We stayed 3 nights at Elementos and loved it. We stayed in one of the cabin rooms which was big and comfy with a table and chairs and wardrobe and loads of room to spread out. We thought it was a bargain compared with value you get in most hostels.
Sarina the owner is a kind of superwoman. She runs around organizing activities for everyone, giving advice, chatting and being sociable, running a tour business and being conscious to make sure everyone was having a good time. She was running it all on her own whilst having a 6 month old baby balanced on her hip. Her friendly open nature gives Elementos a lovely family atmosphere and you will instantly feel at home. She even organized a barbecue whilst we were there and we all contributed something and enjoyed a great night sharing wine, food and stories, haven't laughed so much in ages!
We did the Vilcano trip and whitewater rafting with Sarinas company. Both were excellent. In particular the volcano walk ... All the other tour companies groups were massive and didn't have many guides or personal attention. Our group was 3 people and the guide and we got a lot of care. Also our guide Pablo wasn't just going through the motions he genuinely loves every day he goes up there you could see it so clearly.
If I had any criticism of Elementos it's that it's so good and friendly (and close to the supermarket) that everyone tends to stay in to cook and the kitchen can get a little crowded. If that bothers you I suggest you take the money you saved on such a good room rate and head out for dinner!
Thanks Sarina for a great stay, you rock!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our ELEMENTOS EcoHostel is a cozy, eco-friendly bed & breakfast, perfect for your visit to Pucón. We have a total of twelve beds, distributed in double rooms and dorms, with private and shared bathrooms. All of our beds have new, comfortable mattresses and warm feather beds. Our spacey bathrooms are equipped with bath tubs and have hot water at all times. In our well equipped kitchen, we provide you with everything needed to cook your own meal – from pots and pans to spices. In addition, all of our guests are invited to free tea and coffee during the time of their stay. We have plenty of space to enjoy a hearty Chilean “asado” (BBQ) and to relax in the living room or in the garden. Our pets, two goats, two dogs and two cats, ensure you are well entertained and also safe. Wi-Fi and computers, as well as private parking are available free of charge. ... more less
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