Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Bellavista Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

La Chimba Hostel has been a favorite 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 Hostelworld Hoscar award. Our location in the heart of Barrio Bellavista guarantees a fun and interesting stay.

We've always been Santiago's most social, vibeiest hostel, especially since the opening of our own in-house bar where we offer the cheapest beers and drinks in town. Our guests also get free entrance to several cool clubs in our neighborhood.

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. 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, wine tastings, poker nights and walking tours, among others.

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 with all their devices.

Our neighborhood is packed with the city’s best bars and restaurants, and clubs and walking distance to all the main points of interest.

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 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    Love it!! Great atmosphere! Great location! The toilets are clean. The hostel is connected to another hostel where there’s a bar and every night there’s something going on. You can enjoy the bar and whenever you want some peace and quiet you go back to your hostel. Perfect!! The breakfast is super basic though... It’s definitely something that could improve! Or simply give a discount in the price and don’t offer it. Anyway I’d definitely stay here again!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    I enjoyed my stay here. Everywhere was clean, the staff nice, cool sleeping modules with charger next to your bed. Perfect location.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    Brilliant hostel! It’s probably the best I’ve stayed in. Close to a lot of things, the staff was friendly and helpful. It’s pretty social if you want it to be, but also a good place to rest if you don’t want to party. I’d stay there again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Sep 2019
    Such an awesome hostel, great place if you want to go out, meet people & party. Lots of solo travellers when I was there. Beds are comfy, breakfast is very basic but the staff, in particular Eddy, are just so much fun.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Sep 2019
    Staff were so friendly and helpful! I loved how they had events on every night at the sister hostel, La Chimba (just next door) which helped guests to socialise. Definitely a party hostel, and also a short walk from the main city centre. The cleanliness of the bathrooms was a bit of a drawback for me. They were cleaned everyday, but it took me a couple of days to work up the courage to use the shower. Could always do with more hooks to hang clothes and towels off. Loved the 4 dorm bedroom.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 Aug 2019
    Nice stay! Everything you need!
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    08 Oct 2019
    It’s attached to La Chimba which is a party hostel which was great because we had the chill side when we wanted it but the party hostel let you in when you wanted! Kitchen and bathroom not great but good enough to get by. Showers warm so would stay here again. Staff would take you out drinking and would join in with all the games like beer pong and karaoke.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Sep 2019
    Hostel is in a really great location, and the staff are really good.. unfortunately my girlfriend got attacked by bed bugs on our stay!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Sep 2019
    We were in a weird room. We book in a 4 bedroom dorm, but were placed in a room that had 2 beds and a bathroom. The catch was that the room next door that also had 2 beds was supposed to share the bathroom in our room so they would open up the door and walk past our beds to use the restroom. weird lol!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    01 Sep 2019
    Was not a fan of my stay at this hostel. The staff was hardly ever at the desk when you needed help, there were no locked doors once you enter the premises, the shower floor looked so dirty I did not want to step in there with bare feet and it wasn't a great place for meeting other travelers. The neighborhood on the other hand was really great and it did have a cool area to hang out and watch TV with a Netflix account so that was a plus.
    Iceland, Female, 31-40
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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
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2006

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America

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