Patagonia Travellers' Hostel

Patagonia Travellers' Hostel

Avenida San Martin 376, El Chalten Z9301ABA Argentina
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4.5
#1 of 26 hostels in El Chalten
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Patagonia Hostel is located at the main street (San Martin), only a few steps of the National Park's trails. Features Rooms with Shared Bathroom and Double and Triple Rooms with Private Bathroom, sommiers, hair dryer, safe box and breakfast buffet included. The Hostel provides Large Common Areas, Fully Equipped Kitchen, WI-FI, Free Computers for guests, TV-HD satelite, DVD, Bar, Restaurant, Free Luggage Storage, Book Exhange, Parking, Laundry. Besides, you can rent mountain bikes with us. Our complex also counts with Cabins, excellent choice of accommodation for families.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Aerobics
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Kitchenware
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more

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Avenida San Martin 376, El Chalten Z9301ABA Argentina
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Ryan K wrote a review Feb 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were very comfortable and the location is excellent. It's very easy to access the entire city and trailheads from the Hostel as it's only about 1/2km from the main entrance to the trails, and right on the main road. And, the best part of staying at the Patagonia Travellers' Hostel is the staff - they are helpful, friendly, and made our trip.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Regina I wrote a review Apr 2023
Athens, Greece31 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hostal par excellence
I stayed at the Patagonia Hostal for 3 nights.
Mariel gave me super recommendations for an enjoyable 3 stay in El Chanten.
Since my Mobile phone wasn't working, Samanta the receptionist arranged all my onwards trip, including bus ticket, accommodation in El Chanten as well as the day trip to la cueva de los Manos. She was an excellent tour adviser, information officer and above all an aprochable human being. Patagonia is highly recommended. Good values, very clean rooms and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lady Explorer 🌍🌺🤿 wrote a review Mar 2023
New York City, New York181 contributions70 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceptionally friendly and multilingual staff. Quick walk to all the restaurants, shops, pharmacy and bars. Located about 2 miles from Parque Nacional Los Glaciares trail head.

Decent breakfast except the coffee wasn’t so great!

Only concern is the shower did not appear to be as clean as the rest of the room. Not sure if it is due to lack of air flow / ventilation or that it hasn’t been cleaned properly. I would recommend this as a place to stay just check to ensure the cleanliness meets your standards.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Patagonia Hostel Gerente, Encargado del hostal at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel
Responded Mar 21, 2023
Hi Betsey, Thank you for writing to us. We have a controversy with the taste of coffee: Europeans prefer strong coffee, Americans, softer. We are preparing something in the middle, but we keep testing... The bathrooms are cleaned 3 times a day, but it depends who uses them before, sometimes it seems that they have never been cleaned... This week we change the filters of the air extractors, so that the ventilation circulates better. Thanks for your visit in Patagonia!
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Jonathon R wrote a review Jan 2023
23 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredibly helpful and friendly staff who helped us in every way including lending us a couple of walking poles for our Xmas Dy trek up Mount
Fitzroy. The place was fine, as expected, but the highlight was the staff. Dead handy for setting out on your trek and not far away from a decent Italian.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniel E wrote a review May 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia142 contributions96 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The main building is nice: spacious, fairly warm (in winter) and with a well-equipped kitchen. The front desk folks are welcoming and helpful. WiFi works and--for El Chalten standards--is fairly fast. I would happily give this place 4 dots or even five, but then I got to spend the second night in an 800ARS cabana -- and that was a mistake. The cabanas are located several blocks away, off the main road, and are dated. Mine never got warm enough for a decent sleep. The water pressure changed constantly between too much and almost none. The beds are tiny (80cms wide and too short), and half of the walls were tiled. Two dots for those, at most.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Response from MartinLegos, Gerente at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel
Responded Aug 31, 2016
Dear Daniel, sorry that have had to change their accommodation to be filled ours. At that time there were many problems with the water supply and pressure was very variable. We always recommend our guests tell in advance how many days they want to stay housed, to avoid running out availability. We wait for you on your next trip to Patagonia.
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Emersn wrote a review Mar 2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia13 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The double with private bath was about 200 more expensive than the going rate.

The staff really made us feel like we we're imposing on them whenever we asked a question. Finally at checkout the staff member quoted us a different (higher) price. We tried to find a middle ground but the staff was inflexible and very rude.

