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La Chimba Hostel

E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262, Barrio Bellavista , Santiago, Chile
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.6


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    30 Oct 2018
    Great hostel if your looking for somewhere to socialise. Staff are really helpful and great fun to have drinks with. Fantastic layout inside with plenty of areas to chill out in if you aren't up for a party. It is a party hostel but I found it easy enough to get peace and quiet when I needed it. Highly recommended for any traveller
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    31 Oct 2018
    Great party hostel, cheap drinks, good location, good place to meet people
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Oct 2018
    My stay at La Chimba was great, the staff was friendly (shout out to Juliana, she is super friendly and always willing to help you out) and the dorms were very clean and a perfect temperature. The breakfast was okay, but by all means not great and none of the pans in the kitchen have handles, which can be quite dangerous. However, my stay at La Chimba was great, due to the great atmosphere.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7

    Rating

    02 Nov 2018
    Sorry to say did not enjoy my stay here. There was a fair bit of black mould in the bathroom and the shower would suddenly get very hot. And sleep was impossible - After going out Friday & Saturday night, I wanted to sleep on Sunday but there was loud music playing in a next door club til 4am and I couldn’t sleep in as I had to check-out Monday. I’d slept in a noisy hostel before but nothing like this.. even 2 sleeping pills wasn’t enough to combat it. Would have expected more for what I paid.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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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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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.

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.


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