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“Great hostel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostel del Glaciar

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Hostel del Glaciar
Nottingham UK
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2007

This hostel was clean and comfortable. The room was more than you might expect for the term "hostel". I think nice hotel room would be a better desciption. Breakfast included. We stayed in hostels throughout our trip and this was one of the pricier ones - but well worth the money.
We booked our trip to the Glaciar through the hostel and were not disappointed - it's amazing!

  • Stayed February 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2007

Hostel Del Glaciar Los Pineros did not honor our reservation. They had no record of it and shurgged their shoulders when we showed them the confirmation email.
1. Staff is the rudest, most unhelpful staff I have ever encountered at a hostel. They did nothing to try to rectify the reservation problem and acted as if we were nuisance because they did not have the room we reserved months in advance.
2. You must leave your key when going out. Upon returning to the hostel we usually had to wait 15-20min to get our key back. It was infuriating.
3. Location is terrible!! The hostel is a 15min walk outside of town, completely isolated. No shops, no restuarants. Only a rather unsafe appearing neighborhood.
4. They do offer excursions through the hostel. We ended up making all of our excursion reservations at local tourist companies because the hostel does not accept credit card. The price is the same regardless of what company you choose.
5. Overall no atmosphere. A lot of the fun of staying hostels is meeting other travelers. Hanging out. There is no comfortable place to do that here. In the 4 days we stayed here the only interaction we had with other people was in passing in the lobby area.

Stayed March 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2006

We liked the hostal. Friendly staff, good excursions, OK double rooms with bathroom, their own little restaurant to have meals (didn't try) or to be used as a bar at night. Nice surroundings, just a bit outside of the town. You had to walk about 10,15 minutes to town / busstation, and there were no shops around. But that's no problem if you know...

It was not that far (5 min.) from the best restaurant in town, La Tablita. That really was the best (and most!!) meat we ate in the whole of Argentina!! Especially try the Patagonian Lamb.

  • Liked — friendly
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed February 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Hostel del Glaciar

Property: Hostel del Glaciar
Address: Calle Los Pioneros 251, El Calafate Z9405CNE, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 62 Speciality Lodging in El Calafate
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,083 - ₹ 3,655
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel del Glaciar 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros You're looking at the first Hostel & Suites Patagonia, founded in 1987 always maintained as an icon in the segmemento in El Calafate. Private and shared rooms. We have an own travel agency renowned in active tourism, Patagonia Backpackers. The dormitories have individual lockers and security lockes provadas higher. Parking. Full kitchen for guest use. All tours can be purchased at the hostel. Wi-Fi. Free luggage deposit (no need to carry weight in your days of travel by El Chalten, Torres del Paine, Punta Arenas, etc). Chill Out room and reading room with fireplace. Backyard with grill. Perhaps most important, and what we do best ... You serve humanly friendly, logically and professionally in several languages ​​so that you can not just have one key but you reach a real local friend to tell you and allow you to discover the secrets that others miss. Approximate capacity: 160 guests. ... more   less 
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