Bright rooms with free Wi-Fi can be enjoyed just 3 blocks from the ocean. Puerto Madryin’s bus terminal is 6 blocks away. Private parking is with reservation. El Gualicho Hostel has rooms with shared or private bathrooms. They feature light wood furnishings and are styled in warm colors. Guests staying at El Gualicho can relax in the reading room, take a 6-block walk to the Oceanography Museum, or visit the area on a rented bike. A continental breakfast with regional jams and cereals can be enjoyed daily. There are common kitchen facilities and a BBQ area. El Tehuelche Airport is 3.1 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Puerto Madryn, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

El Gualicho Hostel has been welcoming guests since Dec 6, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Puerto Madryn, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
3 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
2 bunk beds
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
2 bunk beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Corrine
    The front desk staff are amazing. They are so helpful and understanding. You can ask them for tour advice and any questions, they are happy to help you. The location is very good. The hostel is cleaned daily. There is a lounge area with TV, a...
  • Naiomi
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Had a lovely stay, staff were very friendly and accommodating with recommendations and booking excursions! Rooms were clean, lockers are available however some hooks need fixing which meant some lockers couldn’t be locked. The hammocks are cool if...
  • Maximilian
    Everything was very cozy and clean and the people working there extremely nice and helping. They even Managed to fulfill my wish for the lower Part of the bunkbed.
  • Jennifer
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location Spacious and secure bedrooms Good kitchen facilities Helpful staff for booking tours
  • Dirk
    We liked the personal, because of their hospitality and good service.
  • Justýna
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Very clean,stuff super friendly,possibility of storage our luggage for all day even after check out. Good breakfast.
  • Nacho
    The staff was really friendly. I loved the garden, it was great for chilling. One day i left my bed really messy and when i came back it was tidy, i wasn't expecting that! Really cool, 10/10 The bread they had for breakfast was fantastic!
  • Caterina
    Ampi spazi comuni dove potersi rilassare e conoscere altri ospiti in un'atmosfera accogliente e conviviale, simpatia e disponibilità del personale della reception (Karen e Facundo top), impianto di riscaldamento ben funzionante (ottimo per chi...
  • Alejandro
    Moderno, cómodo, buen gusto. Estacionamiento seguro. Patio agradable, desayunador.cocina con parrilla. Todo nuevo. Calefacción. TV. Wifi. Baño privado. Céntrico. Mejor que un hotel !!
  • Andrea
    Ubicación muy buena.Desayuno podría ser más variado .

Property questions and answers
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  • Is it quiet at night?

    Hello! yes, it is. Best regards El Gualicho Hostel
    Answered on 9 March 2021
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Hi! yes , we organize tours. Best regards El Gualicho Hostel
    Answered on 9 March 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    si, sin cargo
    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • hola, tienen lugar para hoy con estacionamiento?

    Hola! si, tenemos lugar para esta noche con estacionamiento
    Answered on 10 February 2023
  • Hola Podrían decirme cuántas personas duermen en el cuarto fem el 6/9 Con qué agencia trabajan p el avistaje en Pirámides el martes 7/9 y precio xf

    6 personas. Hydrosport y cuesta $7900
    Answered on 6 September 2021
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Amenities of El Gualicho Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • BBQ facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Lockers
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Indoor play area
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Cleaning Services
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Safe
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish

    House rules

    El Gualicho Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM


    Until 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Cash El Gualicho Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    This accommodations is registered as a provider of the Pre Trip Program (Programa Previaje) of the Argentinian Ministry of Tourism and Sports(CUIT: 20241634354)

    Note that the property does not allow group bookings in sheared bedrooms.
    Please note the based on local tax laws, all Argentinian citizens and resident foreigners must pay an additional fee (VAT) of 21%. Only foreigners who pay with a foreign credit card, debit card or via bank transfer are exempt from this 21% additional fee (VAT) in accommodations and breakfast when presenting a foreign passport or a foreign ID along with a supporting document handed by the national migrations authority, if applicable.

    Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

    FAQs about El Gualicho Hostel

    • Check-in at El Gualicho Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • El Gualicho Hostel is 1,500 feet from the center of Puerto Madryn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at El Gualicho Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Guests staying at El Gualicho Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.4).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • The nearest beach is 1,500 feet from El Gualicho Hostel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • El Gualicho Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Pool table
      • Game room
      • Bicycle rental