Are you travelling to Patagonia and wondering where to stay in Torres del Paine?
A visit to this national park can easily become the highlight of your trip. When you’re thinking about where to stay near Torres del Paine, you’ll soon come across Puerto Natales. Most travellers base themselves here, but thoroughly enjoying nature is difficult when sleeping in a city.
That’s why you should consider staying overnight in Torres del Paine. You can find lots of great hotels and luxury campsites in the area, and we will cover the best ones in this post.
Note that if you’re planning to hike the W in Torres del Paine and wonder how to book the refugios and campsites along the way, we have a whole post dedicated to this fantastic trek. This post is about the best places to stay in Torres del Paine that are accessible without a hike.
Where to stay in Torres del Paine
Accommodation in Torres del Paine falls into multiple categories. First, you have luxury hotels. Those are usually in scenic locations and offer a lot of comfort inside the park.
If you travel on a budget, you can also find a few more affordable options in the Rio Serrano area. Note that “cheap” is relative, though, and the prices might be higher than what you’d expect.
Last, you also have unusual accommodation. Think about glamping or staying at a ranch. We will also cover those in case you’re looking for a different kind of holiday.
Luxury hotels in Torres del Paine
#1 Explora en Torres del Paine
The Explora hotel is probably the best hotel in Torres del Paine if you’re looking for an all-inclusive luxury package.
The hotel’s location is spectacular, on the southern shores of Lake Pehoé, with a view of the Paine Massif on the other side of the lake. The staff can help you explore the area on guided hikes or on horseback, or they can bring you to the best viewpoints in a tour all across the park.
You also have the option of exploring the trails by yourself.
In the evening, you can then relax in a heated pool or sauna in the spa area.
Some packages include all meals and transportation, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Note that you have to book at least three nights, so this hotel isn’t a great option if you only want to spend one or two days in the park.
#2 Hotel Las Torres Patagonia
Close to the park entrance, you can find the Hotel Las Torres Patagonia. This hotel offers both standard and all-inclusive packages, and all rates include breakfast.
The Hotel Las Torres Patagonia is the perfect base if you want to attempt a day hike up to the famous Las Torres. This hike is part of the W trail, but most hikers only arrive later during the day. By staying in this hotel, you can get a headstart and leave before the crowds arrive.
If you don’t feel like hiking, the staff at the tour desk can arrange horseback riding and other day tours for you.
Afterwards, you can relax in the hotel’s spa or enjoy dinner in the on-site restaurant.
If you’re coming from the airport and you don’t want to go through the trouble of taking a bus and then another shuttle bus, make sure to contact the hotel. They can arrange an airport transfer for you.
#3 Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
Many luxury hotels in Torres del Paine offer all-inclusive packages, and the Hotel Tierra Patagonia is no exception. You have the option of choosing a rate with breakfast only or one that includes lunch and dinner as well.
This beautiful eco-friendly hotel has some of the most charming interior designs you can find in Torres del Paine. All of the rooms are decorated with wood, connecting you with the nature around you.
The spa area is fantastic, with a sauna, a heated pool, a hot tub and a steam room. There’s also a shared living room where you can relax and meet other travellers, and you can spend the evening in the on-site restaurant and at the bar.
Of course, the staff in this Torres del Paine resort can help you arrange guided tours into the national park. Technically, Tierra Patagonia is just a few metres outside the park border, so this is one of the best hotels near Torres del Paine. And we think it still belongs on this list, as it is one of the best luxury options around.
#4 Hotel Lago Grey
The Hotel Lago Grey in Torres del Paine is the fourth luxury hotel on our list, and it is just as good as the others we mentioned above.
Compared to the other Torres del Paine hotels, this hotel is located a bit out of the way. You can find it on the southern shore of Lake Grey, close to a catamaran pier. From here, you can take a boat ride to Grey Glacier and see the ice from close up, which is one of the best things to do while you’re staying at Hotel Lago Grey.
