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This hostel is great bc it is right on the lake with a beautiful view. It is in town because everything is pretty much in town since Pucon is only 8 blocks long! I recommend being on the lake side of town bc you get the best of both worlds. Staff is nice and will tell you everything you need to know, set up tours, etc. there shared space is nice. The sleeping arrangements are tight so be prepared for very close quarters. Bring your own lock. Bathrooms r a bit rough but I managed. Good hostel.
It's a good hostel, I would definitely stay there again if I had the chance. The staff were all really helpful, and all had good recommendations. The only thing was that we felt a bit like we didn't get enough information about their trip to volcano, but that's technically not related to the hostel itself.
Chili Kiwi Lakefront is really a very good hostel with great staff and a very good atmosphere! The hostel is clean and cosy and there are always good tours to join or barbeque. You get the feeling that the staff really likes to work there because they are super friendly and helpful! Especially Keira from Australia is really brilliant helpful and super friendly. If I return to Pucon I would definately stay in that hostel again and I'll recommend it to other travellers as well cause it was great!
Chili Kiwi is a great hostel. Staff are extremely helpful and kind. They have a booklet of activities that they go through on arrival. Some are excursions, while others give info on activities you can do alone/with public transit. They have an adorable 7 day weather forecast on the wall, with suggested activities for each day- really helpful if you aren't the best decision maker! Great friendly atmosphere. Sunny common room with a beautiful view of the lake. Highly recommend this hostel!
This is a really nice hostel, very easy to meet other like minded travelers. Owner James & the girls are very friendly & very inclusive for guests to join them on any trips to the village for food or drinks. Nice location on the lake & the front garden is perfect to sit & enjoy the sun. Also the hostel has lots of information on all activities available in the area. I did the Volcano trek with them & it was a great day out! I would recommend this hostel without a doubt.
Big bold and beautiful hostel in an awesome location right next to the lake. It's comfortable, cosy and very welcoming. James and Kiera were cheerful and great hosts as well as very helpful, you can book all your tours though the hostel which means you can make the absolute most of your time here. Chilling in the gorgeous and colourful lounge area next to the roaring fire with a view of the lake was a highlight of my stay at the hostel. Dont miss this place on your stay in Pucon!
I LUV this hostel! AMAZING everything! Amazing location! Amazing beds! Amazing bbqs!! It's super clean and So much fun! The staff are incredibly kind and super helpful! I showed for a few days and ended up staying for a week!! Definitely stay here!!! It's a really great experience! Thanks James, Sam and all the other amazing staff! :)
STAY HERE. The staff were excellent, very engaging and welcoming and really made you feel at home. They were eager to answer your questions and you could tell they cared about you having a wonderful experience in Pucon. The staff (owner) threw a BBQ for the entire hostel which consisted of endless meat and alcohol, it was an absolute blast. Thanks for the experience! James & Jackie (The Canadians)
Brilliant James even though your a Kiwi...don't miss this hostel...great asados with sunsets on the lake...best location in Pucon...top staff, very friendly and helpful for organising activities in the area...comfy beds with a good number per dorm (not over crowded)...good places to chil and have a drink...great atoms...hope to get back there one day...take it eeeeezy but not too eeeeezy Chili Kiwi y fellow b-packers
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
We were very glad we found this place due to its location and views. Great backpackers hostel. Tour up Villarica Volcano was one of our highlights and have already recommended it to others. We didn't bother with the Saturday Night BBQ and glad as friends didn't eat until 11pm.
One of the best hostels we have stayed in during our trip. The staff are all great here, it's like they all eat so much sugar because they're always buzzing and happy. We were told straight away about what to do in the area, what day was best to walk the volcano, where to go for happy hours, where to go an party all night and also what not to do! The kitchen is kinda small to be honest but it's ok. we had a BBQ which was fun. Lots of booze but we did run out of beer so had to move to wine! :)
great place to stay - perfect location, great bbqs and friendly/knowledgeable staff
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great location, helpful friendly staff & a nice laid back vibe. Definitely one of my favourite hostels - I highly recommend it!
Very comfortable hostel, nice beds, big kitchen and great outside area! The hostel is right next to the lake with an awesome view. It's also a great place to get to know other travellers and there is a big variety of activites offered by the hostel (climbing the vulcano, rafting, horseback riding, bbq night etc.).
Lovely place where you immediatly want to extend your stay! Excellent location, lovely garden with a fab view, lots of chill spots, great staff, fully equiped kitchen and nice rooms. Own locker inside the room and also lockers available when you check out. Do the vulcano trip and join the bbq. You're not gonna regret staying here!
After arrival we got an introduction about all the things there are to do in Pucon and around and also at what time they would be and how long each adventure takes and, most interesting, the prices. That was perfect and it makes planning your stay soo much easier. Thanks a lot!!!
Great people, staff and atmosphere. They have made an effort to get the activities that backpackers want at good prices with staff providing good info. cons: Room was cramped and kitchen tiny, but overlook those things for the pros.
What can I say, the guys here know exactly what travellers want and need. I ended up extending then extending then extending ... Relax on the front lawn with friends and watch the sun set down over the water and boats. When Chili Kiwi organises a BBQ, sign up or you will regret it! This place feels like home.
We stayed in the dorms, which we're great. Readlng lights, big lockers and even a tray beside the bed for phones/etc. A lovely hostel with nice staff. And what a view.
Great hostel! Awesome location just off the main street and right on the water. Staff are very helpful with setting up tours and the vibe is great to meet people and hangout.