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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

While traveling for 7 months we hardly experienced a hostel that bad. First there was confusion about our beds (although we made a reservation days before) and a huge fight between a guest and the hostel owner. In the evening they made a barbecue but left a lot of the remains on the couch, the floor and in the kitchen... More 

Thank ricabi
Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Having just arrived in Santiago after a long bus trip, I was relieved to find the hostel which is located close to the subway station, walking to Santiago centre takes about 30 mins. The Staff were extremely helpful, Room was decent, overall good hostel for the money.

Thank TravelingBry
Selknam H, Propietario at Selknam Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you man, luck in the trip, Namaste!! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

This is one of the more inexpensive hostels in Santiago and while it is OK, you do get what you pay for. It is located a bit further from 'Downtown' than I wanted to be, but the hostel is only a five minute walk from a sub-way station so really you're only 15 minutes from Downtown. The rooms are very... More 

Thank FP2
1 review
Reviewed 17 November 2013

It s a very nice hotel very well located close to shops in a calm area. As Santiago can be quite hote ; the room was very fresh wich was very apreciable.The stuff is very nice and always ready to help you, also to find what you might need in Santiago.I will recomend without any hesitations and will probably stay... More 

Thank Pierre663
Porto, Portugal
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Its a nice hostel and the owners are friendly. It´s well located, close of the mains streets. The rooms are a litle cold, and the hot water is not always turned on, so you have to ask to turn it on. But I will recomend it.

Thank Susanamoreira
Hamburg, Germany
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63 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013

What a nice dorm! We had single wooden beds, very comfy! The bathrooms were ok and spacious, could have been a bit cleaner sometimes. Same for the kitchen. The breakfast is ok, nothing to get too excited about, but we bought stuff in the nearby supermarket to pep it up. The owner is very friendly and relaxed, had a good... More 

Thank Hamburgunterwegs
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2012 via mobile

So I was initially scared of the bathrooms because of all the reviews I read... But it turned out that they were fine. When they were last renovated someone spilled a bunch of white paint over a dark colored bathroom (including then black bathtub) giving the appearance of dirty bathroom, even though it is not. Our beds were possibly the... More 

Thank davidpope
Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

This place is in a student area about 10 minutes walk away from the centre. It is a safe neighbourhood that seems to have more atmosphere for me than the more well known tourist areas of the city. It is also great if you need to take a bus out of the city as it only 2 metro stops away... More 

Thank Segoviano81
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012

We arrived at 8:30pm after a long day of travel and were told that we couldn´t check into our room because the other people who were in there the night before still hadn´t left! We were promised that they would leave within an hour or two. Eventually we managed to get into our room at nearly 10pm, you can imagine... More 

2 Thank AussieFreeSpirit
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2012

I satyed a couple of nights at this brand new hostel run by three friends in the University district. I had found thir link on www.hostels.com and chose it because its very convenient location, round the corner from where the CENTROPUERTO bus departs to the airport. On their presentation they say they are "ex-hippies". Well... indeed, that's how their place... More 

4 Thank Wwhydee

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Selknam Hostel

Address: Sazie 1885, Santiago 8370006, Chile
Region: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Number of rooms: 5
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