El Calafate is a small town in Patagonia, in the southwest of the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. It borders Lago Argentino and the town has seen a significant growth in tourism during the last decade or so, with an increasing number of inhabitants as a result.
From the El Calafate Travel Guide
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I don't do reviews often, but I felt this hostel was worthy of some props. This hostel was the best that I have stayed in. Very clean, comfortable and charming - it felt like a good quality hotel. The location was just on the edge of the downtown area and across the way from a cool hill lookout point/park. I would highly recommend staying here! ... more
This is a FANTASTIC hostel! Wonderfully helpful staff, lovely clean rooms and an unbeatable view. You'd be mad to stay anywhere else! ... more
Quite a hike out of the town center, we hadn't expected this place to be a YHA, and were positively surprised by how good it was. Very friendly service, good rooms, decent (buffet) breakfast. Minor niggles would be the wifi not quite reaching all the way till the rooms at the end of the hallway, and the shower curtain (I hate those things). ... more
Torres del Paine/El Calafate/Ushuaia
Hi Guys, in 2 weels i'll be arriving in Patagonia. I intend to go to Torres del paine National Park and after that head to El Calafate (in Argentina). Does anybody knows which is the best way to get there? And from El Calafate to Ushuaia? Thanks ! Gui ...
Torres del Paine from El Calafate
Has anyone taken a tour (3-4 days) of Torres del Paine starting from El Calafate? I am coming from Bariloche and can only get direct flights to El Calafate and would like to find a tour operator that would take me to Torres Del Paine for about 4 days 3 nights and then come back to El Calafate. I ...