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Hernando de Magallanes 671, Punta Arenas 6212865 Chile
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#41 of 125 Specialty lodging in Punta Arenas
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Calafate® Hostal is a contribution to the city since we have rescued a beautiful chalet with very big architectural value, built by European immigrants and Chilean people in 1920. We have repaired this place to give the passenger all the comfort and services which belong to a hostal with the concept of “Boutique Hostal” having ten very confortable rooms. Through our personalized service we offer to our guests hospitality, kindness and warmth.Calafate® Hostal is located in the center of the city, three blocks away from Muñoz Gamero Square, 400m. from the Strait of Magellan from where you can observe Tierra del Fuego island.
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SaraAI wrote a review Apr 2013
Seattle, Washington, United States7 contributions
My stay at Hostal Calafate was terrific! The hostal is centrally located in Punta Arenas- a few blocks to the main square, the downtown core, great restaurants (check out La Marmalita located one block away) and tour outfits. The decor in the lobby is eclectic and open (they have a great collection of old radios). My room was beautiful with a king and single bed (lovely bedding), a desk, an armour, a flat screen TV with a surprising number of channels including HBO and a small but usable and chic bathroom. Plenty of hot water and fast Wifi internet- if you've traveled in Patagonia you'll know the importance and relevance of this statement. The breakfast was basic, but included in the price of the room. The host was wonderful- very lively, fun and exceedingly helpful (English spoken).
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Date of stay: April 2013
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Room Tip: Request a room on the second floor. My first floor room was great, but the windows face the back...
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Jitule wrote a review Dec 2012
Perstejn, Czech Republic141 contributions25 helpful votes
Directly near the big supermarket in the centre of Punta Arenas is this for the first site oldfashion hostal. But the rooms are big enough, bathrooms are clean and well furnished, the staff is friendly and try to speak English. You can have breakfast even at 3:00 am. Only problem was cold temperature in the evening, but it was out of season, that is why, there weren' t enough guests.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TartanSoul wrote a review Feb 2012
Barrie, Canada128 contributions45 helpful votes
Rooms are big and clean. The staff were friendly and fairly helpful and the location is central. There is no lounge/bar area for backpackers to hang out or kitchen facillities...this is a hotel. The guide books boasted of a great internet cafe on site which was no where to be found. We asked about it and were told, rather rudely that the guide book was wrong, the guide is old! They did have WiFI but it was always going down and had to be rebooted. Overall the place is OK but I would look for a cooler, funkier alternative if backpacking in Chile/Punta Arenas area.
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Date of stay: November 2011
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yobei wrote a review Jan 2012
Kentucky122 contributions59 helpful votes
We stayed here for several nights while waiting to fly to Antarctica with Dap. The hostal was like a house that had been remodeled into a hotel. We had a downstairs room and the walls were very thin, so we constantly heard people in the lobby and checking in and out at the front desk. I would think that the upstairs rooms are quieter. The other problem we had was that the room door was frosted glass, which didn’t offer as much privacy as I am accustomed to and allowed light to come through from the lobby at all hours. The bathroom door was also frosted glass and light from the windows shown into our room beginning at 4:00 am. The beds were comfortable. This place was in a great location for us. There was a grocery store across the street and a restaurant right next door. Also the Dap agency was only a few blocks away and was within walking distance. The breakfast was okay if you like toast and jam every day. There is a main kitchenette that you can use somewhat if you ask. Every time you leave the room, you have to turn in the key, which can get annoying, especially if you are making a quick run to the grocery store. The hostel was about 20 min. from the airport and it cost $10 to get to the airport, but $20 to go the opposite way to the hotel. The neighborhood is small and safe and several shops are within walking distance. Also many pharmacies are nearby. Some staff spoke a little English.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to stay upstairs rather than downstairs to avoid noise and light from the lobby.
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planetravel wrote a review May 2009
New York, NY84 contributions37 helpful votes
Hostal Calafate is just half a block from the Plaza de Armas and is right across from the regional museum. It is a modest place but efficient and offers ameneties such as laundry, Internet Cafe open from 8 am through midnight, fax services, tour reservations for Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno, etc. My room was small but clean with cable TV, telephone, heating and private bathroom. Continental Breakfast included on the price and friendly owner cooked nice meals. I went in off-season, the price was even cheaper, less congested, no noise and excellent treatment by the owner. I truly enjoyed my stay there and other friends of mine as well.
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Date of stay: April 2008
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Calafate
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Calafate?
Nearby attractions include Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez (0.2 miles), Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello (0.3 miles), and Plaza Muñoz Gamero (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Calafate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Calafate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostal Calafate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Calafate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taberna Club De La Union, La Cuisine, and La Marmita.
Is Hostal Calafate located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Punta Arenas.
Are pets allowed at Hostal Calafate?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostal Calafate?
Many travelers enjoy visiting British Club (0.4 miles).
Is Hostal Calafate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.