Patti looked after us very well during our stay in Puerto Williams offering advice and storing our excess luggage during our Los Dientes hike. She cooked us dinner on a couple of nights, breakfast was bread, jam & cheese.
Very friendly host (Patricia) and staff, making you feeling as being part of the family. Clean rooms, kitchen can be used for private cooking and socialising with other guests. Amazing local experience, one of the best experiences on our Chile trip!
I called Patty, the host, from Punta Arenas and while looking for somebody to make the further conversation for me, I apologized for my very limited Spanish - which was the first positive moment; patient and friendly she replid: " go ahead, I do understand you!" We arrived on the ferry from PA early in the morning and were served coffee and bread. By noon the rrom was made - a simple dormitory with 5 beds, a bit crammed, of course, but clean and a wonderful hot shower in the shared bathroom. It is a hostel with 3 rooms (2 double, 1 dorm). Anyhow, the best is, when Patty, who cooks daily, serves centolla (king crab) and nice salads, her homemade aji and mayonnaise for dinner (plus a main course plus dessert!). Vegetarian dishes nicely done on request. You are just part of the family and according to other guests it is more or less the best food you can get in town. BYO wine or beer can be bought at the supermarket next door. Quite often, people from the yacht club drop in to eat with the little "community".…
**I stayed at this place in January 2014** Accomodation in Puerto Williams is extremely limited in terms of variety and luxury. Hostel Pusaki is the best place to stay. Although small, it is warm and clean and the host, Patti, is a wonderful cook and conversationalist. Socialising with the other guests was fun - we were a small group of people from across the world, at the end of the world together. Evening dinners were invariably accompanied by wine and good discussions. Patti was always the life and soul of the place. A very memorable experience.
We were so lucky to stumble into Patricia's home. We arrived via boat from Punta Arenas very early in the morning. Patricia opened up her home to us, helped answer all our questions about our trek, gave us a map and offered us gas for cooking. She was extremely helpful with everything we needed. The rooms are cozy, there were four of us in one small room. But we had plenty of blankets, the room was clean, and we got hot showers after a cold rainy day. Her food is amazing! She serves a delicious dinner that changes a little from night to night. I would highly recommend staying here if you want a local experience.
As this was top in our guidebook and on tripadvisor, we were a little disappointed with our experience here. We'd booked a double room but it turned out to be a 3 bed room (1 bunk, 1 single). When we arrived no-one seemed to be expecting us and room wasn't ready; when we came back later the beds were made but the room didn't look like it had been cleaned. There was no heating in the room and while they gave us a little electric heater, it kept breaking whenever anything else electric was turned on! Also they were redoing the kitchen so a lot of work was going on. We had been warned about this when we booked but had been told it would not affect the room. So we were a little annoyed to be kept up until 11.30 pm by banging and drilling - plus the men working there did not take much notice when we asked them twice if they could stop. Despite these issues, the staff were friendly enough and did give us a discount when we asked. They also called a couple of other hostels for us when we said we'd like to move somewhere with a double bed. Breakfast was fine. We had heard the evening meals here were the best thing about it but can't comment on that as the kitchen was out of action! Would recommend Hostels Miramar or Akainij as decent alternatives in Puerto Williams.…
Patricia welcomes you in her guesthouse and you immediately feel like home. Her good humour and her chef skills complete the unforgettable aspect of the place. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. You can participate to the dinner, prepared by Patricia, for a small extra fee. Then with the other guests, Patricia's family and friends of the village you share a unique moment... delicious food, a glass of beer or wine, and simply friendship... Patricia speaks French which for us was the cherry on the cake.
Yes, we started calling the host "aunt Pusaki" between ourselves. :) Patty is very welcoming. When we had to cancel our track halfway and came to her place, she called every hostel in the town to find us place. Due to bad weather, everything was full, but she did not stop until she found some accommodation for us with a guy she knew. Later we've stayed overnight during the night we actually reserved. Her house is fairly modern, with some upgrades. The shower is awesome. The dinner was wonderful too. Breakfast (included) is on a weak side, though (just bread, butter, jams, tea, coffee). Buy some instant oatmeal :) As of Dec 2014, she rents rooms at 13,000 Chilean pesos per person and 20,000 with private bath. Dinner was 10,000, I think. I reserved by email and payed while there. Sometimes folks come over just for dinner. The house is conveniently located close to carabineros (where you'd need to register, if you go backpacking/trekking). The center of the town is close too (but everything is, as the town is 2000 people).…
A real home away from home. Patty welcomed us, two lost strangers, with open arms and after 3 nights we left in tears. She is an amazing cook, and staying in her home is like being invited to a family gathering with long lost members showing up at any given time bringing laughs and tales and wonderfully good feelings. Staying here made our Puerto Williams experience unforgettable. This is not a luxury place. This is a homey place. So you will fight for bathroom time, seating space, etc. But it is clean, comfortable, and excellent value.
I arrived to Patty's place and was surprised by the most welcoming atmosphere in a Hostal where I enjoyed the day beginning with a breakfast consisting in a nice "real" coffee with free range eggs available to be prepared by yourself and homemade rhubarb jam among other flavors. At night Tia Patty receives people that arrive mostly in sailing boats who come just to eat at her place the most abundant barbecues ever where she prepares free range local meat with her home made mayonnaise and "pebre". The meals change almost every day, having among the possibilities King Crab "Chupe" or the legendary "Caldillo Pusaki".