Hostel Pioneros del Valle

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The Hostelz.com Review

Hostel Pioneros del Valle is a brand new hostel in El Chalten, developed by one of the travel companies so that its customers have a place to stay. Interestingly it's also the only hostel in the village with free Wi-Fi. Considering the internet cafes are very expensive and the few bars with Wi-Fi ask for a fee per hour, this is a very good thing indeed.

The Location

El Chalten is a very small village and so it's hard for any hostel to be in a bad location. If you are arriving with Caltur they will drop you by the door of this hostel. The two other bus companies will drop you off about ten minutes' walk away. Additionally, it's only ten minutes' walk to the National Park from here.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are a selection of dorm and private rooms here. All rooms have their own bathrooms. This can unfortunately be a bad thing. There is no ventilation in the showers or toilet, which means that the various smells/humidity from these can spread to the bedroom, despite the hostel being very clean. Beds are very comfortable though and huge lockers are provided. There is also a window in each bedroom so there is some natural light.

Common Spaces

The one main common space is a huge room downstairs which has kitchen facilities, dining area, and comfy chairs with a TV. It's also near the reception area. It has the feeling of being somewhere between a foyer and school canteen. It's also too noisy to really relax but it can be a good area to meet people.

Summary

This is a new hostel that has tried to give the traveler everything he or she needs. This makes it feel more like a hotel, especially in regards to the decor, but despite it being custom-made, a few items such as the lack of ventilation in the bathrooms had not been thought of and this is the kind of thing that can define a stay. With a few alterations this could become a very good hostel.
by Russell Slater
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2010-02-06

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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Pioneros del Valle" at Av. San Martin 451.)

Location/Contact

Address
Av. San Martin 451, El Chaltén (El Chalten), Santa Cruz, Argentina
Coordinates
-50.339711, -72.254041 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.caltur.com.ar
Telephone
(54) 02902-491368 / (54) 02902-492217
Fax
(54) 02902-492217
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How is Hostel Pioneros del Valle rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(126 ratings)
85%
87%
61%
76%
HostelBookers
(61 ratings)
79%
79%
58%
72%
HostelsClub
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
73%
80%
60%
67%
Average
79%
82%
60%
72%

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