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La Chimba Hostel Reviews

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

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1976 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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.


Lovely hostel, lots of character. Staff are all easy going and very knowledgeable of areas to go and places to eat. Really easy access to bars/food/shopping. Would stay again if we return to Santiago.


Good as advertised. There's a reason it's won so many awards. Good staff, good breakfast, big layout, everything you could want in a hostel.


Great location! Great activities on offer- Asha was most helpful and welcoming. Breakfast and the girl working at it were great. One of the reception girls was not very helpful with information on buses to Mendoza. Only minor issue but Room B could have more electricity outlets. But apart fronlm that, brilliant hostel. Worth the price.


It is a well run, tidy and well situated place in the city. the staff are also helpful


Probably the hostel it’s quite good when it’s summer. But there wasn’t much to do and the staff didn’t help to cheer it up. The kitchen was ok. They need to refurbish the rooms and bathrooms. They didn’t have a window in the bathroom inside the room that I stayed, and it was 0 degrees outside during the night. My room was next to a karaoke bar, so if you have light sleep, careful.


This hostel is huge, really cool atmosphere and rooms. Beds are so comfortable and showers are the absolute dream. This hostel is greaaaat


You need to choose and train better your employees. We had a little problem exchanging our money for Chilean money when we arrive and they were rude with us despite everything has been paid. The second thing is that we paid for "suites" and they said we were going to have bathrooms inside the bedrooms, that was not true.


Staff was very attentive and environment overall was great. A quaint hostel so it was quite easy to meet other travellers as a solo traveler. Bed was comfy and they provided enough blankets to keep you warm throughout the cold nights. A few blocks away from everything. Will definitely come back to Santiago and stay at this hostel! Thanks again!


I love this hostel!


The best hostel I stayed in in South America. The showers, wifi and breakfast were all perfect. The location is fantastic and the dorms are spacious and clean. Definitely recommend


Had an amazing time at La Chimba! The staff were so welcoming and helpful. There's always someone around to chat to or answer any questions (as well as helping with my pathetic Spanish). Rooms have everything you need and are clean and tidy. The location is perfect for so many things, walking distance to Cerro S. Cristobal and art museums with free walking tours leaving from just around the corner. I'm coming back this way in the next week and I'll definitely be booking back into La Chimba!


Good location in Santiago and the staff were always really helpful at offering advice on where to go / directions and friendly.


Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Room was large, comfortable, and heated. Overall an excellent experience. My only complaint was that some of the bathrooms were in disrepair. Hooks and shelves are needed in the bathrooms to keep our things off the floor. Some of the showers were not working. And the WiFi in house 3 was unreliable. Still, I'd recommend for the location and good atmosphere.

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • ChristopherJung
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Excellent hostel! Arrive to the very welcoming staff full of info and energy. Drop the bags in the room and have one of the best, longest, hottest, showers of latin america. Put some pants on walk across the road grab some food and beers come back and the common rooms buzzing, kitchen is smelling great. Big foosball game while the steak is cooking. We eat, drink and get a good group together then head out to the dance floor and that was just evening one of five.


The bathrooms are not good. The sink leaked and left a puddle on the floor our entire stay, the tap only trickled out. Hot water took 15mins to arrive. The showers had no pressure. Very dark, cold and small rooms. The beds were comfy if you get a good pillow that is a bonus! Would not recommend this hostel!


My favorite hostel I've stayed at. The staff is amazing, great location, facilities, and a very welcoming atmosphere.


Love the location of this Hostel, Thanks to my Friend ash from Sidney who made our stay better.

  • 14th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great Atmosphere! Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le Viva Chile!

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