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La Chimba Hostel

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8.6
Fabulous
4168 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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

La Chimba Hostel has been a favorite of international backpackers and wanderers visiting Santiago since we first opened in 2005. With all of Santiago’s popular attractions within walking distance and a bar full of like-minded travellers - La Chimba is the place to be for backpackers visiting Chile’s capital. Immerse yourself in Santiago’s historic past and soak up the atmosphere at this 100 year old house turned lively hostel in the heart of vibrant Barrio Bellavista.

Over the years our popular hostel has been distinguished with Hostelworld's HOSCAR award a number of times, including Best Hostel in Latin America and 3rd Best Hostel World-Wide.

La Chimba’s bustling bar is the place to be for cheap AF beer, daily drink specials, beer pong, events and hanging out with travellers from around the world. Our bar also features an art gallery displaying fine artwork from local and international artists.

NEIGHBORHOOD

Our central, artsy neighborhood is packed with the city’s best bars, restaurants and nightclubs. You will be five minute walks from ATMs, money exchange, grocery shops, fruit markets, handicrafts, tour agencies, fast food, coffee shops and even Hot-Dogs Trucks. Additionally, Barrio Bellavista is served by the Baquedano Metro Hub Station which provides the most connectivity of the entire underground transportation system.

ROOMS AND DORMS

Whatever your budget we’ve got mixed, female-only dorms and private rooms to suit. All our beds have quality spring-mattresses. Bed linen is provided and each bed comes with a backpack-sized locker to keep your belongings safe.

OTHER PERKS

24hr RECEPTION and no curfews or lockout! Late check-in? Don’t panic! our team is on duty 24/7.
LAID-BACK LOUNGE AREAS; POOL TABLE, MOVIE ROOM
NEW HAMMOCK GARDEN!
SELF CATERING KITCHEN!
FREE TOUR INFO!
FREE WALKING TOURS!
FREE BIKE HIRE!
FREE POWERFUL WIFI EVERYWHERE!
FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE!
FREE CITY MAP!
FREE SHOTS EVERY FEW HOURS
FREE ENTRY TO NEARBY CLUBS!

We know from our own experience as former backpackers that travel plans can change at a moments notice. For that reason, all rates listed here are flexible F (we don't do non-refundable rates).

Looking for private ensuite rooms? Check out our sister hostel GUANAKO, just a few blocks away!! Also listed here on hostelworld.

Reviews & Ratings

8.6
Fabulous
4168 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.9
  • Location
    8.9
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    8.7
  • Cleanliness
    8.1
  • Value for Money
    8.5
  • Facilities
    8.2

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
May 30, 2024
great hostel good location
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Male, 31-40
10
Superb
May 19, 2024
Amazing hostel, my room was amazing. Great vibe and great location
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Female, 25-30
9.4
Superb
May 13, 2024
This place is VIBES! The staff and volunteers are amazing people. Guests became family, had all the shots and got tattoos here too. Rooms were comfy too, lost points for no privacy curtains, no shelf in our shower, no free breakfast and bad wifi in the farther rooms. Other than that I really do think this is the best hostel ever and it has a special place in my heart. I recommend and would go back.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2008

3rd, Continent Winners Latin America

2007

3rd, Worldwide

2007

1st, Continent Winners Latin America

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La Chimba Hostel says

Barrio Bellavista es indiscutiblemente el barrio más interesante de Santiago en lo que se refiere a lugares de interés cultural y animada vida nocturna. Esta zona es un oasis de coloridas casas bajas de arquitectura colonial en medio de calles arboladas y un ambiente de pueblo a sólo unos pasos de la Plaza Italia, el Times Square de Santiago. La estación de metro Baquedano se encuentra muy cerca y es la estación con mejores conexiones de toda la red de metro de la ciudad. Particularmente recomiendo visitar el Cerro San Cristóbal (donde se encuentra el Parque Metropolitano, un cerro alto con un teleférico y unas vistas impresionantes de la ciudad) además de la antigua casa de Pablo Neruda que está abierta a los visitantes. Ambos lugares se encuentran a menos de dos manzanas de nuestro albergue. Nuestras instalaciones están adaptadas para atender a personas con discapacidad y el albergue es también perfecto para gente que viaja sola o parejas que buscan un ambiente social donde conocer a otros viajeros y disfrutar de la cultura y la vida nocturna de Santiago.

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