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“Quiet, with a feeling of an alpine lodge.” 4 of 5 stars
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Donde German Hostel
Las Rosas 590, Pucon, Chile   |  
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Ranked #11 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Pucon
Philly
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Quiet, with a feeling of an alpine lodge.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very close to the bus terminal and Lider supermercado, yet removed from town, and quiet. Nice lawn for basking in the sun. Kitchen privileges w/adequately supplied appliances and dishes, utensils etc. We had the double room at the back with a view of the gorgeous Villarica. A little problem with hot water supplied. I came back from biking mid-afternoon and couldn't get a hot shower, and there seemed to be none from that point through the next morning, when our group left. Owners are pleasant and accomodating, but can be hard to track down. They own a 2nd larger guest house closer to town, so that may have been the problem.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

We were travelling with an organised tour group but had arranged our own accommodation. We stayed here for two nights and compared to where the rest of our group stayed and what they got for their money this place was heaven! Really nice, warm comfortable, cozy rooms with a massive en suite bathroom. All had a very homely feel to the place and although there as a bit of a language barrier with the staff, they couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. If I ever return to Pucon then this is definitely the place I would stay at again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in this hostel for 2 days during the end of August. Since winter is off season, the place was very quiet and calm, just like the town itself.
We were greeted by German right after getting off the bus, and it was a great surprise since a freezing rain was pouring down. He gave us a ride to the hostel and I was really glad for not walking 10 minutes in the cold rain with a 15kg luggage.
I really liked the wooden cottage where the hostel is, and the decoration of all the rooms is so well done I wanted to live there.
Another great point was a hostel rule that said not to enter the hostel wearing shoes. You need to take the shoes off and use slippers around the house. This detail surely keeps the house cleaner, and lessen footstep noises.
The private room was perfectly clean, confortable and everything worked fine during our stay.
The location is just fine as well. As said before, it is a 10 minute to the Tur Bus terminal. Also, it is 1 block away from the O'Higgins street, the town's main street.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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72 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This new hostel in Calle Brasil feels like you've stepped into a chalet all of your own. It's newly built with beautiful timber and furnished with local artisan style. It's fully featured with a great kitchen with all the utensils and appliances you need. The rooms on the upper level can have a fantastic view of the volcano on a clear day. There's a wonderful fireplace in the main lounge room and television in some rooms and downstairs. The owner is friendly and helpful. Breakfast was not included with our booking.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Fantastic new build hostel, designed in a Austrian ski cabin style. Incredibly comfortable beds and living areas, great bathroom with power shower, maid service every day, enough communal space and kitchen that you could swing a cow in. Immaculate. Recommend to people who want a bit of luxuary from the usual hostel, even more mature travellers.

However, the only downside, don't book volcano trips through this hostel as, while the guide/owner is very nice, his guiding skills are inadequate for the volcano trip. Equipment is old, torn and crampons are rusty. Very expensive for the service so would recommend Patagonia Adventures on the high street.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, NM
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Firts off, we enjoyed our several night stay and would return in a flash. The Hostel looks brand new, is done in modern, stylish beautiful light woods and is furnished with the mosy comfortable beds, fine flat screen TV and appliances in a huge kitchen. The heat and hot water are great and there is a lap pool to boot! The location is perfect for everything in the area.

The maddening thing is that with the best of everthing, the finishing touches aren't done. stair railings end partway, tie isn't up to the wall, lisht fixtures were never installed and, as mentioned in a previous review, the expansive kitchen lack a sharp knife and some basic utensils.

All that said though, what a wonderful, but quirky place!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
95 hotel reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We booked a double room with shared bathroom at this guesthouse (there is also a new house in the middle of Pucon, but we stayed at the older one). The room was beautiful and cosy with a lot of wood and a very comfortable bed. Because of the low season we shared the two bathrooms with only two other guests so it was like a private bathroom. There is a huge and quite well equiped kitchen in the ground floor and a cosy living-room, too. Everything is very clean and well kept. We also liked the garden, a beautiful place to relax. You can rent bycicles and book tours at the guesthouse if you want, but they are not pushy at all. We booked the Volcano Tour with German and had a great day with him. It was a good solution for us to book it directly with him, even if it was a bit more expensive. Because of the weather we had to decide on two early mornings that we don't go on the planned day - and simply went back to bed afterwards... Others had to go to their agency in the town first.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Las Rosas 590, Pucon, Chile
Location: Chile > Araucania Region > Pucon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #11 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Pucon
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Number of rooms: 9
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