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Santiago Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Enrique Mac Iver 661, Santiago, Chile
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Ranked #35 of 330 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Centre of Santiago, they have lots of fun activities (free dinners, wine tastings, nights out,...) which is always a plus. The hostel is structured in a way to facilitate sociality. Rooms are nice and everything is always very clean. The staff is also nice, I needed something and talked to Gonzalo who was very helpful. Also the manager Francesca helped... More

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

I am travelling since november and so far this hostel has been the best.................great atmospher, staff really really helpful and very nice people................if you go to Santiago .................. you can't miss it............I reccommend it. Thanks guy. Ciao. Giacomo (Italy)

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I'd stayed in this place for almost a week and I almost felt like being at home. The staff is really welcoming and the hostel is well located. I easily got there taking the subway from the Central bus terminal. As it says, this is mostly a backpacker hostel so I could meet with travelers from all around the world.... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Not forgetting it is an hostel, this place is relatively clean and the rooms are quite whide. The staff is funny and helpful. The breakfast is basic, but better than in most the hostel I have been. Location very good, close to Plaza de Armas and the metro line

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Great hostel! This review is a bit old, I was there a few years ago when they first opened. Ari really did a great job creating a place that is warm and welcoming to travelers from all over the world. I was traveling by myself and he went out of his way to make sure I was having a good... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This hostel is a great place to stay. I planned to stay for a few days but stayed for a few months instead!!!! It's not a large factory hostel and has a nice family-type atmosphere but it is still big enough to do your own thing if you want. The city centre location is great and it's close to Bella... More

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in one of the double rooms. The room was clean but the bathrooms (to be exact the men's toilets) where not always inviting (which is not necessarily to blame on the Hostal but on other guest as after the daily cleaning they were quite okay...) Anyway, the biggest plus is that the location of... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed there 3 nights in the double room during our visit of Santiago. Good points: - very well located - the building and rooms are impressive, old and cosy style ! - free wifi and breakfast - we tried the free dinner on tuesday nights, it was slow to come but a good value (fries and sausages) - room... More

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Arifurman, Owner at Santiago Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi lemouss, thanks for your feedback and positive comments! Regarding the negative aspects of your stay, I would like to clarify that all of them have been brought to my attention and currently are solved: - hot water is available 24/7, at a very high level for hostel standards - the door bell at night should have been at a... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 6 nights, and had some good points and bad points Good Staff are very helpful, booking taxis, enquiries about the city etc, and are fluent English speakers, which was key for us not speaking any Spanish. Free breakfast every day was a nice bonus. Free internet which is very high speed. Location can't be beat, being a... More

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Arifurman, Owner at Santiago Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Greg, thanks a lot for your review. Certainly the negative comments you mention aren't the standard. I (the owner) personally took care of each point and solved them. Unfortunately not for your stay, but for the stay of our next guests. Thanks also for the good comments. Ari More

Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Highly recommended! Amazing beds, hot showers, everything clean, awesome environment, very good location (close to subway, Mercado Central, walking tours and nice clubs!) and awesome staff (they always plan cool stuff to do, like nights out and dine's for the hostel people). Best place to be in Santiago!

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Address: Enrique Mac Iver 661, Santiago, Chile
Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Santiago Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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