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The refuge is clean and well kept, a bit overpriced though given all the restrictions. All in all I had an amazing mountain experience as I met very interesting and helpful like-minded people among fellow hikers
Okay, I have used mountain refuges all over the world so this is a standard good quality refuge with 54 beds and it is very clean. It costs 21E for a solo stay which includes a permit for the summit. We walked up from the...More
We stayed the night there to see the sunrise on summit of the Teide.
The "rooms" are for up to 14 people, we had a good sleep with earplugs :)
The kitchen has all the equipment you need to serve yourself the things you took...More
We booked the stay through Volcano Life Experience, who provide several activities in the Teide national park. Altavista is a mountain hut, so one should not expect five-star accommodation. Yet, what we encountered left definitely a lot of room for improvement (especially considered the price)....More
Response from judithdordas, Community Manager at Refugio de AltavistaResponded 9 May 2017
Thanks for your review.
On our website there is a section devoted to Altavista where you can find all relevant information to correctly plan your stay and know what to expect.
For example, there you can see that the Refuge closes at 10.30pm.
Rustic and basic accommodation above (most) clouds with friendly and helpful staff. Left at 0600 for sunrise at the peak, however, where not able to reach due to rocks being glazed with ice. Check temperature and wind conditions prior to leaving the refugio. Nevertheless a...More
Yes, you can leave a car in the parking. It is free. The parking is closed in the night so you can not move a car in any case. It is also a posiblity to leave a car outside closed area. The paring is quite big - what is... More
Yes, you can leave a car in the parking. It is free. The parking is closed in the night so you can not move a car in any case. It is also a posiblity to leave a car outside closed area. The paring is quite big - what is rather an exception in popular places in Tenerife.
I am not sure about a cable tickets. If I remeber the regulations (check it in the cable webpage) the tickets are valid on specified date and time period (2 hours) and may be used next day if the cable is not working due to bad weather.
I you buy ticket for return morning trip after the night in the Alatavista Refuge it is rather no other possibility than go down on foot.