Where to stay in El Calafate?
There are multiple lodging possibilities in El Calafate, from complete five-stars hotels to small and cozy inns. You can also rent a cabin or, during summer, simply camp. Finally, going a few kilometers away from the village, you have the chance of staying in some of the traditional Patagonia Estancias that offer lodging service.
It is also necessary to take into account the season of the year in order to avoid surprises (fully booked hotels). In peak season (October to April) it is absolutely important to make reservations in advance. If you don’t, you will probably find yourself without a place to sleep.
In low season, during winter, some hotels close so, although not mandatory, it is also a good practice to find out in advance if there is availability.