Hotels in El Chalten

El Chalten is a fantastic base for hiking around Mount FitzRoy in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park.

You’ll find more thoughts about the town itself in my previous post about El Chalten, but here I’d like to make 4 recommendations for places to stay in El Chalten, for a range of different budgets.

For more up-to-date recommendations, check out our page on Hotels in El Chalten on Swoop Patagonia’s main website.

Best for: Budget camping
Lago del Desierto
£6 per night for camping with hot showers
This campsite is right in the middle of town and very popular with climbers.

Best for: Good Value
Hosteria el Paraiso
£60 per night for 2 people in double room
Clean, quiet, friendly, well located, simple but good breakfasts.
Gonzalo who works there speaks excellent English and is very friendly and helpful – he can arrange everything for you from taxis and transfers to restaurant bookings and excursions.


Best for: Well deserved after a few days’ hiking
Hosteria Senderos
£100 per night for 2 people in double room <r>
Beautiful rooms, many with view out to FitzRoy itself. Nice public rooms and a good breakfast.
What are people saying on TripAdvisor? Above all “cozy”, but also “comfortable” and “friendly”.



Best for: Luxury
Los Cerros
£200 per night for 2 people in double room
Elevated a few metres above the rest of the town for great views. Rooms are 4-5 star and there’s a good restaurant and bar downstairs. The public rooms are vaste and filled with books and memorabilia of FitzRoy’s history.
What are people saying on TripAdvisor? Good service and location, but over-priced.

Please note: Indicative prices subject to room types, exchange rates etc…

Feel free to mention Swoop when you get in touch.


You can find more info on Hotels in El Chalten on Swoop Patagonia’s main website.

Luke Errington

Founder and MD

Luke fell in love with Patagonia when he first trekked through the Andes some 15 years ago. In 2009 he founded Swoop Patagonia and since then has trekked, ridden and paddled thousands of miles throughout the region.

Back at home in Bristol he's a dad of three, and a keen trail runner and adventure racer.

On his last visit Luke climbed to within 500m of the summit of Aconcagua and ran a 3 day ultra-marathon around the volcanoes of northern Patagonia.