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About El Calafate
El Calafate is a laidback small town in the far south of Argentina’s Patagonia region. It’s growing by leaps and bounds, but still retains an unhurried and relaxed pace. The main street is tourist-y, yes, but it still has appeal. And El Calafate has two big draws that mean you’ll probably pass through here at some point. First, it’s midway between Torres del Paine, Chile and El Chalten, Argentina, making it a natural stopping point on the trekking circuit. Second, it’s the closest point to the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier, 80 km away in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.
The town itself is pleasant as well, with an eclectic array of offerings for your entertainment and dining pleasure. It is well-conneted by bus and air to points throughout Argentina, and its bus station is centrally located. Be warned, however, that its airport is located some distance outside town and it`s an expensive shuttle ride to your hostel.
El Calafate hostels are numerous and are scattered throughout town, most within walking distance of the main street. Shuttles from the airport will drop you off at your hostel's door. It’s advisable to book ahead during peak season, as beds fill up quickly.
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Hostel Buenos Aires
"Not as described - The hostel did not provide breakfast as described online -- only free coffee, chocolate, milk. Room is ok but it was freezing cold at night (we have the room over kitchen). Also if someone is talking in the kitchen it could be noisy to sleep. Maybe it's a language problem, but owner doesn't seem to care so much about helping us." … "… from the bus station and 300m from the main avenue in the heart of El...
HI - Calafate - Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros
"I just returned from Argentina. This hostel was terrible! They had no record of our reservation. Despite showing them a confirmation email, they shrugged their shoulders and said there was nothing they could do. We ultimately had to stay in the Superior room for significantly more than we had initially planned on paying. The reception staff was very unhelpful and down and out rude the whole time we were there. The hostel is located about ten...
America del Sur Hostel Calafate
"America Del Sur is situated a five-minute walk from the town centre and a ten-minute walk from the bus station (where the hostel will pick you up for free). It is situated on the hillside, with great views of the lakes and mountains. It's one of those hostels that is trying to be a home away from home -- these hostels can always be identified by having to take your shoes off before you enter the hostel. The staff are friendly, speak very...
I Keu Ken Hostel
"I Keu Ken Hostel is a nice little hostel in a fast-developing town that's slightly cursed by tourists arriving to see the Perito Moreno glacier and then disappearing soon afterward. The Location It's only fifteen minutes away from the bus station, but its location on a hill and a lack of names on the streets can make it a little tricky to get there. The great view of the surrounding area rewards you once you are there, though. There are...
"From the bus station, the Calafate Hostel is about a 10-minute walk. It is a bit tricky to find the place, but just remember to walk downhill towards the center of town. A map is definitely helpful and is available from the tourist info booth at the bus station. Although this hostel is very big, there are enough common areas where you can relax and have space to yourself so it doesn't feel like a big motel. For example, you can hang out...
Hostel Nakel Yenu
"… lockers) and double / triple rooms with private bath. Whatever you choose, we include breakfast, free internet access, WI FI, as well as sheets, daily cleaning service and luggage storage. You`ll be delighted with our BBQ , our asado, in our QUINCHO! This is where we get together, can meet other guests and exchange traveller`s experiences. Our QUINCHO includes a fully equipped kitchen. Get to know our Calafate, the estepa...
HI - Calafate - Hostel del Glaciar Libertador
"HI - Calafate - Hostel del Glaciar Libertador is really a great, comfortable hostel, with a Scandinavian feel as well as modern and warm -- it's really IKEA-like). There are plenty of dorms (maximum four beds) on three floors around an open-air courtyard. The dining area and common room, with lots of wooden furniture in them, are nice places to hang out. The Location The hostel is located just after the bridge over the river, by the...
Hostel de las Manos
"Clean, accommodating, and peaceful - Not the cheapest on the block but really friendly and helpful. Personally thought it was good value for what I got -- single room with private bath for 140 argentine pesos. Could organise all tours and onward travel through reception. Could relax here in the evening and prepare own food with free Wi-Fi and internet. Really smart looking from the outside, hot, powerful water and good walks. Worth the extra...
