Only a block from the plaza, creaky Residencial Roca (Magallanes 888, 2nd floor, tel./fax 061/243903, franruiz [at] entelchile [dot] net, US$11–17 pp) has rooms with shared or private bath, cable TV, laundry service, and a book exchange.
Near the old port, improved Hostal O’Higgins (O’Higgins 1205, tel. 061/227999, US$13 pp, US$37 d) has rooms with shared or private bath. Plain but clean and friendly, it also has ample secure parking.
Hostal del Rey (Fagnano 589, Departamento B, tel./fax 061/223924, delrey [at] chileaustral [dot] com, US$13 pp with shared bath) is a friendly family place with only three doubles and two singles, so it’s often full—call ahead. Rates include an ample breakfast, but the tobacco-laden atmosphere may tip the balance against it.
Often full, despite mixed reviews, Hostal Dinka’s House (Caupolicán 169, tel./fax 061/244292, www.dinkaspatagonia.com , US$9 pp–US$19/28 s/d with breakfast) has rooms with private and shared bath; the nearby annex is definitely substandard.
In a distinctive Magellanic house, friendly, well-kept Residencial Monserrat (Magallanes 538, tel. 061/246661, residencialmonserrat [at] hotmail [dot] com, US$22–28 s or d) has drawn praise from recent guests. Prices vary for shared or private bath, and kitchen access is also available.
In a large old house that’s been subdivided, rooms at Hostal al Fin del Mundo (O’Higgins 1026, tel. 061/710185, alfindelmundo [at] 123 [dot] cl, US$19/28 s/d with shared bath and breakfast) vary in size and quality, but it has its good points (including proximity to some of Punta’s best restaurants).
Hostal Luna (O’Higgins 424, tel. 061/ 221764, fax 061/224637, hostalluna [at] hotmail [dot] com, US$17 pp with a simple breakfast) has plain but well-furnished and even homey rooms—every bed has a cozy duvet. The spacious dining room has cable TV, but rooms do not.
Near the cemetery, Hostal Parediso (Angamos 1073, tel./fax 061/224212, US$15/23–28/37 s/d) compensates for kitsch decor (think stalactite ceilings) with genuine hospitality and reasonable comfort. Despite occasional overheating, each room has comfy beds, telephone, and cable TV, but the floors squeak when someone walks to the shared baths. Rates include a simple but abundant breakfast and kitchen privileges; the more expensive rooms have private baths.
Hostal Fitz Roy (Lautaro Navarro 850, tel./fax 061/240430, hostalfitzroy [at] hotmail [dot] com, US$22/33 s/d with shared bath) is an old-fashioned B&B offering some modern comforts—notably cable TV and phones in each room—along with peace and quiet. Breakfast includes eggs and fresh homemade bread. Returned to their original configuration, the rooms are spacious, but buildings of this vintage still have creaky floors and staircases. There are separate cabañas with private baths (US$46 d), and also ample parking.
Rehabbed and improved Hotel Montecarlo (Av. Colón 605, tel. 061/222120, montecarlo [at] hotmail [dot] com, US$18/31–34/45 s/d) is worth consideration, though it lacks parking; the more expensive rooms have private baths.
Hostal La Estancia (O’Higgins 765, tel./fax 061/249130, US$24/33–33/48 s/d with breakfast) has spacious rooms with cable TV and telephone; some now have private baths.