I still have the small flag that the hotel owner's wife gave to me when I left. After a ten day stay, which is enough but never too much for Pucon, we were close. I had become friends with many people around, tourists or locals. HereI met Three girls living in Santiago, who had come for holidays, and became inseparable. Hostal Rukayen is clean, large and safe. It has 24hour hot showers, 24 hour reception, Travel Desk, washing machines, no curfew, a very big yard around and the volcano in full sight in front. It's in the outskirts of the city and surrounded with tall trees where birds give amazing performances of acoustic harmony.
In the evenings the guests used to gather in the yard to talk, drink a couple of beers or have a small barbecue party. We were all friends as the hotel atmosphere was generally very relaxed and cozy. In our leisure time we watched TV in the spacious lounge or cook our meals in the well-equipped large kitchen and dining room or check our mail on the Internet, in the hotel computer. Breakfast, although included in the price, was prepared with care. The jam was home made and the fruit juicy and fresh. There are also dorm beds for very low budgets.
The address is Pasaje las Rosas #175A. This dirt road ends on the central road, the Carreterra International ,at the height of Colo Colo, very near TURBUS Station. You only have to walk for about 600-700 meters from the junction. But this is not a problem because the journey is nice and there is always someone with a car to help.
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The most important is that the hotel has a country side location although it's a 20 minute walk from the city center and a ten minute walk from the central street. Prices(in 2007) are less then 10 dollars per person !!! (I will also give you the old telephone number I have, but it's probably useless- (56)45-443975)
The city is already cozy, but staying at the El Refugio hostal helped to create the perfect atmosphere.
Feels like a lost lodge in the middle of the mountains, but is just two blocks away from the main street. When you get into the wooden cabin, you're asked to take off your shoes and leave them at the door. From the backyard, the fantastic view of the Volcano Villarrica!
How about the owners: a Chilean ski instructor and her boyfriend, a nice Dutch guy.
Imagine the feeling of a warm shelter after a cold day... that's it!
laundry service, stunning view
My stay in Kila Leufu was without any doubt one of my best travel experiences in Chile. The place is really splendid. It's a big wooden house with large rooms (and huge beds!) and shared or private bathrooms. Those who are tight on their budget can sleep in their own tent in the garden.
Last but not least, the food is excellent in Kila Leufu. A rich and tasty breakfast is included in the room's price, but you are always welcome to ask for supplementary meals. And most of the ingredients is "homemade", from organic Kila Leufu's farm! Finally the dinner is often served in "rukka" - traditional house of Mapuche Indians!!! A unique experience!
It’s a little bit « out of beaten track » kind of accommodation. So if you’re looking for night-life activities in Pucón it will not suite you. But if you want to escape from civilisation, to breath fresh air and to explore unspoiled nature it’s a PERFECT place.
Kila Leufu means in Mapugundun (language of Mapuche Indians) “Three Rivers”. And indeed the place is located in a walking distance to three different rivers: Cabedala, Liucura and Trancura. You will also have a perfect view on three different volcanoes: Villarica, Quetropillán and Lanín.
Margot, sympathetic boss of Kila Leufu, has always great ideas how to spend your day. You can explore on foot the surroundings, walk to neighbouring hot springs. She organizes also half a day, whole day or 3 days horse-back riding expeditions. If you want there is also a possibility to climb a volcano or participate in a rafting. For those who like they are even fishing possibilities. Or you can just take a part in normal day-by-day farm activities - you can lear how to milk a cow, make cheese, churn butter, and bake "pan amasado" (typical Chilean homemade bread)...
Clean and conveniently located. The owner is a little *** at times, but ok. ie., shoes off, no cooking after 9pm and home by 3am.
Also, the owner owns one of the best adventure shops in town and will give you discounts. (i'll update the name of the shop when i think of it)
If you're after somewhere close, clean and safe then it's fine.
about US$10 per night
6800 peso share room .
the door is a little bit broken ( hard to open , hard to close )
the hot shower is almost cold .
not including breakfast ,
so I order a Lasagna , wow it is great !!!!! ( the resturant is very good , and the hosteria itself is not good but expensive ! )
We came here as a day trip from Pucon but decided to stay for the night. The place consist a mountain style lodge with 3 different pools each with different thermal waters from nearby volcanic hot springs. There is also an alpine creek where you can either bath or drink (its frigid cold though!!!) The hotel is located in a forest and you should take a 30-35 minute drive through a macadam road making this the perfect place for peace and relaxation. They also have several spa facilities (massage, muds, aromatherapy etc) an informal cafeteria and a more formal dining room.
Should I give away this cute little jewel? Well, what the heck, the idea here is helping each other when traveling to strange places...
I found this hotel on the internet while trying to find something exactly what I just got. A small place where people would know who I was, with good service, good looking and fairly priced. Many places around Pucon fullfilled these requisites but I was blessed to find these place. Despite their classic looks, it was built around 1997 with local volcanic rock and wood with an alpine lodge like look. Our room was not really spacious but was not claustrophobic either. We enjoyed a perfect view of the Villarica Volcano with it's snow covered, fuming cone every day. Breakfast was delicious every morning with an assortment of freshly baked breads, cakes and pies, homemade jams, perfect coffee. We only dined there once but it was a great experience too. Hotel's personnel was kind and responsive to our needs.
The view is wonderful. It's located just a 3-4 min drive from downtown and the road doesn't invite you to walk there despite being this probably a 15-20 min walk.
I stayed with Lalo and his family. Lalo also owns several other properties, which I´m sure are also quite nice.
There is room for 5 people in Lalo´s house. If you stay there, Lalo will help you cut costs by preparing group meals and offering you good deals on tours. Hot water. Sheets. Towels if you need them.
Breakfast included. Fridge space available. Close to TurBus terminal. 5 minutes or less walking, with full backpack.
Really it is Lalo´s hospitality that makes this place so easy to recommend. He and his two boys will take you in, take care of you, and talk your ear off.
We got homemade Chilean cuisine. Yum.
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