Accommodation rating: Simple
The small and cosy Hosteria de Altura El Peñon is located in the small oasis village of El Peñon, surrounded by the stark and beautiful Argentine puna (altitude 3,400 metres). The eight comfortable rooms are decorated in a simple but warm style, and all feature private bathrooms and thick duvets for the cold desert nights. Meals are served in the main dining room and include homemade bread and simple dishes prepared using regional produce. Electricity comes from the village's generator, for 6 hours in the evening (5:30pm - midnight), while the hotel's own small generator and batteries provide electricity in the communal areas from 7am to 11am. Heating is provided by wood-burning stoves and hot water from solar panels, while limited wireless internet access is available in the main hall. The hotel does not accept credit cards: all payments for extras should be made in cash (preferably Argentinian pesos).
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.