San Carlos de Bariloche (Hostelworld)


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San Carlos de Bariloche (Hostelworld)

  1. 1. Hostelworld Guide for Bariloche By Colm Hanratty The Essentials Climate Getting There The weather in Bariloche can vary greatly, so you should think about what you want to do there before going. Summers are hot and dry, making it perfect By plane: Bariloches airport is 16km from the city for activities such as hiking, horse riding and white centre. It has regular connections with other major water rafting, while winters are cold and wet (when Argentinean cities and some international ones its not snowing) making it a great time to visit if you also, particularly during ski season. want to engage in alpine activities. The in between seasons of spring and autumn are completely By train: Those travelling to Bariloche by train will transitional with a mix of all types of weather. arrive at the bus station which is located across the Rio Nireco on RN 237. Good to know... By bus: Bariloches bus station can also be found beside the citys train station on the RN 237. Language: Spanish, English Currency: Argentine Peso Electricity: 220 volts, 50 cycles Getting Around Telephone Code: +54 (Argentina), 02944 (Bariloche) On foot: While Bariloche is easily covered on foot, Emergency Code: 911 (police), 100 (fire), 107 to get to some of its neighbouring attractions you (ambulance) will need to use either the citys bus service or take Time Zone: GMT -3 hours a taxi. Central Post Office: In the Civic Centre (next to the tourist office) Nestled on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and gateway to Patagonia, Bariloche (or San Carlos de By bus: A local bus service runs through the city to Main Tourist Office: In the Civic Centre (next Bariloche if you want to make things formal) is a haven for those who like the great outdoors and activity some of the main attractions in the area. to the post office)sports. During the winter you can don skis or snowboards and tackle the slopes in the surrounding resorts such as Cerro Catedral, while in summer you can enjoy long horse rides and treks in the sunshine. Budding photographers will be in their element too due to the endless landscapes to take pictures of. By taxi: Picking up a taxi in the centre of Bariloche is easily done. Picking them up at nearby Embassies * Those who come alive at night are in for a treat too as, while this picturesque city looks like its all goody two shoes, it also knows how to be bad. attractions can be more difficult though, so get a taxi number to save you getting stranded. USA: +54 (0)11 5777 4354 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm), +54 (0)11 5777 4873 (5pm-8am & weekends) UK: +54 (0)11 4808 2200 Bariloche facts Canada: +54 (0)11 4808 1000 Australia: +54 (0)11 4779 3500 South Africa: +54 (0)11 4317 2900 Name: The name San Carlos de Bariloche Ireland: +54 (0)11 5787 0801 derives from two sources. The name Bariloche Germany: +54 (0)11 4778 2500 comes from the Mapudungun word Vuriloche Spain: +54 (0)11 4811 0070 meaning people from behind the mountain, Italy: +54 (0)11 4801 3232 In this Guide... while the San Carlos is after Carlos New Zealand: +54 (0)11 4328 0747 Wiederhold, one of its first European settlers. France: +54 (0)11 4515 2930 Population: Bariloche is home to approximately Useful Information 130,000 people. After Dark *Embassies in Buenos Aires Founded: The city was officially founded at the Places to Eat beginning of the 20th century in 1902. Top Attractions Budget Tips Where to ShopHostelworld Guide for Bariloche
  2. 2. Cheap Eats After Dark Dont Miss Budget TipsLa Esquina, Perito Moreno 10 Part bar, but mostly Wilkenny, San Martín 435 While it might go a bit Circuito Chico Meaning short circuit, this 60km Visit Catedral de San Carlos de Barilochecafé/restaurant, theres always an extremely over the top on its Oirishness, it cant be denied that loop boasts some of the most breathtaking views in Located at the the intersection of OConnor andwelcoming atmosphere in La Esquina. Staff are this is one of the livelier spots in Bariloche. Drawing Argentina. These range from those along Lake Beschtedt Admiral, and surrounded by two squaresfriendly and are happy to serve you drinks at the bar backpackers in their droves who go to down shots, Nahuel Huapi to the ones from Cerro Campanario with beautiful gardens, a visit to the citys main placeor well-priced omlettes, sandwiches or more in the meet fellow travellers from across the globe, and get (see below). Another attraction along the way is of worship is a great way to spend a couple of hourscafé. Drop in for lunch then stay for a drink. Open busy on the dancefloor, its the place to go if youre Hotel Llao-Llao, arguably the most famous hotel in without spending anything. Built primarily in Gothicdaily 8am-11am; free WiFi. looking for a big night. And leave your visit until after the country. style by the architect Alejandro Bustillo, showpieces midnight. Open daily 12 noon-4am. of the beautiful interior include its stained-glassDias de Zapata, Morales 362 Unlike some Mexican Go mountain biking While you can take a bus windows.restaurants, this