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Chile Accommodation & Route

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 24 November 2015

Costs are all based on two people. Potable water was not available though some locations said the water was potable (we always filter). Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country.

TAKHA TAKHA – tent camping
San Pedro de Atacama
Website: http://www.takhatakha.cl/en/
CH - ACC - 02
GPS: -22.911832, -68.203772
Cost: 12,000 Chilean pesos (US$17.45) per person per night for tent camping
Dates stayed: 17-20 October 2015
Bathroom: running water
Shower: hot
Electricity: yes, but not for each site
Internet: yes at the reception
Kitchen: no but there is a washing area
Restaurant: no
Notes: This was our most expensive tent camping to date but the other location we wanted was full and we really needed internet. The internet was very fast and the property was beautiful. This is primarily tent camping but a couple small rigs camped in the parking area as well. There is also a pool.

HOSTAL KLEIN
Puerto Varas, Chile
Website: http://www.hostalklein.com
CH - ACC - 03CH - ACC - 04
GPS: -41.328498, -72.966002
Cost: 10,000 Chilean pesos (US$14.55) per person per night for a double or matrimonial room with bathroom
Dates stayed: 5-6 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: Yes
Notes: It needs a fresh coat of paint but it was very, very clean (even the top of the closet was dusted!). Very friendly owner. Secure parking for motorcycles and possibly one small rig. It is only two blocks to the lake and some of the rooms have great views.

HOSPEDAJE OLY
Hornopiren, Chile
CH - ACC - 05
GPS: -41.969410, -72.475910
Cost: 8,000 Chilean pesos (US$11.64) per person per night for double room with shared bathroom
Dates stayed: 7 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Yes, shared with family
Restaurant: No
Notes: There are two twin beds per room. The house is warm (woodstove heating) and the owners friendly. There is secure parking for motorcycles and small rigs. It is just a few blocks to the ferry. They also have cabins for rent. It was very clean and lots of blankets on the bed.

CAMPING LAGO NEGRO, PUMELIN PARK – tent camping
Pumelin Park, near Chaiten, Chile
CH - ACC - 07CH - ACC - 06
GPS: -42.714940, -72.582800
Cost: Free
Dates stayed: 8 November 2015
Bathroom: Yes, but they were locked
Shower: Unknown
Electricity: No
Internet: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: There is a sign that says there is a 7,500 fee but there was no one to collect or any type of collection box. The bathrooms were locked and in the outside sinks the water was turned off. The overall site was absolutely immaculate and the walk/trail to the lake was amazingly maintained and pretty (highly recommend walking down to see the sunset). There are shelters with tables/benches and some shelters can fit a tent. No campfires allowed.

YELCHO EN LA PATAGONIA – tent camping
Lago Yelcho, Chile
Website: http://www.yelcho.cl
CH - ACC - 08
CH - ACC - 09
GPS: -43.219816, -72.434610
Cost: 5,000 Chilean pesos (US$7.27) for two people, one tent, two motorcycles per night
Dates stayed: 9 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Warm
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes at the lodge
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes at the lodge
Notes: We arrived before they were actually open for camping for the season so they only charged us 5,000 which is a lot less than normal. They unlocked the bathrooms for us but didn’t turn on the hot water. The sites are lovely with space between each and you are given lots of firewood. Each site has a grill, tables, and benches as well as electricity. Wifi is only available in the lodge which has nice warm fires and it is fast. To check-in you must ignore the GPS (likely) if you are coming from the north as it will take you on a small side road directly into the camping area ( you could then walk over the administration) but if you drive about 200 meters further south you will come to the main entrance on a different road . Beautiful views of the lake.

CAMPING LA SIRENA – tent camping
Puyuhuapi, Chile
CH - ACC - 10
GPS: -44.32579, -72.56060
Cost: 4,000 Chilean pesos (US$5.82) per person per night
Dates stayed: 10 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes, one outlet in the bathroom
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Notes: This is really best for tent camping and maybe one small rig. It is fine for one night. There are about three sheltered tent spots. A van or truck could not fit under the shelter. There are two inside eating/kitchen areas. The kitchens just have a wood burning stove and sinks. The woman who owns the place is very helpful and friendly. The bathrooms were ok.

LAS TORRES DEL SIMPSON – tent camping
Rio Simpson, Argentina
CH - ACC - 11CH - ACC - 12
GPS: -45.42425, -72.44091
Cost: 6,000 Chilean pesos (US$8.73) per person per night
Dates stayed: 11-13 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes in the common building
Internet: Yes in the common building
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Notes: Wonderful location in a grassy field across the street from the Rio Simpson. The owners, Nacho and Sandra, are incredibly helpful and friendly. The common building has an inside fire pit, kitchen, bathrooms, and tables/benches for relaxing. Electricity and wifi (slow as it is via hotspot on 3G but speed depends on how many people are using it) is in common building. Trout fishing on the Rio Simpson can be excellent and some good fishing spots are walking distance from camp (ask Nacho for where to go).

