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Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros

2-star2 stars
Los Pioneros 251El CalafateSanta Cruz9405Argentina, 0203 027 9779

El Calafate Hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Location is ok
Room needs to be improved
12See all 12 reviews
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Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros

Hotel Info: 020 3027 9803

from £17
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 People)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 People)
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Garden

In the room

Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostel Glaciar Pioneros El Calafate
  • Hostel Glaciar Pioneros
  • Glaciar Pioneros El Calafate
  • Glaciar Pioneros

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • All citizens of Argentina will be charged the national value-added tax (21%) upon check-out. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. To qualify for a tax exemption, tourists must present a valid passport and pay for the services rendered with a non-Argentine credit card or via bank transfer from another country. This tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days. In the case of cancelled bookings, the cancellation penalties paid by the traveller will also be subject to the national VAT (21%).

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 7 and USD 9 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 37 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros


  • Plaza de los Pioneros (9-minute walk)
  • Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church (10-minute walk)
  • Argentinian Museum of Toys (12-minute walk)
  • Gnome Village (17-minute walk)
  • Anfiteatro Del Bosque (20-minute walk)
  • El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center (24-minute walk)
  • El Calafate Regional Museum (24-minute walk)
  • Calafate Fishing (24-minute walk)

Getting around

  • El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.) 19-min drive
  • On-site parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 12 reviews

Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros
Very Good8.0
We stayed in a private room and really enjoyed our stay
Kate, gb3 night trip with friends
Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros
Very Good8.0
Great Staff
Staff was great! Also, every shift had an English speaker which was extremely helpful. I had a private room with bathroom, I could literally hear every word the people next door said to each other as if they were in the room with me. I think it was because the bathrooms were back to back with extremely thin walls. Lost a piece of my laundry but when I ask they found it. Housekeeping cleaned my room and decided to toss some ziplock bags that I used to pack with...very frustrating as you cannot really buy them in Argentina! Overall, adequate but if you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs. I heard every door and every key within at least a 2 room radius on either side of me EVERY time they couldn't get the key to work, slammed their door, listened to music, argued, laughed etc. Room was a very nice size for 2 people, lots of electrical outlets. My friends in the shared dorm here had to charge their devices at the front desk, no outlets in the dorm room apparently. Kitchen area, shared seating, shared dining area, restaurant, outdoor area to relax all great!
Connie, us3 night trip
Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros
It was the worst room we have stayed in our whole life and we have stayed in more than a hundred different rooms around the world. The walls had shoe marks and scratches and dead insects on them. The room was obviously not cleaned as you could see dirt and even pieces of paper on the floor. The door didnt close properly because it was so old and destroyed. We avoided spending more than necessary in the room. It felt like it was out of a nightmare. A smelly, disgusting nightmare. We stayed at room 29 which seemed to be in the worse part of the hostel and paid 55euros for one night.
KONSTANTINOS, ie1 night romance trip

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