Where to Stay in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

Towering craggy cliffs.  Bright aqua blue alpine lakes.  Glaciers cracking loudly.  Narrow wooden bridges swinging high above ravines.  Brilliant orange towers glowing in the first light of dawn.  Bright red bushes dotting the landscape.  Rivers and cliffs of ice.  Iridescent blue icebergs.  This is Torres del Paine National Park.  Chosen by National Geographic as one of the top five most beautiful places in the world!

Which is a great reason to go there, but before you do, you need to know where to stay in Torres Del Paine. That’s what this guide to the best hotels in Torres Del Paine, Chile is for.

Where to stay in Torres del Paine

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Best Places to Stay in Torres Del Paine

We will look in detail below all about the types of places to stay, where in and around the park to stay, etc., plus a comprehensive list of the different options, but if you just want to cut to the chase, here are my top picks for best Torres Del Paine National Park accommodation in two categories – luxury and budget. 

Detailed descriptions of all properties, organized by general region in and around the park are provided below

Best Torres Del Paine Luxury Hotel

There are four top picks for best luxury hotels in Torres del Paine + two luxury options nearby:

***MY PICK FOR BEST LUXURY HOTEL IN TORRES DEL PAINE***

Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico

Hotel Salto Chico

Explora Patagonia Hotel is not just the best in Torres del Paine, but one of the best hotels in Patagonia, Chile.  The Explora Patagonia is a sleek and modern hotel.  Torres Del Paine is all about nature, so it seems a little incongruous with the surrounding, but it is actually designed with the concept of chic minimalism in a remote environment, and it works.

After you check in, relax in the lounge with sensational views of Cuernos del Paine and Pehoe Lake and arrange your itinerary with your personal concierge/ trip planner.  You can go horseback riding, take a cruise on Lago Grey/ Lake Grey and go for guided day hikes to French Valley and the base of the Torres del Paine that give the park its name. 

Hiking poles are available free of charge to use. They even have their own boat at the bottom of their hill to take you on a trip across Pehoe Lake.   

The Explora Patagonia Lodge, Torres Del Paine is right next to Salto Chico (Small Waterfall), and their restaurant is overlooking the waterfall and the mountains.  There is a spa down a series of steps and boardwalks with a view on to another lake.  The service, amenities and views are top notch. It comes at a price (the only option is an all-inclusive rate, which includes your personal trip planner), but this hotel has the best views and the best service in the entire park.

BOOK EXPLORA PATAGONIA HOTEL HERE

Overview of the luxury hotels in and around Torres Del Paine National Park

HotelLocationRate TypesPrices
Explora Patagonia Lodge, Salto Chico HotelLake Pehoe inside parkAll-inclusive packages onlyCheck prices and availability here
Rio Serrano Hotel + SpaRio Serrano area just outside south (Serrano) entrance to the parkBed & Breakfast rates and All-inclusive packagesCheck prices and availability here
Hotel Lago GreyGrey Lake inside the park Bed & Breakfast rates and All-inclusive packages Check prices and availability here
Hotel Las Torres PatagoniaAt northern end of park; inside the park near the start of the Torres day hike and W and O trails Bed & Breakfast rates and All-inclusive packages Check prices and availability here
Tierra Patagonia Hotel and SpaSarmiento Lake, outside the park about a 20-minute drive from the north (Amarga) entrance Bed & Breakfast rates and All-inclusive packages Check prices and availability here
Patagonia CampLake Toro, outside the park about a 30-minute drive from the Serrano entrance Bed & Breakfast rates and All-inclusive packages Check prices and availability here

Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa

Another of the legendary Patagonia luxury hotels, Rio Serrano is just outside the park’s southern entrance.  It has great views of the Cuernos del Paine, but they are more distant than closer hotels inside the park.  They have an option of room only or an all-inclusive package.  There is a pool and spa available.  They also have horseback riding (yes, in – or at least near – Torres Del Paine, horseback riding is a thing) and a tour desk where you can book day trips into the park.

This is a good base for the Grey Lake day cruise or for the Grey Glacier day hike.

BOOK RIO SERRANO HOTEL HERE

Hotel Lago Grey (Hotel Grey Lake)

Another of the best resorts in Patagonia, this hotel is right on Lake Grey.  They have a catamaran that leaves from a nearby dock (NOT from the hotel itself) that sails the length of Grey lake and up close to Glacier Grey for sightseeing cruises.  They can also arrange tours, day hikes, etc. for you. 

The location is a little out of the way of the rest of the park, but nothing is too far away.  The views of the Cuernos del Paine have Grey Lake in the foreground, often with bright blue icebergs floating in it.

This is also a good base for the Grey Lake day cruise or for the Grey Glacier day hike.

BOOK HOTEL LAGO GREY HERE

Hotel Las Torres Patagonia

This is the main hotel near the Torres (Towers) that give the national park its name.  It is another top notch luxury hotel.  Torres Del Paine has its main welcome center near here and this is also the most common starting point for the W and O trails.  There is a restaurant, bar and lounge area in the central building.  They also have a tour desk that can arrange day trips and guided hikes for you. 

The rooms are spread through long wings that span out from the main building, with views of the nearby mountains. 

This is a good base for the Torres del Paine Mirador (Lookout) day hike.

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Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa

The hotel is located near Lake Sarmiento with lovely views of the national park behind.  The rooms are comfortable and they have a great spa with an outdoor hot tub.  There are standard rates and all-inclusive packages, which include excursions in and around the park. 

It’s 20 minutes from the park.

BOOK TIERRA PATAGONIA HOTEL HERE

Patagonia Camp

Glamping in Mongolian-style yurts with king-sized beds, private terraces and bathrooms, overlooking Lake Toro with panoramic views of the Paine Massif in the background.  An unusual and luxurious alternative to a more traditional hotel. 

It’s 30 minutes from the park.

BOOK PATAGONIA CAMP HERE

Best budget accommodation in Torres del Paine

Ok, I’m just going to put this out there right now.  “Budget” in Torres Del Paine is a relative term.  A “budget” option in or near the park may cost the same as a three or even four-star hotel somewhere else.  The location is remote and highly desirable, which drives prices up.  Know what to expect (I have detailed descriptions of all the places to stay below) and realize in advance that the price is going to be high for what you get.

Note also that in many of the cheaper places, electricity is only available for a few hours in the morning and another few hours in the evening.  Plan ahead if you need to recharge your phones and cameras. If you have more than one thing to charge, it is worth taking a multi-socket adaptor with you (check out prices on Amazon here of a multi-socket voltage converter).

*** MY TOP BUDGET PICK**

Konkashken Lodge

This is cozy country lodge in the Rio Serrano area has a large log fire burning in the common room.  There are cute four-person cabins or dormitories to choose from, each with their own woodburning stove. 

This a peaceful area, with cows and horses wandering around, easy access to the Serrano River and views of the Paine Massif in the distance.  The Serrano entrance to the park is nearby.  A highlight of a stay here are the friendly staff who will help you arrange tours and other activities. 

It has the highest rating on booking websites of any of the budget options in and around Torres del Paine.

