Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, as well as one of the most pristine and remote places on earth. The granite towers of Paine make a sudden and dramatic appearance on the horizon in the midst of a flat, dry, wind-swept Plain. Despite the almost constant winds, this is some of the finest trekking country in Chile. Endowed with severe mountains, sparkling lakes, waterfalls and glaciers, as well as herds of guanacos, majestic condors, flocks of pink flamingos and large Patagonian hares, the park's international attraction is immediately evident. Once a large sheep ranch, the park was established in 1959 as Parque Nacional Lago Grey.
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the EXPEDITIONS & PROGRAMS
"A big thanks to Erratic Rock for giving me my third trekking vacation in Patagonia! The treks are always surprising and the guides are always accommodating.
I love Torres del Paine National Park..."
- Megan Stirando
programs & expeditions
erratic rock offers you dorms and private rooms, 24-hour no lock-out, equipment rental centre, free Internet access & Wi-Fi, book exchange, large guest kitchen, recycling and composting, free parking, 30 seconds from shopping
Whether you are searching for a great hostel and a cozy bed, a trekking partner, a guided program... or just to borrow a guidebook, erratic rock is the place for your Torres del Paine experience. Puerto Natales is the gateway town to Torres del Paine and makes for a great base camp for the serious Patagonian adventurer. After 16 years in Patagonia Erratic Rock has carved out a solid reputation in Patagonia and we are happy to help you with whatever you need. Erratic Rock has a special feel to it and you will notice it right away when you arrive. This is more than a hostel. Come for a night, a week, some information or just to check it out. Welcome!
the RENTAL CENTER
Erratic Rock Equipment Rental Center
Baquedano 719, Puerto Natales
Make sure to check out our free daily info seminar covering update National park updates, trail closures and other useful information.
Erratic Rock offers an in-house equipment rental center with some the basics you might need last minute. Selection varies depending on demand. There is always someone ready to answer your equipment questions. If we do not carry a piece of equipment you require we have a directory of other equipment rental centers in Puerto Natales we can direct you to.