Schilling Hostal Patagonico
"… little Nature Reserve, with bird watching, viewpoint to Lago Argentino, hide-blind From the airport If you come by plane, from the airport you can take a taxi or the airport shuttle, both will leave at the hostel. By bus If you come by bus, the bus station is located one block away from the hostel. Leaving walk one block on your left and on the corner is Schilling. Since flowers will welcome guest. By car If you come by car,...
Marcopolo Inn Calafate
"… the stunning Perito Moreno glacier, a must see on any travellers itinerary. Situated in a pleasant neighbourhood just minutes from the Central Market and with-in easy walking distance from the bus station and a short ride from the airport.We have Twin, Doubles, Triples and Dorms with private bathroom, comfortable beds and a gorgeous view! All rooms have central heating and hot water 24hs a day. Private rooms include a TV. We...
Hosteria Sir Thomas
"the Buffet Breakfast is served everyday! Guest can use the dinning room to have lunch or dinner We speak Spanish, and we are happy to help you in any way. Indeed SIR THOMAS is family Guesthouse in the center of Calafate which offer free internet access, tourist office, luggage storage and more!. dorms, Doubles/ twins, and rooms for 3 or 4 people, all with private bathroom, new linen, wifi, and individual heating." … "…...
South B&B El Calafate
"South B&B El Calafate is located in a privileged location with a magnificent view of Lake Argentino and the Andes. All rooms have heating, private bathroom and lake view. Breakfast is totally homemade, bread and sweet puddings, all made in house. South B&B El Calafate is a Bed and Breakfast run by its owners in a personalized way in a family atmosphere." … "… Julio A Roca turn left and take the street Jose Formentti to Juan...
Hostel El Ovejero
"Nice garden setting, poor bathroom facilities, wifi useless - Pros -- convenient location 2 mins to center, very nice garden setting (camping and bbq allowed), helpful staff, cheapest price in town. Cons -- dorms are really really small (2 bunks on 5sqm); bathroom facilities for the dorms are the camping facilities, Inside temperature is same as outside temperature and showers are the kind where you should get undressed before entering the...
Hostel Calafate Viejo
"Our property offers comfortable rooms with shared or private bathrooms, 200 meters from the center of Calafate and 400 meters from the bus station. There is a shared kitchen where you can enjoy breakfast (optional). In addition, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi. El Calafate Viejo Property features rooms with bedside tables and simple and bright decoration. Also offers tourist information, laundry and safe boxes. Free parking is available and...
Glaciar Perito Moreno Hostel
Froilan Valenciano (Ex Calle 814) N° 75
La Loma Hotel
Julio A. Roca 849
Hostel International Point
"… with private bathroom all overlooking the lake & the mountains.Reservation PolicyThe remaining amount should be paid in cash at the hostel when you do the check in.Free Services: Local callsBoard games Housekeeping Hot water available 24 hoursIn-room lockers Parking spaceTV & DVD roomTourist informationTransfer arrangementInternet access 24 hours - wifiFloor heaterKitchen open to the guestsSheets & towelsFax...
"… spirit looking for the essential and basic amenities in terms of accommodation. Also combined with the experience to share and socialize achieved through an incredible atmosphere that permeates the hotel. MyHotel hotels are budget hotels where the basic and essential amenities are combined with simplicity and joy. Our people always strives to create a pleasant atmosphere where guests share their experiences of activities undertaken...
Aves del Lago Hostel Patagonico
Zona de Charcas
"Aves del Lago Hostel Patagonia is a nice and relaxed hostel, away from the center and touristic area of El Calfate. This hostel is located just ten minutes' walk from the center of El Calafate, but right next to Laguna Nimez, where you can see the flamingos and enjoy the nice landscapes. There is free Wi-Fi in one of the two communal kitchens. The owners are very nice and can help you book your bus tickets to Glaciar Perito Moreno, El Chalten...
Solares del Sur
"… bathroom fittings and faucets by Rocca. All bedrooms are permanently heated and beds are fitted with prime quality double mattresses and warm, light bedspreads. The comfort and freedom of the apart system, currently used all over the world and quite different from conventional hotels, will make visitors feel as if they were in the privacy of their own homes. Private parking. Cancellation Policy: * 7 or more days, 0% due...
