Located near the centre of this town on the shores of Lago Argentino in southern Argentina, the hostel is an ideal base for trips to the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier.
Accommodation is in 2-6 bedded rooms and facilities include internet access, laundry, kitchen, restaurant and bike hire.
Hiking area , Main attractions nearby, Forested/wooded area, pping centre/market nearby , Mountainous/hilly area
Facilities, Family rooms available , Self-catering kitchen , Groups welcome, Common room(s) , Sheets in price , Travel/Tour bureau , Laundry facilities , Cycle rental available at or near the hostel , Internet access , Cafï¿½/Bar , Meals available , Currency exchange at or near hostel , Individual traveller welcome , Luggage Store , Lockers available , Non smoking room/area , Garden , Rates include local tax ,Cycle store at Hostel
Opening times (daily/weekly): 24 hours
check in 14:30
check out 10:00
cancellation policy: 48 hours
From Buenos Aires, by plane through Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN. LADE (3hrs). Otherwise: fly to Rio Gallegos (4hrs) and then bus to El Calafate (4hrs). We recommend inquiring with the airlines (Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN, LADE) about routes and schedules.
From Buenos Aires, by bus: to Rio Gallegos, then transfer to El Calafate (estimated time: 38hrs).
From Puerto Natales, Chile by bus: leaves mornings, arrives in Calafate by noon (est. duration: 5hrs). There are also 2 flights a day with Aerovias DAP, a small Chilean airline.
From Punta Arenas: bus to Puerto Natales, once there inquire about buses to El Calafate (very easy to find). Or: bus to Rio Gallegos and transfer to El Calafate.
From Bariloche you have the following options:
direct flight to El Calafate with SW airlines, or via Buenos Aires.
cross over to Puerto Montt (Chile) and fly to Punta Arenas then bus to El Calafate.
catch ferry boat (ask for Navimag) to Puerto Natales (4-day journey), then bus to El Calafate.
charter minibus services on Route 40 (3 days when available). Ask at Albergue Alaska and Preiko's youth hostel
in Bariloche or us. This is a great tour!.
bus to Comodoro Rivadavia, transfer to Rio Gallegos, and then to El Calafate.
From Trelew / Puerto Madryn: Direct flights to El Calafate or plane or bus to Rio Gallegos, then bus to Calafate.
From Ushuaia: fly with SW, Aerolineas Argentinas or other airlines to El Calafate or Rio Gallegos (from the latter, take bus to El Calafate).
From Río Gallegos: many buses (4hrs/ 300kms) they leave from bus station with a stop at the Rio Gallegos's airport to go on to El Calafate.
If you're driving from Buenos Aires 35-hour drive approx. We recommend the following route: Exit BUE via the new freeway to Cañuelas, then Route 3. When you get to Azul, take Route 76 for the next 75 km, then Route 51 all the way to BahÌa Blanca. From there, Route 22 to Rio Colorado. Fill up your tank, then continue a few km to the Route 251 intersection, going south towards San Antonio Oeste (you'll pass Gral. Conesa). Then continue on to Route 3 to Rio Gallegos and Calafate (in case you don't want to drive on gravel), otherwise take a shortcut via Provincial Route 9 ('la cortada') right after passing Comandante Luis Piedra Buena (before Rio Gallegos) to El Calafate. You'll save 230 km this way, although your speed average will be low due to curves and gravel roads. If you're driving from other points, we suggest you study a good road map. The road from Rio Gallegos to Calafate is in bad shape now, slow down !
Breakfast Included, Restaurant, Internet Access, Airport Pick Up, Bicycle Hire, Linen Included, Bar, Towels, Security Lockers, Luggage Storage, 24 hour reception, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Bureau de Change, Common Room, Free Carpark, 24 Hour Check In