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El Hogar del Mochilero - Campground Esquel - Argentina

Although he had to hang up his walking stick quite a while back, Carlos is still a mochilero (backpacker) to the bone. He and Marta have created a home for such journeyers, El Hogar del Mochileros. Located in the heart of Esquel, this campground has grassy sites shaded by age-old willows and a 30-person refugio (bring a sleeping bag). Another log building has a kitchen and dining hall. The couple is presently constructing private rooms. Free firewood is provided for the parrillas and brick oven. The tiled bathhouse has hot showers at any hour. Such comforts for mochileros to rest from long roads and to share tales over mate or wine. Every January 15, El Hogar celebrates El Día del Mochilero. Open September-April.

Roca 1028
Esquel, Argentina

Campground Types:
Camping and hostel

This Hotel is: Budget

Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities Community Kitchen, Non-Smoking Rooms, 24-Hour Hot Water, Common Room, BBQ Area, Taxes Included in Price

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Room Prices:
Price Description:Camping $4.50 per person, Refuge $6 per person. Price includes tax.

Contact Information:
Phone: 45-2166

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