Hostal Oro Fueguino
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The flight in to Punta Arenas was full (flight continued on to Ushuaia, Argentina with a bunch of Antarctic cruise passengers) and I was unable to talk myself into an "A" seat (left side window) for potential views of the Southern Patagonian Ice Fields. So I wasn't disappointed when clouds obscured any view that might have been had from that side …
... was not much on offer. There were many small shops but nothing exciting. We did finally reach a very pretty small square with the local church on one side. We went in. This was fairly modern with some very nice wood panels; one of the Last Supper was the altar piece.
We walked back to the end of the street and found a café which boasted WiFi but we could not get connected. Had a very ordinary lunch there to no avail. We then caught the ...
... logo on it) and several building that look like containers but are actually family homes and a hospital. When the naval officers are posted here they stay for 2 years so come with their families and the children got to school so there is a teacher as well as a priest here. We toured the single men's lounge where they have a gym, pool table and TV. These men are responsible for any sea diasters that occur in the ocean around the base. There are 64 people here ...
... museum is trying to recreate their culture and their dialect. Four factors led to the death of the tribes: illness (flu), alcohol, immigrants occupying land which caused the native animals to leave, and immigrants killing them. Actually, really only one factor led to native deaths: immigrants, who brought flu and alcohol, and then took up their space. Ivan gives us some time to meander around, which we do. Before we know it, it’s time ...
... there on coming into SCCI and landing on runway 25 was routine – 20 knots of wind again.
So much had gone into getting this done it almost felt anti-climactic to land, like the flight itself was just the epilogue to real story of logistics, preparation, planning, and filing for permission with two countries two years in a row! I celebrated that night and slept late the next morning, for once not up checking weather at 5 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Oro Fueguino Punta Arenas
This accommodation occupies a middle ground between a hostel and a hotel where you have more privacy than a hostel, but a small 13 room location means that you have the opportunity to interact with other people staying at the location. The overall price reflects said middle ground as one will spend more to stay here than at a hostel, but less than at an average hotel.
The rooms had simple, but functional furnishings that gave them a very homestyle feel as opposed to a staid hotel feel. Both doubles and a few triples were available. Each room had its own bathroom and shower which accorded some of the privacy mentioned above.
A continental breakfast is included in the rate. Also had a computer (older) with internet access available for guests.
The Hostal Oro Fueguino is in an excellent location on a dead end road below the mirador that overlooks the downtown area. So it's a little more quiet (although you still have to deal with the stray dogs barking), but still close enough to walk to the downtown areas.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.