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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 8.2

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Jul 2019
    Excellent Hostel, location close to all the bars and not far from the metro. Staff were really friendly too
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    Nice and charming hostel.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Jul 2019
    I only stayed here a couple nights as a stopover between Colombia and UK. I might a few travellers aswell as some friends I had staying here. It was a lot of fun, the dorms are spacious and warm during the winter. They are far from the reception meaning even if you aren't going on a night out it is peaceful for you.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    The hostel is very well located and the staff is great all very attentive and dedicated. The only thing that bothered me a bit during this first stay of mine was the bunk bed which was very noisy (made of metal) and to climb on it always made even more noise.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Aug 2019
    Thanks for a great stay! I will definitely be back again!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 Jul 2019
    Really loved this place. Comfy beds, beautiful hostel, good social atmosphere even though it’s the off season. Loved the location!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Aug 2019
    Welcoming and “hip” atmosphere, rooms are comfortable, beds are creaky, late night music is loud and the staff are helpful. Definitely a party hostel if that’s what you want!
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Jul 2019
    Building is rather old but has lots of character. Big/Delux dorm rooms were good. Staff/volunteers were a little more preoccupied with socialising and partying amongst themselves. Not a great deal of engagement or welcoming to guests. Showers were a bit average and some of them didn't seem to get hot. Location in Santiago was ideal. All in all. If your with a group and you want a party. This is probably a good bet.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Jun 2019
    Secure hostel with some nice features and friendly staff. Not much of an atmosphere the night we spent but was upgraded to a private room with heater for free which was great!
    Scotland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Jul 2019
    Great location and fun activities but the rooms and especially bathrooms were so disgusting!
    Australia, 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

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2007

    3rd, Worldwide

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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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