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Last minute trip to El Calafate and El Chalten

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Last minute trip to El Calafate and El Chalten

Hello, is it possible to find last minute accommodation in el calafate and el chalten? Planning to arrive next Tuesday but riding on standby flights so we are not able to pre book lodgings. I realise it's high season. Thank you.

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1. Re: Last minute trip to El Calafate and El Chalten

It is definitely possible to find accommodation at short notice in both places, but you need to be flexible and be able to get around and try a few places as some that you do visit will be full. We just went through both places in the last week, and had nothing booked. We had no problems. Only two things will make things tough for you - if you are on a tight budget, and if you speak no Spanish. It's not impossible to get around without Spanish, but it isn't completely easy. Also, places that cater specifically to English speaking tourists tend to charge a bit more (not always, but sometimes).

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2. Re: Last minute trip to El Calafate and El Chalten

Agree completely with the first response. Better to book ahead from mid-Decmebr until early March though.

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3. Re: Last minute trip to El Calafate and El Chalten

Thanks you both for your reply. I am in El Chalten one. I managed to book a nice hotel Chalten suites via email. Hotel is new and hence fairly empty. We did have some difficulty in El Calafate as predicted, made worse sine it was a Saturday late afternoon when we flew in.

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