December 1, 2015

El Calafate

America Del Sur Hostel

I took the twenty two hour bus down from Bariloche to El Calafate. The main bus station is a ten minute taxi ride from the hostel. The hostel itself is situated off the main road, tucked away but not far away. The hostel is ran by four very friendly guys, most of them bi-lingual, speaking Spanish, Portuguese and English.

There are plenty of dorm rooms, most of which accommodate four people and they are all en-suite. The rooms are not massive but they all have lockers. The communal area is very big, downstairs many comfy chairs and then upstairs there are books and more comfy chairs. The views from this place are amazing. When I was there, it was winter and you could see the snow, just beautiful!

The breakfast is good, cereal, toast, juice, tea/coffee and fruit. The wifi is also good and there are two computers that backpackers can use for free.

The hostel is a short walk from the main road where you can find restaurants, supermarkets, stores and banks. The town isn’t huge and the main road is really the only road you need to be on. Most people that come and stay here do so for the glacier – Perito Moreno. There isn’t much more to see in the town, sure it is beautiful but the main attraction for this city is the glacier.