BOOK KONKASHKEN LODGE HERE

Other Top Picks for Budget Accommodation in Torres Del Paine

NameLocationTypePrices
Konkashken LodgeRio Serrano 4-person cabins Check Prices & Availability Here
Pampa Hostel Rio Serrano Hostel Check Prices & Availability Here
Nash Patagonia Rio Serrano Hostel Check Prices & Availability Here
Ecocamp PatagoniaLas TorresDomes Check Prices & Availability Here
Hotel Posada 3 PasosCerro CastilloInnCheck Prices & Availability Here

See detailed descriptions below.  Properties are organized by region in and around the park.

Hotel Las Torres Patagonia
Hotel Las Torres Patagonia

These are my top picks of the hotels Torres Del Paine, Chile has.  But let’s look in some more detail about what to expect – where are the hotels; Torres Del Paine, Chile geography; types of accommodation; Torres Del Paine tips and more.

Click here if you want to skip straight down to the detailed list of the hotels and other places to stay in Torres del Paine.

Torres del Paine Accommodations Essentials: Things to Know Before You Go

There are some basic things that you should know before we go any further:

1. It’s expensive 

If you are staying in basic places, you will pay more than you will for the same standards elsewhere in South America.  Mid-range hotels often cost what you would pay for a luxury hotel elsewhere, and luxury hotels, especially all-inclusive packages are definitely a splurge!  This is due to the remoteness of the area and the high demand with limited supply.

2. It books out early 

The best places book out months in advance.  I would recommend booking AT LEAST 6 months in advance if you can.

3. You may need to disconnect

Not all places have WiFi, though most do.  However, very few have WiFi in the rooms.  Even high-end hotels typically have WiFi in the common/ public areas only. 

4. There may not be electricity all day and night

Cheaper places often run on generators, so electricity is only available for a couple of hours on the morning and a few hours in the evening.  This means you need to charge your phones and cameras in this time period and also means that there may be no heat on the middle of the night.  Make sure you have enough blankets!

If you have more than one thing to charge, it is worth taking a multi-socket adaptor with you (check out prices on Amazon here).

5. Plan around your interest and activities

There are several different sectors within the park and I have grouped accommodation by them below.  I have organized it this way because in Torres Del Paine, where to stay is influenced by what you are planning to do and what you want to see.   If you want to do lots of day hikes, then you don’t want to be miles from the trailheads, for example. 

Overview of Torres Del Paine Main Features

There are two main mountain features in Torres del Paine National Park.  The main mountain range, Paine Massif, features:

1. the Cuernos del Paine (Horns of Pain), which is made up of several peaks, the largest of which is Paine Grande; and

2. the Torres del Paine (Towers of Pain). 

These mountains are the main attractions of the park.  There are also glaciers, alpine lakes, and icebergs, but it is these two main mountains that you will want to see for sure. 

The Cuernos del Paine are in the middle of the park, but can be seen best from the south, and the Torres del Paine are in the north.  You can only see the Torres up close on a hike that is either a long day hike or involves an overnight stay at a refugio (more on what a refugio is in a moment) or campground. 

The Cuernos del Paine and Paine Grande, however, can be seen at many points in and near the park.  These mountains are the ones that appear on most postcards of Patagonia and staying in Torres Del Paine or even nearby with a view of them is definitely a highlight. 

You should be aware though that the weather in the park is notoriously bad and the mountains are often shrouded in clouds to the extent that you would have no idea they are there at all unless you know.  This is why I recommend staying for a few nights at least, to maximize your chances of getting these million-dollar views.

Torres Del Paine Hotels Map

Overview of Torres Del Paine Lodging: The Different ‘Zones’

There are three basic ‘zones’ (my word) in and around the park. 

  1. Accommodation on the trails

Torres del Paine has two famous multi-day hikes.  The ‘O’ that goes completely around the mountains in a gigantic loop and the “W” that goes up and down the main trails to see Glacier Grey (the left arm of the ‘W’), French Valley (the middle arm) and the Torres del Paine (the right arm).   Accommodations on the trails are basic – refugios and camping. 

These accommodations MUST be reserved in advance (you aren’t allowed on the multi-day hikes without a reservation.  There are two companies that offer the camping and refugio accommodations.  They have more or less about half each, plus the national park service, CONAF has some free sites (that you also need to reserve).

The three companies/ organizations are:

  • Fantastico Sur
    • Camping and Domes Frances (French Domes) (W and O)
    • Refugio and Camping Los Cuernos (W and O)
    • Refugio and Camping Torres Central (Torres Central area; off trail)
    • Refugio and Camping Torres Norte (Torres Central area; off trail)
    • Refugio and Camping Chileno (W and O)
    • Camping Seron (O)
  • Vertice Patagonia
    • Refugio and Camping Dickson (O)
    • Camping Los Perros (O)
    • Refugio and Camping Grey (W and O)
    • Refugio and Camping Paine Grande (W and O)
  • CONAF (free):
    • Camping Italiano (W and O)
    • Camping Torres (W and O) – closed for restorations
    • Camping Paso (O)
  1. Accommodation off the trails inside the park 

Here are luxury hotels and hosterias.  There are also a few campsites and an occasional refugio. 

There are two main areas within this ‘zone’ – the southern or main area where there are views of the Cuernos del Paine and the northern area near the Torres del Paine.

  1. Accommodation outside the park 

There are a mix of hosterias, glamping, camping and estancias.

I have divided these into the Rio Serrano area, because there is a concentration of accommodations there, and it is just outside the southern entrance to the park, and then all of the others.

In this guide, I will be focusing on (2) and (3) – the off-trail accommodation in and near Torres del Paine National Park.

So, what do all these types of accommodation in Torres Del Paine look like?

Types of Torres Del Paine Accommodation

There are several kinds of places to stay in Torres Del Paine. 

Torres Del Paine luxury hotels

There are several legendary luxury hotels in Torres Del Paine National Park, which I have summarized above (more detailed descriptions are below).  You might think the national park is all about camping, but actually, when it comes to luxury, Patagonia does not disappoint. 

These hotels have comfortable lounge areas, bars and restaurants, all with large glass windows facing the mountains so you get great views.  They all have tour desks, so you can arrange day trips on boats and guided day hikes, as well as transfers into and/ or around the park.  Some of them have other activities like horseback riding.  They also feature spas, so you can unwind and relax after a day on the trails.  Most of them have all-inclusive rates available.

Hosterias

Not all Torres Del Paine hotels are crazy expensive. In Patagonia, places to stay include hosterias.  A hosteria is basically an inn or guesthouse.  Rooms are basic, but they usually (but not always) have private bathrooms.  There is a common area with a comfortable lounge and a restaurant and possibly a bar.

Sometimes in Latin America, you will see a place called an hospedaje.  Torres Del Paine does not have hospedajes, but hosterias are basically the same thing.

Hosteria Pehoe view
Hosteria Pehoe

Refugios

A refugio is basically a Torres Del Paine hostel.  In most places in world, it’s called a hostel. Torres Del Paine for the most part calls it a refugio, though some places call themselves hostels. 

Like a hostel, there are shared dorms with bunk beds, usually mixed gender.  Bedding is usually (but not always) provided. Bathrooms are often shared, but at the best ones are separated by gender.  They serve (for an additional fee) breakfast and dinner and will provide you with a packed lunch.  They usually also sell snacks and even beer and wine.  WiFi is rare.

