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Hostal Francis Drake

Philippi 383, Puerto Natales, Chile
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here on two different nights with two very different rooms, but having said that the hostel is very good. The first night I stayed I was put in a large double room, the next night was in a small single but both were clean and comfortable. The one thing to note is that in the bathroom they only... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is a short walk from the center. No elevator but the front desk staff helped me carry my bag upstairs. In general all the staff were very helpful (e.g. one lady kindly stored my leftover pizza from a restaurant in the fridge). Room and bathroom were clean. Both were good sized. Wifi was very slow. Breakfast was just adequate.

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Los Angeles
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the great hostal that I would come back if I'm happen to be in Puerto Natales. Room is good size, great receptionist, OK breakfast, clean, great WIFI connection, and good size bathroom. Beds are firm and room is warm enough. Would be a 5 stars, but breakfast is very simple. I like it most is that... More 

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Southern Chile
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I stayed only one night, on my way home from El Calafate. It is comfortable and clean; the owners very helpful in getting me a bus ticket for trip to the airport. Close to main streets and plaza and to beautiful walks along the costanera. I know Puerto Natales, so was happy with the location and convenience of getting around... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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103 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Hostal Francis is located just a few blocks off the main plaza and a couple of hundred meters from the water. Perfect location for exploring the small town. Our room was a bit worn and with thin walls, but very big. The staff was very helpful, the breakfast good and overall the hostel had a very cosy and homey feeling.... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

First off, I did not select this hotel and I do not know how much it costs when booked independently; I was assigned it as part of a tour. That said, I was very satisfied. Its called a "hostal" but I think a private room with its own bathroom, TV and telephone counts as a modest hotel, to be honest.... More 

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nrw, germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed twice at the Hostal. Our first room had a small entrance hall, a spacious bedroom with a two beds (one kingsized and a single) and a bathroom that was big enough. While everything was a bit run down, it was clean and basically ok. The walls were so thin, however, that we heard everything our neighbours said and... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Arrived at quarter to midnight. Room was warm and cosy. The receptionist organised our trip to Torres Del Paine the next day leaving at 7.30am and booked our bus tickets to Punta Arenas for the day after, despite speaking very limited English. Hotel located a stones throw from the square and the sea so perfect location. Great value. Basic but... More 

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Perstejn, Czech Republic
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Very small rooms and thin wals in this hostal don' t give you enough privacy. The staff can' t speak English, Spanish language is very necessary there. But it is in walking distance of very good restaurants - for example Ultima Esperanza and the centre of the city.

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Hamburg, Germany
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I had a good time in Puerto Natales staying in this small hostel. The staff was really nice and the breakfast for the area quite good. My room was clean and comfortable, despite being a bit small. Wireless and water were all available.

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