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The Hosteria Pilar is a small, family, country house with ten bedrooms. It is located 17 km north of El Chalten village and ideal for the trail heads to Piedra del Fraile, Laguna de Los Tres and Piedras Blancas Glacier.

In order to get here you will need transport from El Chalten village, either a taxi or bus, or perhaps your own rent a car (which we can, of course, arrange from El Calafate).


Hosteria Pilar was built in 1994, in the style of a simple Patagonian house, after its owners arrived to El Chalten and loved the area and mountains so much that they decided to make this their home. In doing so they created a warm, homely and cosy atmosphere.

As passionate hikers and climbers they decided that the location where Pilar is today offered both the mountains and “countryside” combination, which they loved. The name Pilar is a recognition to the northern slope of Fitzroy called Pilar Casarotto or Pilar Norte. Casarotto is the climber, Renato Casarotto who climbed, in 1979, on his own, the northern side of Fitzroy.

Hosteria Pilar, although 17km north from El Chalten village, is idea for the treks to Piedra del Fraile, Laguna de Los Tres and Piedras Blancas Glacier because, in each case, you start on foot, from outside the Hosteria. The De las Vueltas river runs close to the lodge and behind there is a thick forest of native Patagonian trees.

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