Best Hostels in El Calafate, Patagonia for Trekkers, Backpackers, and Solo Travellers

Best Hostels in El Calafate, Patagonia for Trekkers, Backpackers, and Solo Travellers
El Calafate is a small town in the Patagonia region of Argentina. It continues to grow in size and popularity as tourists increasingly use it as a gateway and base for exploring the area. It's located on the beautiful blue Lago Argentina (Lake Argentina) and is a popular destination for trekkers and backpackers.

There are a decent number of hostels in the area that you can choose from. Many places will let you leave your bags in secure areas while you travel around the area and most hostels can also help you with arrangements and suggestions for travel itineraries.
How much do hostels in El Calafate cost?
Average Dorm Price $20 ($3 to $46)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $55 ($6 to $134)

A good hostel for trekkers, hikers, and backpackers.

Dorm Bed: $45.67
Private Room: $49.35
Overall Rating: 93%
Gobernador Paradelo 141 , El Calafate Argentina
Hostal Patagonica is a great option for travelers to El Calafate. It is a simple but comfortable place to stay with a four bed dorm and a two bed dorm and all guests in the dorms have access to security lockers. There are also twenty private rooms that include singles, doubles, twins, and triples. Triple rooms have one double bed and one single bed.

The owners have run the hostel since 2013 and they are wonderful with information and advice for your trip. The hostel has all of the standard amenities including reliable hot water, comfortable beds, and a filling breakfast every morning.

This is a really great option for backpackers, solo travelers, couples, and anybody else headed to El Calafate and Patagonia.

A good hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, and couples.

Dorm Bed: $17.00
Private Room: $19.55
Overall Rating: 94%
Calle Puerto Deseado 153 , El Calafate Argentina
America del Sur Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in the area. It's a nice and comfortable place to stay that is conveniently located just a seven minute walk from the city center. It also offers very impressive views of the surrounding area. You can soak up the views of the mountains the the lake while you enjoy the hostel's modern furnishings and relaxing setting. There's even under floor heating, to ensure you stay completely comfortable.

The hostel has private rooms that include twins, doubles, three bed, and four bed rooms. You can also choose between rooms with en-suite or shared bathrooms. Dorms sleep up to four people.

The staff at this hostel are wonderful and they will go out of their way to help you organize your trip. They can help you book tours to the glacier or any type of transportation that you might need. They can also answer any travel related questions that you might have.

This a great place to stay during your time in El Calafate, whether you're traveling alone, with friends, or as a couple.

A good hostel for solo travellers and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $14.88
Private Room: $18.60
Overall Rating: 91%
F.M Pontoriero 171 - El Calafate , El Calafate Argentina
I Keu Ken Hostel is also one of the most popular hostels in El Calafate. It's a relaxing and friendly place to stay that offers views of the Argentine Lake and the Andes Mountain Range. You can relax on the deck or enjoy sitting on the couch near the heated stove. The hostel is only about five blocks from the city center and four blocks from the bus station. It's also very close to the grocery store.

There are a handful of great amenities for guests. There's a free breakfast served every morning, a full kitchen which guests can share, luggage storage, and security lockers inside the rooms. There are four bed dorms that use shared bathrooms as well as double or triple rooms with private bathrooms. Each room is heated with radiators.

This is another friendly and welcoming place where the staff can help you with any questions or trip planning. Don't hesitate to ask as they will go out of their way to make sure your time here is wonderful.

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Private Room: $38.11
Overall Rating: 60%
Avda Libertador 587 , El Calafate Argentina
This hostel is another reliable and comfortable option for backpackers and budget travelers in El Calafate. The hostel has modern and comfortable facilities available for guests including a full shared kitchen, free internet access, security lockers in every room, and organized tours to the glaciers and mountains. There is an on-site travel agency that can help you with any arrangements you might need. If you're looking for a comfortable place to relax with other guests then there's a nice common area where you can watch movies or chat.

Private rooms include twins, doubles, and three bed rooms and every room has it's own attached bathroom. Dorms sleep either four or seven people.
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