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“The best hostal i've seen in Chile so far”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of 13 Lunas Hostel

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13 Lunas Hostel
Ranked #2 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Ancud
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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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“The best hostal i've seen in Chile so far”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

I stayed here with a friend over x-mas 2013. We had a very nice christmas dinner with all guests who were around and the hostal owner Claudio also contributed a very nice christmas roast.

This hostal has basically everything a perfect hostal needs:

- Very friendly and helpful staff speaking spanish and english
- Very nice dorm rooms with big stylish beds and lockers
- Well equipped and pretty new bath rooms, as is everything in this hostel
- A terrace with sea view and access to the garden, which has hammocks, a vegetable garden, sunspots and shades
- A very well equipped kitchen with everything you need, free coffee, tee, fruits and herbs | Breakfast is included in the price (bread, jellys, dulche de leche, cheese, juice, milk, cornflakes)
- A basement with table-tennis, table-soccer, indoor bbq, stereo and also direct access to the garden
- A nice living room with an oven, board games, tv, music, large dining table
- Laundry service, secure lockers, wifi, public computer (a bit old and slow though)
- A very good location directly opposite the terminal (buses del sur) and just next to the coastal road where you can have nice walks or make your way to the pinguin colonies of Puñihuil

I can't really think of anything negative in this place, in my opinion this reaches nearly perfection for a budget accommodation. Only the rooms in the basement don't seem to be as cool as the ones upstairs, but other than that, perfect.

My guess: You'll stay longer than you intended to, although Ancud itself doesn't offer that much.

Room Tip: The dorms upstairs are way cooler than those in the basement.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

13 Lunas Hostel is a beautiful hostel located just in front of the Cruz del Sur bus terminal in Ancud (Chiloé island) and minutes away from the center (shops, cyber cafés, main square, etc) as well as from the shoreline. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the service is perfect. It is not precisely cheap (10000 CLP/person in a 6-bed-dorm) but it's definitely worth the money. They make the beds also in the dorms! The furniture is brand new, the bathrooms are good and everything is perfectly clean, including the big and extremely well-equipped kitchen. There is a welcoming sitting room with a chimney, a guitar and woolen blankets, as well as a nice room upstairs with a lot of light, a balcony with seaview. The breakfast is very good. The staff gave us good information about bus timetables and excursions.
The only improvement would be to add more than one computer for guest use as well as improve the quality of wifi signal.
I loved this hostel and I'd say it was the best of my stay in Ancud ! I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a lovely hostel in Ancud. Rooms are spacious with good-sized, comfy beds, there is a large, clean and well-equipped kitchen which makes it easy to cook for yourself, and there are plenty of communal areas to hang out in. There is also a lovely terrace with a view of the sea, which is great for watching the sun go down. The staff stand out - they are incredibly helpful and friendly. The location is good - just opposite the Cruz del Sur bus terminal and a very short walk to the centre of Ancud. Really enjoyed my stay here and would recommend to anyone visiting Chiloé.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

When I first read the about 20 five star reviews I could not believe this hostel is as good as the reviews said. In short: it is!
We arrived at 11 in the morning and the room was already set up for us. We then took the penguin tour the host offered us through a company he works with. We were picked up at the hostel and brought to the penguin spot. A great tour.
Back at the hotel we got to enjoy the fantastic common areas and the very well equipped kitchen. Also the really cute house dog made the day. I can highly recommend this hostel for the price they ask. If you use the brochure "Get South" you even get a discount.
The Host was speaking very good english and communication was perfect on the stay as well as in advance.
There is not a single not perfect thing I can say about this place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

One of the best hostels I've stayed in, 13 Lunas has quite a bit to offer backpackers, from a well-stocked kitchen to clean, comfortable beds, cosy lodgings and friendly hosts. The breakfast is also quite substantial, comprising eggs, bread, coffee and tea. Possibly the best perk of staying here is the hostel's proximity to the bus station, which is just right across the street. I wouldn't even consider any other accommodation option if I passed through Ancud again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Chesterland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

This hostal was in our Get South book, meaning they honored their 10% discount and they definitely lived up to the description. It is in a great location, and the staff is so helpful. Also the view from the upstairs deck is perfect for sunsets over the bay. It´s only a five minute walk from the boardwalk and we happened to catch sightings of Killer Whales. For sure I would come back here if I was ever in Ancud again. The penguin tour was great. And even for all the wonderfulness of the hostal, the price is the same as regular competitors.
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Room Tip: All the rooms are great. We got lucky on low season to book the cheapest, a 6-bed dorm, and no one e...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

This is definitely the best hostel I've stayed at during my trip so far. It's brand new, spacious, clean, and comfortable. The staff are so helpful and friendly, always happy to give advice on things to see and do. There's a beautiful patio where I watched the sun set over the ocean each evening. And there's a dog named Dalca who lives there - she's so sweet! I loved my stay at this hostel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Property: 13 Lunas Hostel
Address: Los Carrera 855, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Isla Chiloe > Ancud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Ancud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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