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La Chimba Hostel Reviews

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

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1841 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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.


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!


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 ;-) )


Great hostel on all counts. My go to place in Santiago. I{ll be baaack. Pity, though, about the racket from next door. Ah, to be 22 ... and deaf .... again. Never mind the noise. Everything else makes up for it.


This hostel was absolutely amazing! The location is fantastic and walking distance to all the bars and clubs in Bellavista. I didn't plan to go out as much but ended up out almost every night. The atmosphere is amazing and the staff is great. The beds are comfortable but a little shaky. Good shower. Good breakfast. Awesome free Friday night bbq and just overall amazing place. This is a must stay!!!!


Great location near the street Pio Nono, funky place in the neighborhood of Bella Vista with great bars and restaurants, and also a few feet of the hill of San Cristobal and museum La Chascona. Nice atmosphere. Could improve the cleaning of the kitchen and bed trousseau it was dirty. It could also increase the supply of services.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • helena_ssilva
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Real cool building, nice big and spacious. Cool outdoor areas, has everything you want. WiFi wasn't working in back area at the time, but all good.


Great hostel, very social, very easy to meet other travellers. Clean. Is very big and many places to chill out! Staff friendly. Metro is very close. Really enjoyed my stay.


Very spacious hostel. Beds are big. Garden in the front, livingroom, garden in the back. Awesome place to hang out for a few days and to meet new people. Really close to the clubs and bars. I wanted to chill a bit but ended up partying every night. It's a perfect partyhostel.


Probably the best all round hostel we stayed in during our time in Latin America , The staff were all so helpful and Adrian , Max and Jess were a welcome addition to our party group which added a great party vide to the hostel with the added security of their local knowledge . To add to the great backpackers vibe all the facility's from are more than expected for the price paid , beds are perfect , shower and toilet facilities are brilliant and there are some great group areas to meet others .


Very nice hostel in central location. The room was great as was the breakfast.

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