Hostels in Punta Arenas, Chile

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Get to know Punta Arenas (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 Punta Arenas. To help you make friends with Punta Arenas before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Punta Arenas, Chile, is a little city that is sometimes confronted with very strong winds, so dress appropriately! Every year it draws a huge amount of tourists for having the airport closest to the popular hiking spot, Torres Del Paine. The hostels in Punta Arenas, Chile, take advantage of this, and might charge relatively high prices.

Finding accommodation in this little industrial city should not be a big problem. The Punta Arenas, Chile hostels are scattered throughout and all offer a nice place to stay. When comparing the hostels in Punta Arenas, Chile, make sure you take into account their location and the facilities that are included. Also, plan your activities on beforehand, so you don't spend too many nights there, and you won't end up getting bored.

You don't have to go far from the main street to find affordable accommodation (to backpacker's standards), but it is relatively scarce. Quality-wise there is not much to worry about. The hostels in Punta Arenas, Chile, offer a comfy bed and in general a clean place to stay, as do most hostels in Chile. The owners are always very kind and eager to help and they know their city inside out, so they'll try their hardest to make you get the most out of your stay in Punta Arenas.

Besides the much-hyped penguin tour, there is not much to do. There is the main street with shops that offer you everything you need. Following that street, you'll pass a very nice old cemetery and eventually end up in the Zona Franca, where you can buy all sorts of things up to just over a thousand dollars tax free. If you don't want to spend any money, you can simply stroll along the shore, enjoy the huge colony of cormorants, and perhaps even spot a dolphin. Punta Arenas is a quiet city that's worth visiting, but don't stay too long.

Written by local enthusiast for Punta Arenas hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Punta Arenas hostels Margaret

FAQ about Punta Arenas Hostels

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

A hostel in Punta Arenas costs on average $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Punta Arenas with private rooms costs on average $52. shows all 9 Hostels in Punta Arenas. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 9 hostels in Punta Arenas, Chile. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Punta Arenas such as
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Your Packing List for Punta Arenas

Your Packing List for Punta Arenas

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Punta Arenas 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.

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Punta Arenas 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 Punta Arenas, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
9 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$52 Average private room price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Punta Arenas
Hostal Chiloe is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Punta Arenas
Backpackers Paradise Hostel is the best rated
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

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