Is Castro Expensive?

Is Castro expensive to visit?

Castro is a moderately priced destination with an average daily cost of $89. Compared to the rest of South America, it is a somewhat more expensive place to visit. It's ranked in the top 25% of cities in South America for its overall travel costs, comparable to places like La Serena and Puerto Montt.



Castro, Chile

How expensive is Castro?

The average cost of traveling to Castro can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $89 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Castro here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Castro?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Castro will cost around $267 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $535.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Castro?

On average, a one week trip to Castro costs about $624 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $1,248.



Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

Is it expensive to backpack in Castro?

While Castro attracts a few backpackers, traveling on a budget can be challenging because there are only a few hostels around town. The average cost of a hostel in Castro is $26 per night. The cheapest beds cost about $12 and the most expensive rooms cost around $39. (See hostel prices in Castro here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Castro.

  • $12 for a dorm bed at La Minga Hostel

Are hotels expensive in Castro?

Considering our analysis of hotel prices in Castro, it becomes apparent that they are very affordable in comparison to hotels in other cities. On average, you can expect to spend around $86 per night for a hotel room. The city is home to approximately [5_STAR_COUNT] five-star hotels, presenting an average rate of [5_STAR_PRICE] per night. For a balanced choice catering to both comfort and cost-effectiveness, three-star hotels provide an average rate of $79 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more budget-friendly alternative at $75 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Castro
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 2 $105
3 stars 7 $79
2 stars 1 $75
1 star 1 $87
No rating 1 $68

Quilquico s/n, Castro
Overall Rating 8.6
Ernesto Riquelme 1326, Castro
Overall Rating 9.0

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Castro?

Activities and things to do in Castro can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $21 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is less than the country's average of $27.

    • Lemuy Island in Chiloe Full Day Private Tour: $181
    • Lemuy Island Tour from Castro: $178
    • Dock of Souls Trekking in Chiloe Private Tour: $188
    • Private Half Day Tour in Patrimonial Castro: $30
    • Bosque Piedra Reserve Tour: $106
    • Castro Sightseeing Tour in Chiloe: $57
    • Dalcahue and Quinchao Island Full Day Tour in Chiloe: $118
    • Pier of Light Full Day Tour in Chiloe: $142

    Is food expensive in Castro?

    Food in Castro can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $36 on food per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $24. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    Is transportation expensive in Castro?

    The prices of local transportation in Castro can vary by the type of transit used. Other travelers have spent an average of $20 on local transportation per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $15. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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