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Refugio del Pintor Bed & Breakfast Tilcara

Refugio del Pintor

Official Contact Details - Refugio del Pintor

Phone: 54-11-4833-9293 Fax: 54-11-4833-9291

Refugio del Pintor (Painter's Sherlter Hostel) is located in the heart of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, between valleys and multicolor hills, towns and Andean cultures.

  • Price from 55 USD / Day
  • 13 bedrooms
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Last updated: 08/18/2006

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The Painter's Shelter Hostel is a guesthouse designed exclusively for your pleasure. Under a typical atacameña architecture, with ceilings of cane and mud, walls of stone and marinates, we will shelter the tranquility and the pleasure of your stay. Painter's Shelter: A different style for demanding guests.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
55 USD
Highest Daily Price:
75 USD
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Tilcara, considered the Archaeological Capital of the Argentine Northwest (NorOeste Argentino: NOA) for the great quantity of objects remaining in its subsoil, is the head-board of the department of the same name. Located to 2.465 meters over sea level it has, according to the official census of 2001, approximately 7.000 inhabitants who occupy its 12 hectares of surface.
The village of Tilcara is embraced by two rivers: the Rio Grande and the Huasamayo.

As many other populations of the Argentine north, Tilcara does not have a date of foundation. The whole Humahuaca's Gorge was populated by indigenous settlements, ever since the preincaica time. When the Inca empire arrived to the region, the zone where nowadays the village of Tilcara grows and lives, used to belong to the Kollasuyo: name given to the southern province of the incaico world. But this organization did not last much: approximately 50 years later Spaniards arrived.

There exist indications of human presence in the region dated on more than 10.000 years. Omaguacas, uquías, fiscaras and tilcaras were some of the indigenous tribes who were populating the zone between 1000 and 1480 of our age. Spaniards, headed by the captain Francisco de Argañaraz y Murguía, managed to conquer the aboriginal resistance newly in 1598. After the conquest, these villages were submitted to the regime of commission, being forced to reside in a certain place and to work for seasons.

Still today, in excavations realized in Tilcara's full center,-in order to build new constructions-, there take place important archaeological finds that date back, in general, of the sixteen century. Some of these objects remain in the village, exhibited in the places where they were found. They testimony that the past left in the tilcareño subsoil is an essential issue in the ordinary life of this town inhabitants, so nobody forgets that here, history is an every day matter.

. Alverro, ., Tilcara, Argentina
Accommodation located in:
mountainside, near cultural interest, near historical interest, near horse riding, old town, town!

Amenities & services

Meeting Room, Tourist assistance and Transfer in-out

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 13
  • Bathrooms: 0
  • Single beds: 0
  • Double beds: 0
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0


  • No Bath:
  • No Hair Drier:
  • No Shower:
  • No Towels:


  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • No Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • No Ironing Board:
  • No Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Library:
  • Yes Telephone:
  • No DVD Player:
  • Yes Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:


  • No Fridge & Freezer:
  • No Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • No Microwave:
  • No Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:

Living room

  • No Fireplace:
  • No Sofa Bed:
  • No Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • No Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • No Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • Yes Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • Yes Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Extra meal info:
Dinner available for USD 10:
>Regional - Classical - Vegetarian< It includes: entrance, main course, dessert, coffee and beverages without alcohol.

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