They are basic, but comfortable.  They are designed for hikers and most of them are on the trails, though there are a few off trails at the northern area near the Hotel Las Torres and the park welcome center and even in the areas just outside the park entrances.

Campsites (you supply the tents)

These are mostly on the trails, though there are a couple off trail too.  These are standard campsites in which you bring your own tent and camping gear.  Most, but not all, of them are next to a refugio, so you can take meals and shelter in the warmth there.

Tents that are supplied

Most of the campsites also have sites with the tents already erected for you and bedding for rental.  If you are doing the multi-day treks or just overnighting on a trail and don’t want to carry your own tent with you, then staying here or in a refugio is a good option.

Estancias (Ranches)

There are several ranches outside the park, but mostly still with views of the park and relatively easy access to it. 

Patagonia is famous for its wind-swept grassy plains and ranches for cattle and/or sheep farming.  Several ranches have created rustic but comfortable hotels and staying in them is a fun Patagonian experience.  Rooms are typically quite comfortable and meals are served, since there is nothing much else around.

Cabins and Biodomes

Bio domes are kind of like round-shaped cabins.  There are a couple of sites in the park where you can stay in a dome.  There are also a couple of sites that offer cabins, which are typically rustic with beds, and basic furniture.  They may or may not have a kitchen or private bathroom.

Glamping

Yes, glam camping is possible in Patagonia.  Outside the park, you can stay in permanently erected yurts (round Mongolian tents), with comfortable rooms and good services.  This is definitely NOT roughing it!

What to Consider When Choosing Where to Stay in Torres Del Paine

For a detailed list of things to consider when choosing a hotel, check out my post on How to Choose the Perfect Hotel here.

However, there are several key things to think about when choosing Torres Del Paine National Park hotels specifically. 

What Part of the Park

There are several distinct areas in and around the national park.

  • The southern area around Rio Serrano has distant views of Paine Massif.
  • The central area inside the park has close views of Paine Massif and the lakes. 
  • The northern area around Hotel Las Torres and the park welcome center does not have views of Paine Massif, but is close to the hiking trails to the Torres del Paine.
  • The northern area just outside park and areas a little to the south outside the park have distant views of the Torres.

On the trail or off the trail

If you are hiking the O or W, it is possible to take a bus from Puerto Natales to the central zone near the Torres Hotel (approx. 2 hours) and finish the hike at Paine Grande where you will take the catamaran to Pudeto and connect with a coach back to Puerto Natales.  You can also do this in reverse, of course.  If you do that, you can just stay on the trails (and you will need to) and not stay anywhere else in or near the park.

However, if you don’t want to do the multi-day treks, you can enjoy the best of what the park has to offer by staying off the trails completely or staying a night here and there on-trail and spend most nights off the trails.

Places to spend one or two nights on the trails in Torres del Paine and why

You could overnight in a refugio or pre-erected tent on the trails at:

  • Refugio and Camping Grey: easy access to hike next to and above Glacier Grey and allows you to walk on the glacier and/ or kayak near the face of the glacier (the timing for these doesn’t work out as a day trip from a hotel)
  • Refugio and Camping Paine Grande: you could start the hike to French Valley earlier and go further
  • Refugio Chileno: allows you to get up super early and hike to the Torres del Paine lookout for the first light of dawn when then the towers glow a golden color

However, you can also spend the remaining nights or all of your nights visiting Torres del Paine staying at one or more of the hotels, hosterias, refugios or campsites off the trails.  This is what many people prefer to do and it is definitely a more comfortable option.  The accommodations I have described below are all of the OFF-TRAIL options. 

How to Get There

Buses also run between Puerto Natales and the “Central Area” (actually near the northern entrance to the park, near the Torres Hotel) and Pudeto (the catamaran across Pehoe Lake to Refugio Paine Grande). 

The larger hotels will arrange a transfer from Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas airports.  

Most, but not all, hotels have tour desks, so if you don’t have a car, you can choose to stay in one place and arrange day trips and transfers through the hotel.    

For greater independence, and if you stay in a more basic place off the bus routes, I recommend hiring a car and driving.  You can check out rental car options here.  This gives you more flexibility and means you can spend less of your day getting to the start of the hike.  Just be careful not to run out of gas – the nearest gas station is in Puerto Natales.

Read about driving around Patagonia here.

Price

As mentioned above, Torres Del Paine National Park lodging comes at a price, though you definitely save a lot of money by camping or staying in a refugio.

Always check what is included in the price.  Some of the high-end places are all inclusive.  Many include breakfast, but some do not.

Amenities

Amenities vary widely.  At luxury hotels and even mid-range hotels, they will typically help arrange transfers to and around the park, boat tours on Grey and Pehoe Lakes, guided hikes and even horseback riding.  Some have spas with outdoor hot tubs and massage services available.

Even basic refugios usually have a restaurant and typically sell some alcohol.   

Ratings and Reviews

Check the star rating, but also reviews from other guests, so that you know what to expect.  I have summarized them in the descriptions of each place below.

Is English spoken?

In most of Latin America, English is not that widely spoken, and you need some basic Spanish to get by with ease.  However, most places in Patagonia do have English-speaking staff because there are so many international travelers.  If you don’t speak any Spanish at all, it is worth checking, and I have tried to include this information wherever possible.

Reservations

Reservations for accommodations on the W and O circuits are mandatory – you need to provide proof of reservations to the rangers before you are allowed to go on to the trails.  There are limited spaces available and you will need to have accommodation for each night of the trek, so you need to coordinate each place (and there are three different organizations that you need to book with).

For most of the places off the trails, I use booking.com or Agoda.com.  I like using these companies because they show all of the options together and I have found that if I book through them there is less likelihood that my reservation will be screwed up, as places typically want to make sure that they don’t get negative reviews on websites that are so popular. 

Sometimes rooms show as not available on Booking.com but have spaces available on Agoda.  This is because hotels sometimes give an allotment to one site and then a different allotment to the other site. For each of the places listed below, you can click to see the prices and availability.  If it shows as not available on Booking,com, then check on Agoda too.

Refugio Laguna Amarga
Refugio Laguna Amarga

A Detailed Overview of All of the Places to Stay in Torres Del Paine

Here are ALL the accommodation options for:

  1. Rio Serrano area 
  2. Inside the park (main area)
  3. Inside the park (northern area)
  4. Outside the park

Rio Serrano Area (Serrano Sector)

The Rio Serrano area has at least half a dozen hotels (most with restaurants) of varying standards all nestled in the bend of the Rio (River) Serrano.  There is also a nearby campground.  There are somewhat distant views of the Cuernos del Paine and most of the hotels or hosterias have large windows facing the mountains, at least in their common areas. 

Rio Serrano area from lookout
View of Cuernos del Paine and the Rio Serrano area

The area is not actually inside the park – it is just outside the southern (Serrano) entrance to the park.  There is a nice lookout of the Rio Serrano area on the way from the main road into the accommodations area. 

