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“A Paradise for Hikers”

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PuduLodge Hosteria Patagonica
Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in El Chalten
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Stamford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A Paradise for Hikers”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

My wife and I are avid hikers and had dreamed about trekking in Patagonia. I
looked online for a hotel in Chalten that caters to trekkers and found Pudu
Lodge. We were not disappointed. The hotel is only a five minute walk from the
trailheads of two mountains famous to climbers around the world, Monte Fitzroy
and Cerro Torre. We spent six wonderful days hiking through some of most
spectacular scenery in the world. We were pleased to find out that Pudu Lodge
offers a great bag lunch for the trail and will arrange for shuttles to avoid
backtracking.

The young ladies who worked at that reception desk were charming, cheerful, and
helpful. We always enjoyed our chats with them. The hotel facilities did not
disappoint us either. The room was well-designed, had plenty of hot water, and a
comfortable bed. The bathroom included an actual bathtub which we greatly appreciated after a long, sweaty hike. I can't imagine a better accommodation to come home to after a day on the trail.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Pudu Lodge made my stay perfect: easy, comfortable and in direct touch with the patagonian nature! First, it is very close to the access to the most popular trekking routes such as "Laguna de los tres" y "Laguna Torre". It is 15 minute walk from the bus terminal and gives you the chance of crossing the town and see the commercial area. Rooms are very clean. Breakfast is varied and truly worths getting up early to have enough energy for the day. Service is very friendly and efficient. It is a good option if you are travelling both in group or on you own.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

First point to note is that Pudu Lodge is the furthest hotel away from the bus station. With limited taxi service and dirt roads, this may present a challenge depending on your fitness and luggage. We walked it in 25 mins. On the other hand, being on the edge of town means the hotel is right at the foot of the main hiking trails, definitely appreciated at the end of a long trekking day. Rooms are basic but clean. Breakfast is simple but good. The layout means that upstairs rooms face the open plan reception / dining area and subject to echo and clatter, we saw some complaining happening. Rooms on the ground floor are in a corridor behind reception, but our room was opposite the door to reception and we had to pop out to keep closing it. Dining room was not happening when we were there, but a recommendation for the excellent restaurant El Muro just around the corner kept us very happy. Given that typically outdoorsy types go to El Chalten to do some serious trekking, and so it's early to bed and early to rise for everyone ( eliminating the noise issue ), and you just want somewhere for a clean-up and sleep at the end of the day, we were satisfied in staying at Pudu Lodge.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the ground floor, away from the door to reception if a light sleeper. I think Room...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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français aux USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Spent 4 nights over Christmas and were very happy with location, and the friendliness of the staff and owner. He gave us great information about trekking and basically organized our "trekking" schedule for us. Both young women who worked at the desk were great. The dining room is lovely with great views. Altogether we felt at home, very relaxing. I would also recommend eating at the restaurant. El Chalten is pricey and the food at Pudu was excellent and reasonable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stayed one night with friends and we really liked this place. Rooms are nicely decorated and the staff was very nice and friendly.
I was only expecting a nicer and home made breakfast, but it was plain without many options.
Other than that, I really enjoyed my stay and will be back in the future.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Pudu Lodge is located at the edge of the National Park which makes for easy access to Laguna Capri Camp and Laguna de Los Tres Trail. We did not have car like most visitors to El Chalten who are trekkers. The area is safe and makes access to El Chalten's shops and restaurants very easy to access. The location definitely makes it a good choice.
The receptionist had limited English so was not able to confidently answer our questions. The common room where breakfast was served was bright and had lots of windows. The stove also was a treat to sit beside after the rain. The actual rooms were spacious and modern. The heated floor was a pleasure. Laundry was done in-house in a couple of hours at a very reasonable cost.
Probably a little more expensive than some accommodation in El Chalten but definitely worth it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful, including making sure we had early breakfasts two days before our early hike and bus departure. Had we understood that the El Chalten Travel bus stopped at Rancho Grando, very near PuduLodge, we could have saved ourselves a long walk through town. But, it did give us a chance to stock up on chocolate at La Chocolateria and to get an initial feeling for the town. The heated stone floor is comfy on the feet and the shower was one of the best anywhere. Our room, #5, was quite spacious. The hotel is very modern, quiet, and on the far end of town, near the finish and starting points of a couple of the hikes. Wish they had eggs for breakfast, but this is Argentina! The only other small recommendation I have is to put wastebaskets in the rooms themselves rather than just in the bathroom. Turned out to be a soothing, comfortable, easy place to return to after each of our long hikes. And four nights ended up being the perfect amount of time.

Room Tip: Our room #5 was okay, but just off the lobby. Probably would have been a bit quieter down the hall o...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: PuduLodge Hosteria Patagonica
Address: Calle Las Loicas 97, El Chalten Z9301AAH, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Chalten
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in El Chalten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — PuduLodge Hosteria Patagonica 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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