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Palafito Sur Reviews

Pedro Montt 465, Castro, Chiloe, Chile

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112 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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The biggest plus of this hostel is the amazing location. The hostel is a little far for the center, but to stay in a real palafito overlooking the bay was unforgettable. The building was warm and comfortable, but the walls were thin and transparent sections near the roof let too much light into the rooms. The service wasn't great, and having to make my own bed each day was a bit much to ask with the price. The value is not very good, even with the view.

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The view over the water is fantastic and it was so nice hearing the water (and sometimes rain) from the bed. Lovely dorms with very comfortable beds and lots of blankets! The staff were so helpful and made sure we felt welcome and at home. Also they encouraged us to ask for anything we needed. The breakfast is much better than most hostels, cereal, fresh bread, yogurts and fruit! Plus tea and coffee all day. Great restaurants nearby too.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was a beautiful place to stay. We got lucky and had a four bed room which had a window on to the sea. I am not sure whether we would have thought it good value had we not had this room. Staff are really nice.Great location in castro :)


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

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