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Quality and Services of Refugio in Torres del Paine

Note: The info below is provided in good faith and we cannot be held responsible for any changes or if some facilities mentioned are not available.

The quality of refugio’s varies and not all the camp sites are serviced. Herewith is a brief summary of what is on offer from the refugio’s and serviced camp sites on the “Circuit” and “W” routes:

What is a Refugio Accommodation?

A refugio is a hostel. Rooms are dormitories shared with other guests and beds are bunk beds. Guests can book a bed only and bring their own sleeping bag, or book a “cama armada”, which means a bed with bedding. A “cama armada” is available in all the refugios or simple beds + kit, which means a camp/like bed also with bedding. The full board meal plan is also offered at all refugios meaning: hot dinner, breakfast and a lunch box to go or lunch at the refugio if you stay in.

How can I book Accommodation on the W Trek?

There are serviced camp sites, refugios, and in one place: Cuernos, there are also private cabins, all of which you can book through us. You can also stay in hotels, certainly at the eastern end at the Las Torres trail head; and in the western end at Grey. We can also make a program for you based at Puerto Natales with daily excursions into Torres del Paine to the different trail heads. Alternatively, we can book the luxury lodges and you can do the W Trek, or parts of it, from these hotels.

Note: The info below is provided in good faith and we cannot be held responsible for any changes or if some facilities mentioned are not available. Each refugio is shown as if you were walking East to West on the W trek.

The quality of refugio’s varies and not all the camp sites are serviced. Herewith is a brief summary of what is on offer from the refugio’s and serviced camp sites on the “Circuit” and “W” routes:


Refugio Accommodation Brief Descriptions

NOTE:
Made bed means duvet, pillow and sheets.
Simple bed + Kit: The staff provide you the sheets and duvet and you set up the bed.
Full Board Means: Hot dinner, breakfast and box lunch (in these order).

Usual Meal Times:

Dinner: 19:30 – 21:30hrs
Breakfast: 07:30 – 09:30hrs
Lunch: 19:30 – 21:30hrs (if trekking you will get a box lunch to go).

Note: The info below is provided in good faith and we cannot be held responsible for any changes or if some facilities mentioned are not available.

The quality of refugio’s varies and not all the camp sites are serviced. Herewith is a brief summary of what is on offer from the refugio’s and serviced camp sites on the “Circuit” and “W” routes:

Refugio Accommodation

A refugio is a hostel. Rooms are dormitories shared with other guests and beds are bunk beds. Guests can book a bed only and bring their own sleeping bag, or book a “cama armada”, which means a bed with bedding. A “cama armada” is available in all the refugios or simple beds + kit, which means a camp/like bed also with bedding. The full board meal plan is also offered at all refugios meaning: hot dinner, breakfast and a lunch box to go or lunch at the refugio if you stay in.

Experience Chile makes reservations for Full Board (All Meals) and beds with bedding.


Refugio Accommodation Brief Descriptions

NOTE:
Made bed means duvet, pillow and sheets.
Simple bed + Kit: The staff provide you the sheets and duvet and you set up the bed.
Full Board Means: Hot dinner, breakfast and box lunch (in these order).

Usual Meal Times:

Dinner: 19:30 – 21:30hrs
Breakfast: 07:30 – 09:30hrs
Lunch: 19:30 – 21:30hrs (if trekking you will get a box lunch to go).

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Quality and Services of Refugio in Torres del Paine

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Where are the Refugios Torre Central and Norte Located?

These two refugios are located 800mt east from the HOTEL Las Torres. Refugio Torre Norte is 100mt north from the Refugio La Torre Central. The trail head that leads up to the Torres Base is 1km from here, by the Hotel Las Torres. From these two refugios is also one of the starts for the trail head to Camp Serron.

Refugio

Torre NORTE →

  • An older, rustic, but decent hostel, no restaurant so food must be taken at Refugio Torre Central.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Dorm rooms, bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Ten rooms with capacity for 6 people in each, in bunk beds.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • Heating by way of a log-burning fire in the communal living room.

Refugio

Torre CENTRAL →

  • Currently the best and most modern hostel in TDP.
  • Dorm rooms, bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms. Dining area.
  • Simple, basic essentials store.
  • Dining room.
  • Full board meals option.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Ten rooms with a capacity for 6 people per room in bunk beds.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • Central heating.

Refugio

chileno →

Where is Refugio Chileno Located?

Refugio Chileno is located half way up the trail from the Torres del Paine Welcome Centre to the Torres base. The trek from the Welcome Centre, up hill, to the Refugio Chileno takes about 2.5hrs and then from the refugio to the Torres base the trek is around 2hrs.

