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Review of Palafito Sur

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Palafito Sur
Ranked #23 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Castro
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed there for 1 night 2 weeks ago. Location is good, and the view of the ocean from the common area is great. Pros: Friendly staff and they gave us accurate info, the place was warm and cozy (was windy and raining that weekend), chilling in the common area was really nice (needed some cushions though) and I liked the white bedsheets and cover. Hot water in the shower. Cons: Thin walls, there was music and noise in the common area, but at 11:30 it stopped completely. I slept very well, but when I am tired I sleep like a log. When we booked, we asked if they had parking place, and they said yes, but the parking was on the street; nothing happened, but that was not a parking.

Breakfast was nice, bread freshbaked in the hostel, homemade jams, butter, cereal, milk, no fruit, so basic but good quality breakfast. I loved to have tea looking at the sea. I have been in lots of hostel, and I had a good experience in this one.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Overall I enjoyed my stay here. The view over the water is amazing. The downside is that you have to walk up a steep hill to get to town (bus station, supermarket, restaurants). Yes, the walls are thin, but I didn't have an issue with this. There are only a couple of bathrooms but I never had to wait.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The location is the main selling point of this hostel: it is on Castro's waterfront, with a common room and a terrace overlooking the bay. However, the rooms suffer from many design flaws (thin walls, no curtains, windows that don't close properly) that make it hard to get a good night's sleep. At 12000 pesos a night (most expensive dorm rooms in a 3-week trip in Chile) it is disappointing. It would only take minor fixes to make this place a top choice in Castro.

Room Tip: Some rooms don't have windows...this might actually be better in colder seasons.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights in December. Pros: super nice and friendly staff (Ignacio and Anita) - made us feel really welcome, great location, well priced. Main con: thin walls in rooms means lots of noise from other rooms getting up early, breakfast basic but ok for us. Overall would recommend and would go back.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I stayed at Palafito Sur in August, during the off season. The view is really nice-it is right on the water, and the room was very clean and had a tv and the staff were friendly. It is also fairly close to the bus station. Pro's: really nice location, affordable price. Con's: I wouldn't want to walk to the hostel at night, it is a residential area with a lot of dogs on the street, Overall a good stay!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Stayed here with my boyfriend our second night in Castro.They only have dormitory style sleeping. The walls were very thin for the small space. You can here everything from anywhere in the hostel. The kitchen space is small and the breakfast was only bread and butter. The pros were the nice deck overlooking the river and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Palafito Sur

Address: Pedro Montt 465, Castro, Isla Chiloe 5700289, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Isla Chiloe > Castro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Castro
Price Range: $79 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palafito Sur is a hostel in Castro, in a traditional fishermen neighborhood in Chile.The hostel offers a unique experience to live over the sea and understand the Chiloe culture, just a few squares far from the city center. In our hostel, you can enjoy our charming view the sea and a spacious terrace where you can share your free time. We have shared rooms with 2, 3 and 4 beds and two double bedrooms, with a generous common area over the sea, shared kitchen and terrace in a cozy space. ... more   less 
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Palafito Sur Castro, Chile - Isla Chiloe

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