La Tosca Hostel, Puerto Madryn

8.9
714 Reviews
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La Tosca Hostel Reviews

La Tosca Hostel is an average hostel but has a good location and is kept clean and tidy with a warm welcome from the owner.

The Location

This hostels has a good location; it sits between the bus terminal and the seafront. It is an easy walk of four blocks from the bus terminal -- it takes less than five minutes. The main shopping streets are within a five-minute walk also. There are plenty of shops, cafes, supermarkets, and bakeries all close by.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are big but quite dark, with little natural light from the small windows; the fake exposed brickwork, hard concrete floors, and dark bed linen just make it worse. The beds are big, with the top bunk pretty high up. There are large under bed storage areas which just need a padlock. The bed linen is pretty basic, but the beds are comfortable. The dorms are en suite. And the bathrooms are kept clean and they are well stocked. The showers are huge with good water pressure. The room doors have a lock and you are given a key for the front gate lock also. Security is good, as you have to be buzzed into the hostel if you don't have a key.

Common Spaces

The reception area includes a dining area, where breakfast is served and there is a little relaxing area with sofas and a table. There is also a computer for guest use. This area lacks atmosphere. Behind the reception desk is a kitchen where staff prepare breakfast, but it can also be used by guests for preparing and cooking meals. This kitchen is well stocked with utensils, but it kind of feels like you shouldn't be there, as it's right behind the reception desk. The breakfast consists of three or so different types of cake with tea or coffee. There is a nice outdoor area with a few sun loungers. There is also a sink for washing clothes and an area above the sink to dry your things.

Summary

It seems like a few of the guests live at the hostel on a long-term basis. There were a few faces who seemed very at home.

Treaclelicious
2014-11-10

Warm, helpful and friendly

A great place to stay. Eduardo is sweet, friendly and helpful, and is very patient when you try to practice your Spanish! He also makes a very delicious flan in the evenings, which he is always keen to share. The hostel has two spacious kitchens with plenty of utensils. The trips from here are excellent and you get a discount for doing all three. We found the 'semi-private' bathrooms a bit awkward (the bathroom is in between two private rooms with access from each room, so you have to knock before entering in case you walk in on a complete stranger), but everything else about the hostel is great. When we checked out I left my ring in the room and Mariano sent it on the bus to the bus station for me and checked to make sure I had received it. I'd recommend La Tosca on that alone!

Kate
2013-02-03
Britain

Hostel La Tosca is a nice place to stay, whether for a couple of nights or for long term. It's a nice place to meet people with a small common area and large sitting area of four large tables. The walls are all brick, which gives it a warm atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and willing to give any information about the area and arrange tours as well. The owners live in the hostel and if you are lucky, they will prepare you a typical Argentinean flan desert for your first night there.

The Location

The hostel is located in a good area, in between the bus station and the beach promenade within a few blocks from the main city. It is five blocks from the beach and a block away from a large supermarket. The hostel is set back off the street with a nice garden with a hammock, lounge chairs, and a table to eat out on with good weather.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms and private rooms are good, clean and have some space for your things. Security is good as long as you lock your rooms. The bathrooms and showers are separate from the rooms and there is no problem with waiting for a shower or bathroom. On the whole it is very nice and homey.

Common Spaces

The common areas are nice and help people to meet or share in watching one of the many DVDs they offer to their guests. There's a large common area consisting of four tables, a couch, two chairs and TV, DVD and 1 computer for guests to use free which is conveniently available for guests. Breakfast is served by an employee, waitress style, consisting of coffee or tea and medialunas (Argentinean croissants).

The kitchen is big and clean, with everything you need. However there is one problem with cooking at La Tosca. There are kitchen restrictions on using the kitchen from 5 to 8 p.m. In these times the owner cooks meals for guests, which you are able to eat as well for a price. Although the owner states that the kitchen is free after 7 or 8 p.m., she is usually taking up the whole kitchen cooking for her family for dinner. This is very uncomfortable for the other guests who would like to cook in the evening as well. The owner is not friendly when you are in her kitchen and makes the atmosphere uneasy between her and the other guests.

Summary

Overall, we like this hostel. The atmosphere is nice and it is clean, tidy, fun, secure, friendly, and in a good location -- everything you need in a hostel. Besides the kitchen situation and lack of space to cook, this hostel is a good pick.

Brooke Lore
2007-12-28
America

Fantastic place to stay!

La Tosca, with its open courtyard and kitchen/lounge was an excellent place to mingle with other travelers. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Although not extremely roomy, accommodations were more than adequate, with big lockers, and very clean rooms. I would certainly stay here again!