Rio Serrano hotels
Rio Serrano hotels

Note that when entering the park, if the gate is open, you need stop and pay an entrance fee, but IF you go through before or after hours, you can drive through (there is no gate to block the road). You will still need to pay the entrance fee and check in at some point, of course. 

NameTypeRating*Book
Rio Serrano Hotel + SpaLuxury Hotel8.6-9.0Check Prices
Pampa Lodge, Quincho & CaballosMid-range Lodge-style Hotel8.6-9.0Check Prices
Hotel del PaineCabins7.6-8.0 Check Prices
Cabanas Lago TyndallCabins8.1-8.5 Check Prices
Konkashken LodgeCabins & Dorms9.1-9.5 Check Prices
Vista al Paine – Refugio de AventuraRefugio8.1-8.5 Check Prices
Pampa HostelHostel8.6-9.0 Check Prices
Nash PatagoniaHostel8.6-9.0 Check Prices

*  at time of writing

AREA BEST FOR: Lago Grey, Gray Glacier

Rio Serrano Hotel + Spa

Sometimes also called the Hosteria Rio Serrano, this is the best of the hotels in the Serrano sector and one of the main luxury hotels in and around the park.  The lounge areas are tastefully decorated and there are the obligatory enormous floor-to-ceiling windows facing the main mountains in Torres Del Paine.

Rio Serrano Hotel - view from lounge
View from Rio Serrano Hotel lounge

Hotel Rio Serrano also has a gift store, bar and a restaurant with mountain views. 

Plus a tour desk that can arrange excursions such as boat trips on Grey and Pehoe lakes, hiking, and horseback riding as well as pickup in Puerto Natales and the Punta Arenas airport into the park if you don’t have a car.  There is free parking if you drive. There is also free WiFi in the common areas.

You are met with a welcome pisco sour when you arrive, which is a nice way to shake off the drive.  Highlights are the spa, sauna and pool with lounge chairs and incredible views, which are welcome after a day hiking or on the water.  Rooms, which all have private bathrooms, have views of the Paine Massif or the river. 

Rio Serrano hotel lobby lounge
Relaxing at the Rio Serrano Hotel

The Torres Del Paine Rio Serrano Hotel has both standard rates and all-inclusive rates, which include full board (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner) and some programs. 

  • Rooms: 95
  • Type: Luxury hotel
  • Rating: 8.6-9.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: Rio Serrano area
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Great views from many rooms and common areas
  • Nice facilities
  • The pool with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall facing the Paine Massif
  • Room only and all-inclusive options
  • Concierge can arrange transfers and tours

CONS:

  • Food gets mixed reviews
  • Not all rooms have mountain views and the mountains are somewhat distant
  • No WiFi in the rooms
  • Location outside park (but only 4.3 miles/ 7km from the park entrance)
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Pampa Lodge, Quincho & Caballos

This is a rustic but chic lodge with cozy rooms and large windows with views of the Paine Massif in the lounge area.  Bedrooms have either river or mountain views and private bathrooms.  Breakfast is included in the rate. 

This is a rustic but chic lodge with cozy rooms and large windows with views of the Paine Massif in the lounge area.  Bedrooms have either river or mountain views and private bathrooms.  Breakfast is included in the rate. 

There is a tour desk that can help arrange fishing, hiking and horseback riding.  In fact, they have their own stables, so you will most likely see horses around.  There is a restaurant, but there are also barbecue facilities.  There is a lovely garden and terrace where you can relax after a day in the park.  

They offer a shuttle service and free parking.

  • Rooms: 9
  • Type: Mid-range lodge-style hotel
  • Rating: 8.6-9.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: Rio Serrano area
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Good restaurant
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Chic, stylish, cozy rooms
  • Great views from the rooms

CONS:

  • Location outside the park
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Hotel del Paine

This is also sometimes called Hotel Cabañas del Paine and there is a main lodge with several cozy cabins nearby.  The rooms are quite charming with rustic wooden furniture and have private bathrooms.  Some rooms have mountain views.  There is heating (not all places do!) and WiFi in the common areas.

There is a tour desk where you can get advice on what to see and do and help booking tours and even fishing trips.  They also have a bar and restaurant and a buffet breakfast is included in the price. 

Parking is free.

  • Type: Cabins
  • Rating: 7.6-8.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: Rio Serrano
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • The tour desk is helpful
  • Nice views from the common areas
  • Quite cozy if you like the rustic cabin aesthetic

CONS:

  • The room are quite small
  • The décor is rustic, but a little dated, and some rooms could even be called shabby
  • Some report of spotty cleanliness
  • The restaurant food gets mixed reviews
  • Like most places in Torres del Paine, there is no WiFi in the bedrooms
  • There are often large tour groups, which is not my favorite thing when travelling independently
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Cabanas Lago Tyndall

The adjacent Hosteria Lago Tyndall burned down, but the cabins are still there.  There are four-person rustic cabins with a living area, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom and underfloor heating.  Many of the cabins have stunning views of the mountains. The setting is lovely and you may wake up to see cows, horses, dogs or even a friendly cat nearby. 

There is 24-hour electricity, free WiFi and free parking .

  • Type: Cabins
  • Rating: 8.1-8.5
  • Location: Rio Serrano
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Kitchen lets you save money by cooking yourself
  • Underfloor heating
  • Views of the mountains
  • Lovely peaceful setting
  • 24-hour electricity (not common in most budget options)

CONS:

  • No restaurant or other amenities
  • Cabins are somewhat rundown/ old
  • Heating and plumbing are somewhat spotty
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Konkashken Lodge

There is a main cozy lodge with a large fireplace.  There are four-person cabins and also dormitories.  The setting is peaceful, with a garden, easy access to the Serrano River and views of the mountains.  Cabins are heated with their own wood-burning stoves. The staff are friendly and helpful. 

There is free WiFi in the common area and free parking.  Breakfast is included and dinners are also available.  Electricity is available from 7:00 to 11:00 in the morning and 9:00 to midnight.

  • Type: Cabins and dorms
  • Rating: 9.1-9.5 on Booking.com
  • Location: Rio Serrano
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Peaceful setting with great views
  • Cozy lodge and cabins
  • Very friendly staff

CONS:

  • The wood-burning stoves do not allow you to moderate the temperature
  • Electricity is not 24/7, so you need to make sure you charge phones and batteries when it is available
  • Cabins are small for four people
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Vista al Paine – Refugio de Aventura

This is not fancy, but is one of the few cheap hotels in Torres Del Paine.  It is a small rustic refuge that was built quite recently.  There are just a handful of rooms (doubles and four-bed dorms), with shared bathrooms (though the room we stayed in had its own bathroom across the hall) and a small but cozy common area.  I stayed here in November and the bedrooms not heated, which meant they got really cold.  There is a pot belly stove in the common area, but no heat in the bedrooms.  There were sufficient covers though, so it was only cold getting out of bed. 

The caretaker is super nice and came around so I could use his cell phone hotspot for WiFi.  This did mean I had to wait for him in order to use WiFi though.   They have calves and dogs that come around and we could even help feed the calf.  The common area has a large window with distant views of the Paine Massif.  Some of the bedrooms also have mountain views.  

