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Refugio El Padrino

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Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Refugio el Padrino is the best ! Cecilia is the godmother of all travellers. More a family welcoming than a hostel accomodation ! Best hostel experience ever. Highly reccomendable, if you are in Puerto Williams

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Thank corrado12345
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Cecilia really acts like a mother, and it's seems like it's doing it mostly for fun. She exactly knows what travellers need and she treats everybody like a family member. She tries very hard to help every single backpacker to get out of Puerto Williams which can be difficult . Her great hospitality combined with wonderful Isla Navarino was the... More 

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Thank Yogev N
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Cecilia the owner is amazing! If everyone in the world was like her it would be a much better place. She will do anything to help, she helped us get a last minute flight off the island and couldn't have done more to make our time in Puerto Williams brilliant. The Refugio is warm and comfortable and great for meeting... More 

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Thunder Bay
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Crazy lady but wonderful, Cecilia. She makes the word hospitality shine with a capital "H". The kind "policia" drove me all over town knocking on hostel doors and ended up visiting Cecilia at her home. Then they took me to the hostel. "I'll see you soon", she said.The hostel door was unlocked...and I felt a whiff of pleasant wood smoke.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I stepped of the Yaghan Ferry at 7:30am and waltzed over to the refugio and was greeted by Cecilia just arriving with fresh bread and breakfast items. I relax on the sofa and get to know all the travelers as they wake for breakfast and get a magnificent family atmosphere about this place. The refugio is all you need for... More 

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Horta, Portugal
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

a tiny kitchen/living area and 2 small dirty bathrooms for a crowd of maybe 25 people, if not more, as all tents are allowed ( and charged), dirty rooms and very very noisy as so small and so many people. The host Cecilia is nice, definetly a character but does have money as her main object. It could easily be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I would like to give 10 stars for Cecilia, the mother of all backpackers in the world. She exactly knows what travellers need and she treats everybody like a family member. She tries very hard to help every single backpacker to get out of Puerto Williams which can be difficult due to bad weather and lack of transportation in this... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed at El Padrino for a few nights this year. This was one of our best experiences during our travels through South America. The vibe here is absolutely fantastic. There is always something going on that makes you stick around, be it a delicious dinner cooked by our amazing host Cecilia, drinks and chats with fellow travelers, lunches on... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

From the moment we got off the ferry and met Cecilia I knew we'd made the right choice. A cosy, social (but not noisy) hostel with small rooms so you can stay as couples (e.g. rooms with a single bunk / twin). Plus points: * Location - beautiful! * Advice - if Cecilia doesn't know the answer she'll know someone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Cecilia, the owner of El Padrino, is the embodiment of Patagonian hospitality. From the moment she met us at the airport, giving us warm hugs as if we were old friends, to bundling us into her 4WD, where we were squeezed up next to some fellow guests, to the beers she gave us as soon as we got in, we... More 

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Address: Costanera 276, Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino, Chile
Location: Chile > Magallanes Region > Isla Navarino > Puerto Williams
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