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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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La Chimba Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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.

Property Description

New for 2018: La Chimba now has a full bar with the cheapest beer in the city!!!!

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! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2019
    Massive compound, friendly staff, perfect location, perfect atmosphere for meeting other travelers.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2019
    Nice vibes in this hostel, really great moments specially in the bar with douglas
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Apr 2019
    This was a short stay for us, but a good one! They had cheap bottles of wine and the staff was friendly. It was also in a great area near a lot of cool restaurants, clubs and bars. The only downside is that is super loud at night due to the club next door. They do offer free ear plugs though, so it’s not horrible.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2019
    Great staff and cool hostel. It can be quite noisy if you get a front room (it is quite massive and most rooms are quiet) but overall I recommend it. I've come back anyhow.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2019
    La Chimba is located in a kind of lonely street parallel to Pio Nono where there are lots of bars and clubs, despite this, the rooms are silent and their lockers are spacious. Not a great atmosphere, but the facilities (pool table, arcade, TVs, etc.) are super! Karla at the bar was great!
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Mar 2019
    Enjoyed the stay here, located in the Bellavista district so it was very convenient to go out to party at the many clubs and bars nearby - but the hostel is hidden a couple blocks away from the action so it was very easy to find quiet if you wanted to chill out. Found it very easy to make friends on the patio outside in the evening, with affordable beer and cocktails served at the check-in/bar.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Mar 2019
    This hostel is a great option for young or social travelers. I'm 20 years old and traveling alone, so I was really hoping that i'd be able to meet friends and go out with them at this hostel. There were a good amount of people, a small (but funcional;) bar, plenty of hang-out areas, nearby bars/clubs, etc. If you put in the effort, you are bound to make friends from all over the world. "Breakfast" was pretty mediocre haha, but all-in-all i'm glad i stayed here.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Mar 2019
    It was a little difficult to find the Hostel at first as there is no sign posted on the door. (This would be a nice addition so guest can be certain they are at the Hostel). Pretty well located in Santiago (Bellavista area), tons of clubs and places to eat. Not far from things to do. The staff were very helpful with getting information on things to do. Defiantly a party atmosphere at the hostel. My only complaint is from the overall cleanliness. Hostel could be cleaned more often.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    04 Apr 2019
    Really disappointing stay. The hostel is in really bad condition, with paint peeling everywhere and major damp in the bathrooms. I also didn’t appreciate Reception blasting loud music until 4am even though no-one was actually there (and being told to wear earplugs when I politely asked if they could turn it down). It’s in a good location but there are so many other hostels in the area that you could choose from.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    15 Apr 2019
    Bed bugs. I got bitten over 20 times in room 303. I have stayed here a few times and I won't be staying here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table


  • 2008

    3rd, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2007

    3rd, Worldwide

  • 2007

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America

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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.