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“Cozy and well run hotel in Calafate” 4 of 5 stars
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Hosteria Puerto San Julian
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Puerto San Julian 310, El Calafate 9405, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #46 of 71 hotels in El Calafate
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cozy and well run hotel in Calafate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The staff were friendly and helpful, and the room was small but cute, warm and cozy. Breakfast was nothing special, but generally, in terms of food, unless you're eating lamb or steak, the pickin's are slim this far south.

The hotel in on quiet, out of the way street, and although there are no spectacular views, the price was unbeatable.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Brisbane, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

The hosteria is out of town on the hill overlooking the main town, but in a part of ever-expanding town where the paved roads haven't quite reached but no detriment to the hostel and don't let that deter you if you don't mind a walk - it however may be off-putting for some when you might have to walk the distance in the rain.  It's a little walk into town but it's under the kilometre.  I found reception friendly, helpful and accommodating - always giving us our messages such as pick-up times etc. for the next day.  Rooms are smallish but comfortable - some glasses or cups or even a chair in the room would be nice.  Bed was very comfortable and the bonus for us is having the quietness at night without traffic and/or people noises echoing up to your room from the streets.  Sheets a little on the thin side but as with all the linen always very clean and fresh smelling. 
A good Argentinian breakfast - bonus for me was the croissants were fresh - crispy and soft inside and not cold and hard as they were in some larger hotels.  A very nice fruit salad - others I've had from larger hotels were either made too far in advance and the fruit was browning or they supplemented the fresh with too much tinned.
We would definitely stay here again for the quietness and comfortable beds.  We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed them all.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We stayed for three nights, and for paying in cash, secured an upgrade to a huge corner rooms with wondeful views in two directions. Gaston and his staff were super helpful, and arranged our Big Ice trek for us, amongst answering various other queries.

The hotel is on a hill about ten minutes walk from the main street, and apparently there are taxis if you don't fancy the walk. Our room had a safe and good wifi. Breaksfast helpfully started at 6.30 to allow for the many tours which depart from 7am and included fruit salad as well as cereal and the standard bread products which was good.

Our room and bathroom were clean with fresh towels as requested.

The only downside I can think of which is a shame is that I was looking forward to soaking in the tub promised on the website, after 10 weeks travelling and a lot of hiking in the recent days. Unfortunately though, the bath surrounds were rotten with the black mould you can get in bathrooms so we couldn't face it for more than a shower. Dissapointing.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

Staff were always friendly and helpful, room was nice and well maintained. Unlike various hotels I have been to before, the water does not spill out of the shower onto the floor, so this was appreciated. The bed was comfortable. Multiple coat hangers in the dresser.

During the day you can hear sounds from the reception, but at night it was very quiet and I had no trouble falling asleep. Same in the morning, I was never awoken by noise.

Also, it is located just out of the busy part of the town, so it is a quiet location.

Some might not like walking to it, but I enjoyed not being close to the busy streets, and it is a short walk to a nice view of sunsets.

I would go back if I stayed in Calafate again.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 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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Madrid, Spain
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Pasamos tres noches de Noviembre en esta hosteria mi marido y yo.
Esta cerca del pueblo , las habitaciones no son pequeñas y las camas confortables.
El desayuno elemental.
El personal que lo lleva te ayuda en todos los casos, tanto el de mañana como el de tarde y te aconseja en las excursiones. Ademas si necesitas llevar comida preparada para excursiones ellos se ocupan de proporcionartela.
Nos parece un lugar recomendable sin duda.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights while visiting the glaciers. We were very pleased with the room and nice bathroom. It was an exceptional place for the price -- 4 nights for around $350 USD. Also, the concierge was wonderful at arranging our trips and printing out our vouchers for us.

The hotel is up a hill from town, and is an easy 7 minute walk from the main street. After dinner, we were usually lazy and got a cab to get back, which was extremely cheap and easy to get.

Due to the flight schedule, we ended up staying in El Calafate for 4 nights, though I only recommend 2-3 nights to see the glaciers. El Calafate has likely lost lots of its charm given its shops/restaurants are so focused on selling to tourists.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We stay here for three night with our two young kids, the room was clean and cozy.
The stuff was very nice and helpful.
Going to the center is about 10 minutes walking.
The breakfast was regular, nothing big but fresh and nice.
We booked the room in advanced and a day before our arrivals to El-Calafate our flight canceled and we arrive a day after, in San julian they did not charge us for this night.
We loved this place

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Puerto San Julian 310, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 71 hotels in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hosteria Puerto San Julian 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Brand new hosteria is the place of choice for visitors to El Calafate. Come to Hosteria Puerto San Julian. All you need to bring is your dream of a wonderful vacation...We'll take care of everything else for you. ROOMS: spacious and sunny rooms with cable TV, private bath and hair drier. SERVICE: personalized attention. Bilingual personnel. Tour assistance. Internet Service. ... more   less 
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Hosteria Puerto San Julian El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia

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