  • A basic hostel.
  • Dorm rooms, bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • Dining room.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Simple basic essentials store.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Capacity for 24 people, 4 rooms with capacity for 6 people per room in bunk beds.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • Heating by way of log-burning fire in the communal living room.

Refugio

Los cuernos →

Where is Refugio Cuernos Located?

Refugio Cuernos is located about half way from the Torres del Paine Welcome Centre, or from Refugio Chileno to the entrance to the French Valley. Approx trekking times are 5.5hrs from the Welcome Centre, 5hrs from Refugio Chileno and then from Cuernos to the entrance to the French Valley it is 2.5hrs.

  • A basic hostel.

  • Dorm rooms, bunk beds.

  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.

  • Dining room.

  • Full board meals option.

  • Simple basic essentials store.

  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.

  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.

  • Capacity for 24 people, 4 rooms with capacity for 6 people per room in bunk beds.

  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.

  • Heating by way of log-burning fire in the communal living room.

     

Cabana

cuernos →

Where are the Cabins Cuernos Located?

The Cabins Cuernos are small A-Framed huts each with its own outdoor deck. The cabins can accommodate two people snugly and three people at close proximity to one another. They are located about 50m up hill from the Refugio Cuernos. There is a shared outdoor hot tub for those who stay at the cabins and meals are taken inside the refugio.

  • Cabanas Cuernos (80m uphill from the refugio Cuernos).
  • These are small, A-framed cabins that can accommodate two people.
  • There is a WC and shower unit for the Cabana guests, but meals must be taken in dining room in the refugio Cuernos.
  • Full board meals option provided in Refugio Los Cuernos.
  • There is a basic essentials store at the refugio.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • 8 Cabins with capacity for two people in each.
  • Log-burning stove for heating in each cabin.
  • Small outdoor deck at each cabin.
  • Beds can be made to be twin or matrimonial and come made up with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Use of an outdoor hot tub (shared with other guests).

 

Domes

domos frances →

Where are the Domos Frances Located?

A “domo” comprises plastic sheeting over an octagon-shaped metal frame. This construction allows for a roomy interior whereupon there are bunk beds and capacity for six people. The location of Domos Frances is half way between the Refugio Cuernos and the entrance into the French Valley. Trekking time from the Domos Frances to the French Valley entrance is about 1hr.

  • Located about half way between Cuernos and the entrance to the French Valley (camp Italiano).
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Capacity for 32 people.
  • 4 Domes with capacity for 8 people in each, with bunk beds.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • WC for each dome, shared with other occupants of the dome.
  • Full board meal service ONLY FOR GUESTS IN THE DOMES.

 

Refugio

PAINE GRANDE →

Where Refugio Paine Grande Located?

Refugio Paine Grande is the largest and busiest refugio in Torres del Paine. It has a large dining room, bar and mini-market. Paine Grande is located on the northern shore of Lake Pehoe and access to here is by catamaran from Pudeto, or a hike from Refugio Grey or from Refugio Cuernos or Domos Frances.

  • This is a large and rather commercial, modern hostel.
  • Dorm rooms with bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • Dining room area.
  • Capacity for 100 people.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Bar area.
  • Simple basic essentials store.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets or Simple bed + Kit: the staff provide you the sheets and duvet and you set up the bed.
  • Towels available to rent.
  • Soap and shampoo provided with the Full Board package.
  • Limited possibility subject to managers OK to charge cel phones, no wi-fi, but paid-for, controlled-time use of a few fixed computers with internet access.

 

Refugio

GREY →

Where Refugio Paine Grande Located?

Refugio Grey is located at the end of the western leg of the W Trek near to Glacier Grey. The refugio is small and offers a good level of comfort. To get here one needs to either come across on the boat from Hotel Grey or trek from Refugio Paine Grande, which will take around 3.5hrs to 4hrs.

  • In 2012 a new Refugio Grey was built and this offers good-level dorm rooms with bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • Dining room, a deck area and a simple basic essentials store.
  • Capacity for 60 people.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets or Simple bed + Kit: the staff provide you the sheets and duvet and you set up the bed.
  • Towels available to rent.
  • Soap and shampoo provided with the Full Board package.

Refugio

DICKSON→

Where Refugio Dickson Located?

Refugio Dickson is located on the Circuit Trek trail, which runs around the back of the Torres del Paine central massif. It is near to Lake Dickson offering dorm rooms with bunk beds, hot food, W.C’s and showers. To get to Refugio Dickson you will come from Camping Serron. After Dickson you will go to Refugio Grey – but allow around 12hrs for that leg because the first part is quite difficult and slow.

