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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 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 May 2019
    La Chimba is an old school party hostel, it is not like those fancy hostel's chains that you can find in whole Latin America, it's a place made for real backpackers. Our experience over there was a true hostel experience, as soon as we arrived we received a very warm reception. The hostel is very well located in the middle of Santiago in a bohemia neighbourhood called Bella Vista, there are parties everywhere. Special thanks to Pedro, Julia and Jaque to take care of us so well.
    Brazil, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 May 2019
    Walking distance to pubs, clubs and very social. Nice pisco sours, Netflix in the common area kept up occupied after we checked out until our bus!
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    La Chimba hostel was great! The hostel location is great -- next to the bar strip in Santiago and the staff were great and helpful.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 May 2019
    Close to the party area, great atmosphere and facilities
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Apr 2019
    Nice hostel overall, but difficult to find on google map, no sign no advertising. Just painted walls. Unbelievable.. how can people know that is here ?
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    26 May 2019
    One of the worst hostels we stayed in. Don't stay here if you want to sleep. We had to put up wiht people screaming kareoke into a microphone and loud music at 1am on a Sunday night! Seemed to be mostly staff not other guests. The private rooms that you pay more for are also directly above the living room.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    20 Apr 2019
    Got put in the room that had bedbugs and then all proceeded to get bed bugs... having said that the staff did quickly move us to another room so that was good. Atmosphere was alright / hostel quite run down but great location.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    03 May 2019
    Not the worst hostel I’ve stayed in, but the staff were useless and my room was not up to standards of cleanliness. My blanket and pillow had long black hair all over it, so I had the impression the bed was made but not cleaned prior to my showing up. After one night I moved down the street to Pariwana.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    22 Apr 2019
    We were put in a room that they knew had bedbugs in, even though we asked them about it having seen a previous review on the website and they insisted they were gone. Atmosphere was quite dull. Good location and WiFi.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9

    Rating

    01 Jun 2019
    Had high hopes for this hostel but was less than impressed. Booked a deluxe room expected those seen in the pictures; it was a conjoined room with 2 sets on bunks with the most uncomfortable beds. The light in my room didn’t work properly as despite asking 3 separate times over 2 days nothing was done to fix this. Had to use my phone torch to pack etc. The location was quite good, close to a mall and San cristobal hill
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table


Awards

  • 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.

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