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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed January 9, 2017

The first night we arrived at this expensive hostel in January 2017, we got bit by bed bugs as soon as we layed down in the bed. We actually found two of the biggest bed bugs I've ever seen (though there were others - the bed was really infested), killed them and brought them down to the reception. The woman...

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Palafito C, Administrador - Recepcionista at Hostel Palafito Cucao, responded to this review

Dear Livia and Stefan: Along with greeting you and hoping you are enjoying the rest of your travels around Chile, we are very sorry about the situation you had to go through on your first night, the unfortunate appearence of these bugs really did surprise us, they probably were transported by another guest that stayed in the same room. We...

Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

This palafito has the most amazing views; indoor and outdoor seating and yoga platform! The rooms are very nice, great shower and bed. We decided to cook which was a fun experience in a well equipped kitchen.

Thank Sherryl O
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Hostel Palafitos is simply brilliant. It’s modern, spacious, cozy and stylish. It’s the kind of place that makes you stop and think “the person who designed this really put thought into every element of this place”. The use of gorgeous native woods, the hefty rustic furniture, the little decorations with Chilote folkloric touches, the ample terrace with tranquil views over...

Thank Mike R
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

It is a really nice place, with great views and an excellent price. As someone mentioned, it is basically an hotel with a dorm! Backpackers have to stop here. It is a quiet spot, next to the lake, really comfortable rooms. Highly recommended.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is essentially a boutique hotel which has a dorm, which is great as it allows backpackers the chance for a little luxury. The rooms are massive, include cooked breakfast, and have stunning view of the lake. Cucao is pretty remote so it's nice to just sit back and relax.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Whilst the town of Cucao is very small and doesn't offer a huge amount more than tranquil views and easy access to walks in the national park, this hostel is well worth a visit. Feeling like a cross between a hotel and a house from Grand Designs, the wooden chalet vibe opens out in the living room to offer almost...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed April 13, 2016

We spent two days at Hostel Palafito Cucao in April 2016. Without a doubt it's the nicest "hostel" we've ever stayed at. It should probably call itself a boutique hotel. We had a private, en suite family room with a bunk bed for the kids. Fantastic bedding and a really lovely bathroom. Great view. Also, there is a well-equipped shared...

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Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in at Palafito Cucao in the hope that they might have a place for us to stay, and we immediately fell in love with the beautiful double room that overlooks the lake. Cucao is a great place to visit for a taste of Chiloé's wild west coast, and this hostel has to be the best spot in the...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 4, 2016

This is the place to stay if you're visiting Cucao. The back of the Palafito hotel (there's a twin hotel in Castro too) overlooks the estuary and surrounding national park and there are board walks and decking so guests can admire the view from beyond the hotel's huge floor to ceiling windows. Sadly we were only staying one night so...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss Chiloe National Park or a lovely stay at Hostal Palafito in Cucao. The ambiance, right on an estuary, is sublime. There is a lovely deck off the common area which has floor to ceiling windows for viewing amazing sunsets. Each room faces the water. We traveled to Cucao by bus, and the bus driver let us off right...

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Additional Information about Hostel Palafito Cucao

Address: Camino Cucao a Parque Nacional Chiloe, sector Chanquin, Cucao, Isla Chiloe, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Isla Chiloe > Cucao
Price Range: $54 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Top floor rooms have best views”
 of 5 bubbles alistairduck, Apr 13, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms upstairs have a great view over the lake. The first one on the corner has an extra window.”
 of 5 bubbles Walter379, Feb 13, 2015 | Read review
“Room 3 in second floor is the best.”
 of 5 bubbles littledeborah, Jul 30, 2014 | Read review
“Corner rooms have more view to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles kuyenko, May 2, 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the corner room (queen bed), featuring two large windows with views over the lake and its shore.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkamBey, Nov 28, 2012 | Read review
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