I stayed here for 4 nights at the end of August as a solo back packer. The first thing to point out is how lovely the owners are. They are so warm and friendly and always take time to come and talk to you, make sure you are ok and give you lots of helpful tips. Its in a good location, its peaceful at night and has lovely views of the lake but its also only about a 10 min walk max to the main street in El Calafate as well as being walking distance from Laguna Nimez. The place itself is clean and has a large common room/eating area where you pick up the free wifi or use the pool table. The room I stayed in could sleep 3 people - it was a reasonable size and the beds were comfy. Other furniture included a chair, table and small wardrobe with built in chest of drawers and coat hangers on the wall. The decor is cosy and there are some heated floor panels which is much appreciated at night as El Calafate is a cold place in winter. The room also had a decent size en suite bathroom with a power shower that always had warm water unlike other hostels I've stayed at. Breakfast was usually something along the lines of fresh bread, butter, jam/marmalade, cornflakes or a yoghurt drink. Beverages were either juice, tea or coffee. Another useful thing to note, if you do a trip to the glaciers (especially the mini treks) its a good idea to take a packed lunch with you and trust me, you will work up an apetite! For a reasonable 80 pesos they can do you a packed lunch which was a massive, fresh sandwich with generous portions of chicken, mayo and salad. They also included an apple, two mini cakes and a bottle of water which was great. All in all, I enjoyed my stay there. I felt looked after and had everything I needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
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