City Guide Santiago, Chile

Visiting Santiago

With the Andes providing a backdrop for the city, Santiago de Chile is one of the largest cities and most fascinating cities in South America. And despite its size it has maintained small town charm since its foundation in 1541.

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Santiago Podcasts

Santiago - Close to the mountains, close to the sea

Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Kristina Schreck from Tourismo Chile about Santiago's unique location...the Chilean capital is just one hour from the heart of the Andes and one hour from the coast. Listen to find out about the best places to visit in each.

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How to save money in Santiago

Find out ways to save money when eating out in Santiago, how to visit a top art gallery for free and much more.

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Santiago City Reviews

  • 70%


    Great city

    A lot of cultural activities and great food. Decent transportation and felt safe the whole time I was there.

    Insider Tip:Meat here is awesome.

  • 60%


    Santiago's City

    Not too bad, went to some pretty nice restaurants close to Santa Lucia's Hill. Avoid the sea food thou, it could get messy.

    Insider Tip:Expect the worst, Chile is the land for unforeseen events. Don't drink alcohol in the streets its against the law.

  • 90%


    Lovely Santiago

    Full of activities, very cosmopolitan and modern. Santiago realy surprise your original expectations.

    Insider Tip:Barrio BRasil is a very turistik and with good restaurants areas, and cheap in relation to bellavista o bellas artes

  • 100%


    Great city

    I love Santiago, it's a big city and you can find anything, malls and good restaurants. It's is great because you can go to ski or go to the Pacific both at less then two hours by bus.

    Insider Tip:Everything

  • 80%


    Cool city, inside and out

    Lots do do here-urban exploring, whatever matches your tastes, as well as any outdoor activities well within accessibility!

    Insider Tip:Stay near el centro, or better yet, Bellavista for good street food, fun nightlife, access to wilderness and parks, as well as incredible art on the walls everywhere you look. Rent a bike for greater mobility- the busses and metros are a bit stuffed most of the time!

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