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WHERE TO STAY IN SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE

Where to stay in Bariloche

Where is the best area to stay in Bariloche?

San Carlos de Bariloche, more commonly known as Bariloche, is the host city for anyone wanting to explore the area's nature reserves which include lakes, forests and mountains. It sits within the Nahuel Huapi National Park and acts as the gateway to Los Arrayanes National Park, which can be accessed via the river. It is also well known for being one of the most important ski destinations in the world.

 

The best area to stay in Bariloche is the city centre, where you will be able to enjoy magnificent views over the Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is quite a small area making it easy to visit all of the main tourist spots on foot. The city´s “nerve centre” is without a doubt the Civic Centre, an architectural complex with views over the lake. There are many old buildings here, set within a large square which is home to a statue of the General Julio A. Roca.

 

In the centre you will find Mitre Street, the city´s main street, along with the Perito Moreno which is where the majority of restaurants and bars are concentrated, as well as the city´s main shops. This area also has great bus connections to the Cerro Otto hillside, where you can enjoy amazing views over the city.

BEST LOCATED HOTELS IN SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE
Hotel   Price per night
Hotel Flamingo
Mitre 24
45€ - 55$
Hotel   Price per night
Hostería La Casita
Quaglia 342
30€ - 37$
Hotel   Price per night
Hotel Ayres Del Nahuel
Rolando 147
62€ - 76$
Hotel Tres Reyes
Avenida 12 de Octubre 135
44€ - 54$
Hotel Tirol
Libertad 175
53€ - 65$
Hotel   Price per night
NH Bariloche Edelweiss
Av. San Martin 202
99€ - 121$

On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Bariloche, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.

 

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The centre of Bariloche, the best place to stay

 

The centre of Bariloche is relatively small, meaning that any of the accommodation options located between the local beach resort and the cable car to Cerro del Otto are a great option if you want to make the most of all the amenities on offer without the need for a car. In addition to rooms and cabins with amazing views of the Nahuel Huapi lake, it´s the area with the best transport links for visiting the many other amazing places the area has to offer and it also boasts a wide array of restaurants and shops.

 

If you are in search of some peace and quiet or relaxing among Bariloche´s beautiful nature, you may find the centre a bit noisy due to its lively nightlife. If you’re visiting in Winter and plan to go skiing, bear in mind that there is a small commute. At the heart of Bariloche, this is a great option for those looking to have all the necessary home comforts nearby and taking day trips out to explore the mountains and lakes.

Other places to stay in Bariloche

 

Cerro Catedral

 

Cerro Catedral is the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere, with 120km of slopes spread out over 600 hectares, making it the ideal place to stay if you are planning to spend your vacation skiing or snowboarding. The area is equipped with all the necessary services, such as supermarkets, pharmacies and shops, endless options for renting ski equipment and a wide range of bars and pubs to enjoy the nightlife when the slopes have closed.

 

If snow sports are not your thing, or you´re planning on visiting Bariloche out of snow season, Cerro Catedral also offers a variety of adventure activities such as climbing, trekking, or mountain bike tours of its amazing natural scenery. The accommodation options set in the slopes of the Cerro Catedral offer incredible panoramic views of the Andes mountain range, the Nahuel Huapi and Gutiérrez lakes, among many other nearby places to visit, such as the Tronador mountain.

 

 

Llao Llao

 

In one of the most privileged enclaves in Bariloche and surrounded by beautiful lakes, mountains and forests, Villa Llao Llao connects with the city centre by a costal road that is named after the first director of the National Parks: Exequiel Bustillo. His brother founded the exclusive Llao Llao Hotel Resort & Spa in 1939, which is set among the López and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes. This luxury accommodation conserves the natural elegance of this ancient National Heritage site whilst offering all the modern-day services, including various restaurants where you can enjoy the famous Patagonian lamb, an 18-hole golf course, a spa and a variety of different room options.

 

 

Gutiérrez Lake

 

Just 15km from the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, set in a valley surrounded by the Otto, Catedral and De la Ventana mountains, the Gutiérrez lake boasts relatively tepid waters as most of it comes from rainfall in Winter and Spring instead of the melting Winter snow. For that reason, it is one of the most popular destinations for swimming and water sports in summer. The accommodation close to the lake offers a selection of great options for exploring the forest, visiting the area´s smaller beaches or doing some fishing somewhere nice and calm.

 

 

Bonita Beach

 

Bonita beach is located just 8km from the city centre and has everything you could need to enjoy a day in the sun or at the beach: options for renting water sports equipment, such as diving, windsurf and kayaking on the lake, numerous bars, restaurants and trips to see the Huemul, Gallina and Victoria islands. It´s one of the best places to stay in Bariloche in the summer months.

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