Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In El Calafate, Argentina - Updated 2024

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El Calafate is located in the beautiful Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in Argentina. Patagonia’s claim to fame is its massive Perito Moreno Glacier, found in Glaciares National Park. The park has attracted hikers, climbers, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure-seekers for years. The Glaciarium is a museum that educates visitors about the region, its glaciers, and ice. It also features an ice bar that serves cocktails.

Los Glaciares National Park is a large protected area that has glaciers, ice fields, animals native to the area, and the Andean-Patagonian Forest. Reserva Laguna Nimez is a wildlife sanctuary that is home to native bird species, flamingos, and swans. Apart from the national park and the glaciers, the town offers a range of attractions and things to do. Among those, you can check out the Argentine Toy Museum shows visitors popular toys from long ago to the present day. For great stays, reserve one of these Airbnb vacation rentals in El Calafate, Argentina.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 21, 2024.

1. Room with a view (from USD 71)

This private room, in a bed and breakfast, has a beautiful view of the Andes Mountains and Lake Argentino. The room has rustic decor, but it’s well-equipped with linens, towels, heating, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and extra pillows and blankets. Guests also have access to a fully-equipped kitchen.

Families with children can be rest assured that their children will be safe and have plenty to do here, since a crib, children’s books, toys, a highchair, room darkening shades, and window guards are found at this rental. The rental is within walking distance to downtown.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
6.01 km (3.8 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
233 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 6 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room has a very stunning panorama view
i had an amazing view from my room where i was able to see wonderful patagonian sunsets
our room had a nice view looking out towards the lake
nice room with lovely big shower good views over the lake
i loved the area and posada’s place had beautiful views great breakfast and perfect setting
Cleanliness:
very clean plenty of hot water and good water pressure
room was cleaned every day while we were out which was a nice touch
the room was sparkling clean and quite big which really helped us as we had big bags
rustic style rooms on a hill overlooking el calafate clean and comfortable
the breakfast was great and the place is very clean
Host:
juanb was an awesome friendly host
we were also impressed with the hospitality from the hosts
juan was a great host and we plan to stay here again
juan was a great host and sent us helpful information before our stay
juan was super friendly
Location:
awesome location walking distance from the main street
breakfast is good with homemade products and the location is within walking distance to the centre
great location less than a half-mile walk from downtown
it's in a spectacular location - easy 10 min to the main street
posada larsen is a wonderful place
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2. Double room with private bathroom (from USD 50)

This room, in a bed and breakfast, is located in a renovated warehouse and is a double room with a private bathroom. The cozy rental room includes Wi-Fi, free parking, bed linens, towels, heating, a hairdryer, hangers, and a delicious buffet breakfast. The rental is centrally located and close to ATMs, restaurants, and markets. The town’s main street is only a block away.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
4.68 km (3.0 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
108 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
delicious breakfast and coffee and tea 24 hrs a day
the breakfast was great with good coffee and home-made beads and biscuits
the breakfast was homemade (yummi) the wifi worked without problems and the room was very clean
i had a spacious sleeping and bath room and the bed was very comfortable
tasty and substantial breakfast - and two great hosts
Cleanliness:
very clean and cozy place
clean cozy and very convenient place
our room was spotless and the common areas clean and welcoming as well
the place was very clean & comfortable
plenty of hot water and very clean and cozy room
Host:
they were the best hosts i've ever had staying at a hostel
great hosts friendly and accommodating highly recommanded
hosts were great very helpful and informative
hernan and charlotte were wonderful hosts
cats are as friendly as their owners
Location:
the location was great only a short walk to everything
the location is very good with just a short walk to the main strip with everything you could need
it was a quiet neighborhood a great location
the house if wonderful room confortable great location
the place is wonderful and well located close to the main steeet in town
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3. Double room (from USD 45)

This private room, in a bed and breakfast, includes a private external bathroom. It also includes bed linens and towels, Wi-Fi, free parking, heating, and a morning breakfast buffet. The rental is centrally located and near ATM machines, a mini market, and restaurants. There is also a taxi company located right next door, if transportation is needed, and private parking is available for all guests.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
4.77 km (3.0 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
93 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast with charlotte's homemade muffins eggs rolls cereal excellent coffee and more was delicious
hernan is very friendly and speaks perfect english and makes a great breakfast
and don't forget to try out their breakfast it's tasty and rich
as others have mentioned the breakfast is tasty :)also provided useful tips for local restaurants
on top of that the breakfast was amazing
Cleanliness:
the room was clean and cozy
the place is very clean & cozy
the place is clean spacious room
the room is clean and comfortable
clean stylish and 3 adorable kitties lounge around
Host:
they provided us with helpful info
prior to arrival and were continuously helpful throughout my stay
they are truly super hosts
they are very friendly helpful and knowledgeable couple
the hosts were easy to reach and very helpful with information
Location:
the location is excellent being just a few blocks from downtown or the bus terminal
great location in el calafate off the main street but still close to everything
great place near downtown el calafate
definitely recommend this b&b well located and close to every facilities
a great option in el calafate in easy walking distance to the main street
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4. Apartment in the commercial district (from USD 69)