Rio Serrano area where we stayed feeding animals

There is no restaurant, but there are several in other nearby establishments in the Rio Serrano area.  There is a small kitchen and breakfast is included on the rate. 

Free parking is available.  Electricity (light and heat) is available from 7:00pm and midnight. 

This is not fancy, but was a good price. 

  • Rooms: 3
  • Type: Refugio
  • Rating: 8.1-8.5
  • Location: Rio Serrano
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Friendly caretaker
  • Cute common room with great views
  • Shared kitchen

CONS:

  • Electricity (including the heat) is turned off after midnight, so it gets cold at night.
  • Only Wifi is caretaker’s cell phone’s hotspot
  • Very basic rooms
  • No restaurant
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Pampa Hostel

This is a simple, but pleasant and fairly spacious hostel with four-bed dorms with river views.  There is a restaurant, shared lounge with great views of the mountains, terrace and garden.  They also have a tour desk to help arrange tours, hikes and other activities.  The staff are friendly and helpful.  Buffet breakfast is available. 

There is free WiFi in the common areas and free parking.

  • Type: Hostel
  • Rating: 8.6-9.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: Rio Serrano
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Views from the common areas
  • Clean, spacious
  • Good breakfast
  • Friendly staff

CONS:

  • Kind of expensive for a 4-bed dorm (but this is Torres del Paine)
  • No kitchen or laundry facilities (which are common in many hostels)
  • Location outside the park
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Nash Patagonia 

This is a cute, cozy house with a lounge area and dining area on the first floor and mixed dorms on the second floor. Each dorm room has its own bathroom.  Bedding is not provided, but sleeping bags are available for rent.  There is a restaurant for guests.  An American breakfast is included in the price and dinner is also available.  There are also barbecue facilities available and the Serrano River is nearby. 

Electricity is available between 6:30am and 11:30am and 6:00pm and 11:00pm.

  • Type: Hostel
  • Rating: 8.6-9.0
  • Location: Rio Serrano
  • English spoken: Some staff

PROS:

  • Cozy common area
  • Comfortable rooms and beds
  • Friendly staff
  • Food gets food reviews

CONS:

  • Not the best views in the Serrano area
  • No Wifi (Pampa Lodge is just down the road and offers WiFi)
  • Electricity is not available 24/7
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Inside the Park – Main Area

This is the bulk of the area inside the park, excluding the northern area around the Hotel Las Torres.  There are surprisingly few places in this area and they are kind of spread out.  They are mostly, though, on Grey Lake (Hotel Lago Grey) and Pehoe Lake (all the others). 

This is the main area for seeing the Cuernos del Paine up close, accessing the Grey Glacier and the swinging bridges of the left arm of the “W”, the glowing blue Pehoe Lake, the French Valley  (the middle arm of the “W”) and several other incredible day hikes with breathtaking, up close views of the Cuernos del Paine and Paine Grande.  Read here for the lowdown on day hikes in Torres del Paine.

This is my favorite part of the park by far, and I highly recommend spending at least a couple of nights in one of these places. 

NameTypeRating*Book
Explora Patagonia, Hotel Salto ChicoLuxury Hotel9.6-10.0Check Prices
(3-night min/ 4-night min in summer)
Hotel Lago GreyFour-star Hotel8.6-9.0 Check Prices
Hosteria PehoeHosteria/ Inn3.5/5 Check Prices
Camping PehoeCamping & Domes4.0/5 Check Prices

*  at time of writing

AREA BEST FOR: Grey Lake, Grey Glacier, Lake Pehoe, French Valley, Condor Lookout, Salto Grande (Big Waterfall) and Salto Chico (Small Waterfall)

Explora Patagonia, Hotel Salto Chico

This is also sometimes called the Explora Lodge or the Torres Del Paine Explora Hotel. The “Salto Chico” refers to the ‘small waterfall’ that is right beside the hotel.   

This is my pick for the best hotel in Torres del Paine (and around the park).  The location on Pehoe Lake is perfect and it even has its own boat that you access down a series of wooden stairs from the hotel.  The décor is incredibly tasteful in a minimalist way, with neutral tones and a chic, sleek design. 

Explora Patagonia view from lounge
View from the lounge of the Explora Patagonia Hotel

The staff are attentive, friendly and attentive.  The restaurant has views of the waterfall and the mountains. 

Explora Patagonia restaurant
Restaurant at the Explora Patagonia Hotel

There is a spa down the back of the hotel (which requires a walk outside) with a heated pool, sauna and outdoor hot tubs with views of the Paine River.  The lounge is the perfect place to shelter from the strong Patagonian winds on a clear day, and I spent an entire afternoon gazing at the incredible view and nursing a sore throat with herbal tea. 

Explora Patagonia lounge
Lounge at the Exolora Patagonia, Hotel Salto Chico

The rooms also have views of either the Torres del Paine massif or the Salto Chico waterfall and, of course, have private bathrooms.

The hotel only offers all-inclusive packages with a minimum of three nights.  Packages include room, all meals (fine dining), open bar and airport transfers (from Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas) and a personal itinerary made up from 40 different activities in and around the park to choose from, including on foot, on horseback or in a car or boat.  On your first day, you will have a personal guide sit down with you and help you create your itinerary for your stay. 

TIP: When you look for availability, make sure you put in dates with at least a three-night stay.  Otherwise it will show as unavailable.  During the peak summer season (November 15-March 3), there is a minimum 4-night stay.  If you put fewer than 4 nights stay in your search during this period, it will show as unavailable. 

Explora Patagonia private boat dock
The private boat and view from the Explora Patagonia Hotel

Free WiFi is available in the common areas.

  • Rooms: 50 rooms
  • Type: Luxury hotel
  • Rating: 9.6-10.0
  • Location: on the shore of Lake Pehoe, inside the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Great location and incredible views
  • Personalized excursion planning
  • Friendly staff
  • Beautiful interior

CONS:

  • No WiFi in rooms
  • Expensive and the only option is an all-inclusive rate
  • You have to walk outside down a series of steps and wooden walkways to get to the spa
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Hotel Lago Grey

This is the only hotel on Lago Grey (Grey Lake).  The bedrooms overlook Grey Lake or the gardens or woods that surround the hotel.  It is worth upgrading to a superior room for lake and mountain views.  All rooms have heating, private bathrooms and TV.  There is also a bar and restaurant with great views of the lake and the Cuernos del Paine behind it.  A tour desk can help arrange activities. 

Rooms can be booked with just room and buffet breakfast or an all-inclusive rate that includes meals, airport transfers and some activities.

Free WiFi is available in the common areas.

Lago Grey Navigation/ Catamaran Cruise

The hotel owns the Lago Grey catamaran, and you buy tickets for the boat through the hotel.  Note that the boat does not leave from the hotel, though.  The check-in area (where there is also a café and small shop) is about a ten-minute walk from the hotel.  Then it is at least another 15-minute walk across a bridge to a small wooded island and then on to a very long pebbly area/ beach to get to the ferry.  Allow plenty of time before your boat departure. 

The boat leaves three and sometimes four times a day in peak season for a cruise the length of the lake and across the face(s) of Grey Glacier.  It is possible to take the first boat of the day to Refugio Grey and hike to the swinging bridges and overlook of the glacier and then catch the last boat back.  To do this, though, you have to pay for two round-trip tickets, as they do not sell one-way tickets.  

