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Palafito Waiwen

Ernesto Riquelme 1236 | Barrio Gamboa, Castro, Isla Chiloe 5700000, Chile
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Lovely cosy hostel which is more like a bed and breakfast. Three of us were in a four bed dorm, which although small had its own ensuite with always warm powerful shower. Great breakfast with proper bread, brilliant jam ( first time I've ever had Apple and banana jam but it was great!), teas, coffee from beans, fruit, porridge and... More 

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Cape Woolamai, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very chilled out, Scandinavian feel hostel. Lovely calm atmosphere with lots of wood, a fabulous view over the water and a great kitchen/living area with a wood heater. Great breakfast too! The hostel was quiet and there is a great restaurant next door.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Don´t be scare if the Palafito moves during the night, it is normal, after all this picturesque hostel is standing on stilts. It might not be in the middle of the city center, but it is close enough, and it has a really nice view. It is quiet, clean and the breakfast it is really nice. You can stay in... More 

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Halle (Saale), Deutschland
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I enjoyed my night in this hostel. Good breakfast with nice view to the river/estuary. Very beautifully restired Palafito. The room was good and clean, though a bit cold (still winter). Staff very was helpfulf.

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed there 2 nights and I found the room a little bit dirty and noisy. Staff was nice. Breakfast was nice but nothing excited, I wish they had more local products and better information about things to do.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Reading other reviews, it seems that this place has some problems with managing its bookings. Despite receiving 2 emails from the hostel on the day before our arrival stating that our booking is confirmed, we were told that there is no room available on the day of our arrival in Castro. After searching through the emails at the reception, the... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed here for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic location over the water just like being on a ship. Use of the rowing boat and kayaks was a bonus. Rooms are small but very clean and comfortable the whole house being wood creaks like a ship. The breakfasts are good in a fabulous communal area overlooking the estuary. Claudio... More 

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Berlin, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

First of all, I send an email to inquire about a room and they didnt get back to me at all. So I checked into a different hostel in Castro but still went back there to ask if they have any tours available (they work together with Palafito tours). They let me wait for 30 minutes saying that the guide... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It's a very attractive spot with a lovely view over the sea inlet and it was fun to be staying in a real palafito, and feel the just-perceptable nudge of the tide as the water comes up. Breakfasts were delicious, especially the home-made bread. The one improvement would be a warmer and more communicative welcome at the reception desk, where... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Absolutely loved this hostel, and I gather I was quite lucky to get a reservation (via email) the day before. Walking past the array of hostels, cabanas and ajojamientos (many of which looked run down), I was delighted when I arrived to a pristine Palafito with bright, airy and spotlessly clean wooden floors and walls. I was greeted by a... More 

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Address: Ernesto Riquelme 1236 | Barrio Gamboa, Castro, Isla Chiloe 5700000, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Isla Chiloe > Castro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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Palafito Hotel Castro
Palafito Waiwen Castro, Chile - Isla Chiloe

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