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Refugio El Chileno

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to stay when trekking W-Circuit. Clean sorrounding, partial view of Base Torres. Close to Paine Grande river. The New Year's Eve 2017 Party was a surprise good food, music and lots of fun.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The night in El Chileno was the 7th and the last of my O trek. I didn't get the camp spot at Torres as it was full and had to book at El Chileno with a mandatory food board. I was trekking solo and had a 20+kg backpack and was planning to order a few meals on the trek but...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After lots of planning had this refugio as our 1st overnight for our E to W trek. Unfortunately, stroked heavy rain during our climb and by the time we got there were soaked as did every other visitors which got to be very unpleasant on arrival – everyone having to take their shoes off just by the entrance, plus trying...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small refugio compared to the others and it doesn't have much common space. That said, all of the staff here were extremely friendly and helpful and we had a DELICIOUS gourmet-style meal for dinner. The packed lunch was pretty standard but it included an orange, which was a nice touch. Also, this refugio provided warm sleeping bags...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

our first stop in the W-Circuit, we went camping with full board, our package included tent, sleeping bag and matt, they smelled horrible as if they`ve never been cleaned. We spent christmas eve there and the dinner was excellent, Lamb, pork, beef and salad bar, However the box lunch was mediocre. Bathrooms were clean and had hot water.

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid this refugio and spend two nights down at las Torres. The weather is so unpredictable, you can't count on a sunrise viewing. If you are camping, stay up at Camp. Torres which has an unbeatable location. The good: The refugio is located close to the base of the Torres (2 hour hike). They sell wine and cold beer. Provided...

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New Jersey, US
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comparing to three Refugio I stayed in the park, this is the worst one. The room is similar to others but there are no hot water for shower. After long day hike, we had to take ice cold shower. Ironically the sink did have hot water. We had to use that to watch hair. There was a Sign of 5...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first day of our W trek was very rainy so we hiked several miles over few hills to get to Chileno and get warm. We have decided to postpone Mirador de la Torres for next morning when the weather was supposed to be sunny. Once we got to the refugio we were told to take our dirty shoes off...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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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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“bring your own camping equipment, dont rent”
 of 5 bubbles MR_Romano, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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