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 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.

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FAQ about El Chaltén Hostels

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A hostel in El Chaltén costs on average $15 for a dorm. A hostel in El Chaltén with private rooms costs on average $62. shows all 10 Hostels in El Chaltén. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 10 hostels in El Chaltén, Argentina. We list for you other cheap places to stay in El Chaltén such as
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Aylen-Aike Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in El Chaltén.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for El Chaltén

Your Packing List for El Chaltén

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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:

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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.
10 Total number of hostels
$15 Average dorm price
$62 Average private room price
$13 Cheapest hostel in El Chaltén
3 Party hostels in El Chaltén
Aylen-Aike Hostel is the best rated
8.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

El Calafate (121 Km / 75 mi.)

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