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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 20 May 2011

The hotel is under new management as of this month, but it doesn't change the previous reviews - this place is fabulous. We arrived during the day and George, the manager, and Rudolpho, the chef, showered us with attention. It helped that we were there from Tuesday to Thursday, as they say it does get crazy on the weekends. George...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 February 2011

If you are looking for a little slice of heaven, this is it. (As long as heaven involves fresh air, gorgeous alpine scenery and lots of hiking.) Within an hour of arrival, we were already considering extending our stay. What it lacks in modern amenities - no wifi and power for only a few hours each night before bed -...

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 15 January 2011

This was a great place to stay while visiting the hot springs. The place has an excellent lodge atmosphere and the service was very friendly. Spanish, English, and German were all frequently spoken. A bit pricey considering rooms are small and bathrooms are shared, but they do have to run generators for electricity. Beds are comfortable and rooms are very...

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Buenos Aires
Reviewed 14 January 2011

This is a lovely mountain hostel, big stone walls on the outside and interiors floor to ceiling squeaky floorboards! It has a very pretty garden with lots of hollyhocks, some little paths through a copse down to a pond with a bench and spectacular views. There are various options for accommodation - I was there without any sort of mountain...

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Kirkland, Washington
Reviewed 6 January 2010

I was here in July of 1998 - after a spur of the moment hop from Dallas to Santiago. Left Dallas in 108F weather, landed in 32F in Santiago. Took a bus up to San Jose del Maipo, and then hitchhiked (even with a cab...) the remaining distance. Last ride was with "Douglas and Marisol" (regugio hosts at that time),...

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Knoxville, TN
Reviewed 2 June 2009

Note that my overall rating does not reflect on the facility itself, rather our overall experience described below. I had heard about Refugio Lo Valdes (Aleman) for years but never stopped there until our recent trip up the Cajon de Maipo. We found the hosts to be very pleasant and helpful, the room was comfortable, the showers hot, the food...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 8 January 2008

We had gone to the refugio to spend a relaxing weekend and ending up extending our stay 5 days. The owners, Andy and Beni, and all of the staff did everything to make our stay wonderful and went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable and taken care of. The area is perfect for hiking, rock...

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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 27 October 2007

During a three week trip through Chile and Argentina, this was our favorite place to stay. We stayed two nights in a bedroom with an amazing view of the mountains. The refugio is spectacularly located near wonderful hikes and not far from the rustic and unique thermal springs in Banos Colina. Andrew, the host, offered great advice on where to...

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Address: off the Cajon Del Maipo Road just past Banos Morales, San Jose de Maipo, Chile
Region: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > San Jose de Maipo
Price Range: $28 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“If you turn up as a backpacker without a reservation, check the price, as you'll be shocked by the price of a single - get an attic bed.”
 of 5 bubbles jenmakin, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front have beautiful view of the Andes. Rooms have a sink with bathrooms and showers down the hall. Electricity is available only at night by generator. No cell service in the area.”
 of 5 bubbles judithu_13, 4 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Try to avoid a room over the lobby, in case the dogs bark during the night.”
 of 5 bubbles melnchris, 14 Dec 2012 | Read review
“If you do stay here and your height is above average make sure to try the bed when you get it, the first night we stayed in a room called "arenas" in which your bed is adjacent on three of its sides to the wall and when we finally went to bed late at night I found that i did not fit in the bed and since its against the wall I couldn't even stick my feet out of the bed, slept terribly.”
 of 5 bubbles JavierKoberg, 3 Aug 2012 | Read review
“the north facing rooms have views of the opposing mountain side”
 of 5 bubbles BenedictFC, 19 Dec 2011 | Read review
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