Trip Start Oct 17, 2012
46Trip End Mar 27, 2013
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I highly recommend staying here for anyone traveling through Puerto Natales, if it is in the budget. If it is not, then just go next door to their bar/rental store called Base Camp for the free info session before you go into the park
We actually stayed here again on our way out of the park. That time though, we stayed in the extra room above the bar for free (well we gave them a bottle of wine). They are really generous with the AMA volunteers in this way, and had another girl staying there all season just helping out and giving some of the info session talks.
Puerto Natales itself seemed to us to be a rather dead, washed up looking town with many overpriced gear shops. The only reason to go there is to then go to the park. With its friendly, helpful owners and staff, Erratic Rock hostel and Base Camp bar was a nice way to close out our whole Torres del Paine and AMA experience, and a welcome opportunity to sleep in a real bed and take a hot shower.