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Reviews of PIONEROS DEL VALLE HOSTEL

Hostel | Av San Martin 451, El Chalten, Argentina 9301

75.1% Overall Rating

38 out of 53 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/01/2014)

James Lee thinks…

"Beds are comfortable. Good location on main street (but small town). Good security and value (for El Chalten)."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.71

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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75.1%

Overall Rating

38 out of 53 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'PIONEROS DEL VALLE HOSTEL'

Atmosphere
61.6%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
68.8%
Value
68.8%
Safety
88.8%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Jana Leukart

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2014 Jana would recommend this property

Liked: good beds, really clean

Disliked: nothing

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2014

Liked: Location not bad

Disliked: This hostel is very big. Maybe better for big group of package travelers, but not for solo travelers .

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bed were made each day which was a nice touch.

Disliked: Roommate got bed bugs and with a bigger hostel, the kitchen was crowded at dinner time. Wifi was very slow.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money, good location

Disliked: Having to borrow and return utensils by end of day. Having to return locker key at front desk when leaving for day ($50 fine). Toilet paper scarce.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, renovated, good location, good value for money

Disliked: Each were given room keys which had a key to your locker. They have a policy where they fine you $50 if you don't drop off your key before leaving for a day excursion. Have to ask for utensils and return them at the end of each day is awkward. Toilet paper is scarce in bathrooms.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

matthew reInemann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 January 2014 matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Hot showers, big secure lockers in the room and loads of comfy social areas.

Disliked: The bunk beds! If you are unlucky enough to stay on a bottom bunk watch your head! Rather than.bunks these are 2beds stuck together so hardly any headroom! For the size of the hostel the kitchen needs to be improved as there are hardly any pots, pans or jobs to cook on. We also found it strange that they changed the WiFi password and didn't tell any guests. A very average stay.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

James Lee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2014

Liked: Beds are comfortable. Good location on main street (but small town). Good security and value (for El Chalten).

Disliked: I've stayed at plenty of hostels and this is the ONLY one that I can NOT recommend. This place is like a boarding school / camp with the large groups that stay here and don't clean up after themselves. The kitchen is filthy and poorly equipped. Staff won't do anything unless asked. They don't keep toilet paper stocked, which is disgusting. My last day there they didn't even have any when I asked and just said that the shipment hasn't arrived ... that's not an acceptable answer.

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

Poon Kaichun

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 December 2013 Poon would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is big and they can provide every basic facilities, such as kitchen, private toilet

Disliked: Poon left no negative feedback.

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

Eoin Casey

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2013 Eoin would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, good value, large lockers for bags

Disliked: Not much atmosphere

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2013

Liked: Hardly anything.

Disliked: The two girls at the reception were just chatting with each other, I got NO information when I arrived except of where my room is. The kitchen is a mess, no one from the hostal is ever looking after it, don't think even about cooking here! There is no toilet paper in the rooms, you get it from the maids if you ask them. The room was far too hot during the nights, we couldn't switch off the heater. Breakfast is not included.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2013

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Kitchen is really bad!

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

Guillermo de Hoyos

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 March 2013 Guillermo would recommend this property

Liked: Kindness Rooms

Disliked: Access to internet Cleanliness in litchen

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

David Greulich

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2013

Liked: It was clean. There is a maid staff that cleans it daily. Good hot showers, but no shelf for soap and shampoo, not enough hooks to hang clothes either. There are plenty of comfortable armchairs to sit in if the weather has you stuck inside.

Disliked: It is totally "industrial" a sterile backpacker warehouse. No decent food service. The majority of the staff, other than front desk people, seem interested in doing as little as possible. Never any toilet paper in the bathrooms! Needs to upgrade the kitchen equipment, lousy pots and pans and no utensils, bring your own if you plan to cook for yourself.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location for hiking

Disliked: No atmosphere, feels very empty, no character

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Many areas to sit and relax, plenty of pace available outside as well. Very secure and safe. Lockers in the room were excellent and ensuite bathrooms was a plus.

Disliked: Kitchen was not well equipped - there was nothing available to cook with and you had to pay a 30 pesos deposit just to get a set of silverware to eat with.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good layout of dorms and spacious lockers with lock and key provided. Each dorm has its own bathroom which works well. There are lots of sofas and communal areas so you can always find somewhere to sit and relax.

Disliked: The kitchen was large but not too well equipped. They must have had problems with theft of cutlery as we had to pay a 30peso refundable deposit to hire knife, fork and spoon which was quite annoying. Wifi really slow, but this is the case everywhere in El Chalten!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were very new, clean and bright. Big lockers in the rooms which is great. Lots of space to sit around in the common areas. Good location. Handy that the bus to El Calafate leaves from there before the bus station, so you can hop on early.

Disliked: You had to leave a deposit for cutlery which was really annoying and there was never any toilet roll in any of the toilets, which I think is pretty disgusting, that's a pretty basic requirement.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

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

04 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very helpful to choose the best hikes for me. Also they were relaxed and making you feel good at their place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 January 2013

Liked: It was clean and the staff were friendly, if a little disorganised.

Disliked: The bathrooms did not have toilet paper, the kitchen was poorly equipped and the wifi was very slow. It was clean but nothing special and not good value for money.

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

Stefan Kyburz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 December 2012 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: nice place, room was very clean, big locker,

Disliked: internet-connection on terminal and per wifi....sooooo slow.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not Crowded & Very Quiet

Disliked: Breakfast not Included

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel, staff we friendly and very helpful. The dorms are spacious with large lockers, very safe. I enjoyed this hostel, and have booked to stay extra nights. It is close the the main walks entry points.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful and well informed staff. They don't fill up the dorms too much so you actually have enough space when available of coursr. Good and big lockers!

Disliked: The atmosphere could be a bit more cosy especially after a long trekking day.

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

Andre de Souza Carvalho

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2012 Andre would recommend this property

Liked: It's a new hostel in a place with a great view

Disliked: Andre left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Maxime Paquet

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 May 2012 Maxime would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and for the price, it's a very modern and clean hostel!! I loved it so much that I ended up staying two more nights!

Disliked: Well, it's not really the fault of the hostel, but since it's low season in the moment here in El Chalten, there wasn't a lot of travellers... But you know, sometimes it's good to have some time to yourself and relax!