Hosteria Casa Andina
Casa Andina is a cosy little hostel/guest house in remote village Tolar Grande in the Argentine Andean desert.
Tolar Grande is an isolated village – virtually the only community of any size in Argentina’s remote, chilly, high altitude Puna desert in the northwest Andes. Although nowadays it is developing and new facilities are being added, the basic infrastructure is meagre indeed, so the discovery of this friendly and cosy property is a delight for visitors. It is owned and managed by the local community). It’s simple but attractive inside with tiled floors and beamed ceilings.
Although the guest house is not staffed during the day, you’ll get a warm welcome when you arrive. There are just four compact guest rooms and a suite; each has heating and hot water shower. The plain white walls and tiled floors are offset by classic puna tones of slate and red in their fabrics.
One of the nicest things about this little hotel is its relaxing, toasty lounge, heated by a wood burning stove, with sofas and a complimentary tea/coffee station. Simple meals, including breakfast are taken at either of the two comedors (simple eateries) which are within 100m of the hosteria.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Good place to stay, appropriate to the location. Room was good. Ate breakfast [and dinner] at local restaurant Llullaillaco as recommended by guide/driver.NR, London
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Your edit for Latin American inspiration
Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.View Extraordinary Inspiration
Real Latin America Experts
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.