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Reviews of Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros

Hostel | Los Pioneros 251, El Calafate, Argentina Z9405

76.9% Overall Rating

48 out of 68 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/12/2014)

"Friendly staff and good for booking tours through the hostel. Decent sized kitchen. A bigger hostel so it could be good or bad for solo travelers but there are plenty of people you can meet in the common areas. The…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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76.9%

Overall Rating

48 out of 68 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
58.4%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
83.2%
Value
77.6%
Safety
84.0%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

sandra govin

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2015 sandra would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is recent, clean. Big bathrooms

Disliked: Small beds

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

zoran gvozden

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2015 zoran would recommend this property

Liked: Not so bad

Disliked: zoran left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lot of showers and toilets, always someone in reception

Disliked: Some of the staff made feeling they re not happy to help you. Atmosphere of not making effort to make you feel at home

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff. Big common area.

Disliked: Note -- this is NOT a Hosteling International affiliate (despite advertising conspicuously otherwise). So don't ask for the member discount. They won't honor it. Also, they pump loud music from morning to night throughout common areas. In reception sometimes it's so loud they have to shout like fishmongers at the clients to be understood. Everyone has to raise their voice to have a conversation, compounding the problem. We all have our own music these days and our heads would not explode with a little silence now and then. Aside from these two complaints, it's a pretty good hostel.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazingly clean with a great atmosphere and lots of travel help

Disliked: Nothing against the Staff- I'm sure their all fantastic, but we unfortunately caught a member on a bad day, and dealing with her hangover, took almost an hour to check us in.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 December 2014

Liked: Friendly staff and good for booking tours through the hostel. Decent sized kitchen. A bigger hostel so it could be good or bad for solo travelers but there are plenty of people you can meet in the common areas. The common areas are nice and big!

Disliked: Facilities are not the cleanest. Kitchen does not have adequate cooking equipment or enough space for the many travelers the hostel holds. There are absolutely no power outlets in the room and only a few to be found in the common areas that you would be lucky to get to after waiting hours for others to charge their phones, laptops, portable chargers, etc. The location is a 20 min walk from the center and not ideal. The use of one shared key between all the guests in one room can get a bit frustrating as people tend to hold onto the key and you have to go looking for it either at the desk or in the common areas amongs other guests. I would say there are probably better options out there for hostels.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Lucia Wögerer

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 November 2014 Lucia would recommend this property

Liked: Nice Location

Disliked: WLan could be better

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2014

Liked: Nice staff.

Disliked: we booked a 4 bed dorm which turned out to be a 6 bed dorm in a building across the road from the main hostel. This building didn't seem very secure, anyone could have walked in from the street and straight into our room as we weren't allowed to lock the door,which kept blowing open in the night. Also the beds shake a lot whenever anyone walks down the hallway...., didn't get a good nights sleep at all.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice shared facilities

Disliked: Not enough kitchenware

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: curtains on the bunks are a good idea, as are individual lights. I like the social area and the kitchen facilities. The showers are good and always powerful and hot.

Disliked: You need to rent cutlery which is a bit off. There are a minimal number of plug sockets for the amount of people in the hostel and these are mostly in hallways, none in the rooms. The breakfast is abysmal, small, stale bread and awful jam. Was clean, however no soap in the sinks by the urinals for the duration of our stay.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really comfortable place. Good restaurant and well equipped kitchen. Easy to book a lot of different excursions.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice lounging areas and excellent wifi.

Disliked: the location, a bit far away from the main street.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good Wifi. Big locker for each person in the dorms. No waiting for showers or toilets. Good information on tours and glacier trips. Some beds have curtains over them. Each bed has a light and a shelf.

Disliked: Staff were not so friendly. Huge and felt like staying in university dorms. Rooms are small. Breakfast for dorms rooms was rubbish (bread, butter, jam cofffee and tea). We walked in on breakfast for private rooms by mistake which looked AMAZING. Cream and chocolate and cake and dulce and juice and all sorts.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap. Comfy bed. Curtains over beds. Lockers. Size of hostal communal areas.

Disliked: Lack of anything useful in the kitchen, pretty unequipped. Rental of knife and forks because people obviously steal them. Shoddy breakfast, only bread and jam available, not the same as other HI hostels.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Juan Ignacio Faisal

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2012 Juan Ignacio would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was remarkable, always smiling and ready to help.

Disliked: Bathroom could have done with a little bit of cleaning but nothing too bad... it could jjust be better.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

VLADIMIR VASILEV

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

22 March 2011

Liked: quiet

Disliked: no breakfast

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Claudia Kind

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 December 2010 Claudia would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, good alternative tours to Glaciar Perito Moreno. Good and friendly restaurant.

Disliked: The heating system: Hot air blowing from the ceiling all night long and no possibility to turn off. The kitchen was only equipped with old aluminum pots and there was no cutlery (only for rent).

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Linda Reid

07 December 2009 Linda would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities, good travel agent for Glacier tours. Helpful, english-speaking staff. Clean and well laid-out. With a bar on site!

Disliked: Linda left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Julien Bertrand

01 January 2009 Julien would recommend this property

Liked: The meeting point restaurant was great!

Disliked: Julien left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Gareth Taylor

07 December 2008 Gareth would recommend this property

Liked: Restaurant was excellent and good value.

Disliked: Gareth left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

30 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The alternative Glacier tour

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Martha Hammond

18 February 2008 Martha would recommend this property

Liked: Good staff, great atmosphere. I´d really recommend the álternative tour´they do to the Glacier

Disliked: Martha left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

15 February 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the kitchen facilities, the showers& toilets

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

14 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, GREAT BREAKFAST,

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

26 March 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds are really comfortable and there is one member of staff who is very helpful. The others at times leave a lot to be desired. the tours that they run to the glacier and glacier trekking are fab!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.