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Hosteria El Pilar

Ruta Provincial 23 km 17, El Chalten Z9301AAE Argentina
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#2 of 20 hotels in El Chalten
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Pioneer in the Valle del Río de las Vueltas and surrounded by a thick forest of native trees we find the recreation of an antique Patagonian country house, similar to the ones inhabited by the pioneers who populated the Patagonia. Upon entering we perceive a warm and cosy climate where creaking wood may be heard burning in the great main chimney. The bar, the dining room, the library are all of free access to guests, who will feel as if they were at home. There is also a deck, an ideal corner located in the east wing of the house and protected from the winds, where guests will enjoy a sunny afternoon.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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rtw20142015 wrote a review Apr 2020
Espoo, Finland29 contributions10 helpful votes
This lovely and charming Hosteria was the most memorable of our tour in Patagonia. Chris and Guillermo were such a wonderful hosts for the 4 nights we stayed in El Chalten. The fire in the fireplace was always set right from the morning until the bed time, the help and guidance we got to plan the days activities and hikes, the best ever dinners and wines in this small private setting, like being home:). No TV , no Internet connection, and that was not needed! Love to come back one day, thankyou!!:):)
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Date of stay: December 2019
Simon wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom27 contributions25 helpful votes
Don’t believe it if you’re told as I was hotel a short walk from bus station!! It’s a good 15 mins hike up Main Street. It’s fine but dragging bags up the hill not great. That said nice clean hotel. Big room. Rubbish view on my side but I was there for the hiking. And good view from lounge / bar. Staff lovely. Very helpful. Food so so. As a veggie bit limited but incredible restaurants all v close by. Mafia Italian amazing! But need to book. Great veggie place on quiet back street just up road. Plenty of choice. And location-wise right there by entrance to numerous hikes. Did 72km in 3 days! Loved it!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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yadkin wrote a review Feb 2020
Concord, NC139 contributions127 helpful votes
We stayed here two nights with a group doing some hiking around El Chalten, and wish we could have stayed longer. Cris and Guillermo welcome you as if you were family, and the entire staff is kind and attentive. The location is amazing - just feet from the river and right on the trail to La Laguna de los Tres. Food was wonderful, rooms are spacious and you wake up every morning to those views of the mountains! It's a ways outside of town, but that is a good thing as you will think you are visiting relatives in the mountains.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: upper floor has the best view of the mountains
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FromMunich wrote a review Jan 2020
Munich, Germany95 contributions30 helpful votes
Couldnt have chosen a better place to spend our Christmas at! Setting and design of the little Hosteria make this already very special, hover the hospitality of Guillermo, his wife and staff turn this place into a true gem. Food was very good - enough choices to always find something for everybody. And nothing beats a beer after the hike in front of the house or a drink at night in front of the fireplace. Best place we found during our trip!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Bob4er wrote a review Jan 2020
Evanston, Illinois73 contributions44 helpful votes
We greatly enjoyed spending two full days here in the middle of the mountains. The popular day hike to Campamento Poincenot and (if you're ambitious) Laguna de Los Tres starts outside the door, and we could see the famous peaks each morning from our window. Another day we did a different hike that starts about 1 km further down the road. Since it's an isolated spot, we relied on the Hosteria for our meals, which were wonderful. Breakfasts are included, packed lunches are available, and for dinner you can choose from a menu of several delicious items. Our room and the common areas were very pleasant and were great for relaxing after a strenuous day. The proprietors were unfailingly helpful and gave us all the advice we needed on trekking options. If you don't want to rent a car, you can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten (we used Lengas) and then continue on route 23 (it becomes a gravel road at that point) by taxi to the Hosteria. Also after your trek to Poincenot, for variety you can hike downhill into the town and then take a taxi back.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: We particularly liked our room on the upper floor on the side facing Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.
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US$215 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hosteria El Pilar
Which popular attractions are close to Hosteria El Pilar?
Nearby attractions include Laguna de los Tres (6.2 km), Glaciar Piedras Blancas (3.4 km), and Laguna Capri (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hosteria El Pilar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hosteria El Pilar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hosteria El Pilar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hosteria El Pilar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hosteria El Pilar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.