Puerto Natales in detail
Options abound, most with breakfast, laundry, and discounted rates in the low season. Reserve ahead from November through March. Hostels often rent equipment and help arrange park transport.
There's a wide range of good eating options, from budget to high end. Supermarkets are poor: if you love vegetables and fruit, bring them from another part of Chile.
Nightlife is growing in Natales, with breweries and a distillery keeping trekkers up way past bedtime.