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Hostal Forestal Reviews

Coronel Santiago Bueras 122, Barrio Lastarria, Santiago, Chile

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1268 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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The showers and toilets were very clean.

  • 13th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Absolutely horrible hostel - don't be convinced by the modern, appealing website .... This place is an absolute dive and wish I hadn't paid more for it over better alternatives. Three nights and each worse then the one before - cold, very loud street noise and night and the type of place where people have conversations loudly at 1am int the room (2 nights), turn lights on and the cupboards they give you are so squeaky it's impossible to open quietly - Just oil them! But considering the shabby ru


Hostel was a bit expensive for what was provided, but we did have a comfortable stay here. Staff were friendly and the kitchen was a nice space to cook in, however there wasnt too much atmosphere for a hostel in central Santiago.


The doors in my room squeaked when opened, which could make things difficult if you were a light sleeper. Lots of options for breakfast in the morning.

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff members change shifts everyday and are not debriefing with each other. One night, we asked to extend our stay. The next morning we were told by another staff member that we could not stay because the room was full. The lady did not feel bad at all and was even very rude to us. Several minutes later, the guy who had confirmed our stay the night before showed up. When asked for an explanation, his only response was "it's a problem in the system" and again, in a very rude way.


Recommended. Excellent location, great value for money, spacious dorms, excellent wifi connection (a rarity in most hostels) and friendly stuff (there was this guy listenting to biffy clyro on the morning and a very friendly lady with black glasses). I'd definitely stay there again in Santiago

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Place was good. Staff was knowledgeable of the area and the hostel is located in a very nice neighborhood of Santiago. The common space is somewhat odd though, with a pool table occupying most of it. Also outlets are scarce in the rooms and bathrooms don't always guarantee hot water.

  • 23rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff were a little unorganized with whom was staying in the dorm rooms. We had a problem 2out of 3 nights with mix up in beds and they didn't make the right beds after guests checked out. Staff were friendly, breakfast was smaller each day though.


We were in a tiny 4 bed dorm by the front door. We were kept awake all night by people coming in and out. Furthermore the toilets were not clean and the rooms were very cold with no central heating


Staff makes you feel very welcome! Nice beds, spacious lookers and rooms. You can tell everything is old in there, but still functional. Quite place for sleeping! I would stay there again!


Good Hostel. I recommend it for all.


Excellent location, near to bellavista with cheap bars and restaurants. Very helpful staff, decent free breakfast.


Really good hostel, especially for the price. There was always people around but it was never loud. Excellent breakfast too - nice to have eggs and fruit :-)

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