Where To Stay In El Calafate, Argentina: The Best Hotels & Rentals - Updated 2023

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El Calafate, a town in Patagonia, Argentina, is an important tourists hub to visit different parts of Los Glaciares National Park, including the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, Cerro Chalten and Cerro Torre. The city gained its name from a little bush with yellow flowers and dark blue berries that is very common in Patagonia, the calafate, and is famous for its typical Patagonian lamb dish. Situated at the front of Lake Argentino, El Calafate can be reached with daily flights from Bariloche, Ushuaia and Buenos Aires. There are various types of accommodations that meet your needs. Whether it’s at the city centre, or overlooking the beautiful Lake Argentino, accommodations in El Calafate guarantee your serenity stay.

1. Refugios Del Lago (from 125 USD)

Situated 500 meters (1,640 feet) from Lake Argentino, Refugios Del Lago offers accommodation with stunning view of the lake and surrounding mountains. A self-catering accommodation, the spacious room is equipped with a kitchen and barbecue facilities. You can do your own asado on the parrilla! Refugios Del Lago is right near Libertador Gral and San Martín Avenue, and is 500 meters (1,640 feet) from El Calafate Bus Station.

Refugios Del Lago

Address: Ernesto Leman 20, 9405 El Calafate, Argentina (see map)

Price: from 125 USD

2. Hosteria Posada Karut Josh

Within meters of the Lake Argentino waterfront, Hosteria Posada Karut Josh offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and gardens. Styled in lively colors with modern furniture, the rooms at Hosteria Posada Karut Josh boast either lake or mountain views. They serve a daily buffet breakfast in a charming breakfast room overlooking the lake, where you should try their famous empanadas. Delicious to the last crumb! Hosteria Posada Karut Josh is a five minute walk from the bus terminal and 23 km (14 mi) from El Calafate Airport. A nice cosy hostel near the city centre and close to the bus station, yet offers a tranquil accommodation. Highly recommended for couples.

Posada Karut Josh

Address: Calle 12 Nr. 1887

Non-smoking throughout Safety deposit box Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Internet services Cashless payment available Garden Access to health care professionals Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

3. Salamandra Apartamento (from USD 41)

Salamandra Apartamento has all the necessity that you need when you want to spend long holiday at El Calafate. All units have a cable flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and feature a kitchen fitted with an oven and microwave. The bus station is 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Salamandra Apartamento and it’s a 15 minute drive to the Comandante Armando Tola Airport. You can enjoy other non-ice activities in the surroundings of Salamandra Apartamento, including golfing, horse riding, and windsurfing. With free WiFi throughout the property, the accommodation tries to provide you with a kind and helpful service to complete your holiday experience at El Calafate.

Salamandra Apartamentos

Wifi Available

Address: Av. del Libertador Gral. San Martín, 2300. 1st floor.

3 Golf course (within km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Internet services Canoeing Hiking Cycling

4. Cabanas De Nene Aparts (from USD 129)

Located at the edge of town, Cabanas De Nene offers a quiet and cozy cabin-type apartment near an ecological reserve, the Reserve Laguna Nimez. The cabana has adequate clean space with two bedrooms, a tiny kitchen with an eating area, a small living area, and a nice sized bathroom. The breakfast will be delivered to your room. A perfect tranquil spot for couples. With beautiful rose bushes surrounding the area, the property is very well maintained and the owners are very attentive. Cabanas De Nene Aparts is a bit off the beaten track, a 20 minute walk to the city centre. Find your way to watch the birds at the Reserve Laguna Nimez and eat local delicacies at Ananda Resto Bar nearby during your stay at Cabanas De Nene Aparts.

Cabañas de Nené Aparts

Wifi Available

Address: Calle 303 Nr 171

Parking Room service 24 -hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

5. Sierra Nevada (from USD 127)

Located a 20 minute walk from the city centre, Sierra Nevada offers bright rooms designed with contemporary décor with a seating area and a balcony overlooking Bahia Redonda Bay and Los Glaciares National Park. The rooms are spacious with heated floors bathroom, and guests can also benefit from the convenient 24-hour front desk service. A continental breakfast with a variety of local and international ingredients is served at the hotel’s restaurant. The highlight of this hotel is the continental breakfast options that beat other places based on reviews. So make sure you enjoy your hearty breakfast before you start your excursions during your stay.

