Me and my boyfriend stayed at the NEW Donde German Hostel in february, 2012. It's in Calle Brasil, 645.
We reserved the Habitacion Matrimonial con Baño Privado (Double Room Ensuite) and they gave us a Double bed plus twin beds, with no extra charge - 33.000 pesos per night (like 66 dollars). And also the room had a beautiful view to the Volcano Villarica - although the volcano was covered most of the days.
There is no breakfast (desayuno), but the hostel has a well equipped kitchen, so you can buy your own food in any supermarket and fry some eggs and stuff. There are divisions in the shelf for every room, so the food stays separate from the other guests.
Although Pucon is a small city, the Hostel is well located. Two blocks from the Jac and Pullman Bus Station and the bus station that goes to huerquehue, caburgua... (I walked with my suitcases to and from the hostel). And it's one block away from the principal street (O'Higgins).
Every day I saw the cleaner service, so the hostel is really neat. But (here comes a but) I cleaned some socks and underwears and left in my room and when I came at night one pair were gone. I explain that to the manager (Boris) and he told me that he was going to talk to the mucamas, but he never talked to me back about the missing socks. I only saw two girls doing the cleaning, so it shouldn't be a problem to talk to then about this situation. Now I'm glad that my suitcases were locked - so you probably do the same and don't clean any clothes there!!..
That was the reason why I put 'good' in my review consurning the room service.
Despite of this incident, Boris (manager) was really helpfull with all we needed. We left our suitcases in his office after the check in and pick them back to go away and nothing happened. It's good to know that before 8:30 AM and after 20:30 it's Ramon who stays in the Hostel.
The Double Bed was perfect!! Big and cosy - the best I'd found in Chile.
All the bathrooms had Hotwater (you just have to wait 1 minute, so don't panic like I did... hehe). I tryed as well the Shared Bathrooms and they had hot water either. They all were beautifull new bathrooms, just as the whole hostel.
The price was ok considering that Pucon is a expensive city (33.000 chilean pesos per night - like 66 dollars).
There's a Tour Agency in the Hostel, but I haven't done any tour with them, so I can't tell more about climbing the volcano with them...
There is a swimming pool in the yard, but even in february (summer) Pucon wasn't that hot (like max. 20º celsius and 8º Celsius minimum)...
And, after all, I can't tell how it's in the winter, if it's too cold or not... but in the summer the room was really warm and the blankets were just fine!!
I would definetly stay there again!
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