Marcopolo Inn Bariloche

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Description

The Hostelz.com Review

Marcopolo Inn Bariloche is part of a chain that can be found in different cities in Argentina. So you already know you'll be laying your head down in a well run, proper hostel. Don't expect a cosy or authentic atmosphere, but rather a hotel-like environment that is perfectly adapted to backpackers.

The Location

The hostel is not quite a ten-minute, uphill walk from the main street. The bus terminal is a big, thirty-minute walk. The hostel is easy to find, and located on a one way street, so there's not that much traffic in the street.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Marcopolo Inn is a multiple-story building, that has a great range of rooms -- double, twin, triple, and dorms. The rooms are clean and spacious. They could have stuffed it full with bunk beds, but this is not the case. There are only single beds with a lot of space between them. Every room, the dormitories included, has a private bathroom. Everything is cleaned on a daily basis. Toilet is good, and the shower, bidet, and sink all work perfectly fine and provide hot water. The door can be locked, so no need to worry about privacy.
Next to that, the room also comes with lockers, but you need to bring your own padlock.

Common Spaces

Next to the reception, which is downstairs, there are couches and a TV. There is also a desk with two computers. The entire first floor is common space. There is a (rather small) kitchen, a bar, and an area filled with tables and benches allowing almost all the guests in the hostel to have dinner together. Breakfast is included in the Marcopolo Inn and it is pretty decent -- freshly baked bread, cereal, butter, jam, dulce de leche, cheese, tea, and juice.

In contrary to other hostels, Marcopolo Inn also offers a free dinner to all the guests. Don't expect too much, though. The portion you get is about a third of what you normally eat. And it is not very tasty either. For example, spaghetti is simply pasta, tomato sauce, parsley, and a topping of sour cream -- no meat, no vegetables.

There is free Wi-Fi available, but the connection breaks down every ten minutes. The hostel has a different signal for every floor, but sometimes the floor beneath or above you works better. It's quite frustrating! The bar opens in the evening and there is also a pool table.

Summary

Marcopolo Inn Bariloche is a pleasant place to stay. It offers you plenty of information on the city and its activities. It houses a lot of people, but the hostel is big enough, that you will definitely find a spot to relax.
by Margaret
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2016-02-01
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Location/Contact

Address
Salta 422, Bariloche (San Carlos de Bariloche), Río Negro, Argentina
Coordinates
-41.134086, -71.316855 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.barilochehostel.com.ar
Telephone
+54 (02944) - 400105
Fax
54 2944 400105
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Wouldn't go back
The hostel staff were unwelcoming and acted like college RAs. One night we were playing music in our room at 10:30 p.m. and they just came in without knocking and told us we had to turn it off. The bathrooms were tiny and stayed wet after showers. The views from the hostel were beautiful. The dinners were ok for being free. The bar was cool. I wouldn't stay there again though. It didn't seem like much of a hostel -- more like a college dorm where you have to watch your every move.
Tess
(USA)
2009-11-12
Hostel Inn Bariloche is an ultra-modern hostel with a nice location affording guests an amazing view of Lago Nahuel Huapi. There are large common areas enabling guests to socialise, watch TV, or just chill out and enjoy the views. At reception you will find plenty of information on activities to undertake during your stay in Bariloche or assistance with booking other HI Hostels for your onward travel. The Location The bus terminal is a few kilometers outside of Bariloche Centre. It is possible to catch a local bus from the terminal into the town centre but be warned that although the hostel is located an easy walk away from the Civic Centre, it is situated atop a fairly steep hill and there are quite a few steps to navigate once you reach the hostel in order to get to the reception area -- so if you're tired after your journey you may wish to take the easy option and take a taxi from the bus terminal for a reasonable fare. Rooms and Bathrooms Although a little small, the dorms are clean and comfortable and have large lockers in which to store your belongings -- remember to bring a lock though. Guests are provided with a room key, for which a deposit is required upon check-in. Most dorms have ensuite bathrooms -- they are nicely decorated but lack hooks for clothes and in-shower shelving for toiletries; the shower cubicle is somewhat small but shower gel is provided in a dispenser on the wall; there is also a liquid soap dispenser at the sink -- a nice touch. The hostel does offer private rooms for higher rates if desired. Common Spaces There are a few large common areas for guests to use. Next to the reception area is a TV with sofa seating and there are also some long tables and chairs next to the kitchen area. Also located here are the computer terminals available for guest use at no extra charge and the hostel also provides Wi-Fi for those with laptops. The kitchen is small but clean and tidy and guests are welcome to use its facilities (fridge, microwave, gas rings, and toasters -- there is no oven). Outside, there is a small lawn and a decking area with tables and chairs. Smoking is not permitted inside the hostel, which is a good thing. Summary This hostel offers breakfast and dinner included in the price. In order to obtain the free dinner, guests must ask at reception for a voucher and take this along to a nearby hostel (a few minutes' walk along the road). The basic meals are served here in the bar area, making it a more social occasion and a vegetarian option is also offered if so desired. Overall, this is an extremely pleasant hostel with a nice, relaxed atmosphere. It is modern, clean, and bright with amazing views of the lake.
Louise Jones
(England)
2009-02-10
  All and all it was not that bad. I just got one beef...and that is their book exchange. Finding books in English is really hard in SA, and there is no need to make it harder by having a 2 for 1 book exchange. What backpacker takes two books with them!! I think that this is a really rotten policy and for that reason alone I will not stay at a HI again.
Donald
2006-01-30
  We stayed here in July and had such a great time. It is really clean, warm and has excellent cooking facilities. It is central and the view from the hostel is fabulous. Also Javier and the staff are very helpful.
Jacinta
2005-08-26
  I found Bariloche Hostel excellent. It has an awesome view and is close to town but not in town, more pleasant in my opinion. Plus the place is super clean and has a lovely atmosphere. Javier and his wife are the best hosts. They helped us out on several occasions, for which my friends and I are very grateful. I highly recommend this hostel from my time spent there while in Bariloche.
Andrew
2004-12-19

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