Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

La Chimba Hostel Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings Explained


1865 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Awesome hostel, one of the best of our 8 week trip so far. The 'Millhouse' of santagio - people we met here were entertaining & excellent location right in bellavista (for going out). Cheers to manager Lex and Ash for running a fun place & getting people involved as well as the other what staff who are all friendly & helpful. The big outdoor communal area for beers is good, breakfast fine, beds comfortable/secure & staff excellent.


Location is perfect, decent breakfast, staff are very friendly and it's a great place to meet other people


Good place to meet people and party, but dont come for a good nights rest, often people up till 4 or 5 in the morning


Best hostel I have stayed at on my trip. Excellent staff. Extremely comfy beds in huge dorm rooms. Great atmosphere. Great location. Overall a really great hostel. Would stay again.


Great location, five minutes from San Cristóbal hill, and in an área with a lot of bars. The hostel is huge, so you can hang out in one o f the social áreas, but they are away from the rooms if you want to sleep. The staff is friendly and helpful, Lex organised a walk up San Crisrobal hill, as well as BBQs and going out for drinks. Really enjoyed my stay here


The best hostel breakfast I ever made. A very large hostel with a fun decor. The room was clean , but there was some mold on the wall and I sneezed all night .


Funky hostel in a cool area of town. Friendly and helpful staff. The double room we had was huge, although the doors were paper thin and the wifi didn't extend to our 'wing' in the hostel. Probably just unluckly, but both nights of our stay were very noisy, the first night there being drinks outside our room, with music cranked up loud through till 5am, when the rain stopped the party. Shocked the staff would allow such late night noise. Good breakfast, great showers and has laundry machines


Party till 6 am and staff doesn't care. Two days in a row.


This is a party hostel. The bathrooms could go for some more cleaning, and the ones on my floor were out of service. There is also construction going on next door so make sure you have earplugs if you don't want to be woken up in the morning.


Absolutely love LA Chimba!! Best staff, cool place, rad artwork around and it's like four old houses put together so it's fun seeing how big the hostel really is! Awesome outdoor areas, can bring your own drinks in and the staff organise great BBQs. In such a good location, breakfast is good too (bread, ham, cheese, cereal, jam, juice, coffe and tea- for some reason it's nicer than other places). Love the vibe here, stay at La Chimba! :)

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel if you're travelling solo. Great place to meet people and to party. Recommended!


It was a great place to stay, I stayed in a 1 bed room and it was very nicely decorated, the internet was fast and it was super close to all the bars and nightlife.


very friendly and helpful staff


Fantastic hostel! Super fun staff, very chilled out environment with lots of guest creating a great atmosphere. Huge property so can't hear the people staying up late partying. Only issue is wifi doesn't reach back rooms


A nice hostel with a good breakfast!


Great hostel...pretty much a black whole...once you are there you do not want to leave! Ended up extending our stay and going back after leaving! Staff are super nice! Breakfast is good. We stayed in a private room...the doors are the sturdiest but our stuff was safe so no problem! Close to the metro which is so easy to use and so close to some great restaurants and bars. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back!


Toilets are wet and dirty. Bring yourself an Havaianas to take a confortable shower. The hostel has a great location and the breakfast was ok.


Brilliant location and really friendly, fun hostel. Just pull up a chair in one of the big communal areas and join in! I was travelling alone and found it easy to meet people here. The only downside is probably not enough bathrooms as the bathrooms in some of the rooms are not working so too many people have to use the main ones. The location is perfect for exploring down town Santiago and the staff are very helpful with everything you need to explore.


A great, very spacious hostel - with a nice patio, lots of bathrooms and even a pool game room! We met great people from all over the world. If you need to get up early you must be aware of partybackpackers, who will come back late at night around 4, bellowing and playing pool - but we managed to calm them down ;) It was a really good stay and we recommend it.


I came to La Chimba two times during my Chile Trip! The hostel is really great! It has a really nice atmosphere, the backyard and the living room are really nice to hang out and you meet a lot of cool people in the hostel! the stuff is also really cool, friendly and helpful! (especially Adrián ;-) )

« first « Prev 1 2 3 4 5
(92 results)

View all Santiago Hostels

Please give us your feedback