The Best Hotels in Puerto Natales, Chile

Cormorants perching on the old pier in Puerto Natales
Cormorants perching on the old pier in Puerto Natales | © infocusphotos.com / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Luke Waterson
29 December 2020

Puerto Natales, in the Magallanes region of southern Chile, is one of the most exciting wilderness gateways in South America. The city is the springboard for forays into the world-class hiking hotspot of the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, a flurry of precipitous peaks, glaciers, lakes, and grasslands. Explore this thrilling outdoor paradise, and take some downtime before or after in one of these brilliant, atmospheric accommodations.

Sheuen Patagonia

Hotel
Map View
Sheuen Patagonia
Courtesy of Sheuen Patagonia / Expedia

Slate greys, berry purples, lime greens: Sheuen doesn’t shy from bold colors in its quintet of rooms, which go up to a whopping 538sqft (50sqm) in size. These are set over three floors, and each has a section of terrace. The big boons here are the breakfast, festooned with some lovely cakes, and the on-site tour agency, where you can arrange Torres del Paine trips.

Natalino Hotel

Hotel
Map View

The smart Natalino Hotel, right on the nose of the Plaza de Armas Arturo Prat in central Puerto Natales, has icy greys and grey blues – like the palette of a Torres del Paine lake – in the common areas, although guestrooms have cozier beige, russet and white hues. The indoor pool and massages work wonders on tired hikers’ muscles and the restaurant is a fine advertisement for Chilean cuisine from the Magellanic lamb to the wine.

Hotel Costaustralis

Budget Hotel
Map View
Hotel Costaustralis
Courtesy of Hotel Costaustralis / Expedia

Right where the Navimag ferry from Puerto Montt arrives, the grand Costaustralis spreads the better part of a block from one turreted end to the other styled like a lighthouse. The beige-grey rooms are crisp and surprisingly modern after the historic facade, and you’ll also find a vast lobby, restaurant and bar with a 30-plus Chilean wine selection.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Hotel Saltos del Paine

Hotel
Map View
Item card image
HOTEL SALTOS DEL PAINE | Aldo Dalchiele

Just a block back from the Navimag ferry docks, and only two from the Plaza de Armas Arturo Prat, this family-run lodging, going strong for more than two decades, has 26 simply-furnished rooms that offer good value for money and a restaurant. Connect to the wifi in the common areas and take advantage of the laundry service.

Kau Lodge

Lodge
Map View
Kau Lodge
Courtesy of Kau Lodge / Expedia

Being a little scooch north of the city center along the waterfront allows guests at Kau Lodge to focus on the stunning views of mountains dropping into the ocean, all from the deck that surrounds this wood-built accommodation. The Kau is a contemporary lodge emanating a chilled traveler vibe, where an atrium wood-panelled lobby and stylish cafe lead to a second, wider level of accommodation with huge windows framing the view.

Hostal Baquedano

Hotel
Map View
Hostal Baquedano
Courtesy of Hostal Baquedano / Expedia

Hostal Baquedano is a family-run accommodation with 16 small simple rooms painted in a warming orange. There’s a relaxation area with board games and a TV, perfect for unwinding after a day exploring the local wilderness. A self-catering kitchen means it is well-suited to those visiting on a budget. It is close to the Bus Sur terminal, too, making it a super convenient option.

Factoria Patagonia

Hostel
Map View
Factoria Patagonia
Courtesy of Factoria Patagonia / Expedia

The rustic-suave Factoria Patagonia has a sophisticated wood-ceilinged bar-restaurant that would not look amiss in a far more urbane city than this. It also has neat dormitories and two-, three- and four-person guestrooms. It’s half a block from the waterfront near the Costanera de Puerto Natales, a great waterside viewpoint with panoramas stretching to the mountains.

Why Book With Culture Trip?

  • Free cancellation

    In these uncertain times, cancel or change for free on select properties.

  • Price-match guarantee

    Find a better price on your booking and we’ll match it. Simple.

  • Unbiased & trustworthy

    Book from recommendations handpicked by travel experts.

  • Vinnhaus

    Hotel
    Map View
    Vinnhaus
    Courtesy of Vinnhaus / Expedia

    It was only a matter of time in wine-blessed Chile before someone created a concept lodging paying tribute to the nation’s favorite drink. The wine selection in the cosy restaurant is predictably superb, but so is the food and the service all-round. The fittingly debonair guestrooms come with dark wood period furnishings. Even the eight-person dorm is a sophisticated take on hostel living, with bed dividers that appear to have been stained with a glug of the local red.

    Hotel Martin Gusinde

    Hotel
    Map View
    Hotel Martin Gusinde
    Courtesy of Hotel Martin Gusinde / Expedia

    This trendy offering has 28 smart, snug carpeted rooms with writing desks and dark wood furnishings. There’s also an attractive open lobby-dining area with tables fashioned from hewn tree trunks. The staff can help you explore the surrounding wilderness, whether your chosen adventure is glacier-gawking or penguin-watching. The property is one block from the Plaza de Armas Arturo Prat.

    Hotel Simple Patagonia

    Hotel
    Map View
    Hotel Simple Patagonia
    Courtesy of Hotel Simple Patagonia / Expedia

    This stylish lodging is far from simple. At 2.5mi (4km) north of Puerto Natales, there was space here to create the vision: a recreation of the Chilean Patagonian farmstead of yesteryear, only with a modern makeover. The long, contemporary log-built structure is opened up by huge windows and high ceilings that let in the breathtaking skylines and seascapes. The 11 underfloor-heated rooms are a spacious 280 to 484sqft.

    The Singing Lamb

    Hostel
    Map View
    The Singing Lamb
    Courtesy of The Singing Lamb / Expedia

    The Singing Lamb is a brilliant place to meet fellow travelers in this far-south corner of the continent. You can stay here in six- or nine-person dorms or simple private rooms. There is a large, sociable common area, and hearty breakfasts with homemade bread, although you can also use the well-appointed kitchen to self-cater. The hostel can organize interesting trips besides the obvious Torres del Paine excursions: a spot of horse-riding on a typical Patagonian estancia, perhaps?

    These recommendations were updated on December 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

    Cookies Policy

    We and our partners use cookies to better understand your needs, improve performance and provide you with personalised content and advertisements. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK"