Hostel 1004 in Bariloche – Penthouse Views at Hostel Prices

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The view of Bariloche out of Hostel 1004's windowOne of my favorite hostel experiences took place in Bariloche where the views are as great as the company. Hostel 1004 sits on the tenth floor of the highest building in Bariloche. It is a unique hostel location and experience; and quite possibly the cheapest price you will ever pay for a lake side, panoramic view of the Andes Mountains.

At the base of the Bariloche Center Building, the door attendant will direct you to the “backpackers elevator” that they encourage everyone to use when carrying their big sacks. However, after dropping off your life in a bag upstairs, both elevators are free game. At the end of the tenth floor hall, the door to Hostel 1004 sits awaiting new visitors to come inside and enjoy its cozy and welcoming environment.

The hostel ambiance is one of the most relaxed I have experienced. The advantageous tenth-story views, and the comfortable chairs and couches spread throughout the shared living area, encourage a chill atmosphere. Outdoor activities around Bariloche are endless; but if you find yourself stuck inside on a rainy day as I did, Hostel 1004 is not a bad place to be. Games, books, fellow travelers, and the biggest hostel kitchen I have ever seen are readily available. The kitchen is so big and well stocked that cooking up a big dinner becomes an exciting event and bonding experience between the guests every night.

The Hostel 1004 Kitchen before a pot luck.Once a week, the hostel staff hosts a welcoming dinner for all of the new guests. The big feast is pot-luck style and is a great way to get to know other travelers as well as the hostel staff. For this big occasion, we decided to add a little spin to our dinner and we had each group prepare a dish from their home country. The staff supplied the wine and we spent the night laughing, getting to know one another, and sharing a piece of ourselves and our individual cultures.

This is NOT Hostel 1004, but it IS downtown Bariloche.The staff is amazing and so friendly – made up of a group of friends who live in the hostel and go to extreme measures to take care of their home. The hostel is always clean and well kempt. The staff makes an extra effort to get to know those passing through, and they are always happy to offer advice or give directions to any of your must see destinations. And is if this isn’t enough, 1004’s location is so great that the majority of those destinations are within walking distance. The main streets of downtown Bariloche, the chocolate shops, the beautiful lake, numerous restaurants, the hottest local bars, and the discotecas are all just minutes away.

Hostel 1004 in Bariloche also has a partner hostel – La Morada – that is placed up in the mountains. They offer daily transportation to and from this location that is equally as unique and charming. If time permits, a night at La Morada should not be missed.

I cannot say enough about Hostel 1004. I had the greatest time while there due to the wonderful facilities and staff. This was definitely one of my favorite hostel experiences and I highly recommended it for anyone passing through Bariloche.

Hostel 1004 Bariloche
1004 San Martin 127
Bariloche Center Building (Pagano’s Corner)
10 floor Apt 1004
Tel: 432228
1004 Hostel Website

7 Comments

odysseus on May 13, 07

Thanks for the great tips. Hostel 1004 is definitely the place to stay when I visit Bariloche to enjoy the great Andes views

[…] My hostel recommendation turned out to be much better than convenient, comfortable, and clean as I had previously heard; it turned out to be nothing short of AMAZING! Hostel 1004 sits on the tenth floor of the highest building in Bariloche and is a tease to those eager to get outside. The views are incredible. My camera was out within seconds snapping away at the lake side views, and my nose was pressed up against the glass. (That was before I realized there was an outdoor balcony). The friendly staff must have noticed my kid in a candy store reaction and pointed me toward Cerro Campanario for the best views of the region. […]

Steve on January 2, 08

I stayed in Hostel1004 in Dec 2007 and even though the place is great in terms of view of the lake/mountains, the excellent kitchen facility, I found the staff a bit unfriendly…small things like…. they did not seem to be happy to see you…no hi/hola etc…. they did not take keen interest in helping to find good things to do in bariloche and moreover they overcharged me by a few dollars.

Paulina Angrisano on January 18, 08

Hola, estuve en el hostel la primer quincena de enero, me encanto el lugar, hable con un chico que trabaja ahi, javier, y le deje mis datos porque estaria muy interesada en trabajar alla. Soy de Buenos Aires. Tengo 25 años, disponibilidad total a partir del primero de febrero sin limite de fecha, hablo ingles. Mi nombre es Paulina, en todo caso comuniquense conmigo a traves de los datos que deje en recepcion, saludos! y gracias.

Nick T. on April 4, 08

Yo soy medio argentino pero ha vivido toda mi vida en los estados unidos. Pero en junio voy a visitar mi familia en buenos aires y tengo planes para ir a bariloche. el Hostel 1004 parese una buena lugar y creo que lo voy a visitar. Voy a ser solo entonces si ven un tipo alto con pelo larga digame che!

MARTIN on July 7, 09

1004 IS THE TOP FLOOR AT A 10 STORY BUILDING.PRICE IS NOT EXPENSIVE AT AL EVEN IF YOU GET OVERCHARGED.IF YOU NEED TOP CUSTOMER SERVICE YOU HAVE EDWLWEISS HOTEL ACROSS THE STREET BUT PRICE IS TEN TIMES MORE.ANYWAY 1004 HAS A BREATH TAKING VIEW,GREAT HEATING AND HOT WATER SHOWER.LOCATED AT DOWN TOWN BARILOCHE WHICH IS THE EPICENTER OF PATAGONIA AREA.OUTDOORS ARE HUGE WHITH PLACES THAT ARE VIRTUALLY UNTOUCHED BY HUMAN.IN WINTER IT’S MAINLY SKI AND SNOWBOARD AND AT NIGHT ITS DANCING AT ITS VERY NICE NIGHT CLUBS.IN SUMMER DAYS ARE VERY LONG AND WEATHER IS DRY AND HOT.SPECIALLY GOOD FOR RENTING A MOUNTAIN BIKE AND HITTING THE TRAILS.OR FISHING AT THE GREAT NAHUEL HUAPI LAKE OR AT MANY RIVERS IN THE AREA.IT’S WORTH IT.

Tahel Bar-Nof on November 27, 10

llegamos a Bariloche el 30.11 a las 10.30 de la maana y queremos reservar habitacion para 4 chicas preferible con bao privado y q sea solo para las 4.

cuanto sale a la noche? y q incluye?

porfavor, necesito q me contesten lo rapido posible !

muchas gracias.

Tahel.

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