  • A basic hostel with dorm rooms and bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • Dining room.
  • Capacity for 27 people.
  • Basic essentials store.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets or simple bed + Kit: the staff provide you the sheets and duvet and you set up the bed.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels available to rent.
  • Soap and shampoo provided with the Full Board package.

Refugios Torre Central and Norte (EASTERN SIDE OF TDP W Trek)

These two refugios are located 800mt east from the HOTEL Las Torres. Refugio Torre Norte is 100mt north from the Refugio La Torre Central. The trail head that leads up to the Torres Base is 1km from here, by the Hotel Las Torres. From these two refugios is also one of the starts for the trail head to Camp Serron.

Refugio

Torre NORTE ↓

  • An older, rustic, but decent hostel, no restaurant so food must be taken at Refugio Torre Central.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Dorm rooms, bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Ten rooms with capacity for 6 people in each, in bunk beds.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • Heating by way of a log-burning fire in the communal living room.

Refugio

Torre CENTRAL ↓

  • Currently the best and most modern hostel in TDP.
  • Dorm rooms, bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms. Dining area.
  • Simple, basic essentials store.
  • Dining room.
  • Full board meals option.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Ten rooms with a capacity for 6 people per room in bunk beds.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • Central heating.

Refugio

chileno ↓

  • A basic hostel.
  • Dorm rooms, bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • Dining room.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Simple basic essentials store.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Capacity for 24 people, 4 rooms with capacity for 6 people per room in bunk beds.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • Heating by way of log-burning fire in the communal living room.

Refugio

cuernos ↓

  • A basic hostel.

  • Dorm rooms, bunk beds.

  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.

  • Dining room.

  • Full board meals option.

  • Simple basic essentials store.

  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.

  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.

  • Capacity for 24 people, 4 rooms with capacity for 6 people per room in bunk beds.

  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.

  • Heating by way of log-burning fire in the communal living room.

     

Cabana

cuernos ↓

  • Cabanas Cuernos (80m uphill from the refugio Cuernos).
  • These are small, A-framed cabins that can accommodate two people.
  • There is a WC and shower unit for the Cabana guests, but meals must be taken in dining room in the refugio Cuernos.
  • Full board meals option provided in Refugio Los Cuernos.
  • There is a basic essentials store at the refugio.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • 8 Cabins with capacity for two people in each.
  • Log-burning stove for heating in each cabin.
  • Small outdoor deck at each cabin.
  • Beds can be made to be twin or matrimonial and come made up with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Use of an outdoor hot tub (shared with other guests).

 

Domes

domos frances ↓

  • Located about half way between Cuernos and the entrance to the French Valley (camp Italiano).
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels, soap and shampoo provided.
  • Capacity for 32 people.
  • 4 Domes with capacity for 8 people in each, with bunk beds.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets.
  • WC for each dome, shared with other occupants of the dome.
  • Full board meal service ONLY FOR GUESTS IN THE DOMES.

 

Refugio

PAINE GRANDE ↓

  • This is a large and rather commercial, modern hostel.
  • Dorm rooms with bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • Dining room area.
  • Capacity for 100 people.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Bar area.
  • Simple basic essentials store.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets or Simple bed + Kit: the staff provide you the sheets and duvet and you set up the bed.
  • Towels available to rent.
  • Soap and shampoo provided with the Full Board package.
  • Limited possibility subject to managers OK to charge cel phones, no wi-fi, but paid-for, controlled-time use of a few fixed computers with internet access.

 

Refugio

GREY ↓

  • In 2012 a new Refugio Grey was built and this offers good-level dorm rooms with bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • Dining room, a deck area and a simple basic essentials store.
  • Capacity for 60 people.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets or Simple bed + Kit: the staff provide you the sheets and duvet and you set up the bed.
  • Towels available to rent.
  • Soap and shampoo provided with the Full Board package.

Refugio

DICKSON ↓

  • A basic hostel with dorm rooms and bunk beds.
  • Communal, but segregated shower rooms.
  • Dining room.
  • Capacity for 27 people.
  • Basic essentials store.
  • Full board meals option.
  • Made beds with pillows, sheets and duvets or simple bed + Kit: the staff provide you the sheets and duvet and you set up the bed.
  • No wi-fi internet and no electrical sockets for charging batteries.
  • Towels available to rent.
  • Soap and shampoo provided with the Full Board package.

Torres del Paine

W Trek Info

Why is it called the
W Trek?

The W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park is called so because the path marks out a “W” shape on the map. The total distance is around 55km.

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