Hostels in El Chaltén, Argentina

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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 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.

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.

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FAQ about El Chaltén Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in El Chaltén. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in El Chaltén costs $24 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in El Chaltén costs $94. (based on price comparison)
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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.
12 Total number of hostels
$24 Average dorm price
$94 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in El Chaltén
Refugio Chalten Hostel is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in El Chaltén
Patagonia Hostel is the best rated
5.4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

El Calafate (121 Km / 75 mi.)
Torres del Paine (186 Km / 115 mi.)

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