- Mateus Bartczak Camargo
The staff was kind and the rooms were nice. The bathroom needed a little better cleaning and the breakfast is simple, but it had everything we needed.
Great hostel - very helpful staff, good common areas, and excellent rooms. Would recommend!
Friendly staff/owners, with communal tables for eating. We had a private room and it was quiet, however the bathroom was extremely tiny (we are not big people) and any shower would completely flood the bathroom. The bedroom had high ceilings and the mattress was comfortable. The breakfast is basic (bread, jam, juice and tea/coffee) but included.
- Siddharth Joshi
Great place with clean rooms. Really close to the El Chalten bus station. Staff is really friendly and helpful with any hiking related questions you may have. I definitely recommend staying here.
It is close to the bus station and people is really nice. The facilities are all new and they made a real effort to keep it very clean for everyone. On the down side there is no computer to use, internet is really slow and not constant, and breakfast could be served from 7 - 7:30 hrs.
Dominated by the imposing mounts Torre and Fitz Roy, and surrounded by beautiful rivers, valleys, lakes and glaciers, El Chalten is the ideal place for sporting or recreational purposes, such as trekking and sightseeing.
LOS CONDORES AND LAS AGUILAS LOOKOUT
The trail leads to a natural lookout located over the town, overlooking the mounts Adela, Torre and Fitz Roy, and the Río de las Vueltas valley. You can also continue until a second lookout, Las Aguilas, where you can see the Viedma lake.
Time: 1 hour (one way)
Height: 100 metres
CHORRILLO DEL SALTO
This flat path bordering the Río de las Vueltas River, traverses the valley that shares its name, and goes through a small ñire forest, until you reach this beautiful 20 meter high waterfall, Chorrillo del Salto.
Time: 1 hour and a half
At the same level
Time: 3 hours (round trip)
Height: 380 metres
LAGUNA DE LOS TRES
A lot of people arrive al dawn in order to witness the spectacular moment when the mounts turn red by the sun’s first rays.
Time: 8 to 10 hours (round trip)
Height: 800 metres
From the bridge over the Blanco River* (along provincial route 41) you have to follow the trail that walks up the Blanco River, and after a 2 hours trek, you will reach Piedras Blancas lookout (it is not possible to cross the river at this point). You can walk along the trail that leads to Poincenot base camp, and come back to town.
* To reach the bridge over the Blanco River you can hire a taxi or one of the transport operators in town.
Time: 2 hours (one way)
Height: 200 metres
Another option, which you need at least 5 hours, is taking the trail from El Chalten to Poincenot base camp, until you cross the Blanco River. After crossing the bridge, take the right turn towards the river. Go along this trail until the Piedras Blancas stream, and you will find the glacier less than an hour trek from Poincenot base camp.
Time: 5 hours (one way)
Height: 360 metres
Time: 6 hours (round trip)
Height: 250 metres from El Chalten
LOMA DEL PLIEGUE TUMBADO
Time: 8 hours (round trip)
Height: 850 metres from El Chalten
Distance: 21 km