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Hosteria Kau Kaleshen
Ranked #50 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
Franklin, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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“Excellent Staff”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

This was the first hotel we stayed in on our trip to Patagonia. It set the high standard against which we measured the hotels we stayed in during the remainder of our trip. The hotel is simple, but is extremely clean, tranquil and comfortable. The decor is very remniscent of Patagonian culture. The breakfast is good (for an Argentinian breakfast) and is served in the hotel's tea house where you can also have dinner or stop in for tea and coffee. The hotel is also centrally located and you can easily walk to many places in town including the bus terminal. The best part of our stay was the welcoming, friendly and helpful staff. We were sad to say goodbye to them! The only down side to this place is the thin walls.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights in Nov. 2012 at a total cost of 440USD for a double room. I would recommend it for people who want to stay in the center of El Calafate, within easy walking distance to the shops and resturants "downtown".

The staff is very helpful and friendly, speaking both Spanish and English. The hotel was great about booking excursions and answering any questions I had. The rooms are simple with tile floors and midrange linens and decor. Not luxury, but not hostel. The heating is good! The breakfast that is included is nice with fruit salad, medilunas, cheese, ham, coffee, milk, tea, cereal.

It was too cold to use the pretty garden area, but they have a nice sitting area, like a Florida room, where you can look out to the garden and read or watch TV. They also have a desktop computer with Internet there. I couldn´t get my iPhone´s wifi to work with their connection, so the computer was key. It seemed the other guests during my stay were quite international and in their late 20´s to 40´s.

Although I booked the room through bookings.com, the hosteria (as it clearly states) only accepts payment in cash.

I might suggest requesting a room on the second floor since I could hear my upstairs neighbors from time to time.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

The room is somewhat dark and small, just as the beds. Breakfast is oke but limited choice. Staff was very very friendly everytime. E.g they called several places to find us a massage and booked this for us.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

Really loved the place. Tastefully done. Friendly and helpful people. Rooms were nice. Breakfasts were average. Overall extremely happy.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

The staff were very nice, helpful, and answered "yes" every time we asked them for something. The breakfast was wonderful -- pastries, yogurt, cereal, juices, as well as ham and cheese -- and the restaurant attached to the hotel is nice as well. The tour bus for our glacier tour picked us up, right on time, and right outside the hotel.

The hotel is only one block from the main street in El Calafate. Superb location.

They will do your laundry for about $10 (U.S. dollars) for a "bag" full. They give you a medium-sized plastic bag, and you fill it up as much as you can. They wash, dry, and fold your clothes, and then deliver them to your room the same day. This really helped us, as we were in the middle of our Argentina adventure when we got to El Calafate, and it was great to freshen up our clothes.

Kau Kaleshen has a BEAUTIFUL courtyard, and the rooms are clean, large and quiet. The shower was okay, but the water pressure was pretty low. The Wi-Fi does not work great in the rooms, but it works very well in the courtyard.

Staff helped us with reservations for our trip, for dinner, and for a bike rental. We would definitely return to Kau Kaleshen.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, England
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Kau Kalenshen is a small, friendly hosteria set just behind the main street of El Calafate. A great location for the restaurants and shops and an easy walk to the bus station - if you don't have all your luggage with you at the time, as there are a few steps involved. We stayed for 2 nights, then did a side tour to El Chalten before returning for a final night and the hotel looked after our main bags and did a very good value service wash while we were away. The staff are all friendly and helpful and at least one speaks excellent English - always a help when your own language skills are woefully lacking! He also seemed to know our schedule for the next day, who would be picking us up when and asking if we needed a wake up call. We stayed in two different rooms, the first (no11) was next to the sitting room in the main building and very big, probably a family room - great for 2 people with big bags to sort out. The second (no 5) was a chalet in the garden - not quite so big, but more than adequate space. The pretty garden is a big plus here. Breakfast was a reasonable continental buffet but the restaurant comes into its own in the evening when it offers excellent and good value vegetarian meals. Arrving late one night we had the best pizza in Argentina - we were warned that it would be big for 2, and it was, but we made serious in roads into it as it was so delicious.The only minor downside for this hotel was the lack of sound insulation in the rooms - but as we had to get up early every day, we were probably the ones doing the disturbing.

Room Tip: Room 11 has lots of space.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

The people working here are so nice. And the vegetarian restaurant here is really nice, not to mention a great deal (which is rare in touristy El Calafate).

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hosteria Kau Kaleshen
Address: Gobernador Gregores 1256 | (entre Bustillo y 25 de Mayo), El Calafate, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hosteria Kau Kaleshen 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel and Te house, located in downtown El Calafate, has unique construction and decor details, and is surrounded by beauty of old poplars. ... more   less 
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