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“OK rooms, catastrophic advice!”
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Hospedaje Austral
Ranked #1 of 14 Ancud B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“OK rooms, catastrophic advice!”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Mixed feelings about this place. The hospedaje itself is nice - very clean and rooms are decent. Plenty of bathrooms. Breakfast was disappointing and only served at "9 on the dot" which can be at bit inconvenient. Location wasn't the best - it's close to one of the bus stations but it's a bit of a walk into the main part of town. The lady that owns the place is very enthusiastic and chatty, although occasionally overbearing. We were also given some terrible advice about visiting Chepu which resulted in us having probably the worst day in 9 months of travelling (don't go there in January, it's infested with giant horseflies!). She also misplaced several items of our clothing when we gave her our laundry. Luckily we noticed before we left and were able to rummage around in her laundry room until we found them in another pile. Overall - wouldn't recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Hospedaje Austral is the perfect place to stay. The hosts are really friendly and have amazing tips and ideas for trips on the island where you can actually see the real life of Chiloé and not just the touristic sides. The rooms and bathrooms are nice and clean and the breakfast was yummy.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Racing winter to Patagonia, so I was only able to stay for two nights. From the moment Mirta opened the door to the second Pedro closed it two days later, they were full of great, inexpensive recommendations and hilarious stories. Very friendly couple; didn't mind us hanging out in their house though the hostel had a common.
Rooms and facilities were spotless!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

It's a nice wooden house just around the corner of the local busterminal. The owners take a lot of effort to keep it as spotless and shiney as it is. A lot of bathrooms with really hot water. Breakfast is at 9.30 am, al punto! It consists of a big mug of nescafe or tea and half a breadroll with a bit of scrambled egg and half a breadroll with jam readily prepared. As B&B suggests there's no kitchen but in low season Mirta will happily give you a coffee or tea in the afternoon/evening while she provides you with a lot of (insider)-information of how to visit Ancud, the penguins or Chiloe Island on your own or where to eat reasonably priced. No alcohol allowed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Ancud is a small town, and Chiloe has this "rustic" feel to it. You will either find the island inspiring and refreshing or unsettling, depending on how used you are to creature comforts.
If you are travelling by bus, the location of Hospedage Austral is a bonus - 1 block from the bus station. The rooms are simple (no TV, not much space around the bed), but super comfy - and the whole place is spotless clean. I also liked the "wood cabin" feeling, and if it is cold in the morning, the wood stove will be on at the breakfast area. After taking a look at several other hospedajes in Ancud, I felt very happy that I chose Austral to stay at.
It is true that if you are used to having a full breakfast - or to having breakfast early in the morning, you should go to one of the bakeries nearby or at the downtown area (La Hormiguita is great).
Mirta and Pedro are very nice hosts. This is their house, and they are obviously taking good care of it and of all guests. Mirta's sightseeing recommendations are really worth taking into account.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Napa, California
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Mirta and Pedro make this hostel the best place to stay in Chiloe, without a doubt! From the moment I arrived, they were giving me trips on places to eat and economical ways to see the town of Ancud and beyond. The rooms are spacious and have plenty of space for your things, and there are several bathrooms to choose from, even for tall gringos like me! Mirta also gave me some secret places to see around the island, off the beaten path with very marvellous views and experiences. Muchas gracias Mirta y Pedro! Ciao!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

The attention is awful, the woman is breathing under your nose all the time, she seems to be nice but when u know her a little bit you realize she's not..
Ubication is bad, prices are high for the service, no lights at night, and breakfast you pay seems to be a joke :a coffee and a piece of bread. THAT'S ALL!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: Hospedaje Austral
Address: Anibal Pinto 1318, Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5710000, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Isla Chiloe > Ancud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Ancud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable accommodation for tourists in convenient location in Ancud. A half block from the city bus terminal. Tourist information to visit the main tourist attractions from Ancud to the rest of the island of Chiloe at affordable prices. Family atmosphere. ... more   less 
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