eatery goes all out to give you the around Circuito Chico, the best way to take in thisauthentic Mexican experience. The décor Over on the south side famous route is on a mountain bike. This way you Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake Barilocheseverywhere is laid out to remind you of the cuisine can stop at will along the way and enjoy the scenery stunning location is largely thanks to the lake it isyoure eating and luckily the food is good too. Here even more. It requires some endurance though, so if located on - Lake Nahuel Huapi. One thing youyou can get all the usual culprits - ritos, enchiladas youre not feeling up for anything too strenuous there simply must do on a visit here is take your cameraand more. And the mixed nachos starter is a must. are also easier routes in the area. down to the lake and become snap happy. WithOpen daily 12 noon-11pm. beautiful views at all angles, youll get yourself unforgettable pictures and all it will cost you is the energy to walk there.The Map Room, Urquiza 28 In The Map Room you Hang on tightwill find exactly that - maps. Theyre everywhere.Like many places where you can enjoy food at in Go hiking Visit Bariloches main tourist office in theBariloche, its a bar as well as a café. But their Civic Center in the centre of town and explain toAmerican breakfast is particularly popular and is them you want to go hiking, theyll be able to givewhat draws a hungry crowd here regularly. Open you a map detailing the walks in the area. Hikes aredaily 9am-midnight. graded as easy, medium or difficult and are mapped out clearly. You may need to buy a permit if your South Bar, Av. Juramento 30 Bariloches other hike is in Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, but theyre Irish bar is a far tamer affair. While the above is inexpensive.For the chocaholics out there where to go to burn the midnight oil, this is where to get to know those youve met along the road or simply have a chat with whoever youre Worth the energy travelling with. It can get smoky, but theres a nice atmosphere and staff are friendly. It has a dart board too if youre sick of talking. Open daily 4pm-2am. White-water rafting Located 70km from Bariloche is the Rio Manso, a class III river with some class IV rapids thrown in for good measure. Beginning at the foot of Mount Malabar, Av. Juramento 83 Found directly across Tronador, day trips take in breathtaking scenery the road from South Bar, Malabar is a smaller past rainforest and waterfalls on top of the venue, but considerably livelier. This is thanks to a white-knuckle rapids. soundtrack of classic rock and reggae tracks. They also try to make things a tad different and sometimes have photography exhibitions and other Mamuschka, Mitre 298 If youve got a sweet events. Open nightly 8pm-3am. Cerro Campanario Due to its location in the middle tooth then Bariloches celebrated chocolate shop of lakes and peninsulas, Cerro Campanario, a small in the middle of the town centre should certainly mountain 20 minutes from Bariloche, boasts one of be on your list of places to visit. Here you can Pilgrim, Palacios 167 Over on the east side of the most breathtaking views in the world. National Hike up to Cerro Campanario While the most pick up all sorts of niceties like cakes, sweets, Bariloche is Pilgrim, yet another Irish bar although Geographic went so far as to bill it as one of their top conventional way to get to the top of Cerro fudges and more. Theyre also nicely presented one that doesnt have that much Irish-ness about it. ten views worldwide. Make sure your camera is fully Campanario is by cable car, you can save in small boxes making them the perfect gift for, Its a quiet place, so dont be surprised if you get charged before going to the top... yourself some Pesos and hike instead. The climb well, you. Open daily 9am-8pm. speaking to the barman. If you dont the notes left takes an hour approximately and, as you can from travellers across the globe will keep you see, its worth burning the energy. occupied. Open daily 2pm-2am. Skiing / horseback riding Both of these activities are extremely popular activities in Bariloche. TheRock Chicken, San Martin 234 While you wont find former can be done in neighbouring resorts likea pair of golden arches or Colonel Sanders ruling the By Pass, Rolando 155 If you consider yourself to Cerro Cathedral between June and October, while Visit Museo de la Patagonia Occupying the eastroost when it comes to fast food in Bariloche, this is be a true clubber, then this is the place for you. the latter can be done almost all-year-round. wing of the Civic Centre building in the middle of thewhere to go for late night (and daytime) quick meals Revellers in By Pass go crazy to kicking house city, this museum is full of stuffed animals andsuch as burgers, fries and more. Open daily tunes and dazzling light shows every weekend in information on the citys urban development. Its well Bariloche. Open Thurs-Sun 11pm-4am. Check with your hostel for tour info on the above worth visiting and entrance isnt much. Open10am-4am. activities. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; admission 15PHostelworld Guide for Bariloche