Where to stay in Chiloe Island | Best hotels, hostels and camping

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Are you looking for the best places to stay on Chiloe Island, Chile?

We’ve spent some time pulling together this list of best hotels, hostels, Airbnbs and even free camping spots on this Chilean island.

Now the only thing you have to worry about is finding the right one for your travel style and budget.


Chiloe Island offers those who step off the well trodden tourist route something quite unique. Unlike any other part of Chile, or even Patagonia, the Chilote landscape enchants.

Rolling hills, neat fields of potatoes and corn and occasional horizontal rain liken it to the Isle of Anglesey, in Wales more than the foothills of the Andes! 

You can find most tourist accommodation in and around Castro and Ancud. Or you can follow our lead and park your camper van in some of the island’s perfect beaches and look out points.

With so much choice for such a small island, we’ve compiled a list of our personal recommendations for the best hotels, hostels and camping spots in Chiloe Island.

Best accommodation and places to stay in Chiloe Island

Throughout the itinerary, we’ve included places to stay along the way. If you’re travelling in a camper van, you get the best choices.

Just make sure you download the iOverland app before you get there and know how to use it offline.

Most accommodation in Chiloe centres around Castro.

With so much choice for such a small island, we’ve compiled a list of our personal recommendations for the best hotels, hostels and camping spots in Chiloe Island.


So now for the fun part. Get out there and experience Chiloe Island for yourself. 

Explore the Chiloe archipelago by island hopping, dine on fabulous fresh seafood, hike in the dense forest of Chiloe National Park and photograph the colourful stilted houses in Castro.

Then crash out in the comfort of your camper van or hotel room with a weekend full of memories.

Patagonia Travel Tips

Patagonia Travel Tips

Important tips and resources for planning an incredible trip to Patagonia, based on our extensive experience travelling through the entire region.

Instructions

  1. Find our the best time to go to Patagonia for the things you enjoy.
  2. Book a cheap flight to Patagonia with Skyscanner. Better still, if you’re planning a long term trip, ship your camper van to South America like we did! 
  3. Plan a rough itinerary with an idea of how long you’ll stay in each place. But be flexible - Patagonia will get under your skin and you’ll wish you had more time. Get a copy of the Moon Patagonia travel guide to help you plan your itinerary.
  4. If you want to explore Patagonia in a rental car, make sure to book in advance. Especially if you travel between December and February. Get free comparison quotes with rentalcars.com.
  5. Check out our extensive and still growing guides to Patagonia for more information on both Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia with places to go, things to do and see & loads more.
  6. Book your accommodation in advance, at least for the first destination. For hotels, use booking.com. For apartments use Airbnb and get a discount on your first booking. For free camping, use the iOverlander app offline.
  7. Try to learn Spanish or at the very least have some basic phrases. English is widely spoken in the major tourist towns in the south, like El Calafate, El Chalten and Puerto Natales. Everywhere else, you’ll need some basic language skills to get the most out of your trip.
  8. Reserve your tours and activities in advance with Viator and Get Your Guide.
  9. Get your rucksack ready with our definitive Patagonia packing list.
  10. Go have the adventure of a lifetime!

Notes

We hope this helps you plan your travels in Patagonia. It’s an enormous region and one we completely adore. Yet we found it difficult to planning our first trip, so we've written so extensively about it to help you out!

If you have any questions about Patagonia, travelling in your own vehicle or even building your own camper van for overlanding, send an email to us at [email protected]

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Find your perfect accommodation on Chiloe Island, Chile from our personally selected properties to suit every budget. Includes free camping!