You are invited to the warm hospitality of Pucon Kayak Hostel.

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The original treehouse shower design was to deparate two shower heads with stalls around the two large coigue trees. When Pucon Kayak Hostel owner took the first shower he realized the large open space had to remain.

Guests claim, “That’s the best shower of my life.” You are invited to a warm experience at Pucon Kayak Hostel.

Owner David Hughes led international whitewater kayak tours for 15 years seeking best destinations.  It was Chile that offered stable infrastructure, the most and best river runs with lakes and lagunas, and a safe and inviting culture. The idea to kayak Pucon Chile magnetically pulled David to invest. Soon after purchasing a Rio Trancura riverside base the land was  eveloped for schools and groups seeking adventure.

READ MORE – Best Shower of My Life – Treehouse Showers.

Non-kayakers are choosing PKH for their Pucón stay?

By the end of Stacy’s stay she was rolling a kayak and running class III both in a kayak and on a Standup Paddle (SUP) board.

Now, PKH offers logistics support for day trips. Most popular for non-paddlers is a Standup Paddle (SUP) Board and hotsprings combo. SUP is the most fun you can have on a gorgeous waterway so easy to learn a 5 year old or even a dog can do it. Whether you want to kayak Pucon or have fun on the beaches exploring the waterways and lagunas you’ll enjoy the comforts of PKH.

Provide a Unique Ambiance

The southern hemisphere stars are out on this February night. Your warmly invited to experience the ambiance of Pucon Kayak Hostel.

While, most hostel owners build more beds to make more profit David had a bigger plan focusing instead on the experience.  The ideal was to create a warm space for guests to hangout, store and dry gear, and function. So, with one of Chile’s finest architects they first designed the quincho.

Quinchos are structures designed specifically for the Chilean asado. Asados are social gatherings typical of the culture sharing select cuts of meat almost always near to a warm fire. The quincho is where you share stories, eat your meals and relax next to the fire with a pisco-sour or vino tinto. Like no other location the quincho brings people together.

The investment of the artistic center piece quincho gives guests a warm inviting ambiance. Guests are attracted to the riverside land, experience and choose to return for the experience.

Can non-kayakers stay at PKH? Watch this video Tino Specht made of his summer in Pucon to see for yourself.

Whitewater ambassador Clay Wright explains how PKH helps kayakers get on the water.

More guest endorsements.

You are invited to the warm hospitality of Pucon Kayak Hostel.

How to get to Pucon Chile.

Reserve Now.



    1. Laurie Macintosh says:

      Dave, this is the first time I’ve seen your site and your hostel. It looks really great! Hope you are enjoying it.

      - Laurie (Ian Mickle’s mom)

      • davidh says:

        Thank you so much Laurie. It’s been a long road and time since Ian was shredding waves with us on our first Huge Experiences semester to Chile. I often share stories about Ian with the students. Best. David

    2. Emily Meredith says:

      This looks amazing Dave! Can’t wait to get back down there!

    3. Tom Simenc says:

      Looks like a fantastic hostel in one of the best areas of the world! I think I’ll have to come down visit! I hope everything is going well Dave!

    4. Alex Longpré says:

      Hi, I was planning a trip to go kite surfing in Cabarete, Dominican Republic but I just saw your ad on FB. I always wanted to kayak. I took a lessons a few years ago so I know how to eskimo roll and was pretty good at it, even in current.

      Was wondering if you guys offer something similar to the 10 day kids camp but for a 34 year old single man???

      Thanks in advance for your time


      • davidh says:

        Alex, I would happily put together a beginner camp for adults. Great ideal. Send me an email. David@PuconKayakHostel.com

        • Alex Longpré says:

          Great. I wouldn’t know what more to say in an e-mail as of yet but if it ever materialize, I’d be more than happy to be a guinea pig LOL. Let me know what comes of this and glad I came up with a new idea to help grow that wonderful business of yours

          Cheers from Canada



    5. Please send me information on prices, airport, airline etc. Could I have a single room? I am used to using a lake kayak in Class III rapids. Thank you! This sounds like Shangi-la for kayakers.

    6. lalo ruiz says:

      For end of february or March is it needed a dry suit in pucon area?

      • davidh says:

        February and March are warm summer months like July and August. A drytop and shorts would be plenty warm on even the coldest water runs. Some runs are warm water with others like the Palguin being cold water.

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