Hostería Yr Hen Ffordd
Hostel | Michael Jones No 342, Chubut Gaiman, Argentina 9105
12 out of 12 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (18/02/2015)
"Nice, comfy, full of character, nice and helpful owners, conveniently located for bus travel."Read all Hostería Yr Hen Ffordd reviews
- Air Conditioning
- Car Parking
- Lounge area
- Internet / Wi-Fi
- 24 hour hot showers
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Laundry service
- Wake-up calls
- Common area / room
- Internet access in public areas
- Outside area
- Luggage Room
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Earliest check-in: 13:30
Latest Check-out: 11:00
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About Hostería Yr Hen Ffordd
Only a block away from the main square and at the same distance from Gaiman’s first house and the First School of Patagonia, the road on which this hundred year-old house is built is the most attractive to tourists and one of the oldest of the town. It is an old street surrounded by hills which provides the setting for the history of the Welsh settlers in Patagonia.
In our bed and breakfast you will be able to enjoy comfortable and modern facilities combined with the peaceful lifestyle and Welsh essence of former times. The old building has been restored and allows you to experience the lifestyle of the settlers who arrived to the Chubut Valley in 1874.
You will also be able to experience the history of the town and the natural Patagonian landscape. As you walk on this street surrounded by hills and historical buildings, you will also be enjoying the fresh air of the place.
If you are fond of adventure, by walking only 100 metres you will be able to climb up to the viewpoint of the hills or cross the old and dark train tunnel.
And apart from all this natural landscape and history you will be able to keep in touch with your family through our free internet service.
With its high wooden roofs and typical windows, Yr Hen Ffordd keeps its original warmth providing tourists with an excellent and personalized service.
Your stay in Yr Hen Ffordd includes a home-made continental breakfast.
All our rooms include:
· Private bathrooms with hot water
· Bed linen and blankets
· Maid service
· Individual heating
· Big wardrobes
The bed and breakfast has also got:
· A garden
· A breakfast room
· A reception, living-room and reading room
· Luggage storage
· Private car park
· Free WI FI zone
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN GAIMAN
- Welsh Regional Museum (The Old Railway Station)
This museum is located in the old station of the National Patagonian Railway. Inside there is an interesting display of over 3000 different items of the time of the Welsh colony’s creation.
There is also a great collection of newspapers and a library with a special collection of books brought from Wales. You can
- THE FIRST HOUSE
It was built in 1874 by David Roberts with stones brought from the surrounding hills. At first its roof was made of straw and mud. It was used as a family house for about ten years. Inside it is austerely atmosphered, with only a few pieces of furniture, in order to resemble the lifestyle of the settlers.
- “Bryn Gwyn” Paleontology Park
Situated 10 km away from Gaiman, this trip allows us to travel back in time to the point when these lands were part of the Atlantic Ocean and allows us to appreciate valuable archeological treasures. In Welsh, Bryn Gwyn means “White Hill”, and this place is the first of this kind in Latin America. This walk is a journey through time and you will come across many discoveries. Website: www.mef.org.ar
- CAMWY SCHOOL
The floods of 1899 destroyed the building that was destined to a secondary and intermediate school. However, the inhabitants of Gaiman didn’t lose heart and on 15th November 1904 a neighbour committee was created with the aim of creating a school. That committee is still known today as The Camwy Welsh Association for Education and Culture”.
On 18th June 1906 the intermediate School was inaugurated in a temporary place. By the end of 1906 the cornerstone of the building we see today was laid, and the school worked there successfully for many years. It is considered the first school of Patagonia.
- THE TUNNEL OF THE FORMER PATGONIAN RAILWAY
The historical tunnel was built for the railway which used to join Puerto Madryn and Las Plumas, a village in the centre of the province. It was the first railway of the area, built at the end of 1887 and inaugurated two years later.
The tunnel has a brick façade and is approximately 300 metres long. The tracks were removed in 1962 and, despite the passing of time, the tunnel is still in perfect conditions. It has been named as a Historical Monument of our province.
- HILL CLIMBING
Gaiman is situated in the area of the valley where the Chubut River comes closest to the hills. One of the walks you cannot miss is climbing to one of the two viewpoints (on foot or by car) to appreciate the valley and the snake-like shape of the river from above.
- Tea Houses
The custom of having afternoon tea was brought by the Welsh settlers and today forms part of Gaiman’s culture. Tea is served with typical Welsh cake, cream tart, nut cake, apple pie, chocolate cake with cream and pies made with different fruits You can also taste the delicious regional jams and home-made butter with scones and bread.