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Review of Hostal Emalafquen

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Hostal Emalafquen
Ranked #12 of 169 Specialty Lodging in Pucon
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great service, location and value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We rented a room with a double bed and private bathroom, inside the main building.

We loved this place! It was so close to the main road, we had towels that were changed everyday, the kitchen was huge with plenty of space, and the staff (especially Emma) were just lovely. They even let us come back the day we checked out and use their towels and shower after we climbed the volcano. I could not recommend this place highly enough. Plus there is a lovely garden out the back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michelle E
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We arrived to this hostel in pucon in meaning to stay for just 2 nights and we stayed for 12 days!! The hostel was beyond great, very convinient, the room get cleaned every day, they have a big kitchen well equiped, Ema and Valentina were so worm and kind and helped with everything we needed! We will remember this hostel & place for life (: very recomended.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank roniesever
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Highly recommended! The owner and especially the manager, Valentina, were amazing hosts. We stayed in the cabin with shared bathroom, common room (with tv) and kitchen and had such a lovely stay. Valentina always kept the fire going so it was nice an cozy coming back after a trek or volcano climb. The kitchen has everything you need. Valentina even arranged a cooking course for us with her husband, a local chef. This place was great for relaxing. Very close to the main street and bus stations.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lo4763
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in November 2012. The accommodation is simple but comfortable, and very clean. Close to the bus stations and town centre, all within very easy walking distance. We cooked in the kitchen facilities which were good. The best thing about this place is the lovely host, Valentina, and her family, who are so helpful and friendly. Valentina was so kind in helping me to arrange to get something sent to me after i left it behind in my previous hostel in Santiago. She really went out of her way to help. We felt very welcome in this hostel and I would definitely recommend it as a reasonably priced hostel option in Pucon!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ozsa1978
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temuco
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

I stayed 4 nights at this lovely hostel in a great quiet location in Pucon (OK Pucon is small). It is one block away from the JAC bus station and a small local bus station too - this is great for getting the bus to the lakes and waterfalls.

The owners are super friendly and the atmosphere is really relaxed. Only down side is that their English is quite basic.

I stayed in a shared cabin which had a decent kitchen and living space and really really comfortable beds!

If you are looking for a good value base for Pucon then this is your hostel. If your looking for a more lively party scene then this place may be too relaxed for you.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank imran z
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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

The owner of this hostel is very friendly and collected us from the bus stop when we arrived. We were given a different room to the one we booked on our first night but this wasn´t too much of a problem. Breakfast isn´t included (standard in Pucon), but the kitchen and fridge had plenty of room to store food.
We were getting an overnight bus on our last day, leaving at 9.30 at night. We were allowed to use our room for the whole of that day at no additional charge which was unexpected but very welcome!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank getoutthere741
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Manchester
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47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

We had an excellent stay at Emalafquen. The owner was extremely friendly and even with our very limited Spanish always managed to get her point across. The room was extremely clean and the bed was the most comfortable we've had so far. We didn't get chance to use the kitchen but it seemed to have all the necessary equipment. Location is great, only a 5 minute walk for a couple of the bus stations and 5 minutes from where all the bars and restaurants are. For £16 a night for a double room, we couldn't have asked for anything more!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dalym
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Property: Hostal Emalafquen
Address: Arauco 565, Pucon 4920000, Chile
Location: Chile > Araucania Region > Pucon
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Ranked #12 of 169 Specialty Lodging in Pucon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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