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El Gualicho Hostel

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived to the hostel in the morning and booked three nights. We were required to pay for the entire stay without seeing the room. We asked to pay by credit card, and they said we have the option to pay the same amount of money in dollars. After we payed we realized we received an exchange rate of 13.99... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Best hostel I have stayed in during my travels so far. My boyfriend and I arrived early in the morning but were told that our rooms were ready and we were welcome to have breakfast (which is a very rare thing for hostels to offer on the morning of check in!). The staff were extremely friendly, especially a girl called... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

We came to Puerto Madryn in order to see as much wildlife as we possibly could and this hostel was a fantastic base for us to do so. As soon as we arrived, the staff were very welcoming and immediately set about giving us great tips and ideas as to what is the best way to see everything in the... More 

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Piacenza, Italy
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I arrived at the reception and everything was fine until I had to pay the bill in advance. The hostel says that accept credit card. And this is true but they ask me to pay in american dollar (but I am in Argentina!!!) and they put a REALLY BAD exchange rate: 13.5 pesos: 1 USD The exchange rate today is... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

I booked a double room in the hostel. The room was not really spacious, with TV, a shelf and a night table. Towels were available but no toiletries. Shared bathroom was sometimes clean, sometimes not, depending on how many people did use it during the day. The staff is very friendly and helpful (especially Facundo and Sophie). Breakfast is very... More 

1 Thank Pietro M
Melbourne, Australia
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138 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Great location by the beach, bus terminal and town centre and really friendly and helpful staff who spoke good English. It offers plenty of amenities and is a good hostel. I booked a private room which I found a little expensive for one person. It was a bit cheaper than a hotel room but also more basic than a hotel... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

I came to Puerto Madryn for diving which I wasnt´t able to do because of the weather. The staff at the hostel was very nice and helped my to find something else to keep myself busy. The breakfast is basic but good. They have a nice little courtyard to sit in while you are between activities. The rooms are big... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 6 nights, which maybe is a longer than average stay but I really found it relaxing to be in one place for a while (I'm travelling around S America for six months). The weather was fab while I was there so Puerto Madryn was really shining for me! I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm... More 

1 Thank jules7706
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

very good excellent facilities,staff and the rooms very clean and comfortable. they offer your every need with a smile. highly recomend to backpacker and traveler alike. good location to bus terminal and beach, town center

Thank Tim F
Arnsberg, Germany
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

The hostel is 4min from beach, so really near. The atmosphere is great, you have much space for your bags in the rooms and the kitchen is big. The bathrooms are modern, the garden is beautiful and chilly. The service is nice and the Price is ok. The breakfast is typical argentinien.

Thank Lukas W

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The central location of the Hostel (1 block from main square and 3 blocks from the beach) allows you to enjoy the facilities of the attractive town and beach of Puerto Madryn.At the hostel we make your way easier so you can have a memorable experience, A great atmosphere to meet other travellers and friendly staff who will tell you all the best places to go.We offer a choice of private or shared accommodation in large bright new rooms around the garden.Shared Rooms: Spacious, light and modern 4 and 6 bed rooms. They all come with a private bathroom, individual lockers and heating. Rooms also have Wi-Fi, sheets , blankets and each bed has it's own individual reading light. Daily maid service.Private Rooms: Spacious, light and modern rooms. They feature a private bathroom, heating and are equipped with comfortable 1.60m wide sommier. Rooms also have Wi-Fi, bedside lamps and large safe (for storing a laptop). Sheets, blankets, towels and soap are included. Daily maid service.There is a fully-equipped kitchen and an attractive dinning room. Our large and beautiful garden is a peaceful space to chill out, and the spacious living room ideal for reading and meeting people.Puerto Madryn is the starting place to discover the rich variety of wildlife that lives in the Peninsula Valdes area. We have our own travel agency , and organise tours in small groups, that are especially designed for independent travellers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Gualicho Hostel

Address: Calle Marcos Antonio Zar 480, Puerto Madryn U9120ARJ, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Chubut > Puerto Madryn
Price Range: $27 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Gualicho Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Choose a dorm room, cheapest and spacious!”
 of 5 bubbles 642samh, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“just ask you will get an honest answer, english good depending on staff, young man at desk very helpfull.”
 of 5 bubbles B6216QJtimf, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“First floor”
 of 5 bubbles gyorgyiv, 10 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Rooms in the middle, so not on the street side are more silent and less sun.”
 of 5 bubbles kaatjekras, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms in the back of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles AdriannaG_12, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
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