Maria was so welcoming. We met her family and they particularly made an effort to make sure we were ok after experiencing our first earthquake - a daily occurrence to them! Hostel felt more like an English B&B, with comfortable room and own bathroom and great breakfast, thanks Maria!
(We also parked our hire car at a car park practically next door. The owner looked after the car for us overnight, very safe and helpful).
The location was good and the man of the house was nice he gave us a good breakfast. Pleasant on arrival.
The couple had very little English but when shown our room there was a heater in it and we got from them that we were free to use it, one morning after our showers we had it on as our room was very cold and my shower had been freezing, the woman of the room knocked at the door when she saw the heater on she started giving out, we turned it off but she continued to give out, when we said we didn't under stand she stormed off throwing her eyes to heaven, this wasn't the first time she had done that to us. We were very uncomfortable going back to the accomodation that night. When leaving she barely lifted her head from her breakfast to say goodbye. The place could do with a good clean and is certainly not a hostel.
First of all it's more of a B&B than a hostel. It's a family home with rooms rented out. I wouldn't recommend for backpackers as there's no common area. There's a kitchen but we weren't told we could use it so I think it was just for staff use. The owners seemed nice when we arrived although even though we told them we had no spanish they still persisted to talk to us in Spanish which was a little awkward but we figured things out such as she told us there was a heater in our room if we were cold and we were. The room was very cold. It was colder than outside. It had a very strong musty smell and the bed covers didn't look spotless. Our shared bathroom was right next door to our room which was good but it wasn't kept very clean and the hand towel hadn't been changed on our arrival and wasn't changed once during our three night stay. Breakfast was good by Chilean standards, however they ask you the night before what time they will have it ready for you. On our second last day the wife came to our room to ask us something but we don't know what, maybe about towels but she saw we had the heater on as we had just had showers and were cold and she began giving out to us in Spanish and pointing at the heater. We switched it off and she continued to rant at us. We told her we didn't understand and she stomped off muttering under her breath. You'd think we were doing them a favour by staying there and were not paying them or something. It was so rude. We didn't feel comfortable going back to our accommodation that evening and were delighted to check out the next day. The husband is very nice though and on our day of check out he made us scrambled egg and ham. It was much appreciated. He might have been trying to make up for his wife's rudeness the day before. When we left she barely lifted her head to say goodbye and we had definitely paid too much money for what we got for it. I wouldn't recommend this place at all. Maybe she would be nicer to you if you are not backpackers but we were very quiet, polite and clean throughout our stay and were provided with the heater and told to use it so it was all very strange!!