  • Rooms: 30
  • Type: Luxury (four-star) hotel
  • Rating: 8.6-9.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: On the shore of Lake Grey, inside the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Views from the restaurant and some rooms
  • Proximity to Lago Grey catamaran

CONS:

  • Spotty cleanliness
  • Staff not always friendly
  • Rooms are small
  • Food gets mixed reviews
  • No fridge in room
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Hosteria Pehoe

Have you seen a photo of Torres del Paine with the incredible Cuernos del Paine in the background, the bright blue Pehoe lake in the foreground and a tiny island with a red building on it in the lake?  That tiny island and red building (a former fishing lodge) is the Hosteria Pehoe, arguably the most famous of the Patagonia hotels, at least in terms of location. 

Hosteria Pehoe
Hosteria Pehoe

It’s hard to beat staying on a tiny island, accessible only by a narrow wooden footbridge, in the middle of the most famous aqua-colored lake in the park, virtually at the foot of the most famous mountains in Patagonia. For location, it is impossible to beat this hotel.  Patagonia is all about the scenery, and the Hosteria Pehoe in Torres Del Paine is right smack bang in the middle of it.  The hotel really does have the best location of any hotels in Torres Del Paine, Chile.When it comes to Torres del Paine hotels, luxury isn’t everything.  In a place where it is all about the jaw-dropping views and incredible hikes, location, location, location trumps all. 

Hosteria Pehoe walk bridge
Hosteria Pehoe wooden footbridge

The bonus?  It is not that expensive!  I stayed here and the room was very basic, but within my price range.  They have singles, doubles (two twin beds), matrimonials (one double bed) and triples (three single beds.  Standard and superior.  The rooms are definitely not fancy and (except for two of them) do not have mountain views, but I spent most of my time in the common area.

Hosteria Pehoe lobby lounge
Hosteria Pehoe lobby lounge

There is a comfortable lounge and bar area with enormous picture windows facing the Paine Massif (with wooden frames that break the view a little, depending on where you are sitting), and an adjacent restaurant with the same views. 

Hosteria Pehoe restaurant
Hosteria Pehoe restaurant

If you are in luck and the clouds are not shrouding the mountain, then just hanging out here and gazing at the view will make your entire trip to Patagonia worthwhile.  The WiFi is lousy, so disconnect and enjoy the view!  There is a courtyard garden and you can hike a very short way up a small hill on the island for uninterrupted views of the most jaw-dropping, WTF views you can ever imagine.

Hosteria Pehoe

The is a good place to stay for the catamaran to Paine Grande and the start of the French Valley day hike

Hosteria Pehoe courtyard
Hosteria Pehoe courtyard
  • Rooms: 25 rooms
  • Type: Hosteria/ inn
  • Rating: 3.5/5 on Trip Advisor
  • Location: On a small island in Lake Pehoe; inside the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Location in the middle of the park
  • Great views from the lounge and restaurant and the island (though they aren’t uninterrupted glass)

CONS:

  • Rooms are very basic
  • WiFi is virtually non-existent
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Camping Pehoe

This campsite is right on Lake Pehoe.  There are campsites for your own tent, 5 domed tents that sleep up to three people each and also smaller two-person tents available for rent (they will set them up for you).  You can also rent equipment such as sleeping bags and blankets.

Pehoe camping
Camping Pehoe (left)

Each site has a small shelter with a picnic table.  You can pitch your (small) tent under the shelter to help protect it from the fierce Patagonian winds.  In additional to the table, there is also a firepit with a grill and there is a grocery store on site if you want to cook your own meals.  You can buy firewood at the site.  They have a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner and also prepares boxed lunches.  A camping breakfast is also available (for an additional fee).  

The most common complaint is how difficult it is to book.  You need to book using a form on their website, but then it is common to hear nothing back.  Which is obviously frustrating since accommodation books out in Torres del Paine and you need to know whether you have a space or not.

I have not stayed here personally, but someone who did said that he had luck with the numbers and email below for the caretaker Omar. Omar’s cell phone number: (56) 974 991 958
Omar’s Email: [email protected]
You can also try: Tel: (56) 219 620 387 or (56-61) 224 9501

  • Rooms: 49 campsites
  • Type: Camping and Domes
  • Rating: 4.0/ 5 on TripAdvisor
  • Location: On the shores of Lake Pehoe; inside the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Location
  • Shelters against the wind
  • Plenty of different options for meals and camping accommodations

CONS:

  • The shared toilet blocks are not always clean
  • Difficulty in booking
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Inside The Park – Northern Area (Estancia Sector)

This area is at the northern part of the park, but is often called the Central or Estancia Sector, I guess because it is the starting point for hikes to the eponymous Torres del Paine and the site of the main welcome center.  There is one of the main luxury hotels, plus domes, refugios and camping all near other. 

You cannot see the Cuernos del Paine from this part of the park.  It is, however, the main access point to the eponymous Torres del Paine.

Note that if you are staying at the Hotel las Torres Patagonia, you will be allowed to drive to the hotel.  Otherwise, you will need to park your car in the main parking lot near the Welcome Centre and walk (about 10-15 minutes).

NameTypeRating*Book
Hotel las Torres PatagoniaFour-star Hotel81-8.5Check Prices
Ecocamp PatagoniaDomes8.6-9.0 Check Prices
Refugio Torres CentralRefugio & Camping Check Prices
Refugio Torres Norte Refugio & Camping Check Prices

* at time of writing

AREA BEST FOR: The base of the Torres del Paine hike, the W and O trails

Hotel las Torres Patagonia

Also called the Hosteria Las Torres, this hotel is situated inside the park, at the northern end, near the start of the day hike to base of the Torres del Paine and the most common starting point for the W and O multi-day treks. 

Hotel Las Torres
Hotel Las Torres Patagonia

The Torres Del Paine Hotel Las Torres Patagonia is spread out along two long wings that span out from the main lodge building.  In the central building are a restaurant and bar, lounge area and tour desk.  There are views of nearby Mount Almirante Nieto, but not the Torres themselves.  There is a sauna, spa, hot tub jacuzzi and massage service – for additional fees. 

Las Torres Hotel lobby lounge
Las Torres Hotel lobby lounge

They have regular rates, which include breakfast, and all-inclusive rates (3-5 nights) that include all meals and an open bar, airport and El Calafate transfers, a tour of Cerro Negro Country House, a discount for the spa and entrance tickets to Torres Del Paine.  

Las Torres Hotel lobby
Hotel Las Torres Patagonia Hotel lobby

Hosteria Las Torres has free parking and Wifi, though the Wifi is only available for one device at a time per guest. 

Hotel Las Torres restaurant
Hotel Las Torres restaurant
  • Rooms: 57 rooms
  • Type: Luxury (four-star) hotel
  • Rating: 8.1-8.5 on Booking.com
  • Location: Northern end of park; inside the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Good location near start of W and O trails

CONS:

  • Restaurant gets mixed reviews (I ate here and thought it was fine, though)
  • Some rooms are noisy, especially close to bar
  • The design means some rooms are far from the central lodge and you need to go outside to get the lounge/ bar/ restaurant
  • WiFi is one device per person
  • Expensive for what you get
  • Lots of groups
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Ecocamp Patagonia

The Torres Del Paine Ecocamp Patagonia is an ecofriendly place with a focus on minimizing their carbon footprint.  They have plastic domes with wood burning stoves inside.  There is no WiFi, so this is a good place to disconnect, though they do have a computer you can use at a pinch. 

