Best Hotels and lodging in El Chaltén

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How are the lodgings in El Chaltén – Patagonia?

If you ask me about El Chaltén, the “hiking capital” of Argentina, I will tell you without hesitation that it is a magical place. From the moment you set foot in this quaint little town in the middle of Patagonia, you are immediately enveloped by its incredible natural beauty. But what about housing? What is it like to stay in El Chaltén? Let me tell you about my experience.

Charming hotels

The first time I visited El Chaltén, I decided to stay in a hotel. The range of options is wide, from cozy boutique hotels to more luxurious accommodations. The views of the mountains from my room window were simply spectacular. Have you ever woken up with the majestic Mount Fitz Roy as your morning view? There is nothing like it.

Mountain cabins

On my second visit, I opted for a mountain cabin. And you know what? It was an equally delightful experience. The cabins are fully equipped, offering a home away from home feeling. And the added advantage is the privacy these cabins provide. At the end of the day, after a long hike, nothing compares to sitting in front of the fireplace with a local wine. Doesn’t it sound cozy?

Hostels and hostels

For travelers on a tighter budget, there are plenty of hostels and inns. Don’t be fooled into thinking they are less comfortable. Many of them have common kitchens, living spaces and even lend equipment for excursions. And the best part? The friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to meet other travelers passionate about nature.


Last but not least, there is the camping option. Sleeping under the stars in one of the most beautiful places in the world is simply breathtaking. There are several campsites around El Chaltén, some of them even free of charge. But be prepared for the Patagonian weather, it can be quite unpredictable.

Therefore, regardless of your preferences or your budget, you are sure to find an accommodation that suits your needs in El Chaltén. From luxury hotels to tents, all of them allow you to enjoy the wonderful nature that surrounds this Patagonian town.

We have created a list of the best newly opened hotels in El Chaltén, Argentina. We hope you enjoy it. We believe it may be the best of its kind. Tip: Set your dates to check room rates!

Chalten Suites Hotel

1 Chalten Suites Hotel

Hip. Cozy rooms. Comfortable rooms with elegant décor and free Wi-Fi are offered in El Chaltén, 100 meters from the main square. Chalten Suites has a spacious breakfast area with many windows and views of the surrounding mountains and garden. Rooms at Chalten Suites Hotel feature a TV and minibar. The private bathrooms have a shower and hairdryer. In addition, there is a desk. Chalten Suites has a tour desk and luggage storage. The property offers free parking and is 200 meters from the Fitz Roy River and 210 km from El Calafate airport.

2. Aguas Arriba Lodge

2 Aguas Arriba Lodge

Very cozy. Magnificent interior design. Located within the Lago del Desierto provincial reserve, surrounded by forests, glaciers, lakes and mountains, Aguas Arriba Lodge offers panoramic views of Mount Fitz Roy and Torre and the Vespignani glacier. It offers full board packages on the shores of Desert Lake. Aguas Arriba Lodge can only be reached by boat or on foot. Rates include full board, guided trekking excursions and fishing activities. Activity equipment and alcoholic beverages are not included. Rooms at Aguas Arriba Lodge feature rustic wooden décor, private bathrooms, heating and views of the lake and mountains. Guests at Aguas Arriba Lodge can enjoy home-cooked meals in the on-site restaurant and free internet access via modem. The common room has a balcony, fireplace and panoramic views. Los Glaciares National Park is 15 km away and El Calafate airport is 234 km away.

3. Hotel Cumbres Nevadas

3 Hotel Cumbres Nevadas

Excellent location. Hotel Cumbres Nevadas is located in downtown El Chaltén and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and views of Fitz Roy Hill. It has a bar and free parking. The rooms, decorated with gabled roofs and wooden furniture, are equipped with heating and offer mountain views. All have private bathrooms. A buffet breakfast with homemade jams, coffee, tea, yogurt and cheeses is served daily. Guests with celiac disease can request special gluten-free ingredients. Drinks and snacks can be ordered at the bar. There are hiking trails on the outskirts of the property. The nearest supermarket is 10 meters away. Hotel Cumbres Nevadas is 200 km from Armando Tola International Airport.

4. Hosteria Senderos

4 Hosteria Senderos

Boutique hotel. Charming. Located in El Chaltén, Hostería Senderos offers the best views of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, as well as rooms with free Wi-Fi. The property has a restaurant and a wine bar. Los Glaciares National Park is 200 meters away. The rooms at Hosteria Senderos are decorated with wooden gabled ceilings and parquet floors. All have private bathrooms with hairdryer. Buffet breakfast is served daily. The wine bar offers a wide collection of Patagonian and international wines. Lunch boxes are available upon request. Guests can relax in the lobby, which features a fireplace, or book horseback riding and hiking excursions at the tour desk. Hostería Senderos is right in front of the bus station and 100 meters from the main avenue Martín de Güemes. Free parking is available.

5. Destino Sur Hotel & Mountain Spa

5 Destino Sur Hotel & Mountain Spa

Charming property. Magnificent breakfast. Destino Sur Hotel & Mountain Spa is only 500 meters from Los Glaciares National Park and offers spa facilities and mountain views from all rooms. Guests can work out in the fitness center and book a massage. Free Wi-Fi is available. The Destino Sur Hotel & Mountain Spa has alpine-style rooms with wooden furniture and is equipped with heating. Some rooms have elegant dark wood furniture and flat-screen TV. Private bathrooms include shower and toiletries. The tour desk can arrange excursions to Fitz Roy Mountain, 8 km away. Bicycles are also available for rent. Guests can wake up to a full breakfast buffet with cereals, regional jams, fruit and yogurt. Snacks are served at the bar. El Chaltén bus station is 1 km away and private parking is free of charge.

6. Los Cerros del Chaltén Boutique Hotel

6 Los Cerros del Chaltén Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel. A charming property. Located in El Chaltén, Los Cerros Boutique Hotel offers views of the surrounding valleys. Free private parking and a tour desk are available. Rooms at Los Cerros Boutique Hotel are equipped with a minibar, seating area and private bathroom. The property’s tour desk offers hiking excursions to Laguna Torre, Piedra del Fraile and the glaciers. The hotel also offers free WiFi in public areas. The restaurant serves traditional Patagonian and international dishes. The bar serves a wide variety of drinks, including Argentine wines and regional liquors.

To conclude, I can only recommend that you live the experience of staying in El Chaltén, whether in a luxury hotel, a cozy cabin, a lively hostel or camping in the middle of nature. Each option has its own charm and I am sure that all of them will allow you to appreciate the beauty of this corner of Patagonia. Remember, it’s not just the destination, but also where you rest your head that makes the trip unforgettable.

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I am Matias, born in Patagonia, and a lover of my land.

For more than 20 years I help foreign travellers to organise their trip to Patagonia.

I also manage this exotic accommodation on the Atlantic coast.