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La Chimba Hostel

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8.4
Fabulous
4170 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent 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

8.4
Fabulous
4170 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.7
  • Location
    8.6
  • Staff
    8.9
  • Atmosphere
    8.5
  • Cleanliness
    7.9
  • Value for Money
    8.4
  • Facilities
    8

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5.4
Rating
Jul 13, 2024
The neighborhood in which the Hostel is located, although it is surrounded by many bars, is not very safe. The Hostel is generally clean, but there was no paper in the bathroom until we requested it three times. The heater didn't work, which is a shame for the winter cold. The hot water takes a long time to come out of the shower and does not last long. The hostel has a characteristic smell that is hard to get used to.
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Female, 25-30
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

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

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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