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Ernesto Riquelme 1236 Barrio Palafitos de Gamboa, Castro, Isla Chiloe 5700000 Chile
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#1 of 118 Speciality lodging in Castro
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"Palafito Waiwen", located at the heart of Gamboa neighborhood in the city of Castro, Island of Chiloe. Here you can enjoy a unique experience of staying in one of the traditional houses on stilts above the calm waters of the bay of Castro near the Gamboa estuary with its particular Chilean southern warmth and surrounded by the exceptional beauty of its landscapes and people.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Hiking
Fishing
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Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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good_ants wrote a review Feb. 2020
Santiago, Chile420 contributions170 helpful votes
On a quieter street, just outside of the main part of Castro yet near a few shops and decent restaurants, this is a good choice if you're willing to walk/drive to the main sites. A 20-minute walk uphill to the church will get you to the centre of Castro, allowing 'Waiwen' to feel a bit more private. Breakfast is simple but nice; the setting is picturesque on a stilted "palafito" that Castro is known for; hosts are helpful (especially Juan!) and welcoming. A solid 4+ for 'Waiwen' I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Nicholas R wrote a review Jan. 2020
Stamford, United Kingdom41 contributions45 helpful votes
Wholeheartedly agree with the previous reviewer - a lovely place to stay, with good views over the water and a lovely eating/breakfast area. very friendly staff and a good location to explore this magical island.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: If you can get the one at the top looking out over the water!!
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Eva P wrote a review Jan. 2020
Queensland, Australia15 contributions8 helpful votes
This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Chiloe Island - beautifully designed, cosy, comfortable, great condition, and friendly staff. The views over the water are stunning and we loved the dining area over the water. A very convenient location for exploring Chiloe Island, and some great birdwatching in the surrounds.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Abigail wrote a review Apr. 2019
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Pablo, the mild-mannered owner, is a man of many talents: designer, architect, photographer . . . . he has created a stylish but rustic getaway that I dream of returning to some day. I didn't cook for myself in the kitchen, but it looked like other guests were very much enjoying the facility. This place is super clean and comfortable with easy access to the town center.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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BriWils wrote a review Apr. 2019
New York City, New York17 contributions4 helpful votes
I loved staying in a Palafito. The property is cozy and there's a nice back porch over the water to sit on. Not very sound proof so if you're on the street side, be prepared to be woken up by the dogs.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$57 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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palafito hotel castro
LOCATION
ChileLos Lagos RegionIsla ChiloeCastro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palafito Waiwen
Which popular attractions are close to Palafito Waiwen?
Nearby attractions include Church of San Francisco (0.8 km), Mercado Artesanal Los Palafitos (1.0 km), and Palafitos (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palafito Waiwen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and fishing.
What are some restaurants close to Palafito Waiwen?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattoria Pomodoro, Magnolia Café y Pastelería, and Palafito Patagonia Cafetería.
Is Palafito Waiwen located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Isla Chiloe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palafito Waiwen?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.