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Folk Hostel

No-frills hostel in El Calafate

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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9,8.Exceptional.
  • This is the best hostel we stayed in the entire trip! The kitchen was well equipped and the rooms were big and super clean. The most friendliest staff Ludege, he was so quick to…

    Feb 10, 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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate
  • Plaza de los Pioneros - 7 min walk
  • Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church - 10 min walk
  • Argentinian Museum of Toys - 12 min walk
  • Gnome Village - 16 min walk
  • Anfiteatro Del Bosque - 19 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Shared Dormitory, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom (4 People)
  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
  • Basic Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Accessible, Non Smoking (8 People)

Location

  • In Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate
  • Plaza de los Pioneros - 7 min walk
  • Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church - 10 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate
  • Plaza de los Pioneros - 7 min walk
  • Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church - 10 min walk
  • Argentinian Museum of Toys - 12 min walk
  • Gnome Village - 16 min walk
  • Anfiteatro Del Bosque - 19 min walk
  • El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center - 22 min walk
  • Calafate History Exhibition Hall - 23 min walk
  • El Calafate Regional Museum - 23 min walk
  • Laguna Nimez - 29 min walk
  • Lake Argentino - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 14 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-2:00 AM
  • 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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area

Services

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

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Folk Hostel El Calafate
  • Folk El Calafate
  • Folk Hostel El Calafate
  • Folk Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Folk Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation El Calafate

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs USD 12 (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher 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; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; 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; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts 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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Folk Hostel 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, social distancing measures are in place, 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 and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include La tablita #24 (7-min walk), Don Pichon (9-min walk), and La Zorra (9-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 12 per person roundtrip.
  • Folk Hostel has a garden.
9,8.Exceptional.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Limpieza y mantenimiento del lugar excelente, muy acogedor!

    Carolina, 1 night trip with friends, Feb 13, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Ein super Hostel! Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Auch beim buchen von Touren oder Transfers bekommt man Tipps und Hilfe. Das Frühstück war zwar nicht riesig vom Umfang, jedoch hat man alles was man braucht und lecker war es auch! Tipp: Lunchbox an Rezeption bestellen, wenn man längere Touren vor hat.

    Chris, 3 night trip with friends, Dec 17, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Es un hostal que se encuentra a la altura a nivel mundial. Pensado para la comodidad de los mochileros o aquellos que desean alguna habitación privada. Las instalaciones son excelentes, literas, servicios sanitarios, agua caliente, cocina. Te otorgan un desayuno completo. La atención del staff es excepcional, siempre dispuestos a ayudarte.

    PacoG, 6 night trip, Dec 17, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    清潔でアットホームで安い!

    建物は真新しく、二段ベッド、トイレ、シャワー室は白色基調でとても清潔感に溢れていて気持ちよく利用できました。また、特に午後のフロント担当の男性が本当にフレンドリーで、丁寧にいろいろと対応してくれました。朝食も美味しく、自分で料理を作れるキッチンエリアもあり、なんといっても止まっている人たちがとてもリラックスしていて初対面のはずなのに、まるで共同生活をしているコミュニティのような雰囲気の中で、過ごすことができました。料金もとても安く、次も機会があればフォークホステルに必ず泊まります

    SOSUKE, 1 night trip, Dec 5, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    L'auberge parfaite !

    J'ai adoré cette auberge, le bâtiment est neuf, la déco est très belle, la douche est chaude avec un bon débit, la cuisine est idéale, le salon est très agréable, les lieux sont silencieux, le petit dej est copieux, et le service juste incroyable ! Pour exemple du service, j'avais un bus à 3h du matin, ils m'ont proposé de me préparer un petit déjeuner.. Dans les autres auberges tu dépasses de 10 minutes le créneau horaire du petit-déjeuner, tu peux te gratter pour avoir quelque chose. Bref, c'est l'auberge parfaite !

    Shanley, 1 night trip, Sep 13, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Me encantó la atención y la tranquilidad de este hostal. La colcha tenía unas manchas, pero a parte de esto todo perfecto!

    2 night trip, May 6, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Yann, 3 night trip, Mar 2, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    HEEJIN, 3 night trip, Dec 3, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    4 night trip, Nov 6, 2019

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