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Santiago Backpackers Reviews

Mac Iver 661, Santiago, Chile

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258 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Enjoyed my stay. The beds are good and the room is spacious. The staff is very friendly. The breakfast was ok but I missed the water or orange juice.


The staff were exceptional. Very friendly and helpful. Just a couple notes for those wishing to stay: - bring your own padlock for lockers or buy one at the hostel. - also, SB is situated in a poorly lit area. The main entrance and building look nothing like the photos online. - The internal and external building feel dingy and rundown.


Good hostel overall, can't complain... Bathrooms could be better though.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We stayed in a private twin room which was spacious and clean. The only problem was the door out to the balcony didn't lock and so potentially people from the next room could come into ours via the balcony while we weren't there. There was a shower and a toilet that were not working while we were there for 2 days. The wine and cheese night was fun, and a great way to meet other people staying at the hostel. The breakfast wasnt very good compared to other hostels

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


bed was not ready at 10 pm, had to wait long before check in. small rooms


Very nice hostel. I like the fact that there was a kitchen plus an atmosphere! Other guests were great and staff were friendly and helpful as well. The organize a lot of activities. I took part in the pub crawl with other people from our hostel and it was a blast! Breakfast was the only poor thing. Only bread and jam, plus coffee/tea. If you were lucky, some fruits or yogurt. Eggs or some sort of protein would be nice!


Nowhere near enough bathrooms. No hot water, which is a disgrace at $34 a night for a twin room. Breakfast is definitely not the best in Santiago as per the blurb on the hostel world website. All the open corridors makes for a very cold stay in winter. Overall a very disappointing stay.


Great hostel. Clean , safe and comfortable. Good lockers,nice beds,spacious kitchen. The only negative thing is the receptionists sometimes are somewhere else but at the reception,and you have to wait a bit until someone shows up and open the door. Great hostel anyway, i d stay there again

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We arrived in with the Chile Brazil football game in full swing and invited by the staff to watch the game with them on the condition that we supported Chile. Why not they play some pretty dam good football. Once the game had finished the guys in the hostel sorted our room out and we crashed for the afternoon. That evening we were again invited by the staff for a drink at a near by bar. So all in all the staff are super friendly and run the hostel well.


I stayed at 3 hostels while in Santiago and I must admit that Santiago Backpackers is the best (I stayed at Bellavista Hostel and La Chimba Hostel; they have character and were energetic places to stay, it was so cold and they would not turn on the heaters!). The facilities are well-kept. They are not stingy with the heat; they provide breakfast each morning; the staff are helpful, friendly, and fun! There are many common areas to mingle with fellow travelers.

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