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Refugio El Padrino

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hod hasharon
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Cecilia, the owner, lets you feel just like at home. In the camping there is a house for all the guests which contain showers, toilets, kitchen, big living room, stereo system, guitar and even a drum set. There is a big yard that you can open your tant in. In the yard you can hang your wet clothing on a...

Thank itaypo
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I spent 5 weeks at the Refugio El Padrino. That should say a lot. All the good things people say about Cecilia are true. She's the Real Deal. I plan on returning. Great people, great location, great price.

Thank Tom C
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Refugio el Padrino is the best ! Cecilia is the godmother of all travellers. More a family welcoming than a hostel accomodation ! Best hostel experience ever. Highly reccomendable, if you are in Puerto Williams

Thank corrado12345
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Cecilia really acts like a mother, and it's seems like it's doing it mostly for fun. She exactly knows what travellers need and she treats everybody like a family member. She tries very hard to help every single backpacker to get out of Puerto Williams which can be difficult . Her great hospitality combined with wonderful Isla Navarino was the...

Thank Yogev N
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Cecilia the owner is amazing! If everyone in the world was like her it would be a much better place. She will do anything to help, she helped us get a last minute flight off the island and couldn't have done more to make our time in Puerto Williams brilliant. The Refugio is warm and comfortable and great for meeting...

Thank Adam H
Thunder Bay
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Crazy lady but wonderful, Cecilia. She makes the word hospitality shine with a capital "H". The kind "policia" drove me all over town knocking on hostel doors and ended up visiting Cecilia at her home. Then they took me to the hostel. "I'll see you soon", she said.The hostel door was unlocked...and I felt a whiff of pleasant wood smoke....

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 February 2015

I stepped of the Yaghan Ferry at 7:30am and waltzed over to the refugio and was greeted by Cecilia just arriving with fresh bread and breakfast items. I relax on the sofa and get to know all the travelers as they wake for breakfast and get a magnificent family atmosphere about this place. The refugio is all you need for...

Thank Stefan P
Horta, Portugal
Reviewed 29 January 2015

a tiny kitchen/living area and 2 small dirty bathrooms for a crowd of maybe 25 people, if not more, as all tents are allowed ( and charged), dirty rooms and very very noisy as so small and so many people. The host Cecilia is nice, definetly a character but does have money as her main object. It could easily be...

2Thank EstreladoAtlantico
Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

I would like to give 10 stars for Cecilia, the mother of all backpackers in the world. She exactly knows what travellers need and she treats everybody like a family member. She tries very hard to help every single backpacker to get out of Puerto Williams which can be difficult due to bad weather and lack of transportation in this...

Thank MaresTrip
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed at El Padrino for a few nights this year. This was one of our best experiences during our travels through South America. The vibe here is absolutely fantastic. There is always something going on that makes you stick around, be it a delicious dinner cooked by our amazing host Cecilia, drinks and chats with fellow travelers, lunches on...

1Thank Laura M

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Additional Information about Refugio El Padrino

Address: Costanera 276, Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino, Chile
Region: Chile > Magallanes Region > Isla Navarino > Puerto Williams
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