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Puerto Natales, in the Patagonian region of Chile, is the southern terminal stop of the Navimag ferry, and the gateway to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. It is a popular tourist destination, especially during January and February.
There is no regularly scheduled air service to Puerto Natales. Travellers can fly into nearby Punta Arenas.
Puerto Natales has regular bus service to Punta Areans ($US 7). The trip takes 3 hours.
|Amerindia||Barros Arana 135||Guesthouse||83|
|Backpackers Kawashkar||Blanco Encalada 754||HOSTEL||87|
|Erratic Rock II||Benjamin Zamora 732||Hostel||87|
|Hospedaje de Maria||Chorrillos 771||Guesthouse||81|
|Hospedaje Evelyn||Avenida Santiago Bueras, 1153||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostal Alcazar||Manuel Balmaceda #722||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostal Las Carretas||Galvarino #745||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostal Lili-Patagonicos||Arturo Prat 479||Guesthouse||88|
|Hostel Milodon||Manuel Bulnes 358||Guesthouse||78|
|Natales Hostel in Patagonia||Ladrilleros 209||Hostel||81|
|Niko's II Adventure||Phillipi, 528||Guesthouse||85|
|Keoken Patagonia Bed and Breakfast||Señoret 267||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostal Francis Drake||Philippi #383||Guesthouse||87|
|Hostal El Mirador||Simón Bolivar N° 1423||Guesthouse||-|
|Nikos I Guesthouse||Ramirez 669||Guesthouse||80|
|Bories House||Puerto Bories N13||Guesthouse||-|
|Patagonia Bed and Breakfast||Prolongacion Av España Hurto N 82-B||Guesthouse||-|
|The Singing Lamb Backpackers||Arauco 779||HOSTEL||87|
|Hostal Coloane||596 Ignacio Carrera Pinto Street||GUESTHOUSE||87|
|Lodge Rancho Grande||Km 1.5 Ruta 9 Norte Huerto 158 c||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Ayelen||Aurelo Rosas 406||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Tin House Patagonia||Miraflores 616||GUESTHOUSE||86|
|Hostel Patagonia Natural||Yungay 954||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Austral Glacier Hostel||Galvarino 661||Hostel||-|
|El Patagonico||O´Higgins 741||Hostel||89|
|W Circuit Hostel||Blanco Encalada 284 Puerto Natales||HOSTEL||83|
|Casa Lili||Bories 153||Hostel||71|
|Hostal Reymar||Baquedano 414||HOTEL||-|
|Noelhouse Hostel||Benjamin Zamora 682 Balmaceda 261||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostal Shakana||Miraflores 779||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostal Geminis||Phillipi 653||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Capital Eberhard||Avenida Pedro Montt 58 Costanera||HOTEL||-|
|Hallef Hotel||Eleuterio Raremiz 604||HOTEL||-|
|Casa Hospedaje Costanera||Juan Yutronic nro. 419||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel Melinda||Arturo Prat 431||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostal Bellavista Puerto Natales||Galvarino 335 Phillipi 600, loc 17-18||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostal Arkya||Manuel Bulnes 1494 Prat 367||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Kiooshtem||Benjamin Zamora 770||HOSTEL||-|
|Koten-Aike Hostel||Esmeralda 833||Hostel||-|
|Hostal Morocha||Ramón Barros Luco 688||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Pingo Salvaje Country House||Laguna Sofia 30 km away from Puerto Natales Esmeralda 661||HOSTEL||-|
There are cybercafes in every major and midsize city and at all tourist destinations. Some libraries are in a program called Biblioredes, with free computers and Internet. Wifi is getting more and more common. They're usually in metro stations, airports, malls, cafes, public buildings and several public spaces. Check for the ones that say gratis - for free. McDonald's and Starbucks are chains which almost always have free wifi.
See also International Telephone Calls
The country calling code to Chile is: 56. To make an international call from Chile, the code is: 00. Emergency phone numbers include 131 (Ambulance), 132 (Fire) and 133 (Police).
Public phones located on streets are very likely to be tampered or vandalized, so it's better to use a phone located inside a commerce or a station. Prepaid cards for mobile phones and public phones are sold at most newspaper kiosks, supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies and phone dealers. Mobile GSM networks are ubiquitous in all major cities and most of the territory of central and southern Chile. A basic prepaid cellular phone usually costs about 15,000 pesos, most frequently charged with 10,000 pesos worth of prepaid minutes. No ID is required to buy a prepaid phone. GSM SIM cards from ENTEL, Movistar or Claro are usually available for 5,000 pesos, but without credit, so you'll need to buy some prepaid minutes to be able to call. Money can be charged into a cellphone from some pharmacies (Ahumada, Cruz Verde and Salco Brand) on the counter and in cash, or by using a credit card through an automated service operator, with directions in Spanish or English.
Correos de Chile is the national postal service, and although relatively slow it is reliable with post offices throughout the country. On the website you can find more information about prices to send letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. Post offices are generally open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday until 2:00pm, although there are sometimes longer opening hours in the bigger central post offices and shorter ones in small places. Ask around. If you want to send packages internationally, you might consider companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, which are fast, reliable and usually competitively priced as well.
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