This rental is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, located in the commercial district of El Calafate. It is only one block from El Calafate’s main avenue. The sleeping arrangements include one double bed and two single beds. The apartment has cable TV, Wi-Fi, a microwave, refrigerator, tableware, linens, towels, heating, and living necessities. The rental is in a safe neighborhood and is near banks, ATMs, supermarkets, and a bus terminal.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
5.08 km (3.2 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
133 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good bed good hot water even if the pressure is not very high
Cleanliness:
it was very clean
it was clean and well equipped
the apartment is clean and spacious
linens are clean and bed was comfortable
the apartment is sparkling clean and very spacious
Host:
hosts were friendly and generally responsive
the place was great and the host was very responsive
everything was clean we had fast correspondence and she was very accommodating with our suitcases
Location:
good location near the main strip
and location is super good
location was great as it was very close to downtown and a supermarket
ariel’s place is perfectly located only a few steps away from the main street
this place was a great location walking distance to the main street if shops and restaurants
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5. Alpine cabin

This rustic lodging in El Calafate is a short distance from the main shopping center. Everything a traveler could want is at the rental, like a microwave, electric oven, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. The bathroom has a shower and a hairdryer. The A-frame style and wooden construction of the cabin give it a homey feel. It is within walking distance of downtown El Calafate and offers easy access to several things to do at night.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
6.27 km (3.9 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
257 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi signal was awesome
we had a comfortable stay once we figured out the heating system
we were there is late april and it was very well heated and cozy
the bed was also super comfie and we slept well no noise at all
the space is small and cozy perfect for two or three people
Cleanliness:
it was marvelously clean and comfortable
nice cozy and clean place
very clean and maria was a great communicator
everything was good the place was very clean and organized
the place was sparkling clean which is pretty important for me
Host:
she provided really helpful to and recommendations
friendly host and warm welcoming made me feel relax
maria was an amazing host
maria is an amazing host
maria was a lovely host
Location:
easy access from airport by shuttle-bus
the location is perfect
cute home by the station walking distance to town
location was great - close to the bus terminal and town
location is an easy 5-10 min walk to centre
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6. Comfy apartment with private parking

This cozy one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment features exposed brick walls and is only a five-minute walk from the city center, where there are restaurants and shops. The rental is centrally located and close to everything you’ll need during your stay. After a trip to the glaciers, this rental is a quiet and comfortable space to relax. It has linens and towels, bathroom essentials, a washer, heating, and free parking.

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4.66 km (2.9 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
204 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 3 Guests

7. Room with private bathroom

This rental is a room with a private bathroom in a hostel. The room has white sheets, towels, and feather pillows. Laundry service at the hotel can be arranged for an extra fee. Amenities include linens and towels, Wi-Fi, a TV, free parking, hangers, and shampoo. The downtown area is within walking distance from the rental and a supermarket is only 500 meters (1640.4 feet) away.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
4.56 km (2.9 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
74 reviews  
Private room in hostel 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Shared double room

This rental is ideal for couples or a group and it is a shared double room with a private bathroom. Guests will have access to the kitchen, living room, patio, and a barbecue area during their stay. They will also have access to amenities, like sheets, towels, heating, an iron, a TV, Wi-Fi, free parking, and breakfast. The rental is about a 20-minute walk to the downtown area and a supermarket is close by.

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4.89 km (3.1 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
39 reviews  
Entire hostel 2 Beds 2 Guests

9. Shared room

This rental is a bed in a shared room of a hostel. The rental is only 200 meters (656.2 feet) away from the main avenue, and 300 meters (984.3 feet) from the bus station. The rental has access to a kitchen, linens, towels, heating, Wi-Fi, and free parking. This rental is perfect for the solo traveler who doesn’t mind sharing space with other people.

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5.08 km (3.2 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
20 reviews  
Shared room 1 Bed 4 Guests

10. Bla! Guesthouse

This rental is a shared room in the Bla! Guesthouse and it includes access to a bathroom. The guesthouse has a 24-hour reception area and offers tourist information to guests. The guesthouse is in the center of the village and it is only a 10-minute walk from the bus terminal and near shops, restaurants, a supermarket, and the main avenue of the town.