Some domes have views of the Torres on a clear day.  There are twins and doubles, though it is possible to book just one bed and share with someone else if you are travelling alone.  The superior domes have private bathrooms while the standard ones use shared facilities.

There is a heated common area as well as a restaurant, bar and store and BBQ facilities (for an extra charge).  They have a tour desk to arrange activities and a shuttle service into and around the park, as well as free parking.  Note that transfers are available, but are only included in the price if you are on a tour.

  • Type: Domes
  • Rating: 8.6-9.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: Torres area in the northern part of the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Ecofriendly
  • A novel place to stay

CONS:

  • The plastic domes are not insulated and with just a woodburning stove, can get cold if the fire burns out in the middle of the night
  • The shared toilets are not always clean
  • The domed rooms are small
  • They have lots of groups
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Refugio and Camping Torres Central

This refugio has sixty bunkbeds in ten mixed-sex dorms.  There is a large communal area with a dining room.  There is central heating.  You need to book through Fantastico Sur.

  • Rooms: 10
  • Type: Refugio
  • Location: Northern part of park near the Hotel Las Torres Patagonia
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Refugio and Camping Torres Norte

This refugio is the sister of the nearby Refugio Torres Central.  It also has 60 bunkbeds in ten dorm rooms, but is more basic with wood burning stoves for heating instead of central heating.  You book this through Fantastico Sur also.

  • Rooms: 10
  • Type: Refugio
  • Location: Northern part of park near the Hotel Las Torres Patagonia
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Hotels near Torres Del Paine National Park

(Excluding the Rio Serrano area)

If you are wondering where to stay in Patagonia Chile and want the views without actually being in the park, then there are several great options in the area around Torres del Paine where you can still see the dramatic scenery.

There are several reasons to stay outside the park: 

  • everything in the park is full
  • you are just arriving or leaving
  •  you want the experience of the hotel itself (there are some great luxury options and some unique ranch experiences)

I stayed here on my way out of the park, as I headed back to Argentina, but there are many great places that are destinations in and of themselves.

I have listed driving time to the nearest park entrance.  However, when noting driving time to the park entrance, keep in mind that the main features, hikes, etc. are not right at the entrance – you will need to drive further into the park to get to them, so factor in this additional time as well. 

AREA BEST FOR: Torres del Paine, lakes outside the park, a stay at a ranch, the Argentine border

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

This boutique lodge has “panoramic” (i.e. distant) views of Torres del Paine National Park.   It is on the shores of Lake Sarmiento and the mountains are beautiful seen across the lake.  Staying here is a deluxe experience with a spa, including a steam room, sauna, heated pool, hydromassage tub and an outdoor hot tub.  Massages are available for an extra fee.

There are regular rates, which include breakfast, as well as all-inclusive packages.  These are available for three-five nights.  They include all meals, an open bar, access to the spa, airport transfers and excursions in and around the park (either a full-day excursion or two half-day excursions).

There is a lounge area, restaurant and bar, stores and a terrace. It is beautiful, with light wood furnishings and an elegant, minimalist style.  All rooms have heating and private bathrooms. 

There is free parking and free WiFi.  You will even get an iPad to use during your stay.

  • Type: Luxury hotel
  • Rating: 9.6 – 10.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: Near Sarmiento Lake, about a 30-minute drive to the Amarga entrance to the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Location near Sarmiento Lake
  • Architecture/ design
  • Staff and service
  • Lovely spa

CONS:

  • Food gets mixed reviews for the price
  • Distance from the park
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Patagonia Camp

There are twenty deluxe yurts (Mongolian-style circular tents) on the shores of Toro Lake, with distant views of Torres del Paine National Park in the background.  Each yurt has a double or king-sized bed, a seating area with hand-crafted wooden furnishings and a private bathroom.  They also have private terraces with views over the lake and the mountains.  This is a far cry from hunkering down in a tiny two-person tent on a thin foam mattress and a sleeping bag! 

There are both regular rates, which include breakfast, and all-inclusive rates.  The all-inclusive packages are available for 3-5-night stays and include all meals, drinks, airport transfers and a daily guided excursion from a solution of twelve options.

It is a 20-minute drive to the south (Serrano) entrance to the park.  There is free parking and a shuttle service is available (included in the package and for an additional fee if you pay the regular rate).

Free WiFi is available in the common areas.

  • Rooms: 20 deluxe yurts
  • Type: Glamping
  • Location: On the shore of Lago Toro, about a 20-minute drive from south entrance
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • The yurts are great
  • Friendly staff
  • High staff to guest ratio
  • Nice location on the shore of Lake Toro

CONS:

  • Food gets mixed reviews
  • Noise from their generator in the morning in some of the yurts
  • It isn’t cheap
  • Location away from park – it is a long drive to get to some of the activities/ guided hikes
  • No TV or WiFi in the yurts
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Estancia Cerro Guido

The Lodge Cerro Guido is a cross between a comfortable boutique hotel and a chic ranch.  It is a farm, but the hotel is tastefully decorated and has an attention to detail you will appreciate.  The rate includes half board (breakfast and dinner).  Lunch is also available for an additional fee.  Lunch and dinner include a glass of wine or a pisco sour.  There are wonderful views of the park in the distance from the dining room. 

A free half-day tour of the ranch is included on the first day.  If you stay longer, they will arrange a different half-day excursion or activity for you each day, such as horseback riding, bicycle riding, or hiking.  Note that the excursions or activities are on the ranch, not in Torres del Paine National Park.  You stay here to enjoy the ranch experience rather than focus on the park (though it is just 30 minutes away, so easy to get to with a car). 

There is free WiFi in the public areas.  In fact, it is the only estancia with WiFi.  Free parking is available.

  • Type: Estancia (ranch)
  • Rating: 8.1-8.5 on Booking.com
  • Location: Near Lago Sarmiento, about a 35-minute drive to the Amarga entrance to the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Large, comfortable bedrooms
  • No crowds on the trails, since they are on private property

CONS:

  • Food gets mixed reviews
  • No view from rooms
  • It’s not cheap
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Estancia dos Elianas

This is a working farm rather than a boutique hotel.  Rooms are basic, but the beds are comfortable and they have private bathrooms.  There is a cozy common area with a country-style décor and a shared kitchen you can use.  There are garden (not mountain) views.  They have a dining room and bar.  An American breakfast is included.

The estancia does not have views of Torres del Paine.  However, there are a lot of farm-based activities that can easily be arranged (for a fee).  These include a tour or class about local culture, walking tours, horseback riding and even rodeo demonstrations and watching sheep shearing in season.

There is free parking and without a car, it would be difficult to stay here.  It is about a 45-minute drive to the Amarga entrance to the park.  Be careful, when driving here for the first time, because it is easy to miss. 

