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El Gallo con Tacos Reviews

Almirante Riveros 025, Santiago, Chile

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115 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Absolutely awful. Our room downstairs next to the lounge conservatory. 1) No privacy. Room windows opened out to lounge which was shielded by a partition with gaps. Staffed seen poking around. 2) next door a staff member lived in a room with a noisy slide door. Constant opening and closing throughout night. 3) owner was never around & not helpful. Checking in he told my wife to RELAX when shown our showers which couldn't be locked. 4) no shower head just a downpipe.

  • 9th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


For the lucky ones, who Andre determines are not the types to get drunk, trash a place, or throw empties out of the window, he may offer an interesting alternative to living in the hostel. He rents out a 12th floor apartmento in a nearby high rise. Small, cozy, but you are essentially on your own. He'll still do laundry. Living in Santiago for the short haul doesn't get much better. Going out the guarded front gate, turn right, there is a sushi place. Right on Portugal a large corner supermarket


A great place just a short walk from the sights of Santiago, yet without being in among the mass tourists and locals who crowd the city center. Andre, the proprietor is a sweet workaholic. The whole place has a wonderful artistic touch to it. The beds are great, and there's a nice courtyard with fountain and juice bar. Laundry is done. Small markets are all around, and if you head across to Ave Portugal and go right, you will find a large corner supermarket with ATMs. hot meals, and good prices.


We really enjoyed our time at El Gallo. Staff were very friendly. The room was a good size clean, breakfasts/kitchen were excellent. One thing though, is that the hostel doesn't have a hostel vibe. It is like a house which is letting rooms (& many of the rooms are let to Europeans studying at the University), so it doesnt have so many socialising spaces. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, just different. If you are looking for a friendly, quiet & central place to stay then i would recommend!

  • 16th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Our stay at El Gallos Con Tacos was awesome. Andres the manager upgraded us to a private apartment as there was a minor mixup with our room. Overall, Andres was incredibly helpful not only with our stay in Santiago but also with helping us navigate the bus system up to Valparaiso. We ate breakfast there twice, very charming outdoor (covered) dining area with three fun dogs running around. As a parting gift, Andres gave us a bottle of moscato. Great value for the price.

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a great, very quiet hostel. It's about a 30 minute walk to most of Santiago's historic buildings and sites. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, and we got fresh towels and a delightful, bright room with lovely decorating. The shared bathroom was big and a little cold, but perfectly useable. Breakfast. was. INCREDIBLE. Fresh fruit smoothies paired with a cranberry muffin, then a vegetable quesadilla in the garden kitchen. Very impressed. Great for older travelers, couples.


Pretty nice place. Cool staff. Very secure location with 2 heavy locked doors. The place is completely unsigned though, so hard to find and a little off putting initially. Great breakfast, great internet and hot showers.

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