New hotels and hosterĂ­as are opening up every month in El Calafate. The bulk of them are 15-room inns in the outskirts of town. Really good value is hard to find here; most places are capitalizing on the short tourist season. Prices soar from December through February, making October to November and March to April the most economical time to visit. The main issue to resolve when selecting lodging in El Calafate is if you want to stay in town or not. There is a slew of mediocre inns within walking distance of the main drag, Avenida del Libertador. Then there are more about 10 to 15 minutes away, and most of these hotels offer complimentary shuttles to town, as well as better views. Finally, there are options significantly far from town, which will appeal to those looking to relax and stay still.

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