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Address: San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Description: Camping refuge in the mountain town of Bariloche.

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My favorite place in Bariloche!!!

I love Refugio Frey ;-) The people are friendly, it is warm and clean inside, the nature is AMAZING! If you want you can stay the night and have dinner cooked for you or cook for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This Refugio is breathtaking, it's not too far of a hike from Cerro Catedral and it's worth every step. The location is incredible. When I visited I was traveling with a friend who had an iPhone stolen at night. The accommodations are tight and you never know who is sleeping next to you so use caution

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love Refugio Frey ;-) The people are friendly, it is warm and clean inside, the nature is AMAZING! If you want you can stay the night and have dinner cooked for you or cook for yourself. Incredible place... I have been back 5 times.

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Grossgmain, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

nice walk from the parking lot at cerro catedral. once you are at the refugio, you see great mountains and I loved that lake up there...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Refugio Frey was a welcome resting spot after hiking in from the ski resort. And what breath I had left after reaching the refugio was immediately taken with the view of Laguna Tanchuk and the surrounding mountains! The refugio itself is a great place to stay for the night should you need it, with bathrooms, fresh drinking water, kitchen, campsites,... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We spent one night at Refugio Frey as part of a 3-day hike in the Nahuel Huapi National Park and we loved this place. The hike up to the Refugio was nice and you can stop on your way along a river for lunch. The views during the hike up are beautiful. When you finally arrive at Refugio Frey, it... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's a 10km trekking ride from the bottom of Cerro Catedral. I'll take you near 150 minutes to get to the top. You'll find the most impressive views of Bariloche. The last part is a little hard but not impossible. Refugio Frey is pretty cool and the staff is really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

A word of warning upfront, don't be spooked by other's words of caution. We're 50, reasonably fit, have never walked up a mountain before and loved it. Yes, we ended tired but not beyond having enjoyed it. All these comments about scrambling are an exaggeration that nearly spooked us out of doing it. You scramble for about 1 per cent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A very beautiful hike just 30 min outside of Bariloche with the bus. Took me and my friend a bit under 3 hours to get to the top. Very good for a one day hike. You dont' have to get up early at all. We spent two hours at the top, just walking around, relaxing and enjoying the scenary. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

An easy hike to the refugio. the bus drops you right at the start of the hike (bottom of ski field). the hike there is nice and relaxing, with the last hour a good uphill hike. The refugio is nice, and there is good camping. lots of climbers climbing various rocks - which is fun to watch. get up early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We're complete city kids with no hiking experience. This hike took 7 hours and was amazing. We saw mountains, the lakes, waterfalls, wood peckers and the beautiful frey. Best activity in bariloche and it was free. Don't waste your time with the boring 7 lakes tour by bus. Challenge yourself and to feel the sense of accomplishment.

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Address: San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Rio Negro  >  San Carlos de Bariloche

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