Having come all the way to Argentine as participants of a major symposium in choral music the three of us booked a private room at Chepatagonia Hostel way ahead of time just to be on the safe side. The hosts (Maru and Gabriel) were very supportive during all of our preparationp phase, which went so far as to help book a rental car, setting up airport transfer service for us from the major airport in Trelew and more. When finally all our travel seemed difficult due to inland flight cancellations (because of the volcanic ash emission from the Chilenean outbreak...) they were willing to adapt to our needed changes, and they even got us a collection service for the morning of our arrival after a bus transfer of approx. 1500kms from Buenos Aires. No matter what problem arose in our more than 2 weeks of stay, Gabriel and Maru were always available, offered local insights and suggestions, and they had wonderful travel expertise to give as well. What can one say? The symposium in itself turned out to be - unfortunately - very disorganised, if not to say, "a mess", but thanks to our "safe haven" with Maru and Gabriel we have fond memories of that time in Puerto Madryn, we even got taxi transports ordered as needed, and we took home all the excellent mental pictures of happy whales swimming in the bay just in front of the hostel, the flock of wild flamingoes coming in and going again, sea lions and other marine mammals, and, what is most, some true Argentine way of life. Our trip from Central Europe is very far and thus, unfortunately, very expensive, but should I get another chance to return - I'd not hesitate a second and agree! And I would most certainly choose our hosts and their property again for another memorable stay! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chepatagonia is the only hostel sited a few metres away from the beach. During the whale season, you can see the whales from our balcony!! As our hostel is located in the city centre.We are inviting you to our home, a place with all the comfort, facilities and services you were looking for: private and/or shared rooms; a fully-equipped kitchen; a TV/DVD room; breakfast; internet; WIFI; bathrooms with excellent showers... ... more less
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