The El Mosco Lodge, Villa O’Higgins, Carretera Austral, Aysen, Patagonia

Inspected By Experience Chile


The Lodge was created by a backpacker who fell in love with raw Patagonia. It started as a simple hostal, but in 2005 is morphed into a better level property.


The El Mosco Lodge is a simple, rustic property offering a “no frills” accommodation option in very remote Villa O’Higgins village, some 571km south of Coyhaique. Here, is literally, “the end of the road”. The end of the Carretera Austral and the end of the road on mainland Chile (there is no road through Chile connecting to Punta Arenas, further south).

This is a simple property, but offers a self-catering cabin, camping, single and double rooms with private and shared bathrooms, a lounge, a common room with maps, books and Wi-Fi and a friendly kitchen.

There is also a sauna and hot tub.

Guests can use the kitchen to prepare their own meals.

This is the kind of place where you can meet other travellers, have some drinks, read books and play games.