Hotel Punta Norte2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Central location, excellent service. Staff really nice We arrived a large group and really enjoyed the place. Fair price, large lobby, a seating area, a good atmosphere. Highly recommend for those who come here. do not miss!
Decent value, a basic hostal with 8 to a dorm room. 5 mins from the main street but far enough away to be quiet. Good showers. However, not the cleanest, and security not great. Staff were ok, aimed to please but not much English. Only stayed one night which was fine, but went elsewhere when we came back to El Calafate.
I stayed in a dorm. I only booked this place as accommodation was in short supply due to a music festival. By way of context, I'm a budget traveller 6 months into a RTW trip and my level of expectation is extremely low. I am NOT a 5-star diva! The staff are, without exception, extremely unfriendly and simple requests such as checking in and wanting bread with your breakfast will generate a teenage shrug and tut before the task is completed. I do not expect silver service at the budget end of the accommodation spectrum but this was something else. The dorm rooms are badly maintained, with a dangerous light fitting in a ridiculous position about 6 inches above the pillow. The bathroom too is badly maintained and the layout is completely unsuitable for a mixed dorm. There is a complete lack of atmosphere and the whole establishment feels unwelcoming. On the plus side, the place is pretty well located 3 blocks from the Main Street, and the breakfast was reasonably good- Probably because of the hotel guests sharing the same restaurant. This place is overpriced and does not deserve your business. Please, stay elsewhere!
do not even think booking a dorm here if you are backpacking. our dorm had beds that shook dangerously. we share toilets and bathrooms but there was no light in one toilet and no door to a shower. Blankets seem dirty. the kitchen was the worse part ...so dirty and greasy. there was no plates or ustensils. we complained but had every morning to négociateur to get a sauce pan. toilets were blocked in the main area. staff is careless and management powerless. one guy at the reception even told me to go back to my country. he was laughing at me. they pretend they don't speak English either. Terrible!!!
This hostel was a rip off! We paid 150 arg peso per bed in a 9 bed mixed dorm. It was unhygienic for the following reasons: clean sheets had hair and stains on them. Dirty mouth guard and ear plugs on floor (never mopped). Shower was filled with hair. Pillows were unrecognizable. Towels not provided. (If they were we still wouldn't use them. Breakfast consisted for pure sugar. Staff not helpful. Bring a sleeping bag liner if you attempt to stay here.
Whatever you do...DO NOT book this Hotel/Hostel!!! After nearly 7 weeks of travelling through South America, this is by far the worst place we have stayed. The list of issues is too long to include in this review but what I see to be the fundamental problem is the the people in charge just don't care!! Even a smile as you arrive/check in or enter for what's a miserable excuse of a breakfast seems to be too much effort, let alone cleaning a room properly! Why give us a TV remote when there is only a cable coming from the wall and no TV? Why would one not need a towel or toilet paper in your bathroom? Just stay away! They don't deserve your money!
Stayed in 12-bed dorm for 3 nights, we were alone in there because of the low season. I thought it was really nice and the price was reasonable. Everything nice and clean. Only negative things are the fact that breakfast is not included, and the communal kitchen which is disgusting and badly equipped and not of the same standard as the rest of the hostel.
Booked for 3 nights here, only stayed 2. It was not possible to get our money back. The dorm we were staying in was empty (just as allmost the whole hostel) but still very dirty. The pillows were disgusting so I decided to sleep without, and there were lots of hairs in the showers. Staff is not very friendly or helpful. Good thing was the breakfast, but that's about it..
Kitchen is dirty, Light is missing in the small rooms and everything is sooo small in there. The bathroom is being used by 20 different people. However, I would stay there IF the prices would be accurate AND the staff would be friendly. But they are not. Stay somewhere else. You might get WiFi if your are next to the Router.
1. The place is dirty, biscuit crumbs, hair, run down furniture, torn sofa in the lobby, generally unpleasant. Has an Eastern European dormitory feeling to it. 2. The staff, for the lack of a better word, is hostile, to the level that they only let you check in if you pay in advance. Given that it's Argentina, credit card doesn't always work, so you are forced to roam the city in the middle of the night in search for an ATM, something that could be done conveniently in the morning. 3. Strict. I overstayed slightly my 10 am checkout time and way charged 50% extra, while my stuff was taken hostage 4. At the end of all, I was charged USD 110 for the single night I stayed here. Disproportionate to the value, by far. Bit sad, as it leaves a bad taste in your mouth about the experience in the city, while Calefete is amazing and definitely recommended.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Hotel Punta Norte places you within a 10-minute stroll of Gnome Village and Argentinian Museum of Toys. This 20-room hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Anfiteatro Del Bosque and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church are also a short walk from this El Calafate hotel.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi.
Hotel Punta Norte features free WiFi in public areas and a terrace. If you decide to drive, there's free parking.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
71% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 187 reviews