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Refugios Torres del Paine – Everything You Need to Know

Refugios Torres del Paine During the W Trek – Everything You Need to Know

A lot of our customers have questions about the refugios in Torres del Paine – in this post, we tell you everything you need to know about them before you book your trip to Torres del Paine! If you have any questions about the refugios or anything else about Torres del Paine, don’t hesitate to ask our expert team by emailing us at info@keteka.com!

What the Refugios are Like

Refugios in Torres del Paine are cabins with multiple dorm rooms, a restaurant/bar, a lounge area, and large shared bathrooms. 

Dorm Rooms: Dorm rooms have at least 6 beds in bunks (2 beds per bunk). Dorm beds are made out of wood and have a simple mattress on them – pillow and bedding are included in packages and available for an extra fee if you book outside of a package.

Bathrooms: Bathrooms in the refugios are large shared bathrooms with showers, rows of sinks, and toilet stalls. They have hot water.

Restaurant and Bar: The refugios have a restaurant/bar area that varies in size depending on the refugio. They sell meals, hot drinks (including coffee!), and alcoholic drinks. They accept credit cards, although plan on bringing some cash as a backup, since the systems sometimes crash or lose signal. 

Lounge Area: Lounge areas in the refugios have a fireplaces and places to sit, including benches, chairs, and tables.

Internet in the Refugios

Not every refugio has internet, and in the ones that do, the internet is not 100% reliable. We recommend that you go into the trip assuming you won’t have internet access for the entire trek, and treat any access as a bonus. The cost for accessing the internet in the refugios is $1 for 5 minutes, $5 for one hour, and $10 for 5 hours. 

 

Interested in going to Torres del Paine? We have lots of great options for the W Trek, the O Trek, biking, kayaking, and other trips in Torres del Paine at this link!

 

Are There Private Rooms in the Refugios in Torres del Paine?

No, all refugio rooms are shared – each room sleeps at least 6 people.

I Read Some Bad Stuff Online About the Refugio Central Bathrooms…

When you book through us, you will have access to separate, better bathrooms!

Other Lodging Options

Other lodging options in the park include camping and hotels. We have whole post about camping at this link: Torres del Paine Lodging. The hotels in the park are not included in standard W or O Trek packages as they are upscale and quite expensive. That said, we are happy to help you organize a trip to Torres del Paine that includes hotels! Just email us at info@keteka.com 

Gallery

Following are some photos of the refugios in Torres del Paine National Park!

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