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Refugio Torre Central-Torres del Paine
Netherlands
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“Decent and affordable”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This a good option for lodging in Torres del Paine and also affordable. We had lodging including breakfast, lunch box and diner. Food was okay especially considering it is basicly just a hostel. Service can be better because there is too few staff. Rooms with good beds and lockers for your luggage (don't forget to bring your own padlock). Good and clean toilets and showers. Nice bar and lounge rooms with wood furnaces to keep you warm. We were there in November and it wasn't very busy but the restaurant may be a little too small and there may too few showers and toilets when it is crowded in the peak season.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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FantasticoSur T, Gerente at Refugio Torre Central-Torres del Paine, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Rutgrrr,
Thanks for your comment ! we are glad you had a good time with us in Torres del Paine NP.
Regards!
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We booked a program with "Fantastico Sur" to visit Torres del Paine... bad choice!! just when we got to Puerto Natales to start our trekking we were told that our program got moved back one day just because they didn't book us in for the transfer to Torres del Paine!! So we ended up booking for accommodation for that night and we had to change our return flights to Santiago... at our own expenses! not even an apology from them.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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FantasticoSur T, Gerente at Refugio Torre Central-Torres del Paine, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Pancho O,
Thank you for your opinion, it will be very helpful to improve our services. We have talked to our sales team, and as we noticed, they offered you an option without changing your flight tickets. In fact the mistake happened because the Bus Company didn´t start their regular frequency to Torres del Paine when they were supposed to, not because FS has forgotten it.
Any way, as I have explained before this will help us to be more careful in the future.

We hope you have had a great experience at the W trek in Torres del Paine National Park.

Best regards,
Ximena Castro, Sales & Mkt Manager at FS
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The refugio is placed at the begining of the day hike to the Torres del Paine hike. The refugio is clean and the beds have nice down comforters. There are only dorm rooms available with 8 beds. The meals are ok. Nothing special. There is not much to buy there if you forgot some supplies. Make sure you bring everything you need because all things are very expensive once in the park.

  • Stayed October 2012
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FantasticoSur T, Gerente at Refugio Torre Central-Torres del Paine, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Jennifer,
Thank you for your opinion, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us an most important thing your vacations in Torres del Paine.
Best wishes,
Ximena Castro
Sales & Mkt Manager at FS
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arlon
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

To be honest, this is the worst reservation process I have experienced fo my whole trip in Patagonia. All my other contacts were friendly and explicit. Here, I merely had a reply without a word but attached documentation. When asking for details, got told that “eveything was in the documentation”. And I wrote in Spanish, so they cannot say they could not understand my queries. I can say that this Carola girl was not my friend at the time. Still is not. Yet that the prices are exagerated, considering the basic offer provided, a more agreeable contact would have been nice.
What do we have here? Well there are few accomodations in Torre Del Paine and they know it. Hence the high prices. You book a bed? Fine. But if you want sheets, it is more expensive. You want a towell? You have to pay. Unless you planned your food for several days, you’ll have to go with their meals too as you cannot buy anything in the parc.
To sleep, you can have a tent, or a dormitory. 6 beds per room. We booked the bed with sheets and it was warm and confortable (could be rearging the price). They have some lockers you can close if you bring a lock. There is a bathroom for men, another for women, with several toilets and 2 showers. Clean.
Regarding the meal, I can say it was very correct. Good breakfast, very nice lunchpack, and good dinner as well. Staff there is ok, but does not speak english.
To sum up, if you put the price, it is fine (not tremendous). But forget about having a nice contact with the booking staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

The Refugio is in a spectacular location, with a view to the Torres. There are few other choices for non-camping accommodation in the park, which is probably why they can get away with charging hotel prices for bunk beds. If you want bed linen, they charge for that. A towel? Additional charge. Bag storage while you do a hike? Yep, there is a charge for that too. Staff were not particularly helpful either and found the food to be quite bland.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richland, Washington
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Prior to our trip, we had been booked in a different area of Torres del Paine. With the recent fire, our booking company scrambled to find us accommodations so we could experience some hiking of the W and booked us at the Refugio. At first we thought "no way" can we do this but then with a change of attitude on our part, and realizing that we were lucky to get any place to stay, our stay turned out well. We were impressed with the one option food as well as a vegetarian choice. Since we were out hiking each lunch, we were given a box lunch instead. The food staff work hard and take care of you well. The beds are comfortable. We did have problems conversing with staff but that is OUR problem as we do not speak Spanish (we are going to try to fix that). There is a bar for after hour appetizers and beer and wine. Do bring ear plugs and a headlamp or flash light. I found the people sharing the room were respectful of each other and usually too tired after the hiking to do much other than sleep. There is no electricity plugs to recharge anything but were told by others you can go into the expensive nearby hotel and sit in the main area and charge your battery. Do note that if you want a towel, you must rent one. There are also lockers in the room to secure your belongings but bring a lock.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Before going to Torres Del Paine I was worried to be in a poor refugio so I stayed in the Hotel Las Torres (very expensive). But just some steps away there was this nice refugio, clean and new. For young trekkers, I think it is the best cost benefit in the area. I'd stay here for the next vacation. You can reach the towers from here and come back in a one day trek without any guide.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Refugio Torre Central-Torres del Paine
Address: Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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Location: Chile > Magallanes Region > Torres del Paine National Park
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Ranked #5 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Torres del Paine National Park
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refugio Torre Central is located in "las Torres" sector, at the beginning of the W trek, you may access from Laguna Amarga (entrance to the park), taking the shuttles from this point to las torres. Next to Torre Central there is Torre Norte Refugio (for 60 people is the first FS refugio built in the 90´s), where guests must make their check in and have their meals at Refugio Torre Central.Torre Central is a very well equipped Refugio for 60 people, with Shop, Restaurant, Bar, shared rooms for 6, shared bathrooms and central heating.We are an eco friendly company so we do not have high demand devices; here we have a diesel engine to produce energy that we save in our batteries system, we invite you to help us to take care of it. Useful info: bring sandals for showers, towel (rental available).For tax exemption, do not forget to bring your passport, immigration card given when enter to Chile and foreign currency (tax exemption not available for camping guests) ... more   less 
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