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Mankato, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Santi and Heidi are GREAT members on staff at El Refugio. They are full of ideas of things to do and see ranging from exploring Villarrica volcano ($70US) to simple hikes at Ojos ($4US) which includes round trip colectivo bus and park entrance fee. I met some awesome travelers at El Refugio that were very kind, talkative, and really nice....

Thank savedade
Reviewed 1 December 2014

We had a fantastic time at this hostel: the staff are super lovely and we met some great people staying there, too. The showers are hot (the top bathroom is particularly roomy), the kitchens (two!) are good and the lounge area is cosy with a fireplace and comfy seating. House dog and cat are cute also! We stayed in the...

Thank sophwild
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Central location and near bus station. Staff were friendly and helpful. The living area was perfect to chill out in in the evenings with warm fire. Nice kitchen and dorm upstairs is a decent size. Would stay here again

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2014

What a place to start your trip. Me and my mate went to stay at Chilli Kiwi but it was full. So we went over to El refugio as it's sister hostel to Chilli Kiwi. Felt right at home as soon as we entered the place. It was super relaxed and everyone was friendly. Staff were great and they were...

Thank Nick_Horne1
Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Great communal area with a fire, dog and always some people around. Most of the staff is helpful, however one Ecuadorian guy is smoking a lot just in the doorway, so you will sometimes smell the smoke inside, e.g. when we had breakfast. Other staff always asks how your day was and give you a lot of information on the...

Thank Leon034
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 September 2014

I thought i reviewed this hostel. Apparently not. Went there January 2014. One of the most amazing experiences in my life. Backpacked south america for 2 months, stayed at hotels, hostels, camped on the road... this hostel was one of the most fun, best atmosphere i've seen. Staff Eve, Liz and Alison were super helpful, fun. Owner was amazing. Got...

Thank DorDorV
Reviewed 18 August 2014

What can I say? Chile is my seventh country, and in each country i´ve probably stayed in at least 3 hostels, and El Refugio is by far the best. The layout of the hostel is great, as it means that when you walk in from a day of activities, you walk straight in to the lovely lounge, which is all...

1Thank Bakerstreetchick
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Small and very sweet! Great service in booking tours and changing them spontaneous because of the weather. Livingroom was really cozy with a fire and Negra the house dog. Would definitely go there again maybe in the summer time!

Thank Nathalie B
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I stayed in this hostel for 2 nights. The staffs were nice and helpful. Bed was comfortable,and the lounge is really good to make friends. For the price,this is definitely a best choice. Just next to the rural bus terminal and in front of pullman bus terminal,JAC terminal just a block distance. Walk 2 blocks to town,it's an awesome location!...

Thank semmyazul
Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Best hostel experience I've had. The hostel is a renovated house, so it's very cozy with a spacious living room. The beds are super comfy, and the best part is the staff. Heidi and Santi arranged all of our activities, and even called around to a few different places to find the best prices. We didn't need to figure out...

Thank Mackenzie M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostal el Refugio is proud to be "our pick" in the latest Lonely Planet for both South America on a Shoestring and Chile guides. Hostal el Refugio is a warm and friendly hostel, run by a Dutch-Chilean couple, and a great place to meet other travelers. The hostel is designed as a mountain hut and thanks to the inviting communal areas it is the perfect place to rest and recharge after a day of outdoor activities in the area. Both the owners and staff (experienced travelers) know Pucon and its environments thoroughly, and are happy to share this information and make personal recommendations. They are waiting to make your stay in Pucon unforgettable. Hostal el Refugio es mucho mas than just a place to sleep! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal El Refugio

Address: Palguin 540, Pucon 4920, Chile
Region: Chile > Araucania Region > Pucon
Price Range: ₹ 1,344 - ₹ 2,688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Try the yurts out back for a cheaper bed, they have their own covered kitchen and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 540baileyl, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There are yurt like tents out back which are cheap and really nice and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles samo272, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“book on hostelworld or hostelbookers :)”
 of 5 bubbles 877denist, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Even that it is a dorm for 8 persons it's really big, I stayed in the 4 bed dorm and in the 8 bed dorm. I prefer the 8 bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles Gentry123, 27 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The dome tent is the best value. I stayed there for 4 nights and loved it. Be sure to bring earplugs because early mornings with guests can leave you grumbling. I also recommend bringing a flashlight for the evening and an eye mask to block the morning sun from waking you to0 early.”
 of 5 bubbles savedade, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
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