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Chili Kiwi Lakefront

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

*** Voted #1 Hostel in Latin America in the 2018 & 2017 Hoscars ***

We are an owner operated and run hostel for backpackers by backpackers. We are offering a fun, social and informative hostel with travellers´ specific needs in mind. Come and join us for good times and adventures!

NEW: Check out our new double room options. Two rooms up in a tree house with full lake view and also our three hobbity hollow double rooms in our garden. Check the photos!

Here's what we think you'll love about the hostel:

VIBE: This is key. Chill, fun and social. A place to socialize and make friends, have a cheeky drink or two, but why do you come to Pucon, to get out and explore.

Location: On the corner of the main road and the lake. We don't believe there's a better location in town.

Value: We are intrepid backpackers ourselves, and believe our prices are awesome given the setting, facilities and service.

Service: We're passionate about travel and the great outdoors and we are passionate about sharing this with you.

Facilities: Let's face it, the standard of hostels is well, pretty standard. We're going for attention to detail, comfort, function and creativity. We have three kitchens, lots of bathrooms and central heating for when it gets cold.

Secure & Clean: We know that when you and your belongings feel safe and secure, you have peace of mind and can focus your energy on what you came here to do, experience and enjoy. And who doesn't like a clean hostel?

Winter Enthusiastas: We are skiers and snowboarders ourselves, let´s go shred!

Travelling... life is good!

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.
In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in to the room from 12:00 to 14:00, but you can arrive to the hostel anytime after 08:00am.
Check out at 10:30 from the room, but you can enjoy the hostel facilities after this time.

We have live in staff, but reception is officially open between 8am and 11:30pm, if you are arriving outside these times, please let us know.


Payment on arrival, cash only in Chilean pesos.
Taxes included.

Breakfast not included.
No curfew.

Children not allowed.
We don't accept pets. View House Rules

Overview

It's easy to see why our award-winning hostel has dominated the category of Best Hostel in Latin America for two years’ running. We're run by backpackers for backpackers, so we know how important it is to offer a fun, social and informative experience. Catch sunsets over the lake from a treehouse, swing or just from your room. Plan out your stay with a free city map and our house Wi-Fi. Our knowledgeable, outdoorsy team will be happy to help you book amazing day trips and adventures.

Location

Only a short walk from downtown Pucón, we're on the shores of majestic Villarrica Lake with views of the snow-capped volcano. The Turbus terminal is a 15-minute walk from us, and the Pullman and JAC terminals are both under 10 minutes by foot. Look for our brightly painted doors and shutters – you can't miss us! From our home base, you'll have easy access to all of Pucón’s famous outdoor activities, from hiking the volcano to braving whitewater rapids to soaking in thermal springs.

Rooms and Dorms

Choose from dorms or double rooms in the main house, some with private bathrooms. Each dorm bed has a personal reading light, a storage locker and a book shelf. For extra privacy, check out our charming new treehouse with lake views or one of three adorable hobbit houses set in the garden. Or you can try glamping in a camper van kitted out with plug sockets, lights and an outdoor seating area for chilling under the stars.

Extras and activities

Food's important: so we have three kitchens – that means you won’t ever have to wait for fridge or cooking space! Our central heating will keep you toasty when the temperature drops outside, the perfect time to snuggle up on one of our couches and gaze out over the lake. When the sun comes out, grab a hammock under the shade of a cherry tree and sway to the relaxed heartbeat of the area.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Jan 2020
    Perfect place to meet people from every place in the best environment. Has anything that you could ask for if you are a backpacker traveler. Great location and artistically conceived.
    Chile, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jan 2020
    The best hostel in Pucón! We stayed for 5 nights. From the first day till the end YUKI (a volunteer) was AMAZING, always smiling and ready to help us for anything,like all the staff as well. This hostel is able to book all the tours in the area and they are all fantastic. The four guides we had in our volcano tour were incredible (Diego, Charlie and two more) The property is located right in front of the lake so gives amazing views and is close to the town centre. Some noise at night.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Dec 2019
    Great hostel. The staff are also travellers so are super friendly and tend to have good hints and tips. Rooms have good lockers and the showers are not disappointing. Would recommend!!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Dec 2019
    We Stayed at chili kiwi hostel for christmas and couldn’t of chose anywhere better. We stayed in the combi van for 3 nights and the hobbit home for 3 nights and they were both very clean and the beds were so comfortable! There are 3 kitchens and loads of bathrooms and showers so you never have to wait! Would highly recommend!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Dec 2019
    Great vibe, great staff, comfy beds, great location and all tours can be organised from the hostel
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Dec 2019
    Great hostel with lots of activities and helpful staff. Lots of space, lots of kitchens - I was very happy with the stay. The only (slight) negative is the price as it's more than other hostel's in Pucon, but I think if you have the extra few $ then it is worth it.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Dec 2019
    Chile kiwi is in a great location, offers a very social environment, and will help organize all the activities you can think of. Great for solo travelers - a must stay in Pucon!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Dec 2019
    Had a great time! Staff are super friendly and helpful. Would recommend very highly.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    31 Dec 2019
    Quite an expensive hostel but we stayed here for the atmosphere around new year. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Social hostel which makes it easy to meet people and you can do all the tours/trips with the hostel as well. Lots of bathrooms around the hostel and also 3 kitchens which means you never have to wait! Pucon is small so you can explore the town easily from here. Would definitely come back here!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    28 Dec 2019
    Overall a good hostel in a great location. Lots of kitchen and bathrooms facilities with an range of social spaces too. Clean. For me though I expected more for a hotel this expensive and highly rated compared to others in South America. To have this rating / price I would expect privacy curtains in dorm beds, breakfast included and to be able to pay to on card. Staff were a bit snobby, especially when we asked about coming back. WiFi was also terrible quality and didn’t stretch to bedrooms
    England, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games


Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Chile

  • 2018

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Chile

  • 2017

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Chile

  • 2016

    3rd, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Chile

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