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“Excellent quiet place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hosteria Rukahue

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Hosteria Rukahue
Ranked #38 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence
Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent quiet place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Excellent place to stay, the whole house its made in wood, quite warm, the rooms are big enough, nice hot shower, the hotel its not in the downtown, so its quite easy to sleep after returning from the glacier. Its only 7 min walking.
The owners are very nice, they runs the whole thing, huge breakfast, wifi in every room, pretty fast and they have a computer too, books and a great lobby. Worth trying.

Room Tip: The hotel has only a few rooms so, u cant go wrong although the room number 7 has a great view from...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Alberto C
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San Diego
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The reviews are pretty spot on but here's my two cents anyways:

Pros:
-Very nice, friendly hosts.
-Rooms are clean and comfortable.
-Shower was hot and good pressure.
-Breakfast was readily available, coffee was hot and plentiful.
-Wifi was weak

Cons:
-They only take cash. We booked through Booking.com and wish we could have used our credit card to pay as we did to reserve the room.
-Our shower and bathroom were cramped (we are not overweight)
-Breakfast was good but all bread, croissants, toast, jam, dulce de leche, etc. No fruit, no protein, no eggs. We asked if she could make us eggs and she said no. We would have paid extra for this but she told us that this was a typical Argentine breakfast and was not interested in making any eggs.

Would I stay here again? No, only because there is a good variety of other quality places and I would choose one with a better breakfast selection and one that takes credit cards.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Corkette
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New York, New York, United States
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Chose this hotel following the recommendations found on TA and its pretty accurate . The hotel is located on a hill 15 mn walk from libertador Main Street ( easy on the way down , better take a cab on your way back from the center). The rooms are ok but don't expect something breathtaking . The real value of this hotel is the hosts which make you feel at home the minute you get in. They were ultra welcoming and gave us sound recommendations on our stay and excursions ! The breakfast is really good and freshly baked every morning with homemade croissants (no matter what time you have to wake up ) . Overall great deal that stems more from the hosting quality than the amenities themselves ! It's a GO for me !

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ilan B
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I were in El Calafate over Christmas and we were looking for a cheap place to stay that was comfortable. Rukahue is the spot! The family that runs the hosteria is so nice. Our room was modest and comfortable with it's own private bathroom and the communal area was very spacious. It was only a 10-15 minute walk to the main part of town -- for the price and the quality of lodging, we didn't mind a little walking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Candace22
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Gatineau, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Adriana, Santiago and family:

By the time my new husband Rich and I made it down to the South of Argentina, we were admittedly weathered. Santiago was the smiling face that welcomed us in from the (incredibly) high winds outdoors. His English was near-perfect, which was such a relief given how spent we were. He never tired, or at least never showed it, of our many questions. He took the time to contact businesses for us to arrange transportation for us to the airport, even though we we not even in town at the time. Adriana took care of us like a mother. She baked us fresh breakfast goodies every morning, as early as one hour prior to usual breakfast time to accommodate our schedule. She made sure we were well equipped for our glacier hike, and we were greeted by her smiling face asking us if we had had a good time upon our return after a long, most memorable day. Thanks to you, Adriana and Santiago, for taking such good special care of us. Santiago: it was awesome watching X-Men Origins with you in Spanish, and we hope you won your rugby game that weekend. Best of luck on your exams!! We will not forget how you took the time to write us an email following up on the transportation after we had left to Chile. Best of luck and all the successes to you all, as individuals and as a family business. You are good people.

Donya xo

ps: We LOVED the location of your hosteria. The walk into town was short, and to be honest, it was nice to stay out of the way of the hustle and bustle of tourists. How so very refreshing.

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the hall at the quietest.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Donya R
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This was such a welcoming and friendly place. My wife and I stayed there in January 2011 (late on the review) for several days and had a great time. The hotel is up the hill a bit from the town, but it's walkable (especially on the way down) and taxis are pretty cheap. Adrianna and family took care of arranging reservations and taxis, when we took them, and let us practice our poor Spanish. Breakfast comes with a beautiful view, rooms are clean and comfortable, helpful and friendly hosts, all make this great place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank wcATL
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Turin, Italy
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

The B&B is very nice and neat. The owner will give you a warm welcome and a lot of information on all you can need. She can also arrange for very good sandwiches if you have to go on excursion. Good breakfast from a panoramic hall. The house is not so close to the center town (2-3 kms) on a steep and bad road to walk.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Elpin66
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Property: Hosteria Rukahue
Address: Glaciar Murallon 77, El Calafate, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in El Calafate
#29 Romantic Hotel in El Calafate
#34 Family Hotel in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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