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Refugio El Chileno

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a complete rip off, the company would only sell camp sites if you pay for full board; the price for this was around 85 USD pr. person. For that you get a campsite on a steep muddy hill, an extremely dirty shower with no warm water at all, very unpleasant staff, and three small tasteless meals( if you...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The setting of Chileno refugio is stunning and the camp sites are set in the sheltered forest area on individual platforms. Unfortunately, the food and service that was provided during our stay was the worst we had experienced during our whole w-trek which was made worse by the fact that all who stayed here were forced to pay for a...

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night in a room for 8 - there are even three tier bunks. The baths were fine and relatively big compared to the size of the refugio. You have to put off your walking boots once you enter the refugio but if you have another pair of shoes (clean), there is no problem to use them. The...

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Orlando
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and setting. Very little inside common space for relaxing, as they do rope off the dinning area well before dinner to set the tables. The bathrooms were the least clean of any of the other places and would say the staff the least helpful. The friendliness of the other hikers made up for it, however. There are some...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic location but sadly the staff seem to think customers are an inconvenience. After insisting we remove our walking boots before entering the building we were told they do not serve hot drinks (they clearly do but just couldn't be bothered at that point) so we went back out into the driving snow. Our guide was pretty...

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Poprad, Slovakia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nature around is wonderfull. But till now I have never seen so badly organized staff... during the dinner time (3 hours) , you cannot get extra tea - no time for it. The same valid for breakfast. I was quite dissapointed about how it worked there.. miscommunication which bed is occupied, which not. You have to take off your...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Chilenos is a nice place to stay and a convenient 2 hours hike from the famous Torres. There are no facilities to prepare your own food though and the bar/restaurant can get overcrowded at night. Staff is very nice.

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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This refugio is the most basic of all refugios on the W trek. You sleep in 8 person dorms, are given the option of renting a sleeping back (of surprisingly good quality), the rooms are ice cold. Food consisted of soup and breadroll as a starter, a salad to share for each table, meat with mashed corn and a pear...

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Puerto Varas, Chile
Reviewed 16 August 2016

After walking hours, and I mean hours as I took my time and really enjoyed the landscape and beauty of the national park that day, I was exhausted when I landed at Refugio Chileno. There's a crippling uphill section right before you drop down to the site - but once you're downhill, you're ok. I was greeted by super friendly...

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Although my trip there was in November of 2015, the time spent in that camp was great. The staff is amazing the food is good specially after a long days hike. Comfortable place. If I am able to place a name here of a certain staff member in that camp which was just SUPER amazing and friendly it would be...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Torres Del Paine National Park, Aisen Region, Chile
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“Avoid the third level bunk!”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles krlzk, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“if you can afford to, book one of the cabins when you book your trip - they are limited in number and go quickly.”
 of 5 bubbles alexe406, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Bunks go up three levels, consider asking for a lower one if you want to avoid a long ladder”
 of 5 bubbles Aero303, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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