Compass del Sur is up on a hill (close to centre of town) so it can be a trek if your luggage/backpack is heavy. You can either walk up a set of steps or walk up the inclined roadway. I came from Chiloe through Puerto Montt with Cruz del Sur bus and got dropped off at the edge of town so I had to take a taxi.
The staff are and tries to be helpful and are very friendly.
Ho.La discount was not recognized, as they say it's a mistake to be mentioned in the 10% off advert.
Room #7 was clean and tidy, it's on the 3rd floor with reduced head room but with a skylight (see photo). Be careful with your fingers when you attempt to open and close the skylight.
2nd floor have 2 different bathrooms (one with shower stall, another with bathtub - both are spacious)
3rd floor have 1 new bathroom with shower stall - also spacious
All the water heaters are located on the 3rd floor - visible in the common area
3rd floor common area is equipped with motion sensored lights - great for going to the shared bathroom, however room #9 (dorm room) has a translucent door. So if you're light sensitive you may have an issue.
Breakfast was included with my room; 4 pieces of bread, 2 small slices of ham, 2 small slices of cheese + your choice of tea/coffee, butter + marmalade... Other breakfast items are offered for extra charge
Tours offered by Hostel is more expensive than tour companies but done as a private tour.
I traveled to Frutillar, Petrohue, Ensenada, Termas de Ralun, and Alerce Andino National Park by local bus on my own. It's a lot cheaper than the tours, although it's hard to visit as many places as the tours in one day with local buses. Be aware of bus times!!! Last bus from Frutillar and Petrohue back to Puerto Varas can be as early as 8pm and 6:30pm, respectively.
One this that's bad about Puerto Varas, there is not a central bus terminal like Puerto Montt or many other Chilean town/city. Each bus company has their own terminal scattered around the town.
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