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Hostería Lupama

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel with very comfortable rooms and great bathroom. Nice living room to chill out. The owner and workers are really nice, friendly and helpful! Breakfast is good with a lot of different cakes, bread, ham and cheese, coffee, tea and milk, jam and dulce de leche, fruit cocktail, cereal and yogurt. There is an indoors pool which is great to relax after the visit at Perito Moreno! Would go back for sure!

I went to El Calafate with my inlaws and I couldn't be happier that we chose to stay at Lupama. The accommodations were standard Argentine 3 star (not luxe but clean and comfortable) and it was a pretty short walk to town (helpful to start to walk off a big steak dinner). What makes Lupama really stand out, however, is the quality of the service and the warm hearts of the staff. Marcelo and his cousins went totally out of their way to make sure that we had a great time in El Calafate, from lending us some pesos for the day when we forgot to change money for admission to the park, to navigating a tricky rental car situation (hint: rent through him -- he can get you a great deal) to recommending scenic drives in the area. And always with a huge smile! After a couple nights there we felt like family too, and were so comfortable in their home.

Very nice lodge, comfortable and affordable. It's not far from the center of town, clean and tidy. It offers everything you may need for a care free stay and is a good base for day trips in the surroundings.

This is right in the heart of El Calafate. It's very cosy with really friendly staff /family owners. We had no problems at all as a gay couple and were really warmly received. Our room had a jacuzzi which we highly recommend!

Got lucky with this place! Stayed here in March 1-3 for $40USD per night. Alan, the cook, made us delicious fish for dinner and packed a great lunch for our Ice Trek at Perito Moreno Glacier. The staff were incredibly friendly, helpful, and very attentive. Beautiful rooms and view from hostel. Had a great time practicing my Spanish with staff and they practiced their English with us! Short walk to town and supermarket.

This is a clean place hotel, quite environment with 10-15min from the center, price acceptable for El Calafate (check on the net for good deals), good reception/ nice staff and kitchen chief on top!!! Good relaxing time after excursions ;)

I Wonder how Hotelcom/Expedia could offer this "down to earth place" us for 400 + Euro pro night? Explanation still on hold. The Lupama is a kind of simple and poor designed Hostel. Something went complete wrong. Reception only in spainish no other languages. Seems like young and unexpirience folks , not involved. The room is poor designed. This was not pleasant .

On 4JAN I reserved a room online for 6 & 7JAN at $140 per night. I arrived at 14:30 on 6JAN and the price was $190. It wasn't worth it and it was not the quoted price. Told them I didn't want the room. They said 'read the contract'. Complained via E-mail to After a number of E-mail exchanges to their office in the U.K., they said I'd be charged a $80 cancellation fee. On 25JAN they charged my CC $194.56 I'm fighting them with my CC company. I went .5 miles down the street and stayed in a much nicer hotel for $70 a night. Hosteria Lupama is a rip off and is even worse. Don't get hooked by then bums!!!

We stayed at the Lupama B & B for 2 nights and were happy with our stay. The rooms were clean and spacious. The staff go out of their way to help you and make sure you are comfortable. For the most part the staff speak spanish , this was a problem as we did not know any spanish !. But they used google translator and made sure we understood each other. It is on a hill and a 10 minute walk from the city centre.

I made a reservation on about 02/24/2011 and was charged on the day. Then I needed to change my plan and asked to cancel the reservation on 02/27/2011 and got confirmation. The cancellation was two months before the supposed check-in day . but the hotel refused to give me refund till now. That is I want to remind everyone who are going to make reservation be careful.

Calle 992, 19 El Calafate Santa Cruz

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Within a short walk of Plaza de los Pioneros, Hostería Lupama is within a mile (2 km) of Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church. This 14-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central El Calafate and also close to Argentinian Museum of Toys and Gnome Village.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


The 14 rooms have an array of amenities, including safes, phones, and desks. 29-inch TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night.

Property features

Guests of Hostería Lupama enjoy features like an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 60 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has a garden.

Room options

Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Queen 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Superior Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 96 reviews