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Temuco, Chile
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I liked this Hostel a lot, the stuff is very nice and helpful. The location is just perfect (close to the lake, bus, supermarket and touristic street). I had a nice doubleroom with cooking possibilities, tv and heater. The place is safe and there is a nice garden for sunny days.

Thank Patrick F
New York
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We were there only for a short night so not looking for anything fantastic. The place is clean enough, the rooms were not very appealing but were comfortable and the kitchen and dining room were spacious. Located not too far from the bus station.

Thank Sarahbnyc83
Tweed Heads, Australia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Rukalhue Hostel San Martin At first glance this place is like a school camp- large dining room with a community kitchen behind, with several refrigerators. We greeted the owner but he only gruffly responded and did not seem interested in his guests at all! The kitchen was old, dirty, with very run down crockery-some of the plastic plates so scratched... More 

Thank Meredith M
San Francisco, California
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109 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

location: great. block from lake. near everything. staff: very friendly, responsive, easy going ambiance: big. that is the best description I have for it. the people staying there were mostly Argentineans on short holiday breaks rather than longer term backpackers. people were friendly but generally socialized within the party they arrived with. facilities: not flashpacker but good for an average... More 

Thank Alera
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32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

The hostel is big and the dorm had bunkbeds, that are really high. Try to have a bed below, otherwise you need to climb up before going to bed. The breakfast was excellent and rich. Common area and kitchen are big and well equipped. Very close to the lake or the forest.

Thank Same_Madgie
Tampa, Florida
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128 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

I arrived here with my reservation confirmed on my iphone via e mail. They did not have a room and I was forced to find a new location to stay while 2600 people were in town (as I was) to run the Patagonia Run Marathon. I was given my deposit back in cash but then had to spend that money... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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100 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

The dorms feel like an old boarding school. The toilets and showers are not great, and the top bunks are very high and difficult to climb in and out of. The staff is a bit awkward too. But, the atmosphere in the evening was nice, and especially the breakfast surprised me, with some nice yogurt and sweetbreads that were nice... More 

Thank Fulco V
Naas, Ireland
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114 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a four person dorm. It's a nice location with a large kitchen area which was very social. The beds were comfy though the walls were paper thin and the bathrooms were tiny! The staff were really helpful though...it's definitely a good cheap and cheerful option!

1 Thank michellekildare
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

we stayed 3 nights in a four person dorm. the room was very small, with unconfortable and very noisy,old bunkbeds. the lockers were less than the beds, but at least there were bedside tables and lights, and big warm duvets. the shared bathrooms were clean, with hamairdries,soap and toilet paper but the shower wasn't always hot but only slightly warm.... More 

Thank Luis Felipe B
Hong Kong, China
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538 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We found the hostel rather basic and simple. Having said that, accommodation options in a small town like San Martin are rather limited so unless you're willing to spring more than USD20 a night, you don't really have many choices. The bathrooms are rather run-down compared with the other places we've stayed in but the good showers and hot water... More 

Thank Mei L

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Additional Information about Rukalhue Hostel

Address: Calle Juez Del Valle 682, San Martin de los Andes Q8370DVD, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Neuquen > San Martin de los Andes
Price Range: €25 - €61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rukalhue Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“I had a pretty nice room at the back of the main building, unfortunately without WiFi, otherwise perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles 124patrickf, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The dorms seem to be all the same”
 of 5 bubbles fulcov, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ensure you fully understand what category of room you are getting when booking - there appear to be at least 3 categories provided on site.”
 of 5 bubbles Swambi, 29 Sep 2012 | Read review
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