There is no electricity between midnight and 8:00am.

  • Type: Estancia
  • Rating: 7.6-8.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: About a 45-minute drive to the Amarga entrance to the park, nor far from Cerro Castillo
  • English: Limited or none

PROS:

  • You can cook your own food
  • Friendly host
  • Authentic farm atmosphere

CONS:

  • No views of the mountains of Torres del Paine
  • Rooms are small and a little shabby
  • No WiFi
  • Food gets mixed reviews
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Hotel Estancia El Ovejero Patagonico 

Despite its name, this is actually not an estancia/ ranch.  Rather, it is a mid-range hotel in the tiny town/ village of Cerro Castillo, about a 60-minute drive from the Amarga entrance to the park.  There’s not a whole lot in Cerro Castillo, though there is a medic center (not a doctor) if you get sick, as I did.  The hotel has a restaurant (the only one in town) as well as a gift shop and money exchange. 

There is no gas/petrol station in Cerro Castillo, which is an important consideration since the nearest gas station is about 50 minutes south in Puerto Natales. The owner has been known to sell gas to guests in need who ask, but at a very inflated price.

The rooms have views of the mountain or the town, private bathrooms and WiFi.

  • Type: Mid-range hotel
  • Rating: 8.6-9.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: Cerro Castillo, about a 60-minute drive to the Amarga entrance of the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • It’s convenient to the Argentina border
  • There is a restaurant in the hotel

CONS:

  • The water temperature and pressure are spotty
  • The location is not that close to the park and the hotel and town do not have a lot to offer
  • It’s kind of expensive for what you get
  • There is no real view of the park
  • The breakfast gets poor reviews
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Hotel Posada 3 Pasos

This is a pretty inn near Cerro Castillo.  It has a cozy country feel with ranch-like rustic wooden furnishings and a large fireplace in the common room.  Guests are greeted with a welcome glass of pisco sour by the friendly hosts on arrival. 

The rooms (doubles and triples) have views of the garden or local scenery (not the Torres del Paine mountains).  There is central heating and the rooms come with private bathrooms with baths. 

Electricity is available 6:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to midnight.  There is free WiFi throughout, though it is stronger in the common areas.  They have a restaurant and bar and serve continental breakfast. 

  • Type: Inn
  • Rating: 8.6-9.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: Cerro Castillo, about a 60-minute drive to the Amarga entrance to the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Friendly staff
  • Cute décor with a large fireplace

CONS:

  • It can get cold at night after the electricity turns off
  • The rooms are small
  • Some rooms can be noisy – the rooms at the back and near the kitchen are noisier
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Hostería (el) Pionero

This is a basic inn with standard rooms as well as 6-bunkbed dorms.  Some of the rooms have a small kitchenette with a microwave and fridge.  There is a bar, but no restaurant, and a garden with a grill.  There is WiFi in the bar area and free parking.

  • Type: Hosteria/ inn
  • Rating: 7.1-7.5 on Booking.com
  • Location: Cerro Castillo, about a 60-minute drive to the Amarga entrance to the park
  • English spoken: Yes

PROS:

  • Kitchen to cook your own meals
  • Cute décor

CONS:

  • The Wifi is slow and really only works in the bar area
  • No restaurant
  • Not a lot to do in the area
  • Some rooms are small, a little rundown and cleanliness is spotty
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Refugio Laguna Amarga

This refugio looks adorable from the outside, with rustic half-timbered walls, a colored corrugated iron roof and wooden wagon in the yard.  On a clear day, the Torres del Paine can be seen behind the building.  The setting is great, only a five-minute drive (0.6 miles/ approx. 1km) to the Amarga entrance of the park. 

Refugio Laguna Amarga sign
Refugio Laguna Amarga

The accommodation itself is basic, however.  Rooms are very simple.  Some rooms have shared bathrooms and have some have private bathrooms.   

There is a dated and drab, though quite large, shared lounge area inside the building with the bedrooms, with faded sofas and a large window looking out at the Torres.  It feels a bit like staying in a farm house from the fifties.

Refugio Laguna Amarga guest lounge
Refugio Laguna Amarga guest lounge

There is a small dining area/ restaurant and bar with a limited menu of not very palatable food.  Breakfast is included, but is very basic.

I stayed here and to be honest, I didn’t love it, as it was drab and cold, but the location is great.  The distant views of the Torres from the common room and the property are stunning. 

There is electricity and heat between 6:00am and 9:00am and 9:00pm to midnight.  Free parking is available.

The Goiien House and Tiny House are on the same property.

  • Type: Refugio
  • Rating: 5.6-6.0 on Booking.com
  • Location: About a five-minute drive from the Amarga entrance to the park, outside the park. 
  • English Spoken: Yes, somewhat limited

PROS:

  • Location close to Laguna Amarga and the Amarga entrance to the park
  • Looks cute from the outside
  • Views of the Torres from the lounge and restaurant

CONS:

  • Staff not very friendly
  • Rooms are very basic, shabby and dated
  • It’s expensive for what you get
  • It gets cold when the electricity is off
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Goiien House

This hostel is on the same premises as the Refugio Laguna Amarga.  One of the buildings on the property is marketed separately as Goiien House.  Rooms here are basic dorms with a shared bathroom.  Towels are extra. 

The restaurant/ bar area is shared with the Refugio Lagina Amarga.  The food is not great.  Similarly, a basic continental breakfast is included in the rate. 

Electricity (and heat) are available from 6:00am-9:00am and 6:00pm to midnight.  Free parking is available.

If you know what you are getting, you will have realistic expectations.  This is a very basic hostel really close to the park (and that proximity is what you are paying for).

  • Type: Hostel/ refugio
  • Location: On the same premises as Refugio Laguna Amarga.  Outside the park. Near Amarga (northern) entrance to the park
  • Rating: 6.6-7.0 on Booking.com
  • English Spoken: Yes, but somewhat limited

PROS:

  • Nice view of the Torres from the dining room
  • Location near park entrance

CONS:

  • Many complaints of it not being clean
  • It’s expensive for what you get
  • The staff are not always friendly
  • It can get cold when the electricity is off
  • Food is not great
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Tiny House Torres del Paine

This is a new addition to the Torres del Paine accommodation.  A ‘tiny house’ is a cross between a caravan and an apartment.  It is super cute, but small and crowded.  There is a private bathroom and free toiletries are provided. 

It is parked at the Refugio Laguna Amarga and a continental breakfast is available in the refugio’s dining room.  Dinner is also available there.  Free parking is provided.

  • Rooms: 1
  • Type: A tiny house = a caravan
  • Location: On the same premises as Refugio Laguna Amarga.  Outside the park. Near the Amarga (northern) entrance to the park.
  • English: Yes; somewhat limited

PROS:

  • Location near the Amarga entrance to the park and great views of the Torres del Paine
  • It’s new and super cute

CONS:

  • The staff are often not friendly
  • The food at the refugio is not great
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There you have it!  A comprehensive guide to all the accommodation in and around Torres del Paine National Park. 

Have a great stay in Torres del Paine!

Do you have a favorite place to stay in Torres del Paine ? I’d love to hear all about your stay there.  Comment below. 

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