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Refugio El Chileno

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped at El Chileno, and had a great experience. We didn't stay in the hotel but used a rental tent. The staff was extremely helpful, and the dinner was exceptional. We left before breakfast for the mirador, and they accommodated us by packing a bag breakfast the night before. Great experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was doing the W trail. You didn't give me the choice to just camp, you forced me to pay for full board. This is not fair! The place is definitely very expensive even though the dinner is very fancy and the food is delicious. However all I wanted was to spend time in nature and go camping, I didn't...

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Highland, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For rent a tent and sleeping bags for two with full board, it costs $205 usd. Very expensive to stay because it is very high demand. However, it's the closest refuge to Las Torres without carrying your own camping gears.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very expensive dinner, one not so memorable. Food was only ok, and the service lacks basic hospitality. I felt like I was treated poorly. Me and my wife stayed for one night at the camping area, renting a very good gear (tent and sleeping bag) which were in excellent conditions, smelling good and almost new. The place is located in...

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Singapore
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I didn't bring the PDI print out that was issued by the Chilean immigration and was asked to pay 9000 CLP as GST, even though I showed them my passport. No other refugios did this, except Chileno. This is also the only refugio that prohibit wearing boots into the refugio, no other refugios have rule like this. If you book...

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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had to book at this refugio with full board (expensive for what you get) because we had not made reservations earlier to stay at the other campsites. Its perfectly located (about 1.5 hours to the towers, giving you enough time to arrive from the Central campsite below, drop your packs and hike up and down before dinner). However, the...

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good living/dining area but that's it. It is not allowed to cook in the refugio and was not mentioned anywhere when making the booking. They do not allow you to use your stove so your only solutions are 1/not eat, 2/make sure you have food that do not need cooking, 3/ pay the expensive diner option. Extremely busy place around...

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Smallest and most remote refugio on the W trek. Have hot water and the bathrooms are ok. Really annoying is that you have to take full board as a camper (which is completely overpriced). We decided to stay in the refugio, but brought our own food. As there is no camping kitchen, we couldn't boil water anywhere. It wasn't possible...

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Wenatchee, Washington
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed at the end of the o circuit and it was not our favorite refugio but the dinner was really good. Three are 3 level of bunk beds with the highest quiet a way off the floor. As an older person I was able to get a lower bunk. Very crowded locaiton but what a location it is.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The chef and the ranger did their outermost to make our stay good! Excellent service with good and filling food. We were having a great laugh with the personnel. Felt like home! Cosy camping with all facilities needed (toilet, shower). The camping had a few trees which protect your tent from sun, wind and rain.

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Refugio El Chileno is located on the way to "Mirador Base Torres" a "must" in Torres del Paine, it is 2 hour from Las Torres sector. Many visitors pass through here on their trek to the base to recover energies and drink a nice hot chocolate.We highly recommend to stay here and wake up before sunrise to the base to see the red and orange colors of it reflected on the granite towers (sunrise hour depends on the month).Here you´ll find the Refugio, camping a little store and our Restaurant where you can have all your meals.At El Chileno we produce almost all of our energy, using a wind turbine combined with a diesel engine and batteries, we also do not use here high demand energy devices, please help us to take care of our energy.The only way to get to El Chileno is by trekking or horse, even for our staff, meals and all supplies - when you get here think about how we did it with the stoves, eggs, fridge, etc....Useful info: bring sandals for showers, towel (rental available).For tax exemption, do not forget to bring your passport, immigration card given when enter to Chile and foreign currency (tax exemption not available for camping guests) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Refugio El Chileno

Address: Torres del Paine | Estancia Cerro Paine, Torres del Paine National Park 610000, Chile
Region: Chile > Magallanes Region > Torres del Paine National Park
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Refugio El Chileno Aisen Region/Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
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“You probably don't get to choose the location of your tent, but low numbers are closest to the bathrooms.”
  • Tents in the trees courtesy of Afri-Unique Tours
DonnaMinne, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“bring your own camping equipment, dont rent”
MR_Romano, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the third level bunk!”
CharlieOrlando, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“camp down by the river, it gets busy but there's alwasy space up away from the main restaurant, shop etc”
Intuitivetraveller, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in a tent which was awesome but if you stay in room good for you. Take shower slippers. lol”
krlzk, 5 May 2016 | Read review
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