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Santiago Backpackers Hostel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

This is an absolutely lovely hostel. Beautiful, in a great location and with really great staff (Gi in particular was really nice, helpful and friendly). There are lots of maps and leaflets to help with orientation around Santiago and the wifi was excellent. Moreover, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious. Breakfast was a tad lacking but for...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I don't understand all the good reviews on TA. This is one of the worst hostels we've stayed in in 6 months of travel. We stayed in a private twin for 2nights. Pros -The free breakfast was quite nice (toast, jam, fruit, porridge, yogurt and tea/coffee) -The young girl at reception was very friendly and helpful. Cons -The street the...

1Thank qnb10196
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I came to Santiago for 5 nights and stayed the whole time in this hostel. The people who work in this hostel are very kind and trying to help. They are pleased to get reviews and fix problems on real time (not that I had one...). In some evenings they do special things for the hosteds in a small price,...

1Thank NogaKa
Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

Amazing hostel, amazing team. Well located in the center, close too many places. A lot of event organized by the hostel team such as empanadas lesson ! Best to stay in Santiago. The shower are clean and you have a nice breakfast on morning

Thank Francebyy
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Really nice hostel centrally located. Has nice social area and kitchen facilities. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and tidy. Staff are super helpful and happy to recommend spots to visit etc. Showers aren't so reliable with hot water but this seems to be all over South America! We're heading back there for a night before flying home so we must...

1Thank nzbronwyn
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

I am now standing at the reception desk. The staff is very kind and helpful in every way. The building has lots of great woodwork and character. The only thing I would recommend is a fan as the rooms are extremely hot in summer.

Thank Rasthomas
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Cheap, clean, hot shower, good vibes, good poeple, big kitchen.. suger spice and everything nice:) hagafdhdkdbzgsjsksbdbdbdjdjdbdvxbsjsnsbsvsvsvsvsbsjskshzvzsgsbdbdkdjdbdgdbdjdkxhddhdhdbdjdkdkddjdhdhdhdhdkdkdhdhdhdhdhdhdhdjdhdhdkdkdjdjdjdjdhdhhdhdhdkdndhdhdjdjdjdjdjdjdjdjdbdjdkfofjdbdvdjdd

Thank ayal g
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

I've never traveled alone or stayed in a hostel before so I was hesitant at first but couldn't of picked a better one and that seems to be the general consensus of anyone whose stayed here. The location is perfect it's right downtown in the middle of all the sites and near 2 metros lines in a safe area. The...

Thank nessa8557
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Very helpful bi-lingual staff and lovely sit down breakfast. The rooms are fine and quiet enough if you are looking for a good night's sleep. There is a lovely communal sitting area.full of books to read and lovely people to meet. Internet connection and location are good too. Just a little hard to find

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2014

If I leave a review I get a discount... Ergo :) Central Location near Plaza de Armas, wifi is strong and mostly fine. Breakfast is toast & coffee. Hostel staff friendly & helpful, good kitchen area for cooking.

Thank Fruitbeard115

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Santiago's greatest hostel! Perfect location in downtown, 100-year-old restored unit, amazing facilities, extra large beds and more!We offer Furnished apartments, private rooms and cheap dorms to suit every traveler's need. Join our social activities and discover all Santiago has to offer ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santiago Backpackers Hostel

Address: Enrique Mac Iver 661, Santiago, Chile
Region: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Price Range: ₹ 956 - ₹ 4,028 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Santiago Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Pick a bed away from window since street light and noise comes through at night”
 of 5 bubbles Kevintrotter123, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“room facing road can be loud since busses pass by frequently, BYOB is welcomed”
 of 5 bubbles COGMarcus, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“dont get the one near reception, loud in the mornings!!”
 of 5 bubbles Lynagh14, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Take the dorm of 10, cheap and you get to know new people”
 of 5 bubbles matthF9604JA, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“avoid the room above the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles yumfook, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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