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La Chimba Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

La Chimba Hostel is set in the charming bohemian neighbourhood of Barrio Bellavista, just five minutes from La Chascona and the nearest metro station. Hostelworld guests have said the private rooms have 'all the amenities of a hotel with more character' and that they'd recommend this hostel because it has 'many open places to sit, mingle and drink'. This laid-back hostel has an outdoor terrace, clean comfortable beds and friendly staff who like to socialise with guests, hosting pub crawls, BBQs and more.
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Property Description

La Chimba Hostel has been a favourite of international backpackers and independent travelers visiting Santiago since we opened in 2005. Our guests have consistently praised our property and service over the years and among other distinctions, we were the first non-European hostel to win a World Top Ten Hoscar award. Our location in the heart of Barrio Bellavista guarantees a fun and interesting stay.

La Chimba is a unique, eclectic property comprised of different buildings, each with its own character, some quiet, some social, all connected by labyrinthic walkways, patios and courtyards. It is easy to meet people in our three living rooms, two kitchens or our awesome Pool Salon. We also have an art gallery displaying fine artwork from local and international artists.

Our young staff is always ready to suggest authentic places for those wanting to get under the skin of the city. Our activity manager is always planning fun events for our guests such as barbecues, dinners, salsa lessons, poker nights and walking tours, among others. Guests can at any time use our world’s best hostel Pool Salon, the football, the movie room and even a pinball machine.

Digital nomads will love our unrivaled internet connectivity with our dedicated fiber-optic internet service that spreads free high-speed Wi-fi through the entire property allowing all our guests painless internet access at all times.

Our neighborhood is packed with the city’s best bars and restaurants, and clubs. The famous Santiago's Pub Crawl tour, that gathers travelers from all around town, has its meeting point in the bar across the street from us, and the crawl never ventures more than four blocks from our door.

You must be 18 or older to check in to La Chimba.

Travelers over 35 may only book private rooms.


Also check out our renowned sister hostel, The Bellavista Hostel, also listed here on Hostelworld!
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Tue 30 May 2017 - Fri 2 Jun 2017 Change

Room Summary

Tue 30th May 2017 - Fri 2nd June 2017

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Latest Review

" Not sure if I should rate the facilities as fair or good. Kitchen was small but adequate. Private ensuite bathroom was great, shared bathrooms we're not that great/but ok. Atmosphere was conducive to drinking and meeting people "

- Anonymous
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Facilities

  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free City Maps Towels Included Free WiFi Free Internet Access Free City Tour

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room Bicycle Parking BBQ Meeting Rooms Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Hair Dryers For Hire Parking Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Airport Transfers Bicycle Hire Towels for hire Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk 24 Hour Security

  • Food & Drink

    Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    DVD's Board Games Games Room Pool Table Foosball Wi-Fi

Policies

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking

La Chimba Hostel says

I think Barrio Bellavista is arguably the most interesting district of Santiago, as far as cultural attractions and vibrant nightlife goes. The area is an oasis of colorful low-rise colonial architecture with leafy streets and a village-like atmosphere, and just a short walk to Plaza Italia, the Times Square of Santiago. The Baquedano Hub Metro station is located here and is the station that provides the most connectivity of the whole subway system. I particularly recommend visiting Cerro San Cristobal (the Metropolitan Park, a tall hill with a cable cart and amazing views of the city) and poet Pablo Neruda's former house, which is open to visitors. Both are less than two blocks away from our hostel.We can cater for people with disabilities and our hostel is suitable for independent solo travellers and couples seeking a social place to meet other travellers and experience Santiago's culture and nightlife.
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Things to Note

Check-in: 13.30
Check-out: 10.30
You're welcome to leave your luggage in the hostel if the room is not yet ready.

Payment is due upon arrival by cash (USD or CLP) or credit card. Payment by Chilean peso will incur a 19% VAT tax surcharge.

A bureau de change is located a block away from the hostel for your convenience.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Awards

  • 2008 3rd, Continent Winners Latin America
  • 2007 3rd, Worldwide
  • 2007 1st, Continent Winners Latin America
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