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Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Pros: Cheap, friendly & helpful staff, good breakfast. Cons: Uncomfortable pillow and mattress, cramped, and noisy at night. If you're looking for a cheap place to stay for a night or two, it's decent enough. But personally, I would pay a little bit more to stay in a little bit nicer place; it's hard to get a good night's sleep...

1Thank Erica_L111
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Eduardo, the owner, of this unconventional backpacker hostel, is helpful and caring. We stayed for a few days in December 2010, as part of a 3 months South American trekking trip. The first few days we were in a co-ed bunk room downstairs. When a more private option became available he invited us to move upstairs and kept the room...

Thank Inga P
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We paid 12,000 for a double room, which is less than half we have paid anywhere else in 3 months in Chile. We adjusted our expectations because of the price and were pleasantly suprised. Clean room with big cupboard, great wifi in rooms, a tv, and a kitchen. Hostel sleeps 18 + campers, capacity in kitchen is about 6 so...

Thank Rhian H
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Visit this hostel if you're in Punta Arenas and want to have a outstanding "value for money"-deal. The very friendly owner Eduardo, takes his time to explain you all the whereabouts regarding Punta Arenas. They have one shared dorm of 4 persons and private rooms. The rooms and the bathroom is clean, the interior is very cozy, the kitchen is...

1Thank wardvanuytsel
Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

Although a bit out of town it is an excellent place to stay. Very homely and clean rooms, warm, bathrooms with power showers and a very friendly host! He serves one of the best breakfasts in all of Chile. You won't go hungry and his omelettes are delicious. The price is very reasonable, making this best possible value for money!

1Thank Yayco
Lyon, France
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Even if this hostel is not in the center of the city, it was excellent. The best breakfast I´ve ever had in a hostel, confortable rooms, clean and new bathrooms and a very reasonable price! Edouardo will provide you all the info you need for your travel.

1Thank Fernando C
Pucon, Chile
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Nice clean hostal with very modern showers and bathrooms. Well heated. 4 computer stations available with wifi also. Eduardo makes the experience. He is easy going, friendly, and very helpful as well as knowledgable in all things Punta Arenas. His spanish was understandable and he could make sense of my terrible español. I can't imagine finding a better value in...

1Thank rick m
Belsele, Belgium
Reviewed 7 September 2012

We wanted to see whales in Punta Arenas and Eduardo gave us a great tip! He told us we could leave with a small boat to see whales and much cheaper then Whalesound, it was a great experience and came back after three days. You go to the same area as Whalesound so don't hesitate if you have the opportunity!

1Thank Einstein81
Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2012

My partner and I stayed (camping in the garden as we're cycle touring, which worked out cheaper than the main hostel) earlier this year. Eduardo really 'makes' the experience, as he's extremely friendly and helpful, even while he's rushing about dealing with other guests, cleaning, sorting out the computers, etc. It's very impressive. It's not the swankiest place, and is...

1Thank peliroja78
Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 20 March 2012

The hostel was very nice, with clean rooms. There were only two bathrooms, so you had to wait for one, from time to time. The hostel had a very nice charm, and the host did everything he could to help you out with everything. He even talked very slowly to make sure you got what he was saying. He makes...

1Thank Kris_Peeters

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Address: Av. Independencia 374, Punta Arenas, Chile
Region: Chile > Magallanes Region > Punta Arenas
Number of rooms: 6
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“All beds have same price; there are dorms and privates.... Books up fast...”
 of 5 bubbles 57gk, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We had a nice double room on the 2nd floor. Quite, warm and cosy”
 of 5 bubbles GSPhoney, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Get the double room upstairs if possible, the one downstairs that's near the kitchen (but not inside it) is very cold as the rooms are not heated!!”
 of 5 bubbles meeky82, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Most rooms are co-ed bunks, but there are private options. Rooms upstairs were a bit nicer than downstairs generally. Except the large front room we were in for a night.”
  • When the rooms are full, you can camp in the yard.
 of 5 bubbles ingap604, 25 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Book the one double room ahead. Two other dorms upstairs and reccomend these as oppose to the 3 downstairs as im sure they would be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles RhianH841, 29 Mar 2013 | Read review
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