x The average starting price for a place to stay in El Calafate is £60 per night.
tigerlily5 Outstanding in all ways. Free tea and coffee all day.. And when I mentioned special diet requirements for coeliac disease (no bread) Belen ensured I had egg, rice crackers, a baked apple and gluten free biscuits for breakfast. probably the best of any Hospedajes we have visited in Patagonia
F.M Pontoriero 171 - El CalafateExcellent 93%
drewcoxon Federico and the guys were awesome, nothing was too difficult to arrange. The vibe is cruisey with dub playing in the background, traditional BBQ´s and bi-lingual staff. I couldn´t fault the place, location or staff and that´s why we´re coming back in a week to stay again. Cheers guys!
Gobernador Paradelo 141Excellent 93%
Calle Puerto Deseado 153Excellent 91%
selinabayl The hostel is very nice, modern, but the kitchen is small and could do with more equipment. It gets very crowded! The hostel is 10 mins walk from town, but I think they offer a free cab from the bus station and they can arrange a bus from the airport with is reasonable. If you´re returning to the airport, make sure you get a green receipt to get a discounted return. I had a double room, which was comfortable but the toilet and shower didn´t smell great! The staff are very helpful and enthusiastic and great at arranging trips. The one downside is that the hostel is noisy till quite late and carries an echo. If you want a quiet place, slightly muted, go elsewhere! Otherwise great!
romain et bere Really good place to stay, staff was so nice and helpfull, they arrange you the pickup for excursion to the glaciers in front of the hotel. The kitchen was perfect to cook. relax atmosphere in a beautiful house.
Limikaila good quiet place to stay with children for example you can arrange all excursions from it we liked it
Virgoletta This is a small house with only a handful of rooms. You feel more like a house guest than a hostel guest. The four girls who run the place are very, very nice and helpful. Three of them spoke excellent English, while we did a lot of smiling and pointing with the other girl. They were super helpful with booking the Todos Glaciares trip, lunch boxes etc. They asked us about breakfast time every day and it was lovely - mixed fruit salad, bread, jam, ham and cheese, fresh coffee. And home made cake as well. The room was simple, and clean. The bathroom was shared, but impeccably clean. The wifi was good and if it stopped working, the girls would immediately take care of it. The hostel was just one block of the main Avenida and about 4 blocks along the Avenida to the city centre. There is an excellent restaurant right next to the hostal, and there are many, many other choices a little further along the road. All in all, a very pleasant stay. We would definitely come back.
Avda Libertador 587Great 82%
EsperanzaYNacho I don't do reviews often, but I felt this hostel was worthy of some props. This hostel was the best that I have stayed in. Very clean, comfortable and charming - it felt like a good quality hotel. The location was just on the edge of the downtown area and across the way from a cool hill lookout point/park. I would highly recommend staying here!
clarkew At a short walk from the bus station and the steps to the main drag the place is well located. The staff were very helpful as in most places we stayed, the kitchen well equiped and the breakfast included was fine to give you a good start to the day. In our case a day at Perito Moreno glaciar. I think there was one small internet point near reception. Not a lot else to say. On the downside we had a double room near the reception area/relaxing area only to find that at 2am anyone sat there talking normally sounded like it was amplified. They might as well have been in the room with us having a party ie paper thin walls. When people flushed the toilet in the room next door "i guess" again it sounded like they were in our room. So overall it's a decent enough place, well located and helpful, but if you need a decent nights sleep after a tough journey, think carefully.
Calle 405 N 820 66%
Sander Quite a hike out of the town center, we hadn't expected this place to be a YHA, and were positively surprised by how good it was. Very friendly service, good rooms, decent (buffet) breakfast. Minor niggles would be the wifi not quite reaching all the way till the rooms at the end of the hallway, and the shower curtain (I hate those things). The lounge is a gorgeous room, though could stand having a few more couches or lazy chairs in it. I can also recommend the Perito Moreno "self-guided" transport package they sell you; good price, there's quite some explanation about the glacier given by the guy on the minibus (thus making certain there really is no benefit in a full package with tourguide), and you have plenty of time at the boardwalk to explore on your own.
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