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La Chimba Hostel

E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262, Barrio Bellavista, Santiago, Chile
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88%Rating

  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

La Chimba Hostel is set in the charming bohemian neighbourhood of Barrio Bellavista, just five minutes from La Chascona and the nearest metro station. Hostelworld guests have said the private rooms have 'all the amenities of a hotel with more character' and that they'd recommend this hostel because it has 'many open places to sit, mingle and drink'. This laid-back hostel has an outdoor terrace, clean comfortable beds and friendly staff who like to socialise with guests, hosting pub crawls, BBQs and more.

Property Information:

La Chimba Hostel has been a favourite of international backpackers and independent travelers visiting Santiago since we opened in 2005. Our guests have consistently praised our property and service over the years and among other distinctions, we were the first non-European hostel to win a World Top Ten Hoscar award. Our location in the heart of Barrio Bellavista guarantees a fun and interesting stay.

La Chimba is a unique, eclectic property comprised of different buildings, each with its own character, some quiet, some social, all connected by labyrinthic walkways, patios and courtyards. It is easy to meet people in our three living rooms, two kitchens or our awesome Pool Salon. We also have an art gallery displaying fine artwork from local and international artists.

Our young staff is always ready to suggest authentic places for those wanting to get under the skin of the city. Our activity manager is always planning fun events for our guests such as barbecues, dinners, salsa lessons, poker nights and walking tours, among others. Guests can at any time use our world’s best hostel Pool Salon, the football, the movie room and even a pinball machine.

Digital nomads will love our unrivaled internet connectivity with our dedicated fiber-optic internet service that spreads free high-speed Wi-fi through the entire property allowing all our guests painless internet access at all times.

Our neighborhood is packed with the city’s best bars and restaurants, and clubs. The famous Santiago's Pub Crawl tour, that gathers travelers from all around town, has its meeting point in the bar across the street from us, and the crawl never ventures more than four blocks from our door.

You must be 18 or older to check in to La Chimba.

Travelers over 35 may only book private rooms.

Also check out our renowned sister hostel, The Bellavista Hostel, also listed here on Hostelworld!
Best For: Central Location, Meeting People

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City Guide

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  • La Chimba Hostel says

    I think Barrio Bellavista is arguably the most interesting district of Santiago, as far as cultural attractions and vibrant nightlife goes. The area is an oasis of colorful low-rise colonial architecture with leafy streets and a village-like atmosphere, and just a short walk to Plaza Italia, the Times Square of Santiago. The Baquedano Hub Metro station is located here and is the station that provides the most connectivity of the whole subway system. I particularly recommend visiting Cerro San Cristobal (the Metropolitan Park, a tall hill with a cable cart and amazing views of the city) and poet Pablo Neruda's former house, which is open to visitors. Both are less than two blocks away from our hostel.We can cater for people with disabilities and our hostel is suitable for independent solo travellers and couples seeking a social place to meet other travellers and experience Santiago's culture and nightlife.
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Had a really good time here. I had all my stuff stolen off the bus on the way to Santiago and the staff were amazing at looking after me for the first couple of days as i got everything sorted! Really fun place with a great bunch of people and a great atmosphere every night! would definately go back!
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  • Latest Review

    Fantastic shower. Nuff said!
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 41+
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included


Hostel Awards

  • 2008 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Continent Winners Latin America
  • 2007 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Worldwide
  • 2008 3rd Continent Winners Latin America
  • 2007 3rd Worldwide
  • 2007 1st Continent Winners Latin America

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check-in: 13.30 Check-out: 10.30 You're welcome to leave your luggage in the hostel if the room is not yet ready. Payment is due upon arrival by cash (USD or CLP) or credit card. Payment by Chilean peso will incur a 19% VAT tax surcharge. A bureau de change is located a block away from the hostel for your convenience.





La Chimba Hostel Located at E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262, Barrio Bellavista, Santiago.
La Chimba Hostel
Chile
Santiago Valparaiso E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262, Barrio Bellavista
88% 1634
-33.4312980 -70.6374335
La Chimba Hostel
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