El Refugio | Established Campground

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Last Visited: about 2 months ago
GPS: -49.324483, -72.889611
Altitude: 213.0 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Centre of town just off the main road but quiet. Trees around for shelter and an outdoor sheltered communal kitchen. 24hr hot showers, clean toilets, nice place to chill if taking a break from trekking as it gets the sun all day. AR150 pp no extras for vehicles, large rigs possible.


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In the town but very quiet. Outdoor communal kitchen. Shower hot 24h. Nice place for trekkings. AR 150pp, no have extras for vehicles.

Big minus Unfriendly owner! Plus is the hot shower no more to say

okay campground. we were lucky that we arrived early enough so we still had water for the hot shower (others had to wait until the next morning...). even for the toilets there was no water at some point. the lady is nice tough and paid 150 pesos pp.

Dirty bathroom and not friendly owner.
300 2pax + travelcar.

We moved to nextdoor ( expensive, but nice, klean and wifi)

Nice place in the centre of town. We let our Motorhome here while trekking 3 days. We’ve payed 150 per person. Showers clean and very hot.

Stayed here for a night in our camper, the wind was horrendous even though we found the most sheltered place possible. We were charged 200 pesos per person per night (they asked where we are from before they told us how much to pay) lovely guy who runs the place but very expensive for what it is.

Stayed there for 2 nights. No wifi. Very close to centre. Average showers/ toilets, but really warm water. 130 per person with a van.

A wonderful little refuge in El Chalten. Warm showers, cooking shelter and and fences/trees for wind shelter. There also appears to be holiday trailers available. Facilities are a bit rustic, but on par for a camping place. Local seasonal workers from other parts of Argentina also stay here, which may be a bit odd for some, but we met some very interesting people here, and it gives the place a bohemian vibe in the low season. Very unique. Asked 150 pp, with tent, we got him down to 100 pp/ night. Sign was propped up, and a bit hard to see off the main road, but drive to the end of the dirt road and you should see (semi-permanent) holiday trailers and the bathrooms in a bit of a hollow.

Windcovered space to set up your tent between bushes. In the evening you can join groups for preparing dinner and cook in the outdoor kitchen. Bowls, knifes and all the main equipment is free to use.

Also there are some fire pits for making fire. But you have to take your own wood. Toilettes without toilet paper. Enough space for many tents. Haven't seen any campervan.

100 Pesos per person/Night.

We stop here, but it's seems completely close.... Indeed a lot of campsite are closed during the low season.

We tried this place four times while in El Chalten. The guy never came to open the bathrooms/showers. Closed for the season?

Loads of flat places to park, some with wind protection. 24 hr hot showers. 70 pp. Many places close in town during the off season, but this place is open year round. Refugio with sinks and stoves to cook/ hang out under for wind protection.

Nice camping place in town. 2 banos for each women/men and four showers (each) with warm/hot water. 70 ARS person/day with Camper. A kitchen field with power.

The place to vehicle camp is actually to the left when you pull in, near the white buildings with no signs. This is actually a hospedaje that lets you camp and use their bathrooms and kitchen area for 80per person (not to be confused with the tent only camping below that charges 100 per person and has their own separate facilities). Rarely is the dueno Juan or his mom there, so just park and they will come by sometime during the day. There is a shared bathroom and kitchen in the building in back down the set of stairs, just go on in. And if no one is staying in the upper house they will let you use that kitchen and bathroom. No one was there when we were there so we had the place to ourselves!

Centre of town just off the main road but quiet. Trees around for shelter and an outdoor sheltered communal kitchen. 24hr hot showers, clean toilets, nice place to chill if taking a break from trekking as it gets the sun all day. AR70 pp no extras for vehicles, large rigs possible.