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 …
... 8217;t see the details right in front of my eyes! And seeing dolphins or foxes in Patagonia won’t help me to solve many crimes - unless the criminal is dressed up as an animal, which is rarely the case, if ever.
So I love Patagonia and the sublime landscapes, the glaciers, the beauty of a rugged land. I love seeing the wildlife, I love ...
... we have disembarked we start walking down the hill as this is very hilly. We were told how to walk on the snow and ice as the hills were icy. This place is large and we walked to the Russian Pavillion to be divided into 3 groups. Our group then went inside the Russian pavillion before we started to tour the Chilean part of the base. The main road divides the two camps. The Chilean base consiste of a school, a bank, church, a PX for souveniers (Eric got a hat with ...
... Government to keep the tourists happy and to ensure their return. Only kidding, it was a beautiful area and the penguin was real!
... 1. Clothing must be inspected for seeds, insects, etc.
2. Boots must be disinfected
3. Everything must be attached (winds are strong and blow things away)
4. Don't take anyhing (rocks, feathers, etc.)
5. Stay 15 feet away from birds (it is ok if the birds approach you).
6. Stay 50 feet from seals and sea lions... the run faster than you and bite
7. Don't step on anything green... it takes 200 ...
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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.