We were slightly unfortunate when we arrived in bariloche, we had booked another hostel, where upon turning up we were told the heating had broken and we would be transfered. The owner paid for the remise and sent us to Patanuk, who had not been told to expect us...
Nonetheless, we got a nice welcome, but the hostel was in the middle of rennovation works due to the low season in bariloche. We got a double room, ensuite, which was 80% renovated, but got a good discount on their normal price of a double as a result, so we were happy.
Bathroom was clean and spacious, room itself was nice, but as stated above, not completely finished, but you could tell was going to be very nice upon completion.
Common area was good, but could do with more sofas. Wifi also good, but the 2 PCs were old and slow.
Kitchen was large, but no oil available, otherwise good though. The staff cooked a very good lentil stew for a cheap price one night, which was lovely.
Breakfast was ok, normal for argentine hostels really - bread, jam and cereal. My partner and I differ on the quality. I really liked the bread, but she didn´t at all... personal taste i guess.
Staff were also very friendly and helpful.
Location on the lake front made for lovely views (when it wasnt foggy) and great view of sunrise. A couple of blocks into town.
The hostel deserves a higher rating, but as we were in the middle of renovation our experience was slightly hampered. Would stay there again, however.
travelled may 2013 as a couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Patanuk is the only hostel in Bariloche with LAKE COAST and DIRECT ACCESS to the beach. Created by travelers for traveleres, it offers all the comforts of a first-line with the wave characteristic of a hostel designed to make your stay a unique experience.Our staff, bilingual and specialist sector, advise you on overything you nedd to get the most out of this magical place. ... more less
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