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El Gualicho Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Best hostel I have stayed in during my travels so far. My boyfriend and I arrived early in the morning but were told that our rooms were ready and we were welcome to have breakfast (which is a very rare thing for hostels to offer on the morning of check in!). The staff were extremely friendly, especially a girl called... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We came to Puerto Madryn in order to see as much wildlife as we possibly could and this hostel was a fantastic base for us to do so. As soon as we arrived, the staff were very welcoming and immediately set about giving us great tips and ideas as to what is the best way to see everything in the... More 

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Piacenza, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I arrived at the reception and everything was fine until I had to pay the bill in advance. The hostel says that accept credit card. And this is true but they ask me to pay in american dollar (but I am in Argentina!!!) and they put a REALLY BAD exchange rate: 13.5 pesos: 1 USD The exchange rate today is... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I booked a double room in the hostel. The room was not really spacious, with TV, a shelf and a night table. Towels were available but no toiletries. Shared bathroom was sometimes clean, sometimes not, depending on how many people did use it during the day. The staff is very friendly and helpful (especially Facundo and Sophie). Breakfast is very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Great location by the beach, bus terminal and town centre and really friendly and helpful staff who spoke good English. It offers plenty of amenities and is a good hostel. I booked a private room which I found a little expensive for one person. It was a bit cheaper than a hotel room but also more basic than a hotel... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I came to Puerto Madryn for diving which I wasnt´t able to do because of the weather. The staff at the hostel was very nice and helped my to find something else to keep myself busy. The breakfast is basic but good. They have a nice little courtyard to sit in while you are between activities. The rooms are big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 6 nights, which maybe is a longer than average stay but I really found it relaxing to be in one place for a while (I'm travelling around S America for six months). The weather was fab while I was there so Puerto Madryn was really shining for me! I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm... More 

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

very good excellent facilities,staff and the rooms very clean and comfortable. they offer your every need with a smile. highly recomend to backpacker and traveler alike. good location to bus terminal and beach, town center

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Arnsberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

The hostel is 4min from beach, so really near. The atmosphere is great, you have much space for your bags in the rooms and the kitchen is big. The bathrooms are modern, the garden is beautiful and chilly. The service is nice and the Price is ok. The breakfast is typical argentinien.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I arrived here late at night without reservation at a busy time of the season. Tired, stressed out from a miserable experience at la Casa de Tounens, the supposedly best ranked hostel in Puerto Madryn. Coming from that dark, dreary and deeply disappointing place to the warmth, charm and professionalism of El Gualicho was absolutely amazing. I was simply blown... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The central location of the Hostel (1 block from main square and 3 blocks from the beach) allows you to enjoy the facilities of the attractive town and beach of Puerto Madryn.At the hostel we make your way easier so you can have a memorable experience, A great atmosphere to meet other travellers and friendly staff who will tell you all the best places to go.We offer a choice of private or shared accommodation in large bright new rooms around the garden.Shared Rooms: Spacious, light and modern 4 and 6 bed rooms. They all come with a private bathroom, individual lockers and heating. Rooms also have Wi-Fi, sheets , blankets and each bed has it's own individual reading light. Daily maid service.Private Rooms: Spacious, light and modern rooms. They feature a private bathroom, heating and are equipped with comfortable 1.60m wide sommier. Rooms also have Wi-Fi, bedside lamps and large safe (for storing a laptop). Sheets, blankets, towels and soap are included. Daily maid service.There is a fully-equipped kitchen and an attractive dinning room. Our large and beautiful garden is a peaceful space to chill out, and the spacious living room ideal for reading and meeting people.Puerto Madryn is the starting place to discover the rich variety of wildlife that lives in the Peninsula Valdes area. We have our own travel agency , and organise tours in small groups, that are especially designed for independent travellers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Gualicho Hostel

Address: Calle Marcos Antonio Zar 480, Puerto Madryn U9120ARJ, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Chubut > Puerto Madryn
Price Range: $35 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Gualicho Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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