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Penthouse 1004
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

The sixties-style tower block housing this hostel might be more Bracknell than Bariloche but persevere to the tenth floor inside and you will be rewarded. At the end of a slightly uninspiring hallway room 1004 opens into a Tardis of large, welcoming rooms and possibly the most breathtaking view the whole town has to offer.
The staff are very helpful and the kitchen is huge, allowing you to have Masterchef style cook-offs. The common areas are very comfortable. We never had a problem with noise. There are ample bathrooms. Breakfast consists of homemade bead and jams, and a strange-yet-satisfying cereal mix.
This is a very popular hostel - we only left because we were a drop in and they became fully booked so book a room in advance and hold on to it!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Penthouse1004, Gerente at Penthouse 1004, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thank you for this well informed and amusing note! We are very pleased you felt good and had a nice time with us!
Hope to have you here soon again!
Love!
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Situated in large building in the middle of town, it is much nicer inside than what the building looks like. Its location on the top floor allows for spectacular views on the lake. Rooms and facilities are nice.

While most of the staff (esp owners ) was very nice, one temporary lady was not very friendly and once kind of rude to us when we were asking for our laundry that was due for 2 hours and we wanted to go to bed. Thus, only 4/5

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Penthouse1004, Gerente at Penthouse 1004, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thank you for taking your time to write!
We are sorry you had an inconvenience with a staff member. We will improve that.
Hope to see you again in the future!
Love
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in a double room with shared bathroom. The views are as stunning as everyone says. The bedroom was comfy, clean and warm with great views. Although it overlooked the square it was not noisy while we were there. The balcony and lounge are great for relaxing and meeting up with people. The kitchen is large and well stocked with equipment and several cookers. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and always available. They can help organise various things (bike rides, kayaking etc). It's really good but Nothing is ever 100% perfect and we were surprised that they want advance payment if arriving after 4pm but they do not accept PayPal or credit card! The hostal staff managed to work it out for us, so no major problem. Breakfast is basic but with fresh homemade bread. Wifi is available in the rooms although it can be a little slow. Overall we would highly recommend this hostal. It was excellent value and cheaper than some we've stayed in. If you're in Bariloche try Penthouse 1004, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Penthouse1004, Gerente at Penthouse 1004, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Thank you for taking your time to write this lovely note! We are really glad that you had a good time here with us. Thank you very much for the wonderful photo as well!
We hope to see you again someday in the future!
Love
Ceci, Annie and Juan

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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Penthouse 1004 is in the perfect location with friendly staff and an incredible view over the lake. Great atmosphere with comfy common areas to meet and chat with other travellers. Dorms are spacious and plenty of bathrooms. Massive industrial kitchen with everything you could need. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Penthouse1004, Gerente at Penthouse 1004, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thank you very much! We really appreciate taking your time to write. It’s always very helpful.
Hope to see you again!
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Penthouse 1004 is in a convenient location right in the city center of Bariloche with a great view over the lake. My husband and I stayed over the New Year holiday when the city was fully booked and we were thankful to find a double room with shared bathroom in this hostel. The hostel has a friendly vibe, lots of travelers hanging out in the common areas and cooking in the kitchen. The staff were helpful in getting us bus cards and helping us find the routes to the areas we wanted to visit. They make nice homemade bread each day for breakfast, along with jam and dulce de leche. The staff also organized a potluck New Year's party which was a lot of fun. I think this is a good place for travelers who want to meet other people.

My main complaints are about the quality of sleep and the cleanliness of the place. We were unable to sleep between the hours of 3am and 7am due to the unbelievably loud cars racing outside on the street below the hostel. They revved their engines and were yelling outside all 5 nights we stayed there. The building itself is a bit of an eyesore, and the hostel facilities seem like they may not have been updated since the place opened around 17 years ago. The shared bathrooms were not great and our room had worn out carpet and bedcovers and dingy red curtains. It is fine if you just want someplace central with good social life, but there are nicer places to stay for a similar price in Bariloche.

Room Tip: Rooms on the side away from the plaza get less street noise
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I was recommended this hostel by a fellow traveller whilst at the Iguazu Falls. It was probably the best recommendation I had over my entire trip. The main thing people say about this hostel is the view, and for good reason, it has to be the most amazing view for any hostel in Argentina. Taking the incredible view out the picture the hostel is still brilliant. Great breakfast, comfy beds, really helpful staff and excellent laundry service. Also a great atmosphere around the hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Penthouse1004, Gerente at Penthouse 1004, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Thank you!
It’s wonderful to hear that you had a good time and that you felt comfortable here in our home!
Hopefully we have the chance to meet each other again!
Love
Ceci, Annie and Juan

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Stayed a few nights here back in December, really lovely hostel with AMAZING views! Worth staying here for the view alone! Staff are extremely helpful, while here I broke my tooth eating breakfast, as it was the weekend it wasn’t so easy to find a dentist however Annie rang around loads of places and eventually found a dentist that could see me! Would definitely recommend this place.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Avenida Gral San Martin 127 | Piso 10 - Dpto. 1004, San Carlos de Bariloche R8400ALB, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bariloche
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 256 Speciality Lodging in San Carlos de Bariloche
Price Range: £20 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Penthouse 1004 is the most famous lodge in Bariloche not only because of the stunning panoramic views, but also for its cozy and homely atmosphere. You can enjoy the scenery from every area of the house, including all bedrooms. We have dorms with 4,5,6 and 7 beds. As well 3 beautiful double rooms, two matrimonial and one with a twin option. All of the rooms are spacious and luminous! They have central heating and individual lockers.The large living room invites you to chill out on the comfortable couches after a long day of hiking. The size and the furnishing of the dining room make the perfect place for socializing with guests from all over the world. An eclectic selection of music helps to create the right atmosphere for each moment!The Penthouse 1004 was born due to the human quality and warmth of all its visitors. We don’t want to break this important spirit of friendship, that’s why we decided not to have a TV. We have a fully equipped large kitchen with utensils and basic ingredients (spices, salt, oil, tea, coffee, sugar), three big stoves and a microwave.The free breakfast includes fresh homemade bread, butter, homemade jam, dulce de leche, a healthy cereal mix, milk, coffee and tea.There is free internet access and Wi-Fi. You can’t miss sun bathing, having a drink, reading a book or just relaxing on the large balcony looking at the lake and the mountains. As the house is non-smoking there is a smoking gallery on the balcony.We offer free luggage storageBook exchangeOther services: laundry and a small selection of drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks). There is a parking area in the building. We have lots of information about things to do in Bariloche. We can help you to organize different tours, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, paragliding, rafting, fishing and so… ... more   less 
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