Airesbuenos Hostel was the first hostel of its kind in Valdivia. Lionel founded the hostel in 2002 at its original General Lagos location. He imprinted a unique Argentinian style on the hostel with hand-painted murals of classic Argentine themes. The rooms are named after short stories written by Argentine author Jorege Borges; Teritus, Uqbar, Tlön, Orbis, Cautiva, Laberinto y Omnibus.
In 2010, Viella took over the hostel and immediately added her passion for all things sustainable and Airesbuenos Hostel y Permacultura was born. The challenge to create an eco-friendly hostel from an existing structure has been an ongoing process. The first upgrade was to upgrade the central heating with a high efficiency bio mass furnace. Soon after all lights were retrofitted with LED bulbs, followed by double panes window, solar water heating panels. Composting and recycling systems were improved and on and on… Every year, there is something new.