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Hostel Posada Del Catalejo

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Hostelz.com's Review
Hostel Posada Del Catalejo is a small, family-run, laid-back kind of place with helpful staff who will give you the lowdown on how to see the best of the area.

The Location

The hostel is excellently placed in the town centre. It is just a couple of minutes' stroll from the beach, and an easy, ten-minute walk from the bus station. Public transport isn’t much help should you want to visit the sights further afield in the area, such as the penguin colonies, Welsh Villages and Peninsula Valdes; however, there are ample tour operators and car rental places in town.

Rooms and Bathrooms

This isn't a sparkly new hostel but it's not badly maintained either. The dorms, located downstairs, are clean and quite comfortable and three private rooms upstairs (one with en suite) are cosy enough, decent, and away from the noise of the kitchen/garden. There are only a couple bathrooms, so when the hostel is full there can be a wait. They have hot showers and are pretty clean but could use a little sprucing up.

Common Spaces

The reception area is open-plan with a sofa and TV, plus lots of tables and chairs. However, during our stay most people chose to hang out in the tiny garden and the well-equipped kitchen, which leads off it. There's a big fridge a nice long table for socialising and proper cooker/oven in the kitchen so foodies can enjoy flexing their culinary muscles. Breakfast is in line with much of Argentina’s hostels -- bread, coffee, and the fresh sticky croissant-wannabes known as "media lunas" are all good. There is another small room with a book exchange and guest computer, which also leads on to the garden. Due to the compact nature of Hostel Posada Del Catalejo and the friendly hosts, it's easy to feel at home and enjoy relaxing with the other guests.

Summary

The owners of the hostel also operate a very good tour agency and we very much appreciated their assistance and lack of pushiness when assisting us with planning activities. They helped us with hiring a car and arranged a fun and interesting guide for a private group tour. Bikes are available for hire from here too. Hostel Posada Del Catalejo is a friendly, chilled, and well-run place in central Puerto Madryn.

by Laura T
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
February 2014
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