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La Chimba Hostel Reviews

E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262, Barrio Bellavista, Santiago, Chile

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2015 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Really cool hostel, one of the most unique I've come across. Cool chilling areas in both the front and back of the hostel. Staff were all cool, and the neighborhood was bumping. Fun time, will be back!


Good party vibes, massive rambling hostel but lots of different random areas to chill and good outdoor bbq area. Friendly staff, Perfect location in bellavista.


I had so much fun at the hostel that I didn't visit as much of Santiago has I had planned. Definitely a party hostel, with great places for hanging out and drinking. The staff were great and the place had good vibes. I'd definitely stay here again.


If you want to go to a frat house/hostel this is a good option. The staff was hit and miss, all were nice though. The location is good for going out. The hostel itself: The bathrooms, pretty bad shape, had no soap for washing hands, no towels to dry hands, Recommend flip flops for shower!. The rooms are not very secure, the place is really loud at night and was trashed in the morning, half empty bottles of wine and beer and cigarette buts littered the place.

  • 14th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Cool hostel in a great location. Good outdoor space and comfy beds. Really nice friendly staff. Poor breakfast and a little over priced.


Staff are amazing, area is super convenient (although a bit of a ghost town during the day). Fixing up the bathrooms would make a huge difference, as they're falling apart. Loved the social atmosphere and met great people of a variety of ages (most under 35). Adding eggs to the breakfast would be great- plain toast left us feeling a little unsatisfied....


La chimba hostel is fun, really good atmosphere and lovely, helpful staff. The breakfast is very basic, toast, jam and coffee but fine if you're not expecting much. The bellavista neighbourhood is awesome and there's lots to do close to the hostel. The only negative was being in a dorm on the bottom floor where people stomp and shout above, it is very loud. I would stay again and recommend la chimba!


nicehostel, fantastic location in bellavista next to bar areas. Not a great atmosphere because people just leave to go to bars 5 mins away, but most people including staff were super friendly. Free breakfast just bread. Really nice bathrooms.


Can't say a bad thing about this place! Most comfortable beds I've ever slept in at a hostel. Staff are fantastic. Unique hostel with heaps to offer. Awesome room out the back with a pool table.


Lovely area - next to the pubs / bars (cheap beer), lovely restaurants (good food) and nightclubs (which seemed to go on all night - ok for night owls.) Double room was comfy, but the wifi was very slow, wiring was very dodgy and the bathrooms were under constant repair. Basic breakfast - coffee, toast and jam. Said that, very good value and helpful staff (good English), and not far to come home when you've had a skinful!!


Awesome staff

  • 17th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


In a great location, a great place to meet fellow travellers and enjoy Santiago's nightlife.

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


Not a bad place if you're looking for a convenient location & a party vibe. Not really my scene and definitely starting to show its age but nothing really to complain about. At the end of the day, the staff are friendly, it's clean, and everything works. Breakfast a bit on the stingy side but it's a capital city so you never expect brilliant value. Still, the location is fantastic - walkable to the Bellavista neighbourhood (which has a huge bar/party scene) & attractions in Bellas Artes.


pros: location, functional structure of the hotel cons: wifi sucks and poor breakfast (bread/coffee)


Hostel has an excellent location. Atmosphere is not the best you can find. Wifi internet worked very poorly at my room and this annoyed me. Staff is kind and helpful. Breakfast is poor - bread and butter with coffee and milk.


Nice hostel in great area. The shower pressure isn't great and WiFi does not reach the rooms however the facilities are nice and it has a social atmosphere.


Great hostel. Good atmosphere, super comfy beds and good showers.


It was a great stay. For me clearly the atmosphere was the bright side of the hostel. Staff were well informed and they knew activities around Santiago. Location is also great, close to a couple sightseeings and bars.


Staff was nice but a little badly organized. Location is excellent. Facilities generally ok, bathrooms would need an overhaul. On the photos it looks more like a party hostel than it actually is. Overall good hostel.


Awesome place. All staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Had to leave at 5am in the morning and they sorted me out. Great local advice for bellavista, and awesome place for meeting people. Toilets and public spaces kept incredibly clean.

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