Hostel in Villarrica, Chile

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

Villarrica, Chile, is often compared to Pucón. The majority of tourists will undoubtedly head for the latter town, so people who wish to avoid the crowds might be better off heading toward Villarrica. With only a half-hour drive between them, they offer mainly the same activities and are both located at Lake Villarrica with an impressive view on the namesake volcano.

The town offers different types of accommodation. Perhaps due to the small amount of young backpackers, there are only a couple of hostels in Villarrica, Chile. Most visitors are families with children who will be heading to the "cabañas" or private rooms. Nevertheless, Villarrica, Chile, hostels offer quality accommodation at reasonable prices. In the majority of the cases, they are never further away than a ten-minute walk from the bus terminal and main street, that houses plenty of restaurants, shops, and stores. Several street corners offer free Wi-Fi.

The town is very calm and relaxing, which is reflected in the atmosphere that can be found in the Villarrica, Chile hostels. They are often very cosy and quiet environments, promising a good night's sleep because of the absence of nightlife in Villarrica. Also, they tend to attract people from all ages and backgrounds who prefer to avoid the Pucón tourist trap. It is fairly easy to meet new like-minded people and spend some time with them.

There are tourist agencies in town that will provide activities and tours to the national parks. There are also mountain bike and car rental. Information about this can undoubtedly be found in the Villarrica, Chile hostels.

There is no beach, but the lake does offer a nice shore to enjoy a quick swim. Most of the town's activity is actually centered around the lake, where you can rent kayaks and jet ski. On a cultural level, Villarrica also offers a market and several shops selling local handicraft. Next to that there is also a museum about the Mapuche history. If you want to get out, then local micro buses offer transportation to nearby towns, such as Pucón and Lican Ray.

Written by local enthusiast for Villarrica hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Villarrica hostels Margaret

FAQ about Villarrica Hostels

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

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Your Packing List for Villarrica

Your Packing List for Villarrica

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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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Villarrica 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 Villarrica, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
7.4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Panguipulli (41 Km / 25 mi.)
Temuco (69 Km / 43 mi.)
Puerto Fuy (71 Km / 44 mi.)
Futrono (95 Km / 59 mi.)
Villa Pehuenia (101 Km / 63 mi.)
Manzanar (102 Km / 63 mi.)

Travel Tips for Villarrica - from the Community

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