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Palafito Hostel reservation

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Palafito Hostel reservation

We made a reservation at Palafito Hostel, but they don't take credit card or Western Union. They said they'd hold the reservation until we got to Chile in January and we could deposit money in their bank account. Has anyone had experience with this hostel? Do you think they will honor our reservation and hold it till Jan without a deposit?


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1. Re: Palafito Hostel reservation

You can deposit the money from your own country. Go to their website: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Palafito+Hostel&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-701, then click on Tarifas on the upper right hand corner. All the information you need to deposit the money is given there, including the RUT number. Then they want you to email proof of the deposit to the given email address.

Good luck!

Chicago, Illinois
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2. Re: Palafito Hostel reservation

Thanks for your reply, but I still don't understand how to make a deposit in a Chilean bank from the U.S.

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3. Re: Palafito Hostel reservation

You make a bank transfer between your bank and theirs. The bank will have a charge for it depending on the amount. If you ask in your bank, they will explain it to you. Their bank information is on their website and the number should be their account number.:


You then scan the copy of the transfer and send it to them via email. They have listed their prices in Chilean pesos but perhaps they have told you a dollar amount.

Edited: 3:27 pm, September 16, 2010
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4. Re: Palafito Hostel reservation

Hi Sannettie

Did you manage to make the transfer? I am currently in the same position - I need to make a bank transfer to the Palafito Hostel, but I do not have the iban number you normally need.

I wondered if you had any advice as to how I should proceed.

Many thanks

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5. Re: Palafito Hostel reservation

We work with Palafito Hostel and I can vouch that they are fantastic people! They do fill up in January and, of course, money talks, so I would continue to explore ways to make your deposit ahead of time. Otherwise, you can shoot them an email or make a call a couple days prior while you are traveling and that should reconfirm it.

Also fantastic if you want an apart-hotel is Palafito Azul. If you go that route, send Maria Jose my best!



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6. Re: Palafito Hostel reservation

Stayed there in November - highly recommended.

Take the owner's recommendations for good eateries in Castro.

Enjoy !!

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