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Hostel Rancho Grande

Mountain hostel in El Chalten with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Great private twin share. Good toiletries provided. The included breakfast had great…

    Mar 15, 2020

  • Convenient location close to trailheads and restaurants!

    Mar 11, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 20 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Los Glaciares National Park - 1 min walk
  • Capilla de los Escaladores - 18 min walk
  • Salto El Chorrillo Waterfall - 42 min walk
  • Loma del Pliegue Tumbado - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km
  • Viedma Lake - 11.2 mi / 18 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (4 People)
  • Economy Double Room


  • In a national park
  • Los Glaciares National Park - 1 min walk
  • Capilla de los Escaladores - 18 min walk

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Los Glaciares National Park - 1 min walk
  • Capilla de los Escaladores - 18 min walk
  • Salto El Chorrillo Waterfall - 42 min walk
  • Loma del Pliegue Tumbado - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km
  • Viedma Lake - 11.2 mi / 18 km
  • Chapel of Our Lady of Loreto - 21.6 mi / 34.8 km
  • Lago del Desierto - 21.9 mi / 35.3 km
  • Huemul Glacier - 21.9 mi / 35.3 km

Getting around

  • El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.) - 76.1 miles/122.5 km

At a glance


  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open 24 hours.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hostel Rancho Grande El Chalten
  • Rancho Grande El Chalten
  • Rancho Grande
  • Hostel Rancho Grande Chalten
  • Hostel Rancho Grande El Chalten
  • Hostel Rancho Grande Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostel Rancho Grande Hostel/Backpacker accommodation El Chalten

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5 per person (approximately)


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • The 21% national VAT (value-added tax) is not included in the price, and may be charged at the property upon check-out for all residents of Argentina. Travelers 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 traveler will also be subject to the national VAT (21%).

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


  • Yes, Hostel Rancho Grande does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Patagonia Rebelde (4-min walk), La Ruca (5-min walk), and La Cervecería (6-min walk).
  • Hostel Rancho Grande has a picnic area and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good


    GALINA, 2 night romance trip, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Restaurant staff was very rude

    Hyung Gyu, 2 night trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff are very accommodating and friendly. Always clean and a two good cooking areas makes it great for budget travels. El Chalten is small so I wouldn’t be worried about location although it’s closer to the Fitzroy trail than most. Free storage whilst I was camping takes it over the top.

    Wille, 3 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    so close to the trails and restaurants, although everything in town is! but it was very convenient.

    4 night trip, Feb 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Good location, few minutes walk from the Fitz Roy trail.

    Dor, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 30, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The hostei is extremely noisy at night. We were put in room 1 with a window beside the bar and the hallway entrance beside us was at the entrance to the dining area. The first night there was horrendous noise with inebriated people singing loudly all night, including in the hallway. We requested to be moved and/or upgraded. We were refused. The second night was noisy all night long, but the pitch was lower. For a comfortable night's sleep DON'T GO HERE.

    2 night romance trip, Jan 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Busy place

    The first impression is a bit strange - the lobby is a 24h restaurant, the reception is in the restaurant. The sound insulation is good however and I had good sleep. I stayed in a 4-bed dorm. The room was good, somewhat too small with all the backpacks. We are in the trekking country after all. Too few electricity plugs. There is a reading light for each person; would be nice to have also electricity for charging mobile devices. The hostel showers were good; wc however crys for replacent. The hostel is located some 16 min from the bus station. There are good restaurants nearby, and the Fitz Roy trek starts some 100m north of the hostel.

    3 night trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good stay

    Good restaurant and close to trail heads

    Molly, 3 night trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Tends to be very busy most of the time. Staff are great though their English (with a couple of exceptions) is almost as bad as our Spanish... Which i WILL learn next year! Hostel layout means alot of noise in the corridor... Basically, youre up with the last person in at night and awake again with the 1st personin the morning. Not too unusual in a hostel i know, but acoustics could be improved. Also, our bathroom door was half eaten away with damp. The food is so so, but the service is good. Wifi generally good too. We probably wouldnt stay again. It was cheap and not bad for the price but we'd stay smaller and more intimate... This place gets busloads of non residents in for lunch etc.. Not for us.

    2 night romance trip, Nov 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location is great. Shower water pressure is not good

    1 night trip with friends, Nov 10, 2019

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