We wandered from place to place in the area looking for lodging. We were first shown a fairly small room, but when asked if there was something bigger were shown an excellent sized room for not all that much more money and made a decision on the spot to stay there for a couple nights.
Its called a Hostel, and the furniture looked like it had been collected from a variety of places, but the beds were comfortable, the shower worked well, had free and good WIFI, and was much closer to a Hotel than Hostel.
Breakfast was fine, nothing special, nothing bad....normal for Chile.
The manager, though, made the difference. He worked something like 10am-7:30pm daily, spoke Spanish, French and English all fairly fluently. Was VERY helpful in terms of figuring out what to do, where, etc. He knows a lot about the area, and what he didn't know he volunteered to look up.
The evening woman wasn't as helpful (but not terribly so), and didn't speak English. The lights in the central area were on a bit late the first night (the main door to the room is obscured glass)...we had to ask her to shut them off, which she promptly did.
Did I mention that we got all this for a low, low rate?!
Like a number of places of its kind you aren't given a key to the front door, so have to buzz in every time you go in/out, which makes you feel a bit odd about running out to the car to get something, but...
We'd definitely stay again!
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