Hostels in El Calafate, Argentina

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Get to know El Calafate (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in El Calafate.

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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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FAQ about El Calafate Hostels

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A hostel in El Calafate costs $33 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in El Calafate costs $88. (based on price comparison)
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Matices Hostel is the best hostel in El Calafate for families.
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America Del Sur Calafate Hostel is the best hostel for partying in El Calafate.

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El Calafate Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in El Calafate, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
25 Total number of hostels
$33 Average dorm price
$88 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in El Calafate
Hostel Aves del Lago is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in El Calafate
Most El Calafate hostels are located in
Villa Crespo, Zona de Charcas
8.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

El Chaltén (121 Km / 75 mi.)
Puerto Natales (154 Km / 96 mi.)

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