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America del Sur Hostel
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Great place, very warm atmosphere and helpful, friendly staff.
Our room was a decent size and had a great view of the mountains.
The bed was comfortable and the whole hostel was very clean.
Also included breakfast which was cool.
Honestly wish every hostel could meet this standard.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We stayed in a private room which was very very nice and clean. Good value for money. The staff is very friendly and the chill out area above the check inn and it's view is fascinating.
Only issue, this place is very popular and hyped that it is almost too crowded and a privilege to get a bed. So book in advance. Overall Great

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Ole S
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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile


Good hostel, though understandably lacking some of the refinement of it's big brother hostel in Buenos Aires. 

The location is good in my opinion and quite close to the town centre though up a hill, as pointed out by some other reviewers. For my wife and I this was no problem though, even with our big packs.

We stayed in a private double room with ensuite which was good by hostel standards with a comfortable bed. The shower was particularly good--hot with good water pressure.

We did  have an issue though: before arriving we asked the hostel staff via email to book our glacier tour & trek, which they agreed to. However, they did not follow through and only told us we were not booked well after we arrived and the tour operator had closed for the evening. They initially said we had not provided our details (which we had), but later said they simply had not had time that day. The staff are very busy, but need to inform guests as soon as possible if they are unable to follow through with a booking. Our only option was to try to book last minute the following morning, but disappointingly the night staff left no communication at all for the morning crew on the issue. Because we only had a single day we were unable to do the activity we wanted and went through a lot to be able to book anything at all (with limited help from the hostel). Anyway, based on our experience I cannot say the service was good, but I do think our experience was the exception. The hostel staff generally seemed helpful, smart and enthusiastic and I would be surprised if experiences like ours are common.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Had a pleasant stay here - the hostel was spacious, cosy and clean and the staff were super friendly. Breakfast was the usual. I loved the view from the common room and it was a nice place to meet people and chat. I also really appreciated the hairdryer in the room.

It was a bit of an uphill trek from town, which was a bit annoying with bags. The bus station advertises a shuttle from there but it doesn't appear to exist! Maybe when it's high season?

Also it was a bit annoying that the wifi didn't reach the rooms. It was good in the common areas however.

It was a pleasant hostel though and I would recommend it.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

After a really memorable week staying at America del Sur in Buenos Aires, we made a point of checking in here when we were passing through El Calafate, and it was a similar experience: really inviting staff (more so than Buenos lot actually), friendly and informative, great breakfast, totally adequate kitchen facilities, and more evenings getting social with other travellers. Lovely views out over the lake too. Only small downside (as with BA) is that the bathrooms are literally small walled stalls - at least thats the way it feels - in the corners of the rooms. Too small and really no privacy. But only a small complaint.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Stayed there 3 nights in a double room. Had a good time. The hostel is more like a hotel in its layout. Underfloor heating ensures that it is warm - maybe a bit TOO warm, but nice.

The best bit is the staff. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable - would not even try to find a fault with them.

Recommended

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank whizzyuk
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Lots of positives about this hotel. It's clean and spacious. People take shoes off at the entrance to keep the place clean and the heating comes through the floor. Nice size rooms and decent breakfast. The staff are super friendly and always introduce themselves to new comers. They take the time to give loads of useful tips. The place gets a bit too warm so temperature should be better controlled especially at night.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle Puerto Deseado, 153, El Calafate Z9405CNE, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 72 Speciality Lodging in El Calafate
Price Range: £36 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — America del Sur Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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