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Hostal Forestal Reviews

Coronel Santiago Bueras 122, Barrio Lastarria, Santiago, Chile

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1142 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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A Very good hostel, nice people, nice place, good staff. It was an amazing experience.

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Muchas gracias chicos. Fue un gusto tener con nosotros a una linda pareja como ustedes. Saludos


Really cool place to stay and a good opportunity to meet people


Bathrooms were a little dirty and wifi is only in common rooms, otherwise it's a perfect place! Very easy to get to, and we were able to leave our bags locked up when we went skiing all day long after we checked out! Paying with US money makes it cheaper too!


The bathroom / showerrooms were perennially flooded, hard to use the toilets etc without getting feet / shoes wet. Grim staff. Very few smiles - 2.5 smiles in 24 hours. Disengaged. Cold, tiny individual rooms with no heating. Breakfast was bread, jam and some orange-flavoured drink. And coffee and tea. But, it is in a really great location.

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Panama
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very central location, very good breakfast, comfortable bed, everything fine!

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Thank you!!!!


You have to take reviews with a pinch of salt, but please do not stay here. The description is not correct - they don't half half the facilities they claim to have...cooking classes, tour desk, no not showers, wifi rubbish, staff not very friendly or helpful and in a rough area. Beds are okay but security is a bit of an issue. I would stay at Bellavista if you can, it's much better and hostels are geared up to help. You have been warned!


The location was just perfect. This guy Jonathan from the reception was so helpful. Breakfast was a little weak. Very good atmosphere.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Venezuela
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location, basic breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff


I had a great stay at Hostal Forestal, which is very close to the cozy and beautiful parts of the city centre! Rooms were nice, showers did not work perfectly, most of them were a bit dirty - and I was pretty disappointed about breakfast as they had promised a lot more than coffee, a kind of juice, bred, jam and cheese!


Very friendly and accommodating staff, other guests were easy to get along with and comfortable living environment. Recommended to all!

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