WHAT GUIDEBOOKS ARE SAYING...

Lonely Planet: our pick 2009
Fodors Choice 2008
Moon Guide: Best Pick

"OUR PICK: The eco-conscious ¡école! is a travel experience in itself. It's a meeting point for conscientious travelers and a tranquil and artsy hangout where you can plan excursions, get a massage, or learn a something or two about conservation. Rooms are small, clean, and comfortable but the walls are thin and voices carry, so it's not a wild party hostel. Don't miss the excellent vegetarian restaurant (which means no picnicking outside your room). The staff are adorable. They even encourage co-showering. Need we say more?"
Lonely Planet, Chile & Easter Island (2009)

“Nearly 40 partners own this pleasant hostel, which offers small but clean and comfortable rooms with beds that come with goosedown comforters. ¡école! sees a predominantly international crowd from backpackers to families traveling on a budget. it has a very good vibe throughout and a nice outdoor patio with picnic tables... great reading materials in small lounge from travel guides to environmental oriented literature to logging protest roosters. The hostel is part restaurant, part lodging, part ecology center.”
Frommers Argentina and Chile (2004)