Depending on the season and any discounts, this hotel is generally a bit cheaper than the other resorts mentioned above. Yet, it also offers stylish rooms with a great view of the national park, complimentary breakfast and even a small on-site store.
Of course, the staff can arrange day hikes and other tours through the national park for you.
Budget hotels and hostels in Torres del Paine National Park
Before we get to the best budget hotels, we need to get one thing straight about Torres del Paine. Accommodation here is expensive, and even the cheapest options will cost you quite a bit of money.
Nevertheless, some of the Torres del Paine hostels are still a good deal if you want to spend a few days in the park and don’t want to do the W trek.
#1 Hosteria Lago del Toro
Like most budget hotels in Torres del Paine National Park, the Hosteria Lago del Toro is located in the Rio Serrano area.
It is by far one of the cheapest options when staying in Torres del Paine. The rooms are comfortable and include an ensuite bathroom, and you can see the mountains from the property. There’s a restaurant on-site, and the staff can arrange a laundry service for you if needed.
#2 Pampa Hostel
If you’re a single traveller, Pampa Hostel might be a good option. Here, you can book a dorm bed and save money compared to the regular prices in hotels (where you’ll usually pay a significant single room supplement).
Just like Hosteria Lago del Toro, Pampa Hostel is located in Rio Serrano. You have a fantastic view of the mountain panorama and can enjoy nature outside on the terrace. If you want to go for hikes or explore the national park, the staff can help you.
Rates usually include breakfast, which means you can get decent deals here.
#3 Cabañas Lago Tyndall
If you’re travelling as a family or in a group, check out Cabañas Lago Tyndall. Unlike the other Torres del Paine National Park hotels, Cabañas Lago Tyndall offers bungalows for up to four people.
All huts include a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. This means you don’t have to eat out every day and can save a lot of money on food! Like the other budget accommodation, you can find Cabañas Lago Tyndall in the Rio Serrano area.
While there’s no dedicated tour desk, the staff is very friendly and can help you arrange any tours or give you more information about the area.
#4 Konkashken Lodge
Unless you find a good deal or the other hotels and hostels are booked out, Konkashken Lodge is the most expensive “budget accommodation” in the Rio Serrano area.
Nevertheless, the lodge has a lot of charm, and especially the bungalows with their kitchen offer good value.
All “rooms” are individual wooden huts and waggons, looking very scenic with the mountain backdrop of Torres del Paine. Rates usually include breakfast, and the lodge receives excellent reviews from other travellers.
Glamping and camping in Torres del Paine
If you’re looking for campsites in Torres del Paine, you can find most of them along the W trail.
However, if you’re not on a multi-day hike, you’ll only come across a handful of campsites in the national park.
Camping has lots of advantages, as you’re much closer to nature than if you were staying in a hotel. Plus, it’s a great adventure and can be lots of fun! We have identified two regular and two luxury campsites in Torres del Paine for you.
Let’s start with the luxury ones, as they are unlike anything you usually imagine when you talk about camping, and then let’s move on to the regular campsites.
#1 Ecocamp Patagonia
It’s difficult to call Ecocamp Torres del Paine a campsite. Sure, the cabins look like tents from the outside, but it is much more luxurious than even your regular glamping experience.
Think of it more like dome-shaped huts with a sky view.
You can choose between a tent with a shared or a private bathroom, and most rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner. If the weather is nice, you can enjoy drinks on the outdoor terrace, and if it’s raining, you can spend the evening at the bar.
The staff can help you arrange tours and give you lots of information about the area, so you can easily stay here for a few days without running out of things to do.
#2 Patagonia Camp
Patagonia Camp is amongst the best places to stay in Torres del Paine if you want a luxury camping experience. The tents here are actually yurts with comfortable beds and a private bathroom. Most of the furnishings are handcrafted from local wood, giving this camp a unique atmosphere.
If you choose the all-inclusive rates, they already include all excursions into the national park, plus, of course, all meals. You can enjoy local Chilean wine with your dinner.
