The full range of the five-star system can be found in Esquel. Hostels, mid-range hotels, and luxury accommodations can all be found here. The town itself doesnāt have the glitz and glamour of Villa La Angostura, Bariloche or San Martin. This extends to the sleeping facilities as well.
There are some decent, higher-end hotels, but their stars wouldnāt be so numerous if they were located elsewhere. In the center of Esquel, hostels with international influence are located within stumbling distance of bars and restaurants. Esquel hostels such as these start around $4.50 per night for a dorm bed.
For those that want to be on the mountain often during your stay, but donāt have a car, it is advisable to stay in one of the many cabaĆ±a establishments set up on Ruta 259, leading to the dirt road accessing the ski area, La Hoya. If you have transportation, a great place for value, peace and quiet as well as your own pad, check out Villa AyelĆ©n, located two kilometers south of city center. The village is nothing but cabaĆ±as waiting to be rented to tourists.