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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hotel Federico I in Concordia, Argentina

Concordia is a city in the province of Entre Rios, directly on the shore of the mighty Rio Uruguay which also marks the border to Uruguay. With nearly 200,000 inhabitants you can find everything you might expect from a city. Furthermore there are nice beaches at the beautiful riverside and hot springs only 15 minutes from the city center.

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Located only three blocks from the cathedral at the center of the city, you will find the charming little Hotel Federico I. The beautiful old building is from the beginning of the 20th century. Since the 1970s it has been used as a hotel. Don’t expect a brand new interior, but the age shows the quality of this place. It is well known to locals and close to the bus stop. Supermarkets, tourist offices, bars, and restaurants are all within a few minutes by foot. The riverside, with its promenade and sandy beaches is only seven blocks away.

For the past 11 years, Hotel Federico I has been run by Susana and Rubén and their little team that watch over every part of your stay.

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The hotel has 16 rooms. All are equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fan, so you can choose how to cool your room. Furthermore, there is central heating for the cold days of the year. It is clean and safe, plus mattresses are comfortable, nearly brand new and of high quality.

Services:

– Free WiFi in all rooms and common areas
– Cable TV (170 channels)
– Central heating
– Private bathrooms
– Free, very basic breakfast (7:00am-10:00am)
– Luggage Storage
– 24h Reception
– 24h medical assistance
– 24h Cafeteria
– Spanish and Portuguese spoken
– Garage

Adress: 1º de Mayo Nº 248 – 3200 Concordia – Entre Rios – Argentina

Phone: (0345)423 0847

Email: hotelfederico@ciudad.com.ar

Website (spanish): http://www.turismoentrerios.com/hotelfederico/index.htm

Prices during low season depending of the room-facilities (including breakfast and WIFI):

– single: 180 AR$ / 200 AR$
– double: 280 AR$ / 300 AR$
– triple: 330 AR$ / 350 AR$
– 4 pers.: 380 AR$ / 400 AR$
– 5 pers: 450 AR$ / 450 AR$

Ask for prices during long weekends, holidays and high season!

Note: Inflation rate in Argentina a very high (15% – 30% p.a.). So prices might get outdated quickly.

Check out is at 10:00 am

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Hostel El Gaucho in Bariloche, Argentina

Bariloche, Argentina is a buzzling touristic city near seven lakes and Vincente Perez Rosales National Park. It’s the door to Patagonia and a ski town at the same time. If you want to enjoy a familiar atmosphere at an economic price, go to Hostel El Gaucho.

Hostel El Gaucho in Bariloche

The hostel is managed by the always smiling and joking Tito. He speaks some English and runs a big house with lots of room to hang out. There are two lounges and even two kitchens, one on each floor. The two kitchens are both fully equipped for your cooking needs and every morning there is a free breakfast with real coffee.

Furthermore, there is a large barbecue grill in the front yard which is in constant use. Even without Argentine steaks from the grill, the front yard is a great place to relax and read in the sun or check on the latest news on your wifi device.

Lounge with Internet Computers

If you feel more active than that, manager Tito can help you around with information on sights in Bariloche and the nearby national park. If you’re looking to do some trekking, you can rent out sleeping bags and tents at a cheap price from El Gaucho. Tito and his assistants can also arrange everything you need for kayak tours, bicycling, trekking, sky diving, canopy tours, and horse riding.

Tour Information in El Gaucho

Services:

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Internet Computers
  • 2 Shared kitchens
  • 2 Lounges
  • Bar
  • Front Yard
  • Free Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Tours and information
  • Security Lockers
  • Laundry Service
  • Clothing Repair Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24h access by security code

Address: Belgrano 209, Bariloche, Argentina

Directions: 3 blocks from Centro Civico

Phone: +54 02944 522464

Email: info@hostelelgaucho.com

Website: hostelelgaucho.com

Argentine BBQ

Prices:

  • Double/Twin with private bathroom – 150 Argentine Pesos / person
  • 4 bed/Triple with private bathroom – 120 Argentine Pesos / person
  • 4 bed dorm with shared bathroom – 90 Argentine Pesos / person

Periko’s Youth Hostel in Bariloche, Argentina

Bariloche in Argentina is where Patagonia’s famous nature meets the amenities of a sizeable city. Being surrounded by a national park with seven lakes and countless mountains, Bariloche is a great base for day tours.

Periko’s Youth Hostel is a friendly and modern place to make your basecamp in the center of Bariloche, Argentina.

Bariloche is a skiing center in wintertime and Periko’s was built with that in mind. The wooden interior reminds you of a ski hut in the mountains. And like in a ski hut, the huge common room encourages socializing among the many international guests.

That said, Periko’s is nothing like a ski hut when it comes to facilities like the bathrooms and the kitchen. The whole place is very modern and the kitchen is fully equipped. Of course they also have Wifi and computers with internet, as well as a big screen TV with a sizable DVD collection.

The huge common room

The hostel is located right in the center of things, only three blocks from the Centro Civico and the main tourist area. The location is central enough to walk everywhere and also good for catching a local bus to one of the nearby mountains.

If you’d rather see those mountains on an organized tour, Periko’s offers several one-day sightseeing tours. If you want to be more active than that, they can also provide you with kayaking, hiking tours, rafting and horse riding. In wintertime, they also rent out ski and snowboards.

Big garden with BBQ

And if you just want to relax, grab a book or a beer and hang out in one of the lounges or in the big garden with hammock and BBQ grill.

Services:

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Internet Computers
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Book exchange
  • Big Garden with BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Towels
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 hour access by security code
  • Tours and Information
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage

Address: Morales 555, Bariloche, Argentina

Directions: From Centro Civico 3 blocks north

Phone: 54 294 4522326

Email: info@perikos.com

Website: www.perikos.com

Lounge with TV

Prices:

  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm – 90 Argentine Pesos
  • Double Room with shared bathroom – 240 Argentine Pesos
  • Double Room with private bathroom – 280 Argentine Pesos

In off season, prices are about 15% reduced.