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“Not so Poo-du”
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Hostel Pudu
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
1 review
“Not so Poo-du”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Views from the rooms - sublime. General state and location of the hostel - excellent. Floorboards - very creaky. Staff - very grumpy. Scones - non existent.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

This hostel has good potential. the staff are very friendly and the outdoor common area is nice. The kitchen is ok. the rooms seem to all be 6 man dorms with only 4 lockers. our room had an ensuite bathroom (i think this was standard) and it was very run down and dirty. it was not a pleasant experience having a wash in there and was the reason we checked out sooner than we had planned to (we only stayed 2 nights).

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2011

Hostel Pudu is one of my favourite hostels in Sth America. Tomas, the stand in manager was great fun and helpful and the hostel and bedrooms have a brilliant view over the lake. It's definitely worth staying here if you're in Bariloche!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2011

Pudu is fantastic! The new owner is a very accommodating young person - the staff are also very cool, chilled out folks who are happy to help you at any time day or night - whether you need a fresh towel or a fresh beer!
100 metres from the centre of town, buses, the private hospital (for fellow foreigners needing a doctor). Walking distance from the start of several day hikes and of course the lake, which you can see from anywhere in the hostel.
Pudu has an amazing kitchen that makes it really easy to cook for yourself and avoid spending too much at overpriced Bariloche restaurants. Even it has an amazing view of the lake!
Best of all is the relaxed vibe. Party with people in the bar/dining (artesanal beers on tap for 10 pesos), or chill out in the TV room (real Simpsons in English, anyone? Yes!). The dorms are clean and the sheets are changed regularly. Shower on each floor. There's a tab for everything so you don't have to fiddle around trying to find change for a towel rental or stupid stuff like that.
What makes this place great is the good vibe - participate or don't, pick your speed, you'll feel at ease.
One more thing: the owner is always around so your problems, if you have any, can be resolved on the spot.
This is definitely the best place to stay in Bariloche!

  • Stayed April 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2011

Hey everybody!
if you go to bariloche, this is the place! i stayed few days while looking for a flat last year when i decided to move to bariloche! the location is fabulous, only few minutes from the lake and the centre, staff is very helpfull, breakfast is basic but good and there s a very nice little garden with amazing view over the lake! i ve been so many times travelling to bariloche and believe me, this is the top hostel i ve been in town so far! enjoy it!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Marie C
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Germany
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

you have to walk a short way uphill but the view is worth it and it is still very close to the city centre. the room was quite big. they have a dining room, a small garden and a fantastic living room with a view over the lake. i also loved their self made bread for breakfast. it is privately owned and not one of those chain-hostels! absolutely recommendable!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
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NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2010

It's sad that this was the first hostel on our trip because it's going to be hard to beat. The staff were friendly and attentive from the first email, and everyone that was staying there seemed to be very similar types of people - slightly older backpackers and very open and chilled out. Asado night was heaps of fun, and great value at 55 pesos for heaps of meat, salads and wine. Our room looked out to Lago Nahuel Hapui and was very warm. The kitchen was incredibly well-equiped too. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostel Pudu
Address: Calle Salta 459, San Carlos de Bariloche R8400ARG, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bariloche
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #115 of 252 Specialty Lodging in San Carlos de Bariloche
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In PUDU want you to feel at home. With breathtaking views of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the mountains from every room, including from the garden, where you can relax in the hammocks!Stay with us and enjoy the evening entertainment and weekly barbecue ... or just have fun with us at the bar!We are located right in the heart of the city, one block from all the bars and the main local bus stop.All rooms have stunning views of the lake and mountains, as well as a bath for each, with powerful hot showers. Living room with TV and fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen, grill. Internet / / Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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