Make sure to check out the Yurt Suite, which even offers a private hot tub. After a day of hiking, you can soak in the warm water while enjoying the view of the national park around you. What else could you possibly need?
#3 Camping Central
Close to Hotel Las Torres, near the park entrance at Laguna Amarga, you can find Camping Central. Some hikers use this campsite the night before starting the W trek, but it’s also a great location if you want to explore Torres del Paine on day hikes and excursions.
You can either rent just the campsite, or you can rent the campsite with a fully equipped tent, including sleeping bag and air mattress.
In addition, you also have the option of booking meals as needed. Of course, you can also bring your own food, but if you want to cook, you need to carry cooking equipment.
To book Camping Central, you need to go through the Las Torres Patagonia website. Make sure to reserve well in advance, especially if you’re travelling in December or January.
#4 Camping Paine Grande
Camping Paine Grande is another campsite that’s used mainly by hikers but that you can also easily reach if you’re not planning on trekking the W. Cross Lake Pehoé on a catamaran, and you’ll end up at Paine Grande. Simple as that.
From here, you can plan a day hike to Grey Glacier, or you can enjoy nature and spend the day by the shore of the lake.
Paine Grande is operated by Vertice Patagonia, and they give you the option of either bringing your own tent or renting all of the equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mattress) you need. You can also pre-book meals or buy food in their on-site restaurant.
Out of all the campsites mentioned here, Paine Grande is the one that books out most easily. If you want to stay here, make sure to reserve your spot well in advance.
Estancias in Torres del Paine
If you’re still unsure where to stay when visiting Torres del Paine, and none of the options above looked appealing to you, we have another option.
Why not stay on an estancia, a traditional ranch?
None of the estancias we found are located inside the park borders, but that doesn’t matter much. They are amongst the best accommodation near Torres del Paine, and you can enjoy stunning landscapes, horse rides and traditional ranch life.
#1 Estancia Cerro Guido
The location of Estancia Cerro Guido is stunning, with the mountains of Torres del Paine rising behind the ranch.
If you stay here, you can enjoy life on a traditional Chilean ranch. All guests receive a welcome tour around the estate, and the owners can help you arrange lots of activities like horseback riding, hiking and cycling.
The rooms are charmingly decorated, and some even feature fireplaces. In the evening, you can relax in the library or borrow a board game to play with friends or family.
At the ranch, you can also find an on-site restaurant where you can try traditional local delicacies. The restaurant mainly uses local ingredients, with much of the produce grown at the ranch itself.
#2 Estancia Tercera Barranca
From Estancia Tercera Barranca, you have a fantastic view of the mountains of Torres del Paine. You can even book a mountain view room to enjoy the panorama before even getting up in the morning.
All rooms are thoughtfully decorated and very comfortable, but what makes the stay at Tercera Barranca special is the staff. They are very attentive and thoughtful and will do everything to make sure you enjoy your time here.
They can organise horse riding trips for you and help you with anything else you might need. If you’re lucky, you might even see skunks or armadillos around the estancia, and you’ll surely see lots of sheep.
All rates include breakfast.
#3 Estancia 3R
Out of all the estancias near Torres del Paine that we’ve mentioned, this one is the farthest away from the national park. It’s close to the border with Argentina, and the landscape around it is just as stunning as inside the park borders.
At Estancia 3R, you rent the whole ranch. It’s a great location if you’re travelling in a group, as the house has five bedrooms and can fit up to 10 people.
The inside is beautifully decorated with wood, and you can spend your evenings relaxing by the fireplace. In addition, you have access to a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals.
Estancia 3R is great if you’re looking for a remote place to stay, to get away from civilisation for a few days.
We hope you now have a better idea of where to stay in and near Torres del Paine National Park.
While you’re here, make sure to also check out our other Patagonia content that will help you plan your trip:
- How to hike the W in Torres del Paine
- The best things to do in Southern Patagonia
- Go hiking in El Chalten
- Learn about the best things to do in Punta Arenas
- Ride the Train at the End of the World and more in Ushuaia
Until your next adventure!
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