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Palafito Sur Reviews

Pedro Montt 465, Castro, Chiloe, Chile

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109 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Excellent hostel, with an amazing location. It would be good to add lockers in the rooms.


Highly recommend this palafito hostel. It is so nice being able to stay in a palafito (which is one of the big draws of Castro). Beautiful spot to relax! It is like staying at a cottage! Highly recommend! Very friendly and helpful staff. Sure it is a bit pricier than other hostels in the area- but you won't regret it when you see the view!


This is probably one of the most beautiful hostels I've ever stayed in and the cleanest. BUT... Who ever built this place only had beauty in mind. The walls are thin and you can hear everything! Plus if you stay in the dorm there's glass along the top if the walls that let's all the light in. Problem with this is all the sinks are in the hall. So in te morning or mid night you will be woken up from the light and sounds. I would be nicer if there were more comfortable places to sit. cushions??!


Was a nice experience to stay in a Palafito. Dissapointed with my tiny room, which was pretty pricey. I'm not sure why the rooms aren't differenet prices!? There are no lockers. Kitchen is tiny. Surrounding views are lovely.


Excellent and unusual stay in a hostel over the water. Claudio and the staff were very welcoming and informative and the rowing boat topped it all


I loved staying here, beautifull hostel withe great view and very friendly staff. It's not that big which I appreciate, you know everybody who stays here! Still miss the atmosphere after 2 weeks travelling to other places.


Very nice hostel with friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommendable.


We had only one night here, right over the water. It is a lovely location in a renovated palafito house, with balcony out the back,a communal room and very small kitchen. We had a double room with private bathroom (other side of the hallway, with a door to be slammed to close, noisy). The bed and linen are great but the tiny room had little ventilation. The walls and ceilings are very thin and need some decent noiseinsulation. Breakfast is average. Staff were very nice and spoke great English.


Nice place with great views and it is good to stay in a Palafito, but not sure it's worth paying 30% more than other hostels. Showers alternate between scalding and freezing. Walls are very thin, so there is almost no privacy. The recycling system just confused me until I realised that nobody bothered to separate their rubbish. Would recommend if they weren't so expensive


A great hostel with a good atmosphere. be prepared to be woken early by the sunshine though (no curtains) and hope that you don't have any noisy neighbours as the walls are very thin! (but this is to be expected in a palafito). No lockers. small but well equipped kitchen.


Not too many beds and has a cosy feel. Everyone socialises in the one common room which has a beautiful view of the lake and an airy relaxed atmosphere. Kitchen is small but adequate. There are no lockers. All the staff are lovely and it is very clean.


A more expensive hostal even by Chile standards but worth the experience to stay in an actual palafitos house. On the cozy-chic spectrum, it is certainly more chic. Privacy and noise are an issue on the end rooms that overlook the bay. Kitchen is modern but a little cramped on space. The back deck for socializing or drinking is a highlight and the breakfast well above average. Overall, a great stay.

  • 12th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Beautiful views and a calm welcoming atmosphere make the cozy hostel. Good breakfast, nice kitchen and strong WiFi. Very friendly and helpful staff. Wide age range of guests.


It got a bit hot at night, and a few of the rooms open up to the common area where conversations are loud, but those are really really minor complaints. Nice place.

  • 23rd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Cute house over the water but LOUD, you can hear everything that anyone says or does anywhere in the building. The breakfast was great and the beds really comfy (though you have to make them up yourself).


I loved this hostel! Obviously it's in a palafito, or stilt house, which in and of itself is cool, but it also has beautiful interior architecture and a very cozy feel. The view of the inlet is beautiful! The man who runs the hostel is wonderful and incredibly kind. He really went above and beyond in making us feel comfortable and at home. The hostel is a quick walk from the main section of Castro, but you do have to walk up a pretty steep hill to get there.


Great location on the water. The hostel is built on stilts, which is simply awesome. The service was very friendly. Heads up: after a certain late hour the staff really does not appreciate it if people are talking or hanging out downstairs.

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