Hostels in Puerto Varas, Chile

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Get to know Puerto Varas (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Puerto Varas. To help you make friends with Puerto Varas before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Puerto Varas (no more

Puerto Varas is a friendly little town in southern Chile, just north of Puerto Montt. Within easy reach of all the facilities of its larger neighbor (just an hour by bus) and much more attractive to boot, Puerto Varas makes a good base for exploring the area. It’s also a good stopping point for those fresh off the northbound ferry (or heading for the southbound ride), which docks in Puerto Montt.

Puerto Vargas hostels have long been a vacation stop for locals, and the city is now gaining renown among independent backpackers, both for its outdoor adventure offerings and its graceful charm. The harbor offers magnificent views of the nearby volcanoes, most notably Osorno’s snow-capped peak. The pleasing architecture makes the town resemble a little slice of Bavaria in the midst of Chile.

Minibuses to/from Puerto Montt and other nearby destinations stop in the center of town close to most Puerto Varas hostels. Longer-distance buses to other destinations in Chile or over the border to Bariloche, Argentina, leave from their respective company offices around town. Air travel is possible from Puerto Montt’s airport and is reachable by taxi from Puerto Varas.

There is no central Puerto Varas hostel district, but the town is small enough that you can walk to most of them from anywhere. If you don’t mind a steep uphill walk, Puerto Varas hostels a little further from the center of town offer better views of the surrounding areas.

Written by local enthusiast for Puerto Varas hostels

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FAQ about Puerto Varas Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Puerto Varas. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Puerto Varas. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Casa Margouya is the best rated hostel for partying in Puerto Varas.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Puerto Varas

Your Packing List for Puerto Varas

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Puerto Varas and Chile.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Puerto Varas Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Puerto Varas, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$16 Cheapest hostel in Puerto Varas
Casa Apel Hostel is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Puerto Varas
Casa Margouya is the best rated
5.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Puerto Montt (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Cochamó (60 Km / 37 mi.)
Osorno (84 Km / 52 mi.)
Ancud (92 Km / 57 mi.)
Chiloe (120 Km / 75 mi.)
Villa la Angostura (128 Km / 80 mi.)
Dalcahue (130 Km / 81 mi.)

Travel Tips for Puerto Varas - from the Community

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