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America del Sur Hostel Calafate
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#20 in Argentina

America del Sur Hostel Calafate

Puerto Deseado No 153, 9405 El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
+54 290 249 3525   Official website

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rate per night

9.0

Excellent
based on 2,990 reviews
America del Sur Hostel Calafate - El Calafate, Argentina
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.7 km
Location rating 8.6
Nearest Airport El Calafate
Distance to airport 15.3 km

Rooms

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Double Rooms

C$ 101+

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Double bed
C$ 109 per night

Standard Rooms

C$ 127+

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  • Good
    Sep. 2019
    6.7

    It's a great hostel and I wouldn't let the above stop you booking just be wise to it and book the tour elsewhere! Nice hostel, clean, warm with great under floor heating, amazing views, loads of common space, good kitchen, good breakfast included, provide a packed lunch service for only 300 pesso.

    I booked the glacier mini trek for two with the hostel which is 6500 pesso each, there is only one company that provide the service so it's the same price everywhere but then I was charged an extra 4%, when i questioned it I was told a reason that changed the more information I asked for. Firstly it was a tax then it was a fee for using a foreign card then it was the charge the hostel has to pay for the use of the card machine then finally told it was a commission! Eventually they just gave me the 4% back. I asked them did they know if you went direct to the companies website you could book it and pay by card with no additional fee and they said yes but they dont pass that information on? Hostels are meant to be there to help backpackers save money not benefit themselves off an already expensive tour! Overall just left a bad taste. When paying for the room they used a 60 pesso to the dollar exchange even though online mine was showing 56, I asked to pay in dollars so I could get my own exchange rate but the guy at the counter said I couldn't, it was his first time checking anyone in but then when paying for food the pesso price on the menu was converted to pay in dollars and when I asked I could pay in either? Also they exchanged the dollar to 60 pesso when charging you but sold the pesso at 55 to the dollar on the same day? They change the practices to suit themselves and you feel like you are getting caught at every angle. Also girl behind the desk with the short hair is just rude, don't know if that was just to us after the 4% ordeal. All other staff are nice and helpful, even the girl that I was dealing with about the tour was nice about it, they just give mixed information which I'm sure is the hostels bad practices and they have to deliver them best they can.

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    9.2

    Staff were very friendly and helpful. The lounge area is very cool to sit down and relax.

    Breakfast was poor. It was bread and cereal with little selection.

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    10.0

    The staff always had a smile on their faces and greeted us warmly. They always made sure we were having a good time and offered tips or advice on things we could do or how to make our plans easier.

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    10.0

    Staff very friendly and helpful

  • Excellent
    Aug. 2019
    10.0

    All of the hostel: direction sunrise, meal, lobby. REALLY reocemmended!!!!

    I cannot find anything to give negative

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About

Overview

With a stay at America del Sur Hostel El Calafate in El Calafate (Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Plaza de los Pioneros and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and express check-out. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.0 Excellent

based on 2,990 reviews

9.5

Service

9.3

Vibe

7.4

Breakfast

6.9

WiFi

Things to Know

  • Near city centre
  • Friendly service
  • Great view
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

10:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled Access
Currency exchange on-site
Bicycle rental
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
24hr front desk
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free parking
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Grill
Laundry service
Safe
Designated smoking area
Elevator

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • El Calafate Regional Museum 0.8 km
  • Laguna Nimez 1.1 km
  • Isla Solitaria 4.3 km
  • Glaciarium 6.5 km

El Calafate Travel Guide

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