Guests will have a handcrafted breakfast, Wi-Fi, laundry service, and access to a kitchen during their stay. Snacks and beverages can be purchased at the hostel, too.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
5.51 km (3.5 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
31 reviews   Wifi Available
Shared room in hostel 1 Bed 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the dorm rooms need some improvements in functionality
Host:
the staff is really nice and there are so many things for breakfast i recommend it :)
Location:
awesome hostel and walking distance to the centre
nice and cozy hostel in a good location
great location and nice hosts
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11. Two-level unit with rustic interiors (from USD 120)

This pet-friendly Airbnb in El Calafate is built on two levels and features rustic interiors.

During your stay at the property, you can start your day with a free, fulfilling breakfast. For the rest of the meal, you can cook any recipe in the fully equipped kitchen. The unit boasts a deck from which you can enjoy the lake views. With free Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace, it also allows you to stay on top of your work. For the convenience of those driving, free on-site and on-street parking are available.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
6.9 km (4.3 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
106 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was nicely decorated and breakfast was included in the morning
our stay there was so comfortable
Cleanliness:
the cabana is clean and wonderful
it is very cosy spotless clean and well equipped
we had a great stay in their super clean cozy cabin
the cabin was perfect - clean quiet and comfortable
the cabana is very stylish clean and comfortable with many thoughtful touches
Host:
alejandro and eduardo are fabulous hosts
they were very responsive and made everything very easy
the hosts were superb lots of little touches to make the stay super enjoyable
amazing cabin with the best hosts of our trip
alejandro and eduardo were perfect hosts
Location:
great location close to the bus stop for our visit of el calafate
close to the bus station and alejandro was extremely responsive and helpful
very safe location easy to get around everything in a short walking distance (as described)
i’m grateful to have found this place it’s also very close to the bus station
amazing stay i loved staying at their cozy cabin close to town
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12. Well-maintained rental with sunlit interiors (from USD 72)

With easy lake access, charming views, sunlit interiors and all the required amenities, this vacation rental is one of the best places to stay in El Calafate.

The property boasts a well-equipped kitchen where you can fix any meal. For more convenience, it also includes a washing machine, which makes for a hassle-free extended stay. With free Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace, you can have a charming workcation. On cold evenings, you can light up the fire pit and have a memorable time outdoors.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
3.76 km (2.4 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
69 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed watching netflix listening to music and using the very reliable wifi
the cutest airbnb you could wish for awesome artwork hammocks yoga room herbs spices balcony view
comfortable bed great living space a kitchen for all your needs
Cleanliness:
the inside of the house was bright and clean as advertised
clean and stylish mariela’s place was absolutely perfect for us
beautiful home very clean up on a hill overlooking lago argentina
very clean and inviting energy really helped keep me grounded during my travels
the house was extremely clean and had a ton of natural light
Host:
she was very responsive accommodating and helpful
gise was a great host and was always super helpful at every moment
would highly recommend this host and home
the host gisela was extremely kind and responsive
mariela was a great host and the house is beatiful
Location:
perfect place to stay so cute hosts would be back for sure
absolutely a great place to stay
no issues or noise but would have been nice to know beforehand as it is very close
mariela's place was spacious with a beautiful kitchen
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13. Minimalistic apartment near the commercial district (from USD 41)

This is a rental that those on a tight budget will surely appreciate. Offering a low price for four guests, Alfredo’s minimally designed and furnished studio apartment is every backpacker’s dream: it’s well-located, it’s got straightforward amenities, and it sure is a comfortable place to stay for the night.

The home offers a double bed, two single beds, an equipped kitchenette, and entertainment amenities such as a TV and free Wi-Fi. Located near the main avenue, the accommodation is a stone’s throw away from major shopping and dining options in El Calafate.

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
5.43 km (3.4 mi) from Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum
285 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great stay at alfredo’s apartment
Cleanliness:
a clean and convenient apartment
the place was lovely and clean and bright
the apartment is very cosy comfortable and clean
Host:
alfredo is a great host with great communication
alfredo was a gracious and responsive host helping with any problem that we had
Location:
great location easy check in
great apartment close to the center of town
close to great restaurants and the supermarket
very well located in the heart of el calafate close to all the restaurants and bars
a great place to stay close to town
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A whole different world

El Calafate has an ever-changing landscape because its glaciers are always moving. An excursion to Los Glaciares National Park can make travelers think they are roaming Antarctica or another cold place. However, on the next day’s adventure, flamingos can be spotted on Lake Argentina. El Calafate seems like a whole different world, whose attractions and features are only seen in books. Once travelers reach this destination, the glaciers are not so far away, the flamingos are not out of place, and the town’s people are warm and welcoming. Review this article and check out some of the best Airbnb rentals where you can stay in El, Calafate, Argentina!

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Susanna Carlson is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling, art, reading, and outdoor activities in her free time.

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