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La Chimba Hostel Reviews

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

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1525 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Really likes this hostel the only problem was, I stayed for 3 nights and had to change room 3 times which was a bit annoying having to check out and check in 3 separate times. The value for money is good, I had to give a poor rating somewhere. The girl on the front desk is extremely helpful.


Decent hostel, bathrooms weren't the best but had a toilet and shower, most of the staff were helpful, location is excellent!


Nice hostel spread out plenty if space between room. I would go bak


it has mites and mold all over it. if you're allergic, you're gonna die there.

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Just an average hostel all around. Facilities are worn down and dirty. Had to walk outside through a series of hallways to get to our place. Staff not eager to help. Allowed us to rent a lock with a deposit but the next day told us we had purchased it. Bad breakfast. Provided a roof over our heads, that's about it.


El ambiente en el hostal es bueno; eso sí, todos los que se quedan hablan solamente inglés. La mayoría del staff es muy malo. Tuve habitación individual con baño privado y el baño siempre tiró agua y desde el primer día estaba en malas condiciones. Eso sí, la mejor ubicación. Me moví a una cuadra, al Kombi Hostel, verdaderamente excelente, convivencia, lugar, limpieza, precio y más que nada los anfitriones, Ricardo y Germán, los mejores.

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A good hostel with helpful staff! We were able to extend our stay with no problems. We did lock our key in the room and they didn't have a spare but they arranged for us to stay at the sister hostel just down the road free of charge, with excellent communication between the two places. Nice clean sheets and a hot shower on arrival at La Chimba, and breakfast was pretty good but the toaster was broken when we were there (white people problems haha). La Chimba has everything you need.


Staff are great. Especially Kat and Nat. There is a great family atmosphere and really good place to start my travels in South America


Great hostel, so big you can really be quiet if you want or party. Remember to bring a lock for the locker in your bed. I stayed in the cheapest bed and was great. The receptionist of the morning was really nice and very profesional when i needed a fast way to get to the airport. The only thing were the toilettes, as they were most of the time with water in the floor. But very clean and great breakfast too. Excellent value.


No real atmosphere, bunk beds in our room were really loose making lots of noise when you moved in your sleep.


Great location, very friendly and helpful staff. But hostel was not very clean, especially the washrooms.


I had a great time here, and ended up staying longer than expected! The hostel is in the best location - round the corner from the bars and restaurants of Bellavista and close to the city centre. The staff are really nice, which helps contribute to the excellent atmosphere. The hostel is massive, and there are plenty of spaces to chill. Wifi works everywhere. Kitchen is well-equipped. Only downside is that the dorms can get a little cold at night, but duvets are provided. I would stay again.


Great place to stay. It's a little noisy if your above the living room as that's where I stayed and that's where everybody drinks and hangs out. Washrooms need some work and door handles. Staff is amazing though. Very friendly and send you in the right directions all the time. Location is great if you like lots of restaurants and pubs. The zoo is close and awesome as well.


Fantastic place and good fun. Can be a bit cold although I was staying mid winter.


Excellent place to stay - helpful staff, superb location. Highly recommended


great hostel. location, cleanliness and staff were all good. nice homely feel. easy to meet other travelers. wifi was also fast and stable.i will stay here again when i am back in santiago.


Excellent location and great wifi access thoughout the hostel. But the TV and heater in my private room did not work and the door to my room had a broken window.


Not a bad hostel, but lacking on the some of the details... not enough crockery or cutlery for the number of guests, not enough showers, missing basics pike hooks for towels etc. Staff were cool, and main space and outdoor areas were good, but it just seemed to be missing a bit of management/focus.

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


Great hostel for exploring the city of Santiago. We stayed one night in a private room, but could easily stayed a night or two more. The area, Bellavista, is great for going out or having a drink at a sidewalk pub. The room were basic, but comfortable, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. They have a complimentary breakfast, which is very basic.


The location is the best part right next to nerudas house, cerro san cristobal and all the cool bars in the city. Good vibe, could be a bit cleaner, but overall good stay.

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