Lauren
2007-06-15
United States

La Tosca Hostel Reviews from the Web

Very good place. Good breakfast and Lucas from reception a really friendly snd helpful guy.

silviureut9995
2022-03-22

Excellent hostel. Amazing. An the Staff is the best.

FINLANDEs
2022-03-08

Loved it! Very well organised and clean! Also loved the common garden and the fact that it was super peaceful. Would be back!

cate1077066
2022-01-12

Great location and security. Very nice staff and facilities. They even make fresh things for breakfast but the bed was extremely uncomfortable and the pillows were almost not even pillows. Also, make sure you have cash, because they only except payments in cash.

katrinamatza7822
2022-01-12

Wi-Fi is sometimes feasible, sometimes just terrible. Proper hot showers. Upper beds are proper, but beds are only 190 long. Breakfest is really nice to be Argentinian breakfest. Staff is always there to take that extra mile for your stay. Nice garden.

Staff cleans toilets properly and often. Tip for men: if you cant hit and are not at home -SIT DOWN.

omjarvinen3505
2022-01-11

The bunk beds were nice but they had Lumpy pillows. The bathroom was shared that's fine but the door to the bathroom is thin so you hear the other people in the other room that share the bathroom. The only way to get air into your room is to open a window but it faces the outside area. Then people who are talking at night keep you up bc you need air from the window. The staff was very helpful but some of the information was outdated. Good location. The kitchens are nice. The breakfast was eh.

martha_young4665
2021-12-29

I enjoyed my time at the hostel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I don't speak much Spanish, but the staff spoke English well. The bathroom in the 6 person dorm room was very basic, but I wasn't expecting it to be fancy because the room was so affordable. There were more families staying there than at most of the hostels I go to.

jesse2600
2021-11-16

Liked: Very friendly staff and helpful at booking me onto tours. I arrived early in the morning and was on a tour within an hour! Breakfast was really good (especially if you like cake) and there is a large supermarket nearby. Just a few minutes from the bus station and Puerto Madryn is easy to get around anyway. All the beds had their own charging points and lamps, so underrated but so helpful. Didn't like: Funny smell in the room.

Anonymous
2016-04-12

The staff and very friendly and helpful and the hostel had a nice relaxed atmosphere. The breakfast includes a basket of homemade cakes delivered to our table. The staff greeted us my name and were great to talk too. Each night we were also rewarded with an amazing traditional baked custard dessert baked by the staff!! The dorm room was large and spacious with private sections. Everything was very clean and safe.

Anonymous
2015-05-05

Liked: Great hostel and staff! Very, very friendly and helping in any situation! Didn't like: nothing

Anonymous
2015-02-26

Liked: Nice staff and good rooms Didn't like: A bit noisy

Anonymous
2015-02-08

Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was chilled and nice. Good kitchen for guests to use.

Anonymous
2014-12-27

Rodrigo is incredibly friendly and helpful with suggestions of things to do in PM

Anonymous
2014-08-10

We really enjoyed our stay here, the staff is really nice and helpfull. The room we have was nice, clean and cozy. The breakfast is good with homemade cake! We had to leave early in the morning and the staff even made us some breakfast the evening before so we didn't have to leave without anything, big thanks!

Anonymous
2014-08-03

Staff is very helpful and the hostel is cozy and clean

Anonymous
2014-06-03

Liked: The hostel was set out around a courtyard, more like a bunch of holiday rooms. The courtyard was very pretty. I also enjoyed the homemade cake every morning, there was always too much to get through. One night I was given a cake by one of the staff for no reason!The atmosphere was very friendly and staff extremely helpful. Didn't like: The room was basic, which wasn't a problem, but they could do with changing the colour of their bedding, brown/stone colour isn't very inviting!

Anonymous
2014-04-15

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast cake. Didn't like: Beds are slightly short for people over 6 ft

Anonymous
2014-03-27

Description

In the center, 4 blocks from the bus station and the beach. Doubles and dorms with different options. Argentinian Brakfast, Very Good Music and the only information exchenge center in town.

Location and Contact

Location

In the center, 4 blocks from the bus station and the beach. Doubles and dorms with different options. Argentinian Brakfast, Very Good Music and the only information exchenge center in town.

Map

Map

Address: Sarmiento 437, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina

La Tosca Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website La Tosca Hostel Puerto Madryn www.latoscahostel.com
Phone Number: 02965-456-133
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Facilities and Amenities

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Parking

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup (AR$85)

Towels (5)

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

TV

Wheelchair Accessible

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Pet-Friendly

Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: 00:00 (12 Midnight)

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7 to 24

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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