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“Amazing 'hostel?' in a great little town” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Donde German Hostel
Ranked #7 of 169 Specialty Lodging in Pucon
Certificate of Excellence
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84 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Amazing 'hostel?' in a great little town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2009

We arrived at Donde German via our rent a car. I had emailed the hostel before arriving and they were awaiting our arrival with free secured parking. The hostel is brand new, and are building another closer to the centre of town. The lodge is huge, and has a great communal kitchen and common area. The hostel is super well organized, obviously designed from the bottom up to cater the hostel clientele.

We stayed in a double room in a building just next door. Also brand new, they were kind of like chalets, the mattress was super comfortable with fluffy towels and bedding. There was a new TV in the room and wifi access (could be bumped up a little as the connection wasn't great).

We went on the Volcano tour with the company that is owned by Donde German's owner. It's great because you get all your equipment fitted out the night before and all you have to do is wake up and hop in the mini van. On the return they have beers and snack waiting for the celebration.

The hostel is a little walk from town, 10 minutes or so. But the view from our cabin window was the Volcano, without any other obstructions in the way. Amazing! Pucon is great because everything is open late, and the attitude of everyone in town is great. We had a great time and will definately be back!

Only downside were the walls were a little thin, so we got to hear some phone conversations next door... but just a small complaint for such a wonderful property. This is almost not a hostel, I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a bed in Pucon, not just backpackers.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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Ireland
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2009

Donde German is a great hostel, bordering on hotel type service and cleanliness. Our twin room was spacious, comfortable beds,ensuite had all you needed.The room was cleaned each day,towels changed and our beds dressed.The main hostel area had an average sized kitchen,which was always clean.The tv room was more like something you would find in your own house, really nice,very well decorated also. The owners are very nice, always friendly[and they speak english] as are the cleaners. The garden is very well kept,beautiful views and plenty of garden furniture, plus they have two of the cutest puppys who wander about all day. The only thing I would change is the fact that food and drinks are out of bounds in the tv area which I can understand why but not all travellers/backpackers are messy. Other than that we had a great time, we did the hike to the volcano through the hostel and that was great but really tough. Also I dont understand why some people rate the location as bad,it states on the hostel site that its between 8-10mins walk to the centre,its actually less, but in fairness whats a 10 minute walk in a beautiful town.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Worldtour08
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2008

I love this hostel, even though we were there during Pucon winter. The weather was not as pleasant, cold with rain and wind. Yet, the room is really comfortable: carpeted, with heater, beds are clean and soft. We like cooking in the kitchen too, clean and tidy.

Highly recommended.

  • Liked — cleaniness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Sonorite
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Property: Donde German Hostel
Address: Las Rosas 590, Pucon, Chile
Location: Chile > Araucania Region > Pucon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 169 Specialty Lodging in Pucon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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