Hostal El Refugio Reviews
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Friendly staff. Facilities a bit run down (bathroom for example with reoccurring leaks. Just needs to be fixed properly once). Good atmosphere and a cool living room area is ideal for chilling. Nice and small so can get to know other hostellers well.
I stayed for 5 days over xmas and had an awesome time. The staff, Rich, Maria and The American girl (sorry forgot your name!) were all very helpfull. 2 nights I stayed there they put on a BBQ and burger night with loads of beers which was great. Its a real chilled and relaxed hostel and the staff are more than willing to help you with daily activities and hikes. I stayed in the Tent which was perfect, had own lockers in there as well. Stay here.
Ok but could be better, The kitchen is way too small and only one person can cook at a time. We stayed in the private room (downstairs in the house) and outide in the larger tent. Downstairs room is v noisy when everyone gets up or goes to bed in the dorm upstairs (thin creaky floors). Stay in the tents, very comfortable and quiet (assuming no snorers!). They offer a good trip up the volcano with the most professional guides we have used on our round the world trip.
Great hostel! Lovely staff, very helpful! The beds are comfy and the place is warm. Everything is nice and clean! The kitchen is quite small but if you cook when it's not 'rush' hour then you will be fine!
Super nice hostel with a very social atmosphere, the common area is cozy and feels like home. Staff is really friendly and helps a lot with planning trips and activities. All with all a great experience!
This hostel was awesome, wish I could have stayed longer. The 2 Americans working there were good times. Location don't think it could be better 8 second walk to Pullman bus station. 2 mins to Supermarket. WI-Fi was good. 2 kitchens so if ones busy you can just go out back. I would love to give this place a 100% rating but the fact that the job bunks are under an angled roof and have like 1 foot of space to the roof is a bit annoying there's no reason the top bunk can't be lowered several feet
They hostel is located right in front of the bus terminals and only 2 min walk from the main street. The rooms are clean and hve big lockers. The only downside is that the kitchen and bathroom are very warn. The atmosphere is good and thay offer a good prices for the actvities arround the region.
Awesome hostel. Very close to buses. Comfy beds. 2 jitchens . nice staff.
Good location, nice large and bright 8-bed dorm. Other facilities are ok but staff is very friendly and helpful and gave good recommendations for day trips!
Great hostel opposite the bus station! The atmosphere is great and it is easy to meet people in the common area/lounge. Also tents outside are good! Not freezing like you might think they could be.
The hostel is well situated. Its dorms (not the tent) are nice, with very comfortable beds. The place has good vibes and the people were adorable. There is good information available concerning different excursions. The only problem is that the kitchen is really very small. Impossible for two persons to cook together. And in a hostel where the breakfast is not included and where people do their cooking after trekking, it's not very pleasant.
Ok this isnt a fake review, super serious. This is the best hostel ever. Dorms are standard with standard lockers and the showers are average but hot. But there is fire to warm u when cold. There is a gorgeous dog. The staff are jokes and helpful. Location is fine, next to pullman buses so book them if poss. Wifi is decent. I honestly dont have one single complaint i can think of. Book in advance i you wna stay here as it books up quick.
Friendly place, although the cozy common area can get a bit cramped if there are many guests. Plenty to do in Pucón but mostly weather dependent.
What a nice hostel!! One of my favorites so far... Great vibe going on!! And the volcano tour they offer is incredible, we loved it :)
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
really nice, cosy hostel with a great atmosphere. lack of enough bathrooms though...
I enjoyed my 7-night stay at El Refugio. The hostel hosts were very helpful, there was a wealth of information on things to do around Púcon, and the hostel organized many activities. Its lounge was cozy and El Refugio provided free instant coffee. (El Refugio is located almost directly across from the Pullman bus terminal so Pullman is the most convenient bus line to take to reach Púcon and El Refugio.) All of my daily showers were ice cold. Otherwise, El Refugio was a great hostel.
One of the nest hostels I've ever stayed at. Friendly and helpful staff, the most comfortable beds, fantastic lounge room complete with hammock chair! I loved it!
Nice hostel, small, very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.m
Awesome place to stay in Pucon. The staff was great, very knowledgable about tours in the area. I was traveling alone for 4 days and never had a dull moment. It's really easy to meet people and organize activities in the area regardless of the weather! Hiked volcano Villarrica with a big group of people and went out for a big group dinner after with staff and tourists. SO fun. The guides they work with are also really professional. The kitchen is small though, and they need another bathroom.
El Refugio is a very nice and cozy Hostel. We felt like home! You meet very nice people and the staff is very friendly. They help you with everything, if you want to. You can go on trips with other people from the hostel. The atmosphere in the livingroom is amazing. Everything is made of wood and you can sit in front of a heater. We would definitely go there again!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)