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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building was built in 1890 and has some beautiful architectural features. There are ample open spaces to gather and enjoy the company of others. We had 6 rooms on 2 separate occasions and found a great deal of variety in both the size and quality of each room. I have 2 concerns with the hostel. The first is that...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment, however, we consider your evaluation a little bit unfair, especially because as it is an old house that we´ve tried to reconvert in a beautiful hostel, it has been difficult to replace the wood floors. In addition, our hostel is certified by the Q seal of quality,...

New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed a couple of nights here. Beautiful old building with a really authentic feel to it - complete with squeaking floorboards! Small pool and big leisure area out the back with lots of separate sitting areas. Pool table and table tennis table. Decent kitchen area which we barely used. Mix of guests from teens through to much older guests -...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Rose, We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Im sure in good weather this hostel would be amazing but when we went it was raining hard and we were freezing. There is no heating and the doors are left open all. If he long. The shared kitchen facilities are not great either as there are only three knives in the entire kitchen. It could be cleaner too... the...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the time you have taken to write your comments, however, there are some inconsistencies that we´d like to clarify. For example, we do provide heating in all rooms and common areas during the winter season so we don´t understand your resounding negative about the service. Also our housekeepers staff check every day that the guest´s kitchen...

Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit nervous about staying here but the good reviews encouraged us to try it. It is great value for money, good, basic clean rooms. Sure, they could refresh the paint but very functional as it is Comfortable bed, lovely breakfast and lots of useful common areas. Small pool is also available for cooling down. We had a...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear MsColorado, We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my second stay at Happy House. I appreciated the location and friendly service the first time, and was not disappointed on my second trip. The building is old and beautiful: high ceilings, funky colors, lots of in and outdoor common areas.

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Jessy, We are very happy to have received your second visit and great feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Virginia
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in October at the start of our honeymoon, and we really enjoyed our time here. The building is a former mansion that has been converted into a cool hostel near the Brasil neighborhood of Santiago, and we got a private room with a balcony overlooking the street. We stayed during the...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Aloha, We are very happy to have received your great an detailed feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Happy house is a clean, quiet hostel just round the corner from barrio Brasil so away from the main tourist area. Rooms are a little old, but comfy and staff are friendly and accommodating. There's plenty to to with a rub room, pool table, table tennis, swimming pools etc.

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear LABarker, We are very happy to have received your great review. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very easy to access by bus from airport. Charming old building,very clean & comfortable with great staff & excellent breakfast.Brilliant location with heaps to see & do within walking distance. Sure it's not 5-star but it is great value & highly recommended.

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy to have received your great feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great building. Secure. Few blocks from metro station. Supermarket a few blocks away. Well equipped kitchen. Lots of communal spaces. Great breakfast - eggs, cereal, yoghurt, bread, fruit, juice, tea/coffee. Friendly staff. Spacious dorm rooms. Big bunk beds and lockers. But very squeaky floorboards - take ear plugs. Stayed for a week and the bedroom floor did not look like...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment. The cleaning of rooms is daily even for the dormitories, so in that point we´ll put our attention in order to make sure everything keeps clean. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

This hostel is a great place to stay and explore the neighboring district, Barrio Brazil. There is a good selection of restaurants and bars nearby, and it is about a 10-minute walk to sights in the center of Santiago. Plus, the hostel is close to the bus and metro station Los Heroes. 5/5 stars!

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Dear Andi, We are very happy to have received your 5/5 stars feedback :) We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Happy House Hostel An Oasis in the heart of Santiago. Located in Moneda Street in the middle of the historic part of the city and just steps from government palace, main square and the main tourist attractions of Santiago. Happy House Hostel offers a high quality service due to obtaining Q seal of quality the S seal of sustainability granted by SERNATUR (National Tourism Service of Chile), besides having an impressive infrastructure, facilities, long market experience and strong commitment of the staff with each of its guests. Our services are: Buffet breakfast, 24 hours of reception, free internet access (Wi Fi and stationary computers), safes in private rooms and lockers in dorms, tourist information and reservations for tours of the season, free luggage storage, laundry, mini bar at reception with 24 hour service of drinks, mineral water and beers, bilingual staff (Spanish - English), recreational and cultural activities (Dancing classes, Chilean BBQ, movie nights, free tours around town, etc.), bike rental, online bus tickets reservations, organization of transport services (only from the hostel to the airport or elsewhere), free national service calls from reception, book exchange, heating in rooms with private bathroom and common areas (winter season), late check out (asking for availability in advance at reception) and a lot more. Our facilities are: Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable and spacious terraces and living rooms, swimming pool, TV rooms with international signal, outside bar, entertainment area (pool table, tennis table, mini football table, chess table and table games), wine cellar with tasting sessions of national strains, BBQ area (including free use of grills) and a lot more. We wait for you :) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy House Hostel

Address: Moneda 1829, Santiago 8340493, Chile
Region: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Price Range: $27 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Road front rooms a bit noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles gazmitch256, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“been in a 6-bed room, which was astonishingly clean, so the single rooms must be suite-like”
 of 5 bubbles henriquetguedes, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in two private rooms - both lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 758hayleym, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Spacious dorms with locker for every traveller.”
 of 5 bubbles marieheleneg2016, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“On the top floor you wouldn't hear people walking about above you.”
 of 5 bubbles jamescollenette, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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