La Chimba Hostel Reviews
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Nice people, huuuuuuge house ( never find my way back to the entrance ) but beautiful!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Nice hostel. Near a karaoke bar, so can be a bit loud at night. Bathrooms ok, dorms ok. Located near many bars and restaurants, as well near the suybway and the city center. Average hostel I would say.
Excellent staff, super welcoming, friendly and very helpful. The location is excellent, close to bars, restaurants, parks and the San Cristobal Hill. Stayed in one of the double rooms and it was nice and quiet.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The staff were so friendly and helpful. The location was amazing, right near all the best bars and restaurants in bellavista. There was only one bathroom/shower working for the whole upstairs floor and the kitchen wasn't stocked very well, only one knife and one dirty cutting board for everyone!
La Chimba is a really good place to meet other travelers. I really enjoyed my stay. The beds are comfortable and you get a big locker. Breakfast is ok, but the kitchen could use more utensils. Also some showers were not working in the first building, but the one that was working was really good. On the party nights I could here some noise in my room, but nothing that would keep me out of my sleep. Most of the staff was helpful and nice. Really nice outdoor areas and good location. I´d come back!
The best hostel I've stayed at in South America!! Very spacious and clean and great vibe.. Suitable for siesta or fiesta. Will definitely stay again! Viva la Chimba!
Clean and spacious rooms, with friendly and helpful
Our stay at la chimba was great, it was clean and had a good atmosphere, amazing people, nice layout, central to nightlife, yet quiet rooms, the staff was really helpful, couldn't imagine a better place to stay!
Good hostel with loads of space and many areas. Nice kitchen and WiFi, average breakfast. Tax not included in the rate.
The hostel is located in a nice neighbourhood, next to many bars and a nice stroll to the city centre. The building is really nice and the toilets are brand new across the hostel. However, the best about this place is Jeronimo, by far. The worst is the breakfast. It's served on a tiny table against the corner of a room. This makes everybody huddle together over the food and almost fight for a bun. When I was there it ran out completely (even hot water) and little was done to replace it
Very nice hostel in the nightlife quarter. Very social, but still quiet rooms and lot of space if you prefer it quiter.
Pro: Great localization. In the heart of the bohemian Santiago. Close to the metro and the Cerro San Cristoban. Nice atmosphere, pool table, books, TV, two kitchens. Nice front door staff. Great to socialization and make friends. Cons: not so clean. I tried 4 bathrooms just one had a good shower. Room door doesn't close very well (one could see inside from the outside). Too many light in the room during morning. Forgot cell phone in the room, tried to get it back but nobody never found it.
Hostel was a bit too loud for us, but if you are only looking to party then it would be a good spot.
This hostel needs a sign outside so you can find it. Its a cool building, but it feels like a construction site. The reason I give them a "very poor" for cleanliness is this- I watched the hostel dog pee on the floor. I told the guy at the desk, and his response was to throw a towel on it. When I complained about the smell, he picked the towel up and sprayed some lysol on the floor and then left the towel on the kitchen counter, where it was sitting at breakfast the next morning. Gross.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Ok. I was very ill during my stay at La Chimba so didn't get to experience everything they had to offer. However, they have the most comfortable beds I have ever seen in any hostel / hotel (even my home). And the showers were very hot and powerfull. We had a double toward the rear of the hostel and it was very quiet during the night.
The hostel charges 19% VAT in case one pays with Chilean pesos. WTF?! As other hostels in Chile I stayed at, they should charge VAT only for Chilean nationals, since has nothing to do with the currency one uses to pay the bill.
Great hostel - comfy beds, top atmosphere, easy to get to know people, pub crawl on the Fri & Saturday nights. Fantastic place to make friends & be in the centre of the action at night. During the day however, it is a fair walk into town.
We stayed in the 4 bed dorm which was massive, they serve a good breakfast except for the bread which is rock hard. Beds are comfy and the staff are nice enough but the place itself is a bit of a maze and a mess outside of the common areas. All in all though is was a good though.
THis place is huge! Would definately stay here again. Only downside was one staff member who was not very helpful or friendly
Nice room, silence and dark. Missed the lockers though. Area is perfect, easy to go to and lots to see in bella vista. Fruit with breakfast, showers werent the best, but i had a great time here!