Sierra Nevada

Wifi Available

Address: Av. del Libertador Gral. San Martín 1888

Parking Restaurant Bar 24 -hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

6. RH Rochester Calafate (from USD 158)

The 4-star Rochester Calafate welcomes their guests with panoramic views of Lake Argentino and is just meters from Bahía Redonda Bay. The spacious rooms with large windows overlooking the surrounding hills offer basic amenities with a flat-screen TV, wireless internet access, and heating. Enjoy a full regional breakfast featuring hot chocolate, traditional mate, croissants and homemade pastries, or international breakfast to start your morning. You can have your breakfast on the hotel terrace overlooking the Patagonian landscape. They have children’s menus too.

Rochester Calafate has daily transfer shuttle service to and from the city centre for free, and the front desk staff are brilliant! They are always ready with suggestions and tips anytime you need with sufficient English, to ensure you have the best holiday experience in El Calafate.

Rochester Calafate

Wifi Available

Address: Avenida Del Libertador 3614

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24 -hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

7. Aparts De Los Pajaros (from USD 100)

Aparts De Los Pajaros is only a 5 minute walk away from the main street of El Calafate, and yet it’s famous as a tranquil place to stay. A reviewer calls it a wonderful stress-free accommodation. The accommodation is equipped with a cable TV, and a kitchenette equipped with a microwave and toaster. A refrigerator and kettle are also provided. The Bus Station is 2 minutes from Aparts De Los Pajaros, and the El Calafate International Airport is 16 km (10 mi) from the property.

El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
185 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi a lovely big bathroom with heated flooring and a very helpful host in cecilia
it’s very well heated and the bathroom is huge
nice little micro kitchen with essentials like coffee salt tea and oil
radiant heating in the kitchen and bathroom floors will make you want to stay inside 2
veronica has a terrific apartment perfect for a couple
very clean and spacious bath
it was very clean and had comfy beds
very nice clean with plenty of space
big clean bathroom with a really good shower
inside the apartment is very modern clean and quaint
veronica was a very helpful host
veronica is an awesome host
veronica was a great host
veronica was very friendly she supported us everytime we had questions
veronica & her mom were great host & extremely helpful
very cute space in a convenient location close to everything
excellent location in the middle of the town
very central location which was great
very central to the centro with amazing restaurants few steps away
very nice cosy apartment located so close to main city
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8. Patagonia Queen Hotel Boutique (from USD 100)

A charming boutique hotel a short walk from downtown El Calafate, Patagonia Queen Hotel Boutique offers comfortable rooms with wooden floors and a garden view. The hotel has a private spa bath service for the guests and a set of facilities including a gym and a games room that comprises a pool table, board games, and table tennis. Head out to the bakery across the street for a lunch to accompany your excursions to the glaciers, and relax yourself in the afternoon at their cocktail-wine bar.

Patagonia Queen Hotel Boutique

Address: Av. Padre Agostini 49

Table tennis Shuttle service (additional charge) Garden Non-smoking rooms Heating Non-smoking throughout 24 -hour front desk Billiards

9. Casa El Calafate con Vista al Lago (from USD 46)

This house is a 35 minute walk or a short taxi ride from the city centre with all the basic facilities that you need. It offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere during your stay. Located in a very quiet location, the house offers the panoramic views of the Lake Argentino, with some flamingos. Have a pleasant walk along the lake to enjoy the serenity of its surroundings.

El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
124 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
accommodation was clean and contained everything we required for our stay
the place was clean and tidy
the house was very clean
but other than that the house was clean
everything was clean and the host was so warm welcome
marcelo is an amazing host
marcelo is a great host
marcelo is the loveliest most helpful host
they are genuinely kind people who care about their guests
marcelo was a great host very flexible and extremely helpful
the house is in a great location
his place was cozy safe and pretty close to the city (about 10 minutes at most)
the neighbourhood was nice and quiet
there is also a pleasant walk along the lake
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10. EOLO – Patagonia’s Spirit (from USD 962)

Sit between El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, EOLO is a destination on its own. With dramatic landscape in every direction, the 17 rooms are furnished with simple luxury and relaxed elegance. An accommodation within an estancia (in English: ranch), EOLO offers the best service with all meals included. It’s highly recommended for a minimum of three days stays to get the most from the experience.

EOLO Patagonia Spirit - Relais & Chateaux

Address: Ruta 11 km 23,000

Free parking Shops (on site) Facilities for disabled guests Express check-in/check-out Parking Hot tub Adult only Bike tours

Journey to serenity

El Calafate is your gateway to visit different parts of Los Glaciares National Park. It is a quiet and calm town with the breathtaking view of Lake Argentino. Push your limits for an adventure holiday and return to your serenity with accommodation that meets your needs. And don’t stop there. Continue your journey in Patagonia to “the end of the world”, Tierra del Fuego.

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