Plenty of other places to stay
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Date of stay: February 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room away from the street. The restaurant the road is loud until late.
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Response from MartinLegos, Gerente at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel
Responded Aug 31, 2016
Dear Emersn, Are still in doubt if you really stay in Patagonia Hostel or elsewhere. We have one of the most affordable rates for the quality of services we provide and try to avoid any disagreement with our guests. Thus it is shown in the comments of most of our guests. We hope to have you back with us to reverse this bad image.
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Richard98 wrote a review Oct 2017
Exeter, United Kingdom31 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We made our reservation, based on positive reviews here, weeks in advance and received an email saying we could either pay in cash there or via PayPal in advance, which we did.
On arrival we were told that there was no room for us as they had overbooked, but assured us this is not something that they did intentionally (as we know a number of places do, expecting cancellations/no shows).
They said that we could stay in their Cabanas Cumbres Nevadas a few blocks away for the same price. However, the cabana (cabin A) was dirty and smelt strongly of gas. The bedding was stained and there were bits of dried food over the floors. It quite clearly had not been cleaned, but the main concern was the smell of gas.
We went back to tell them that we would not stay there and were told that a refund via PayPal would take "a week or so" as it was someone in Madrid who handles their payments...
We got a cash refund there and then, but no apology.
We have travelled a lot and always avoid anywhere that has overbooked - nothing worse than being turned away and having to waste a day frantically searching for somewhere else to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PatagoniaHostel1, Gerente at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel
Responded Oct 29, 2017
Hola Richard, Sentimos mucho lo que pasó. No es común que tengamos overbookings, como está demostrado en nuestros reportes. Pero lamentablemente ocurrió... Estamos recién comenzando la temporada y tuvimos un error con un empleado nuevo. Tratamos de solucionarlo de la mejor manera, enviándolos a una cabaña mas cara, con 3 habitaciones, cocina privada, Tv y mas confortable. Sentimos mucho que la cabaña no haya estado en buenas condiciones. Siempre tratamos de solucionar el problema para que estén a gusto, ofreciendo un lugar mejor ó finalmente, devolviéndoles el dinero tal como lo solicitaron. Sinceramente esperamos alguna ves puedan volver para hospedarlos como a los otros huéspedes, sin inconvenientes y brindándoles toda nuestra hospitalidad y respeto.
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Jeremy F wrote a review Feb 2017
Toronto, Canada9 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for almost two weeks and recommend it.

Things I liked:
- Great staff, all of whom are friendly, helpful and speak English very well
- Rooms and common areas are cleaned every day
- Bunks are solid and rooms have large lockers
- With a few exceptions, guests are quiet and don't stay up late
- Separate room to hand wash and dry your clothes
- Hot showers
- Spacious common areas

There are a few things that I'd like to see improved, but they're quite minor:
- Kitchen could use some proper knives for cooking and more large pots (since everyone seems to cook pasta)
- Oddly, bed linens are not 'fitted' (i.e. no elastic for the corners of the mattress) so they tend to slip around while you sleep
- Music is played in the common areas from around 08:00-21:00 (albeit, not loudly), which can get tiresome

Overall I was quite pleased with my time here and would happily return.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Julsie74 wrote a review Nov 2015
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France27 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently stayed for the second time for three weeks whilst attempting the "hielo continental". Once again great lodging at a good price and absolutely perfect service ! A big thank you to all but especially Francisco and Romina, you both made a memorable trip even better. Look after Chalten for us, don't let it change, we'll be back soon. Gracias, Le mirar pronto Patagonia.
Julian, Alex and Nigel
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ballygowan wrote a review Oct 2014
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely hostel but unlike every other hostel in patagonia, it does not offer breakfast or even coffee in the morning, there is a teeny tiny kitchen and it is so loud!! Dont get me wrong, it was nice but definitely not amazing!
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Date of stay: October 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from Martin C
Buenos Aires, Argentina22 contributions5 helpful votes
We accept Visa / Master cards, but many times the cards are not taken by the system due to problems with the communications. Yes, we accept cash in American dollars or Euros at the best price of El Chalten.
Answer from Martin C
Buenos Aires, Argentina22 contributions5 helpful votes
Patagonia Hostel has a free luggage storage service. Only valid for guests.
Answer from Martin C
Buenos Aires, Argentina22 contributions5 helpful votes
El Chaltén es el pueblo mas joven de la Argentina. El pueblito es muy pequeño y las calles aún no tienen numeración. El Patagonia Hostel está ubicado en la avenida principal, San Martín 376, un lugar céntrico con muchos restaurantes, casas de souvenirs, rentals, supermercado y a un paso del inicio de los senderos. Desde la terminal de buses son 700 mts. Puedes preguntar, todo el mundo sabe como encontrar al Patagonia Hostel.
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Hola Alejo, Las salidas en Mountain Bikes funcionan toda la temporada de Octubre a Abril. Cuando sepan las fechas de viaje pueden enviar un mail para chequear la disponibilidad, y cuando lleguen a El Chaltén vemos las condiciones climáticas y elegir el dia mas conveniente para hacer la actividad. Buena Suerte!!
Answer from PatagoniaHostel1
El Chalten, Argentina2 contributions
Hola, Los buses hacia Bariloche salen desde El Chaltén, todos los dias pares, por la famosa Ruta 40. Algunos hacen stop en Los Antiguos y continuan el dia siguiente a Bariloche; otros van directo. Las empresas son : Taqsa, Chaltén Travel y Caltur. Las reservas se pueden hacer directamente desde el Hostel.
ssseafan wrote a tip May 2017
houston51 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
""ground level" is their 1st level, "1st floor" is upstairs."
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Audrey P wrote a tip Mar 2017
Boston, Massachusetts22 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"wifi only works in the center of the hostel"
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Emersn wrote a tip Mar 2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia13 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room away from the street. The restaurant the road is loud until late."
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jetlag_8 wrote a tip Feb 2016
jetlag@ywave.com42 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both downstairs and upstairs are good choices."
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Delicia C wrote a tip Sep 2015
London, United Kingdom93 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location for the trail hike"
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PRICE RANGE
C$70 - C$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Patagonia Hostel
LOCATION
ArgentinaPatagoniaProvince of Santa CruzEl Chalten
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Patagonia Travellers' Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Patagonia Travellers' Hostel?
Nearby attractions include El Mirador De Los Condores (0.04 km) and Terminal De Ómnibus (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Patagonia Travellers' Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cervecería Artesanal Chaltén, Chalteños, and Maffia Trattoria.
Does Patagonia Travellers' Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Patagonia Travellers' Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Patagonia Travellers' Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of El Chalten.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Patagonia Travellers' Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
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