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Patagonia Rebelde

An intimate and cosy hostería...

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Patagonia Rebelde - exterior view
Patagonia Rebelde - exterior view

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A small and charming hostería built in the style of an old Patagonian railway station; Patagonia Rebelde is one of the few properties in El Calafate with a real sense of character and history. Although it is a shame that you don’t get the lake views here, the attentive service and welcoming common areas make it a good option for those wanting a comfortable base to explore El Calafate and the surrounds.

A fifteen-minute walk from the centre of El Calafate, Patagonia Rebelde is set up on a hill on the eastern side of town. Despite not being in the most attractive area of town, it’s an easy walk down a set of steps, which are lit up at night, and across the bridge to the main street and restaurants.

Constructed and decorated with recycled materials, this 3-star hotel has been modelled on a traditional twentieth century railway station. The exterior of the hotel is clad in corrugated iron to resemble an old Patagonian station and in the sitting and dining rooms you’ll find antiques and original photographs from the period.

The hotel has twelve rooms with six facing the street at the front of the property and six at the back of the hotel with windows looking out towards the lake. All of the rooms come with queen-size or twin beds and a small private bathroom. While the rooms are small, the owners of Patagonia Rebelde have put a lot of emphasis on making the common areas open and inviting, with large sofas, a well-stocked bar and lots of reading material. The idea is that guests connect with their surroundings so there are no TVs, although there is Wi-Fi.

Run by the previous manager of La Estepa, which closed last year, Patagonia Rebelde has the same excellent service and kitchen. At the moment just breakfast and snacks are served at the hotel but there are plans to offer dinner for the upcoming season.

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No views of the lake

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