Av. Del Libertador Gral San Martin 5310, El Calafate, 9405, Argentina
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About Hosteria La Estepa
check-in 2 PM | check-out 10 AM
Property Location Located in El Calafate, Hoster�a La Estepa is convenient to Glaciarium and Calafate Fishing. This lodge is within
Property Location Located in El Calafate, Hoster�a La Estepa is convenient to Glaciarium and Calafate Fishing. This lodge is within close proximity of Anfiteatro Del Bosque and Laguna Nimez.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 15 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks, housekeeping is provided daily, and cribs/infant beds (complimentary) can be requested.
Amenities Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area.
Dining A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 10 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 205 reviews
VERY GOOD 59 reviews
AVERAGE 16 reviews
POOR 3 reviews
TERRIBLE 3 reviews
12 Jun 2018
A little disappointing
We were there beginning of April. It is a quite far from town, if you don't have your own vehicle, be ready to spend some money on taxis. We had a very nice room facing the lake, but were a little disappointed to see that the main road was also in front of us, not too near, however (this also applies to the road going along the lake going to Punta Soberana). The breakfast was average, we didn't try the dinner, which looked quite good.
12 Jun 2018
The best Hotel in Calafate !
La Estepa is an incredibly charming hotel ! Very comfy and great decoration, especially the huge lounge upstairs where you can chill on big sofas with an amazing view on the lake. If you choose to have dinner there, there is no menu but the food is homecooked and excellent. Finally, the highlight for us was the warmth and efficiency of the host Guillermina who helped us in booking tours, choosing restaurants and didn’t require any downpayment (for a 4 Nights reservation) which is unique and refreshing.
Probably best if you have a car because it is just outside of Calafate but thus offers a breathtaking view on the Lago Argentina.
12 Jun 2018
full of charm
Nice place, outside of a really nice town El Calafate and on the way to Perito Moreno Glacier. Very friendly staff. House full of charm and character, lovely place to stay.
Amazing breakfast. Amazing views from restaurant and rooms. The bed could be a little more comfortable and the only negative thing was the noise from the boiler, I think. But still had a good night.
12 Jun 2018
On the plus side : the views. They are really stunning : it's probably the only hotel in Calafate that does not have any obstacle in front of it, and its perfect location allows for incredible sunsets, private views over the laguna and its wildlife. Add a really friendly staff, always ready to go the extra mile to give you the insider tips to enjoy your stay in Calafate... and you get the perfect basecamp in Patagonia.
On the average side : it's a pretty old and tatty hotel that deserves a very serious renovation to keep competing with the local lodges.
12 Jun 2018
AMAZING HOSTERIA with Beautifu....
When we found this beautiful hosteria on Tripadvisor, we immediately fell in love with it by watching the pictures. We booked a room for 4 nights and we were very excited to stay there !
When we arrived at the hosteria we were amazed by the spectacular view over Lago Argentino.
We were warmly welcomed by a lady of the staff, she made us directly feel at home, she even showed us our room in person, that’s something you don’t see much anymore!
The room itself had a spectacular view on the lake, this is what you call a room with a view!
The room is very spacious and the bed is very comfortable and big. You even have satellite television in the room. The bathroom was very spacious and clean, with everything you need. Heated floor I think and very nice shower too!
The hosteria is beautifully decorated with a nice lounge on the first floor. The dining room has beautiful views on the lake. Including a terrace to enjoy the amazing surrounding. Breakfast is very good, with fresh baked eggs! We stayed here for 4 nights and every night we ate in the hosteria, the cook is Maria del Carmen (we called her mama rica because of the delicious food she prepared for us!). We loved her food! Its 3 courses. Every day she told us the menu for the next day and then she asked if we liked it.. one time there was cordero on the menu, but we don’t like to eat lamb, she changed the menu for us to milanesa napolitana, delicious!
a small list of things we ate: salad, empanadas, milanesa napolitana, ragout with gnocci, stuffed chicken,… Gracias Mama Rica por la comida muy rica ! eating here as a couple is very romantic !
The views are amazing, watching the sunset while eating..
We want to give a special thanks to Gina the manager. She made our stay unforgettable.
We really felt home in the hosteria because of her and all the other staff. I felt very sick for a day during our stay and Gina especially made a delicious ginger tea for me. After that I felt so much better! Gina gave us a lot of tips to do in the region. And always take time to talk to us. Gina, you are a TOP manager ! Ps. Gina, remember that whenever you are in Belgium, contact us !
The location of the hotel is perfectly situated for people who love the quiet and nature.
Its 5 minutes by car to the town center. You can take a remis for €5.
But we preferred to spend as lot as time we could in the hosteria, because town is not that special.
It’s also perfectly located for the tours to parque nacional de los glaciers. Because the bus picks you up as last ones and when you come back you will be dropped of as first.
Things you should do when you are in el Calafate:
1. Mini Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier (or the big ice trekking) including a walk on the balconys, SPECTACULAR ! (book directly with hielo y aventura agency).
2. A boat cruise on the rio de hielos ! (book with visist Patagonia)
Where to have lunch in town: Pietros café, very good value for good food! And try the Picada in Libro bar !
We want to thank the whole staff of hosteria la Estepa, for making our stay in el Calafate AMAZING!
Ps. we stayed here at 12 till 16 december. this period is perfect for visiting el Calafate because its just before high season!