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Santiago Backpackers Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Very Social Hostel with super cool Volunteers and Nice Events for the guests like free Dinner, Barbecues, Nights out and Excursions to the Cerro Cristobal. I came back to this Hostel for the Second Time ;) reccomend. Lita the cleaning Lady is adorable as well:) .....

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The location of this hostel is great and the staff are mostly very friendly. However the WiFi in the hostel is terrible (shonky router and slow connection). The hostel is dirty, expect your feet to be black from these floors. The toilets/showers are cleaned too infrequently (no TP, dirty hand towels and giant hair balls in shower and stinking shower...

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Santiago Backpackers provided great facilities in a building conveniently located in the center of Santiago. The location is great as it is close enough to the center of town (plaza de arms...) and is also at a walking distance to the entertaining Barrio Bellas Artes as well as the beautiful Bellavista area. It is highly secure as there is a...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

All the staff are lovely, especially the Brazilian volunteers! great location and great vibe too. The common areas are very comfortable and the facilities are clean. I'd definitely stay here again :) the owner ari is also very friendly and helpful

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel is in the center of the city. He is very clean. The staff is very nice and helpful to every one. It is little bit hot in the room in summer but it is OK. I had a great time staying there thank alot. ההוסטל נמצאת במרכז העיר. הוא מאוד נקי. צוות מאוד נחמד ומועיל בכל שאלה. קצת...

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Originally planned to be here for only a few days, one week later and I found myself an amazing international family. Good location near the Plaza de Armas metro stop and a great environment! There are 2 outdoor porches and an indoor living room. Wifi can be spotty but with a lot of people, understandable. Breakfast is crepes with different...

Thank SageJ93
Arifurman, Owner at Santiago Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Sage! we enjoyed having you over and wish you safe travels back home, come visit again!

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good value for money, friendly staff was probably most memorable. Location, kitchen, etc were all fine. No fee to store luggage. There was not a "super fun" crowd when I stayed there but I think that's luck of the draw and less of a reflection on hostel. Would stay here again either way.

Thank Kevintrotter123
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 4 January 2017

10 min walk to Mercado Centro, the parks, Bellavista, supermarkets, cero santa lucia, and plaza de armas. it is pretty central to everything. Fairly clean rooms and common areas, with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Security is great, where they can see everyone who enters. Kitchen and open areas are nice and big, easy access to the main streets to...

1Thank COGMarcus
São Paulo, SP
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Firstly upon arrival I had recently had my passport stolen. This was quite late at night and the staff member tried her best to help me although her English was not great. I did however get to know the staff well and everyone was very helpful and there are a number of proficient English speakers in the Hostel. Even wehn...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the luxurious appartment, which is two blocks away from the hostel. 23floor, so a beautiful view, but very much noise from the streets. So you need earplugs to get some sleep. Also no cleaning and no new towels for seconden night. Breakfast is at the hostel, pancake was oké, but rest is a bit of a bummer....

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Arifurman, Owner at Santiago Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Denise, thanks for your review. Normally we get a los of compliments for the great view to the Andes, but not many about noise up there. Still, when staying in downtown we it's difficult to stay out of noise but we have other units facing the other side for people who is noise sensitive; the view though won't be...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $15 - $80 (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”
Kevintrotter123, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“room facing road can be loud since busses pass by frequently, BYOB is welcomed”
COGMarcus, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“dont get the one near reception, loud in the mornings!!”
Lynagh14, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Take the dorm of 10, cheap and you get to know new people”
matthF9604JA, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“avoid the room above the kitchen.”
yumfook, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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