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“Twice at Betty's”
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Hospedaje Betty
Ranked #7 of 26 Hotels in Punta Arenas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We four, two adult couples, stayed twice at Betty's enroute to and from Torres del Paine. A basic, quiet, clean, warm and comfy spot a bit off the plaza areas, it secure and closer to the water. Betty speaks little English, as does her aunt Edis who helps out, but we were able to get all the help and coordination for buses, etc., we needed. Very friendly folks. We stayed in two separate bedrooms with a shared bath. I have no knowledge of any cabanas.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

It's a typical family run hostal. Very clean, friendly owner. We were two guys traveling by motorcycle and there was space to park the bikes inside the garage. The place is OCD-spotless and very quiet. Breakfast was great and discussions on Pinochet were heated and fun. Great value outside of the Lonely Planet circuit.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed for one night and were very satisfied. It is very basic (which was expected) with clean room and bathrooms, good breakfast, close (10-12min walk) to the city center. To conclude - very good value for the money we spent.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank alexei s
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Do not stay here if you do not speak Spanish. The hostel is managed by a Chilean woman who does not speak English at all. Betty does not live at the hostel.

We stayed in the separate building which has a double bed and a bunk bed. I slept in the lower bunk bed which is close to a gas wall heater. Both mornings we stayed there, I was very dizzy when I woke up to the point that I had to hold onto something to prevent myself from falling over. I am never dizzy when I wake up so I can only attribute the problem to my proximity tto the gas wall heater. My friend sleeping further away from the heater in the double bed did not have dizzinss problems. It seems there is a real need for safety inspections of facilities renting space to tourists. Old gas furnace units can leak carbon monoxide into the living spaces. At the very least there should be a carbon monoxide detector in the room with the gas heater.

Some minor issues - We were not served breakfast that others said they received. The beds were lumpy. Acces to a desktop computer is limited since it is in the main building where the managers live.

I believe you can find safer and better rooms elswhere in town for the same price.


The beds are lumpy. There is no ladd

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank AlamoTrekker
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I traveled with a group of four, and while we didn't speak very good Spanish, Betty was still warm and helpful! The location is only a couple blocks from the water, and we checked the prices of a nearby hotel, which was $176 USD for two people compared to Betty's $32 a night, so if you just looking for a place to sleep and want a much more reasonable rate, Betty's really hit the mark!

The accommodations were clean and nice, but a bit tight for the four of us as we had our back packs and gear for camping in del Torres de paine. Betty has two bathrooms, and one bath/shower, so when things get busy, it's the expect the normal lineup that accompany all Hostile stays. There is a common area where she sets out a light contental breakfast of bread, coffee, tea and jam, but no real common area where all the guests can hang out and perhaps get to know each other, so our group pretty much stayed in the room when we were at the Hostal.

All in all in was a good experience, and Betty was a gracious hostess who helped in any way she could, and as such I would recommend her Hostal to anyone passing through!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This place may not be the most luxurious, but it was a wonderful stay. Everything was made as if it was your home, like a home away from home sort of thing, that was great. There was good breakfast every morning and the most wonderful hostesses ever. Very enjoyable stay. Very affordable, all in all it was great.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank blondkid
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Betty was really friendly, when we arrived we had troubles taking money from ATMs and she gave us cash for buying tickets to go to Isla Magdalena. She called for a taxi so that we could make it to the port on time. She is very responsive and communicative and also easy-going. The rooms are clean and have personal heaters, the kitchen is well-equipped and you could also ask the other woman, Baleska, for help. The feeling is like being a guest at a true Chilean home. Breakfast is basic but somehow enough - tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter and jam. Location is fine and you would have no troubles getting to the town centre. Stay with Betty - she is really great. One thing that could be a sort of disadvantage - she doesn't speak English, but you could also rely on her readiness to help - so it is not a big issue.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hospedaje Betty

Address: Pasaje Jose Miguel Carrera 1245, Punta Arenas 6212724, Chile
Location: Chile > Magallanes Region > Punta Arenas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 26 Hotels in Punta Arenas
Price Range: $43 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7

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