14 Hostels in El Chaltén, Argentina

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in El Chaltén, Argentina. You can choose from 14 El Chaltén hostels. In total, there are 27 cheap places to stay in El Chaltén such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $13 for a dorm.

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El Chaltén 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 Chaltén, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in El Chaltén


(HI - El Chaltén - Rancho Grande Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in El Chaltén


(Aylen-Aike Hostel is the best rated)

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Hostels in El Chaltén for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in El Chaltén for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to El Chaltén? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to El Chaltén alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in El Chaltén. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know El Chaltén (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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Chaltén. To help you make friends with El Chaltén before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? El Chaltén is also named and spelled El Chalten - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Established north of Los Glaciares National Park, El Chaltén is a small community with less than two thousand inhabitants in the Province of Santa Cruz, at the south of Argentinean Patagonia. This beautiful place is surrounded by the stunning presence of the Andes. The Fitz Roy or Chaltén Mountain overwhelms the town with its magnificence.

El Chaltén can be reached by plane; the closest airport is in the city of El Calafate, about two hundred kilometers from El Chaltén. Daily flights are available from Buenos Aires and buses to El Chaltén also leave El Calafate every day. El Chaltén is a compulsory visit for tourists traveling Patagonia and an excellent choice for lovers of outdoor activities. Mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests are all at hand in this touristic village. Organized excursions to Glaciar Viedma, Lake of the Desert, and visits to La Leona Petrified Forest are some of the activities to enjoy while visiting the community. Other outdoor options for visitors in El Chaltén include bouldering, trekking, horse riding, and mountain biking. For those who are not used to extreme adventure, El Chaltén offers self-guided walks along the paths close to the town.

The most diverse types of accommodation are available in this small community. However, hostels in El Chaltén are the most popular choice for tourists. All of them have shared rooms with two or more beds, kitchen, and a common area. El Chaltén hostels with private rooms, Wi-Fi internet connections, luggage storage rooms, and free breakfasts are also available. Staying in a hostel in El Chaltén is usually a wonderful experience for those tourists who love to share experiences while staying at low cost in this remote place of Argentinean Patagonia.

Written by local enthusiast for El Chaltén hostels

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Other Nearby Cities
El Calafate El Calafate (121 Km / 75 mi.)

FAQ about El Chaltén Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in El Chaltén. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in El Chaltén. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Mistico Hostel 23 is the best hostel in El Chaltén for families.

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Aylen-Aike Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in El Chaltén.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for El Chaltén - from the Community

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Your Packing List for El Chaltén

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for El Chaltén and Argentina.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for El Chaltén