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“Great Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Patanuk Lake Hostel

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Patanuk Lake Hostel
Seattle
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2010

Patanuk was in a great location and the staff were great. The room was grungy though and the bathroom had mold on the walls and shower curtain. I don't think the coffe pot had ever been washed! It was very loud at tnight - there is a bar downstairs..........For $45 it was a cheap room after flying for 30 hours to get to Argentina.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kayakercat
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2010

In Argentina we mixed up smart hotels with cheaper places throughout our 3 week trip. Patanuk was a charming place- staff were just great and gave the kind of service, advice and personal attention that really enriches your stay. The hostel did great music and asado (barbeque) nights, really fun, welcoming and thoughtfully planned. Lovely location by the lake, good value for money (we stayed in a huge loft with 2 rooms and self catering facilities for about 50US), would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank milkandwater
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Niterói, RJ - Brasil
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2010

Quiet place with an amazing view and just a few blocks away from the main streets. Clean, cozy, not expensive and very nice staff. I recomend it!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarianaAsp
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tel-aviv
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2010

we were lucky to found this hostel.
it is really really close to the center, plus it is on the lake with a great view to the lake
on top on it, they have a great cool bar on the lake with live music.
amazing value for the money. the rooms r clean, the hostel well decorated and nice vibe over there. storngly recommanded to 25 above.
my first choise if i am coming back to bariloche again.

the minus is that the first floor rooms are a bit noisy cause it is close to the bar.
other than that, i was really really hapy

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shayav2
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Sydney
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2009

With a beautiful location on the lakefront, big well equipped rooms, and really helpful staff this place was possibly the best hostel we stayed at in our 8 weeks in South America. We switched rooms a number of times as we went on trips and returned, and all the private rooms were great. The highlight was the attic penthouse that they let us stay in twice, amazing views. Breakfasts were pretty good by Argentinian standards, the lake front deck is lovely, and the guests were all pretty cool and chilled out people. They gave us sensational advice for walking, the higlight was the show shoe trek to Otto Meiling at Cerro Tronador. Plus they helped us with hire cars (cheapest in town), and with frantic phone calls when our flight was (inevitably) cancelled. The staff can appear a bit gruff and sharp at times, but they turned out to be super friendly and they have a fantastic hostel that is cheaper and better than most in town.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SydneyChalten
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Leamington Spa
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2009

This place is an ideal place in Bariloche.... cheaper than most, clean, great staff, excellent views and all facilities including an onsite bar although it is below the hostel and you cannot hear any noise from it.

Room walls are pretty thin so you can hear other rooms which is not so good but beds are really comfortable with en suite bathrooms.

The only downside to this hostel is the breakfast... bread is stale, only dulce de leche to go on it (so you had better like it) and some tea and coffee. Would not cost much to have some cereal or a toaster or some fruit or juice or medialunas that cost tuppence!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank geordieclaire
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2009

I stayed at the Patanuk for 7days with a friend in a private double room. From the minute we walked in, the staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful with all our needs. They pointed us in the right directions for a night cap, adventure, skiing, dinner, everything! During one point on our trip, a taxi driver over charged us 20pesos for a ride to the AP... when the manager of the hostel found out, he called the taxi company, and took care of the problem and within 24 hours, we had received a full refund. The staff really went out of their way to ensure that nothing tarnished our memory of Bariloche. The only problem we had at the hostel was with the wi-fi connection,,, but seriously, what are you doing on the computer any ways?!! go out and enjoy the beautiful scenic routes of Circuito Chico and Villa La Angostura - both a must see, and best done renting a car!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank crispye
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Additional Information about Patanuk Lake Hostel

Property: Patanuk Lake Hostel
Address: Avenida Bdier J M de Rosas 585, San Carlos de Bariloche R8400ADF, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bariloche
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 137 Hotels in San Carlos de Bariloche
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Patanuk is the only hostel in Bariloche with LAKE COAST and DIRECT ACCESS to the beach. Created by travelers for traveleres, it offers all the comforts of a first-line with the wave characteristic of a hostel designed to make your stay a unique experience.Our staff, bilingual and specialist sector, advise you on overything you nedd to get the most out of this magical place. ... more   less 
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