El Mosco

Fili Barriga

Jorge was a young Spanish backpacker who in 2005 found in Villa O`Higgins its particular Trapananda. El Mosco takes its name from a nearby glacier.

Today Fili, aware of the hardships of the traveler, welcomes them with attention and affectionto make them feel at home, keeping in El Mosco a warm and friendly atmosphere for modernexplorers of the territory: lonely or family travelers, backpackers or cyclists.In one of most remotes places of Chile, at the end of the epic Carretera Austral and gate to the Southern Ice Field (which gives the name to Aysén – ice end), we offer a warm and cozy atmosphere for single travellers, couples or families; and the coolest atmosphere for Globetrotters and Bikers. We have a cozy atmosphere in our hostel, fully equipped cabins, comfort and economy in our hostel, a camping area and a lounge and kitchen for all our guests.

Our staff is conscious of travelers’ fatigues and welcomes them so warmly and helpfully to make them feel at home.

Tour & Activities:
  • Sauna and Hot tub under the Southern Cross
  • Breakfast is Included
  • Spanish & English
  • Laundry
  • Finnish sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Library
  • Maps
  • WI-FI and computer
How to find us?:
From Chile: - By CARRETERA AUSTRAL: Coyhaique 571 kms. (2 days) Cochrane Caleta Tortel: 232 kms of gravel (1 day). World renowned mythical highway. - By PLANE: From Balmaceda (Coyhaique) 1h 16m. (Only Mondays and Thursdays). Flying the Patagonian Andes. - By FERRY: From Puerto Natales to Caleta Tortel. December to March (2 days). Sail around the Southern Ice Field. From Argentina: - From EL CALAFATE, via EL CHALTÉN crossing O´Higgins San Martín lake by boat (Only walkers and cyclists). Open from 1 November to 30 April. (1 day from El Chaltén if weather allows) - From Route 40: for vehicles from Perito Moreno and Los Antiguos to Chile Chico and Cochrane. (2 days) - From Route 40: Direct access to Villa O´Higgins from Gobernador Gregores via Paso Mayer -Tucu Tucu. Only good for walkers, cyclists, or 4WD from May to October. (1-3 days)


Include breakfast

Rooms with private bath



$ 45.000

$ 55.000

Rooms with shared bath



$ 18.000

$ 30.000

Cabin (no breakfast)

1 - 3 p

5 p

$ 45.000

$ 55.000

Dormitory $ 12.000
Camping (no breakfast) $ 5.000 pp