Reviews: Anonymous

Location: USA, Gender: Male, Age: 35

The Sirena Insolente Hostel

Pichilemu, Chile

The good: The hostel is beautiful and perfectly located away from the center near Punta de Lobos (it's easy enough to hitchhike or catch a collectivo just down the street). The beds are probably the most comfortable we stayed in during our six weeks of travel. Everyone staying is super chill. The not-so-good: Because this is a surf location and the hostel is so near to Punta de Lobos, expect sand in the showers, etc. It's certainly not filthy, and the bathrooms and showers are quite clean.

Don Santiago Hostel

Santiago, Chile

The staff here are amazing. Pato, Rodrigo, Alberto, Andreas, and Pablo are extremely helpful, friendly, sharing, and hospitable. We felt so welcomed and so at home that we came back for another night. Some of the beds are a little worn but comfy nonetheless, the bathrooms and showers are always clean, and breakfast is excellent. The hostel is located in a relatively chill part of the city (a 5min walk from Rebublica Metro stop) and all needs are right around the corner. Loved it here.

Hostal Casa Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

After deciding to spend more time in Valparaiso, we spent one night here and the previous two at Casa Fischer just around the corner. Casa Valparaiso has a much better social scene and atmosphere than Fischer, but the kitchen and bathrooms aren't nearly as clean and tidy. Both are perfectly located and within short walking distance (5 min) to Plaza Sotomayor or all the bars/restaurants/galleries/shops on Cerro Concepcion and Cerro Alegre. Breakfast could be moved up an hour or two from 9:30.

Casa Fischer Hostal

Valparaiso, Chile

Calm hostel having a great location on Cerro Concepcion. Sometimes the staff can be difficult to track down, but they are all incredibly friendly and helpful when you do. Good or excellent in all categories but there isn't really a great common room for everyone to hang out and trade travel stories, tips, etc. Because of that I'd say the atmosphere was only average but that wholly depends on the other travelers staying there as well.

Hostel Empedrado

Mendoza, Argentina

A great hostel far enough north of the five main plazas to escape the awful business of the center, but close enough to easily get anywhere (we even walked from the main bus terminal). Excellent staff, plenty of common rooms to share with others or have all to yourself (the roof deck is spectacular at night). We met some great people here. Full breakfast, mostly self serve, with the option of having crepes or eggs made for you! The downstairs bathroom in the hall is the best. Would stay again!

Hostel 41 Below

Bariloche, Argentina

Terrific hostel. The small staff are delightful and friendly and do everything here, from cleaning and changing the beds, to making fresh bread and jams to be served at breakfast. The common room and large community-style table encourage and facilitate lots of socialization with fellow travelers. Many resources for planning your days in and around Bariloche as well as what you'll do next. Great location only a couple blocks from the main (overly touristy) street.

Backpackers Kaweskar Hostel

Puerto Natales, Chile

This is simple: if you're not staying at Kaweskar, you're in the wrong hostel. Omar, Alex, and The Crew are terrific. They're incredibly helpful with information and preparedness regarding PN Torres del Paine, with anything around town, and with future travel plans. They're friendly, welcoming, and do a remarkable job keeping the hostel clean and neat. Wash, dry, and put away your dishes and they'll treat you like family. It's that simple. Great hostel, great breakfast, phenomenal staff.

Hospedaje Costanera

Punta Arenas, Chile

A bit off the beaten path, but still very accessible. The best part about this place is the beds; the dorm rooms aren't bunked and the beds are ridiculously comfortable. The place is currently under construction as they add more rooms, so some things were in a state of disarray. The rooms and bathrooms are extremely clean and the owners are super accommodating. We were in a newer room without a functional heater so they provided us with a little space heater which worked great. No lockers though

Los Cormoranes

Ushuaia, Argentina

An uphill trek from the main thoroughfare, but certainly worth it. Breakfast is great, and mostly self serve, including eggs, cereal, bread, and plenty of oranges to make fresh-squeezed juice. The kitchen is a great place to hang out, and the hostel dog ("Homero") is darling. The staff is incredibly helpful, even going through great pains to get us booked on a bus to Punta Arenas when all the offices were closed and on holiday.

La Tosca Hostel

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Everything in Puerto Madryn is organized around group tours. If you're not into that, don't bother stopping through. But if you do find yourself here for any reason do yourself a favor and stay at La Tosca. The place is phenomenal and the staff beyond amazing. They'll help with anything, they offer plenty of smiles, and they address you by name. A wonderful hostel all around.

Puerto Limon Hostel

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Very chill hostel in San Telmo area. Breakfast is simple with bread, butter, jams, coffee, tea, and juice. The common areas include an indoor and outdoor space, and the staff are helpful and accommodating; they let us keep our things in the room way past checkout because we had a late departing bus. Great vibes here, and lots of cool repurposed things. Definitely recommended