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“Great stay, great staff ” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Keoken
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great stay, great staff ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Very welcoming and nice hostel, stayed one night only on way to Ushuaia. Friendly and helpful reception staff, we left very early to catch a bus and breakfast was prepared and left out for us especially, very impressive as not often done by hostels. Private room was big, clean with clean shared bathroom. TV in room with lots of channels. Not a party hostel, which is a positive for us. Not far from bus station or main centre. Very good but short experience. 

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Hostel Keoken has just finished an extremely good looking make over, the new kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and the new common areas are very comfortable. The breakfast is good, maybe it could use some eggs or some more condiments for the bread.
Both owners are very accessible and would help you in case of need.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Camilo P
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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129 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Hostel Keoken was under renovation when we stayed. We had to walk through a construction area to enter. There was also an area covered by tarpaulin and we could hear this flapping loudly in the wind all night long. Other than that, the hostel was ok - room good, bathroom tiny but manageable and clean.

What was particularly off putting is that when we arrived, the owner was just leaving. We caught her on the pavement, even though we emailed the time of our arrival in advance! Thank goodness we caught her, as there was noone else to show us to our room and we would have had to wait outside.

The morning of our departure, we went to Magdalena Island very early. The night before, we were promised a boxed breakfast to take. When we got up and were ready to leave - noone around and no boxed bfast. When we returned, we were headed straight to the bus station - again, noone to pay! We had to leave without paying and then pay online through a sketchy website once we returned home.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sher_TT
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

The best thing about this hostel is a great big open kitchen (recently renovated, modern, clean, well stocked). Everyone cooked dinner at night, so it felt like a big family. We made dinner alongside scientists who had just returned back from Antarctica. Better yet, the owners are very friendly and accommodating (arranged our tours, let us leave our bags, called a taxi in the morning). Their adorable son happily played in the main room. It almost felt like a homestay. They're doing major construction, so I can only imagine the place will get better. Also I left my camera in my room and they shipped it back to the US for me! What honest, generous hosts.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NoraPV
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Whidbey Island
Level Contributor
192 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

The housekeeper at the Keoken, though kind, was the only one to greet us. She allowed us to check in early, which was quite helpful. But the owner, Maribel, I believe, popped out of her closed door only a couple of times and did not offer any kind of greeting, which seemed strange. Later in the afternoon her husband did help us by trying to call the Seno Otway Penguin Tour folks. The hostel is under construction, the new eating area is very nice, and it probably just has some growing pains. I would stay here again as it has many very nice features. Another couple we spoke with found the owners to be very helpful, so maybe it was just bad timing on our part?

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank judythr
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Fremont, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is in the middle of construction, so they charged less than their usual rate. We stayed 4 nights in two different rooms. We paid CH$25,000 for our first room, which was large and had a private bathroom. For our 2nd room we paid CH$22,000. This room (#3) is much smaller, and the bathroom is across the hallway instead of attached to the room. In theory it's a "private bathroom" too (all of the other rooms have attached bathrooms) but since its in the hallway other people use it too.

The hostel is very clean, there's wifi but the connection strength fluctuates, breakfast is fine but nothing special, and the owners are very friendly.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 423Kristi
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed in a large upstairs bedroom that had a double bed and two single beds plus a small ensuite (I'm guessing it may normally be a dorm room). The bathroom was a squeeze and the window didn't close so it was a chilly shower in the morning!

We dragged one of the bedside tables over to our double bed, as we were alone and wanted one each, and it is a good job we did as the room had two doors and one morning whilst I was getting undressed someone (I presume a cleaner) unlocked one of the doors and tried to come in, thankfully the door hit the table and they left (otherwise it could have been an awkward moment!).

This actually happened twice, so maybe the cleaners need to learn to knock first!?

Breakfasts was brilliant, we were served eggs, toast and even homemade cookies that tasted amazing!!

The staff were friendly and it was a ten minute walk to town, supermarkets etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TLTTME
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Property: Hostel Keoken
Address: Hernando de Magallanes 209, Punta Arenas 6212692, Chile
Location: Chile > Magallanes Region > Punta Arenas
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Punta Arenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostel Keoken 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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