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“Small and well located”
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El Viejo Algarrobo
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Purmamarca
Reviewed December 30, 2011

There are loads of B&Bs in Purmamarca and its not until you arrive that you realise just how many there are. The whole of the town is really aimed towards the tourist trade and you could spend quite some time trawling through them from one extreme to the other.

This small reasonably priced B&B is clean and comfortable though the bathroom was cramped and as a result the bathroom floor ended up being quite slippery. The room at the front overlooked the restaurant roof, and we felt it would have been quite nice to have had a room with a balconey or a view so we could watch the sunset from the room. There wasnt much to drag us back to the room, though I have to say the staff were nice and the coffee at breakfast excellent, served with a few pieces of toast. The room cost 200 AP and our friends who stayed next door in the hostal paid 160 AP though I have to say ours was the better of the two.

A really nice touch though was the owner giving us a lift to our bus stop, he didnt have to do it and it made a difference to us, so full marks for that. Its great for one night but if I was staying longer I would probably look for something else.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

This place was recommended to us by one of our most reliable contacts in Argentgina, a woman in the tourist trade, and she was spot on: El Viejo Algarrobo is a really comfortable, quiet place with character right behind the church, and therefore just a stone's throw from the Plaza. We had a lovely double room on the ground floor which had glass doors leading out into an enclosed courtyard, and one wall of the room that was attractive, exposed stone walling. We were able to park just outside the hotel on the street (Salta Street, as I recall), which was very convenient, not least because many other streets in Purmamarca were being dug up and re-paved at the time of our visit, creating much dust and some chaos elsewhere.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

We stayed at this hotel while on a 2 day tour from Salta. It was wonderful! It was completely spotless, the cleanest place we have stayed yet. Everything was super-organized. Wifi in our room was fantastic. We stayed in room #1 that had great character with a cactus desk and bamboo ceilings and a beautiful view. I would consider this a very nice hostel (rather than rate it by hotel standards), if you are looking for something a little bit nicer on the hostel scene this place is great. Also, the owner seems to take tremendous pride in the place and is always cleaning and pays attention to the smallest details (the cups have the hotel name ingraved on them and even the napkins are printed with a regional pattern). We also had a little issue and needed to use a phone late at night (which apparently is not an easy request in Purmamarca) and the owner really helped us out. I would really recommend this place. It sticks out for me as one of the nicest hostels we have stayed in on our trip so far (traveling for 3 weeks).

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 9, 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2016, traveled with family
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Address: Calle Salta s/n, Purmamarca Y4619AHA, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Northern Argentina > Province of Jujuy > Purmamarca
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Purmamarca
Number of rooms: 7

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