Choosing the right hotel in Chalten

El Chalten is a small town filled with mountain people so you'll find the majority of hotels run by staff dying to help you get into the hills, advise you about restaurants and all wonderfully relaxed.

  • If you are looking for seclusion and something special what we think is the best located lodge in Patagonia is located 2 hours north of El Chalten.
  • Within El Chalten there are hotels to suit everyone from upmarket spa hotels to cosy B&Bs they are all walking distance of the bus station, restaurants and bars.
  • There are a number of lodges, estancias and ecocamps close to El Chalten but when El Chalten is so perfectly located and well stocked with cosy bars and good restaurants we prefer to stay in town.

Something Special

Aguas Arriba

A lakeside lodge deep in the heart of Patagonia with views of mount Fitz Roy, overlooking a hanging glacier and only accessible by boat, or a ​day hike. Aguas Arriba is a wonderful base for off the beaten track hiking, fishing or simply relaxing. The hosts are friendly and with just 6 rooms it has a cosy atmosphere. Our number one recommendation in the El Chalten/Fitz Roy area.

US$1050 for a double room, per night.

Aguas Arriba

Upmarket

Destino Sur

The hard work of the staff at Destino Sur is recognised each year by it's customers. A very clean and comfortable hotel with modern, alpine-styled rooms, it's a big hit with travellers looking for a lovely place to come home to each night.

US$270 for a double room, per night.

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Chalten Suites

The Chalten Suites is situated on the main street in town and has everything you'd need close by. It has a higher standard and level of comfort than most in town, with spacious rooms and friendly staff. A perfect base if you are staying in El Chalten for more than a couple of days. 

US$320 for a double room, per night.

Chalten Suites

Boutique

Senderos

The staff are highly knowledgable and ​super friendly ​​making the Senderos our favourite boutique hotel in El Chalten.​ The rooms are on the cosy side but with clever storage areas and neat bathrooms make this a great little haven for hiking. On a clear day you'll be able to see the classic mountain line from your room and you are just a stones throw from the bus station. Our customers ​(or was this Harriet) ​rave about the breakfast buffet with mounds of cake, fruit, cereals and more.

US$180 for a double room, per night.

Senderos

Kaulem

This 4 bedroom boutique hotel with views of Fitz Roy from your room and breakfast table feels like a home away from home. It is ideal for a small group of 6-8 people with a cosy siting room and floor to ceiling glass so that you can shelter from bad weather and still feel like you are in the mountains. They also serve a mean breakfast that will turbo power you into the hills.

US$170 for a double room, per night.

Kaulem

No Frills

Nothofagus

Just a 10 minute walk from the bus station, you'll be made to feel right at home by the accommodating owners of this Swiss chalet styled B&B. Already good value for a clean and cheerful stay, you can stretch your money even further by choosing one of their rooms that shares a bathroom between two.

US$90 for a double room, per night.

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FAQs about hotels in El Chalten

Harriet says

El Chalten Hotels: How can we help you?

If you’re looking to arrange somewhere to stay in El Chalten, we can help you in one of two ways:

  1. As part of a multi-day activity trip

    We can help you plan and arrange a multi-day activity trip, such as a hiking, kayaking or horse-riding trip, to fit in with the rest of your plans. We’ll help you arrange the logistics of the trip too, such as how you’ll get to and from the trip departure point and where you’ll stay before and afterwards. Ask about arranging a multi-day activity trip

  2. As part of a tailor-made itinerary

    With 15 years' experience in Patagonia, we’re experts at creating bespoke itineraries. We'll work with you to design a 2-3 week - or longer - holiday based on your exact requirements, from hiking trips to flights, bus trips, transfers and, of course, your accommodation. Find out more about Tailor-made trips. 

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