Pariso Patagonico Apart y Bungalows
calle Senecio (ex 1015) N°82
"… Patagonia Argentina, wait you warmest and give to the passenger all the confort from the own propierties in this paradise. We are a family from El Calafate since long time ago. The own propietaries attend by themselves to the guest. We try to give them a nice treatment in harmony with the land scape. We help you feel yourself like at your own home. In case of no-show at the inn the day of admission or cancel your reservation 72...
"… centre in a very quiet part of the village. We have five lovely and warm independent cottages (alpine style), two comfortable apartments and two rooms., all of this makes an ideal, intimate and relaxing place, with a nice garden of plants and flowers. The service to owers guest in Las Cabaitas is made by our family in a personal, freandly and very discrete way, wich makes your stay in El Calafate very plasant. The price...
Posada del Angel Calafate
"… 5 blocks from the bus station . Here you will find a warm and welcoming place. You are invited to join this great family of friends who come year after year, to know the beautiful landscapes of southern Patagonia region. We have spacious and comfortable rooms: single, double, triples and quadruples rooms all heated, with private bathroom, TV Cable and Wi Fi. The comfortable lounge and breakfast area are spacious, bright and...
"We are on a green lawn by the Calafate brook. Here, travellers can rest from a day of adventures in modern and comfortable rooms equipped with many commodities. They have recently been opened and are ready to use. “El Puente” has prívate roms ensuite to offer. They can accommodate up to three persons. The rooms have LCD, DVD PLAYER, WI-FI, safety box, kingsize beds and black out courtains. They have full equipped bathrooms with bath and...
Hosteria Meulen Boutique Calafate
"The hotel has a free shuttle service to the downtown, a Bar, Restaurant, WiFi, Internet, DDI, DDN and Laundry. Undoubtedly the best accommodation in Patagonia Argentina! Meulen is the answer to all needs with its professional staff. We guarantee that causes that your stay in El Calafate will be an unforgettable experience." … "… at Av Jorge Newbery (1.3 km) 4. Take the 1st right onto Günter Plüschow (800 m) 5. Slight left...
"… enjoy several museums, horseback riding. If you like the mountain bike you can ride all around the lake. There are excellent restaurants where you can try the typical Patagonian lamb. Every room in our Posada Larsen has both mountain and lake view, free Wi-Fi, small table and chair. Each room has a private bathroom and all of them have many facilities such as mirrors and hairdryer. Posada Larsen's Policies & Conditions:...
Cauquenes de Nimez
"… Wi-Fi, Internet Access, Safe Box, Mattress \'La Cardeusse\', Complimentary Glass of Wine, Restaurant, Internet Access, Happy Hour and Complimentary, Bar We are close to National Park Los Glaciers (Parque Nacional Los Glaciares), you won\'t get any closer to Perito Moreno Glacier (Glaciar Perito Moreno). You will have the chance to see southern Right Whale, one of the rarest species that arrives every year to breed in...
Marcopolo Suites Calafate
"… broadband internet access and Wi-Fi connection. A laundry service is also available, and each hostel has its very own tourist travel information desk, where advisors specialized in backpacking will help you plan and book your trip. Staying with Hostel Inn and Marcopolo Inn guarantees you a safe, private, and very fun experience. Without a doubt the best options in Argentina. Marcopolo Suites include private double, triple and...
"… Snack Bar. * Lunch Box and full-board (extra charge). * TV and DVD Closed Circuit. * Reading and TV Area. * Bikes to rent. * Boutique. * Restaurant. * Emergency Service. * Room Service. * Free Internet Access. * Laundry Service. * Telephone, Fax, DDI, DDN. * Parking. * Shuttle Service ( extra charge) Local Attractions: * Walicho Caves. * Fishing at Roca...
Hosteria Las Avutardas
"… single morning you are allowed to enjoy our tasty continental breakfast: bagel, croissants, baked toasts and butter and our tasteful jellies from the region, followed by a rich variety of teas and the classic milk and coffee, just served to be enjoyed in a nice moment during your visit with family or friends in Las Avutardas. Our comfortable rooms offer nice mattresses, private bathrooms, cable tv, single lockers (you can keep...
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