RIO IBANEZ WILD CAMP – tent camping
Rio Ibanez, Chile
CH - ACC - 13CH - ACC - 14
GPS: -46.125700, -72.486133
Cost: Free
Dates stayed: 14-17 November 2015
Bathroom: No
Shower: No
Electricity: No
Internet: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: This was a nice place for tents or motorcycles as you can get close to the water and a nicer view then staying in the pullout. Small vehicles with 4WD as well. We were here four nights due to weather. Warning the lush green grass a the edge of the trees before the river valley is wonderful for a tent if no rain is expected. If it rains a lot it turns into a swamp.

CABANAS ROGERI
Cochrane, Chile
CH - ACC - 15
GPS: -47.25259, -72.57495
Cost: 35,000 Chilean pesos (US$50.56) per night
Dates stayed: 18 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Notes: Normally the small cabanas without kitchen are 30,000 per night but they were all full so the owner let us take a larger (two-bedroom cabana with kitchen) for 35,000. This would not be the normal price. It had a wood stove for heat and lots of wood and hot water in the kitchen and bathroom. We were able to get all our things nice and dry.

CAMPING NADIS – tent camping
Rio Nadis, Chile
CH - ACC - 16CH - ACC - 17CH - ACC - 18
GPS: -47.48447, -72.94215
Cost: 4,000 Chilean pesos (US$5.78) per person per night
Dates stayed: 19-20 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: No
Internet: No
Kitchen: Yes with wood stove for cooking
Restaurant: No
Notes: This was one of our favorite camping spots on the Carretera Austral. It is on a farm about six miles off the main road and you go through a few gates (okay to open them) and over a suspension bridge to get to the location. There is a kitchen with wood stove (plenty of fire wood available) and all supplies as well as a fogon (covered hang-out area with additional sink and open fire for grilling.)

CAMPING ST MARINA – tent camping
Puerto Guadal, Chile
CH - ACC - 19CH - ACC - 20
GPS: -46.84204, -72.69139
Cost: 5,000 Chilean pesos (US$7.22) per person per night
Dates stayed: 21 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Possibly hot (didn’t use but there was a gas water heater)
Electricity: Yes
Internet: No
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Notes: This campground had excellent views from the tent pads as well as from the kitchen. The kitchen isn’t stocked with more than a gas stove and tables/chairs. This is best for tent campers but will fit a rig or two.

CHABUNCO PARK CAMPING AREA – tent camping
Punta Arenas, Chile
CH - ACC - 23
GPS: -52.99059, -70.81965
Cost: Free
Dates stayed: 26 November 2015
Bathroom: No
Shower: No
Electricity: No
Internet: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: This is a park just outside Punta Arenas (near the airport) and you can camp overnight. There were fire areas, tables, and benches. We couldn’t find any toilets or water.

HOSTAL AVENTURA AUSTRAL
Punta Arenas, Chile
CH - ACC - 21
GPS: -53.16386, -70.92041
Cost: 35,000 Chilean Pesos (US$50.13) per night for matrimonial room with breakfast
Dates stayed: 27 November 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Unknown – there was a table/chair area that you could sit in and there may have been a place you could cook. We didn’t inquire.
Restaurant: No
Notes: We had to leave early in the morning prior to the breakfast time so we told them we wouldn’t be having breakfast but that evening they brought us lovely to-go breakfast packs for our ferry ride that included juice box, ham & cheese sandwich, yogurt, and fruit. Very secure motorcycle or car/truck parking (no height restriction on driveway) in the back of the hostel with an access door (locked but you get a key) so easy to load into room. Hot water and good wifi. A really nice family run place and very clean. Prices are high in this town, especially for a place with secure parking.

HOTEL TUNKELEN – tent camping
Cerro Sombrero, Chile
CH - ACC - 22
GPS: -52.77160, -69.28674
Cost: $5 per person per night for tent camping
Dates stayed: 7 December 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes, in the lobby of the hotel
Internet: Yes, in the lobby of the hotel
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Notes: We set up our tent in the hotel’s back garden. There was an available bathroom and shower in the lobby as well as internet and comfortable chairs. The back garden has privacy and shelter from the wind. We parked the motorcycles in front of the hotel and carried our gear to the garden.

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