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TravelPod Member ReviewsHosteria Rukahue El Calafate
Definitely our favorite place we had stayed after a month in South America. Online reviews complained about its location. We didn't think the walk was bad. The place's charm and Adriana's hospitality easily outweigh any concerns about the location anyways. Super comfortable room and legitimately hot shower at all times. Adriana's homemade treats were the star of the show though. I highly recommend staying here.
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Travel Blogs from El Calafate
... the day in Calafate. After changing my bus to Chile, changing my hostel booking for Chile and rebooking my tour I decided to climb the mountain behind Calafate. Along the way I collected five street dogs who came right to the top with me. At the top it was so windy I had to crawl! I found a small rock to shelter behind while I ate lunch and enjoyed to view, while the dogs waited patiently. Once back in the town the dogs all went their separate ways home and I went back to ...
... travel friends for lunch. I had the most dee-lish hot chocolate with Amarula…..yummy!!!
The bus was on time leaving El Chalten en route to El Calafate, which was the next stop on my travel itinerary. The journey took about 3 hours and I scored the front seat, however, it didn’t really matter as I slept most of the way.
I found my new hotel - Patagonia Queen - after a short 10 minute walk ...
... it was already 12pm when they left, and this stretch - with its westerly turns - was famous for horrific headwinds. After 40 kilometres of tailwind, they caught up with Bernardo, a very bubbly Spanish hairdresser who was good company, but who was desperate - through his laddish banter and constant sexual innuendo - to prove to us he wasn't gay. When we turned into a horrific headwind on the Ruta 40, John suggested five minutes each riding on the front - this was long enough to make ...
... new, clean and modern looking on a grid like system. As it is a major stop off for the typical Argentinian holiday it means that are lots of good restaurants and bars too. We had been advised to easily spend 3 or 4 days here, but we quickly realised this was only if you were using it as a base to visit other places outside of El Calafate, like El Chalten and Torres del Paine national park. These were places we wanted to visit separately, and not on ...
... had a fantastic view across one half of the glacier and we spent ages just watching and listening and we saw some huge pieces of ice break away from itīs front edge and fall into the water causing massive waves to head out into the lake.
We ended up walking along all of the walkways (about 4km in total) and we were glad of the 3.5 hours, as we spent so long just standing watching and listening to the glacier.
Our next stop is Buenos Aires and hopefully some warmth!