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“Fantastic!!”
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Chili Kiwi Hostel
Ranked #1 of 174 Specialty Lodging in Pucon
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1 review
“Fantastic!!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Chili Kiwi is a new hostel right on the lake front in Pucon. Upon arrival we were greeted by the very friendly staff who showed us to our room and gave us some information on the area. Later that day we met the owners James and Peter who through out our stay couldn't have done enough for us. Originally we were to stay in Chili Kiwi for 3 nights which later turned to 8. It really was a home away from home. The atmosphere in the hostel was fun, friendly and laid back. They host a great BBQ night which included beer and wine. The rooms were clean, secure lockers provided for each person and towels also available. The bathrooms were clean, spacious and the water was always warm. After climbing the volcano it is the ideal place to come back and relax whether you just want chill in the living room in front of the fire, have a few drinks in the garden with friends or hang out on the swing chair on the balcony and enjoy the view. We loved it!! Will definitely be returning again when we come back to Pucon!

Linda and Suzanne.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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James G, Owner at Chili Kiwi Hostel, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thanks so much for your feedback. It was a lot of fun having you guys here. We definitely hope you return, it would be wonderful to see you again. Hope you are having fun on the rest of your adventures!
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

I don't even know where to start with my praise on this hostel as we are still remembering the four days we spent there.

So first of all, the atmosphere:
It's just so relaxed and homey at the same time that we extended our stay from two to four days immediately. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable and they gave us great insider tips about trekking (ask them about Salto Clara waterfall or Kani reserve). The other staff was super friendly in a natural way, not the fake way some hostel staff tends to be.

The location: the house is overlooking beautiful lake which you can admire from plenty of seatings and hammocks in the garden, chair hammock on the balcony or through huge windows in the living room.

Inside: well equipped kitchen with all utilensils you might need ( so good you might never see one restaurant in town!) Great decor of this newly furbished house. It is decorated with such a taste and passion that I had to take pics of it as inspiration for my future apartment.

Outside: table tennis is great! The puppy Zena is adorable.

Cleanliness: superb.

5 stars and good luck guys!

  • Stayed November 2013
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James G, Owner at Chili Kiwi Hostel, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Hey Tereza, thanks so much for your feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are really excited that you liked the place. Safe travels.
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Pucon, Chile
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

I arrived in the morning, after having taken a night bus. "Do you want to rest or take a shower?" were the first questions they asked. And before I "officially" checked in I was shown to my room and invited to make myself comfortable first. Two hourse later for the check-in which was friendly and informal as well I got offered coffee and tea, which you can have all day long.
Chili Kiwi feels more like a shared house than a hostel. I stayed longer than originally planned because of the homely atmosphere and of course because of the activities Pucón has to offer, which you can book directly in the hostel.
The view of the lake from the common area inside the house and the garden is stunning as well. During my stay there were two barbecues that you could attend to for 6.000 Pesos, all you can eat and drink and also a veggie variety was offfered.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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James G, Owner at Chili Kiwi Hostel, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Hey Tereza, thanks so much for your feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are really excited that you liked the place. Safe travels.
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Property: Chili Kiwi Hostel
Address: O'Higgins 20, Pucon 4920000, Chile
Location: Chile > Araucania Region > Pucon
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Ranked #1 of 174 Specialty Lodging in Pucon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chili Kiwi is a brand new hostel on the lakefront in the heart of Pucon town. We are an owner operated and run hostel for travellers by travellers. We are offering a fun, social and informative hostel with backpackers specific needs in mind. Come and join us for good times and adventures! ... more   less 
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