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1 room, 2 adults

Folk Hostel

2-star2 stars
Jose R. Haro 424, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, 9405, Argentina

No-frills hostel in El Calafate
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • 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

Folk Hostel

from €30
  • 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)

What’s around Folk Hostel


  • 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

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Argentina may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Area shuttle*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping

Folk Hostel’s 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


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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

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 Hotel upon check-out for all citizens of Argentina. Foreigners 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%).

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

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 for Folk Hostel

  • Does Folk Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Folk Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Folk Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Folk Hostel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Folk Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Folk Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include La tablita #24 (7-min walk), Don Pichon (9-min walk), and La Zorra (9-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Folk Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 12 per person roundtrip.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 10 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Limpieza y mantenimiento del lugar excelente, muy acogedor!
Carolina, mx1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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, de3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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, mx6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
SOSUKE, jp1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, fr1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Me encantó la atención y la tranquilidad de este hostal. La colcha tenía unas manchas, pero a parte de esto todo perfecto!
mx2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Yann, ch3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
HEEJIN, kr3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
br4 night trip

Folk Hostel