagarto Hostel Calafate
Calle 25 de Mayo Nro. 311, El Calafate 9405, Argentina   |  
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7 hotel reviews
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“cool hostel, service not that much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

the hostel is pretty cool. the dorms are too big but ok. i didnt like the service, the staff werent that nice and each day raise the prices. i realized i was paying like 20 pesos more than people in my dorms which was unacceptable to me.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

The hostel has a great potential, but the rules are too tough. You just can't have fun in the hostel and enjoy the lobby to have a bite or a drink, unless it's purchased from them. I found my self eating dinner in an extremely hot kitchen, cause i wasn't allows to enjoy it in the huge loby. I'm dissapointed.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

The kitchen was terrible, extremely hot, no open windows. The rooms And all the hostel was very clean. Breakfast is ok. We just wanted to sit in the lobby with couple of beer bottles and the crew kicked us out.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

At first I thought the hostel was really cool - nicely decorated, good music, clean rooms, etc. HOWEVER, the stay was extremely unpleasant! Though there's a huge lounge area, guests are not allowed to drink alcohol bought outside inside the hostel! We brought a couple bottles of beer and were intimidated by the staff that they'll call the police if we don't go outside with the beer!
Do yourself a favor and go to a hostel the would like its guests to enjoy their stay!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

I have interacted with several staff members here and every one has been incredibly rude and unhelpful. It has really made my stay in calafate less enjoyable. While it is a clean hostel, I would definitely not recommend this place!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mendoza, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The good: Cool common area with pool table, large flatscreen TV, tons of lounging space, bar area that also served some food. Fair price for the room if you´re OK with staying in a 10 bed dorm. Rooms were clean enough.

The bad: No lockers in the rooms to store things. There are small lockers outside in the hallway, but they are not big enough to hold a small backpack. Take out your passports and valuables and leave them in the locker without your backpack. Pretty poor kitchen.. for a huge hotel with lots of beds there were only a few plates, utentils, and pans. There were no cups at all.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there two nights. The staff started out by stating to us as we came that they are over-booked and it's not their fault. After a while we figured out a solution(there were free rooms- they just didn't check!!). One night at 00:00 the receptionist started yelling at us for making noise- one minute only after we sat down! Plus the poster of "free Palastine" behind the counter is not politcly fair- I believe.
The place looks great- it has a pool table and table tennis- but sadly they aren't equipped so all you can do is watch them. We stayed in the 10 people dorms which were very very small and inconvenient. It could have been much, much better with what they have there, it's a shame

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Che Lagarto Hostel Calafate

Address: Calle 25 de Mayo Nro. 311, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 47 Specialty Lodging in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 101
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