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Castillo Surfista Hostel

Maria Luisa Santander 0329, Santiago 011291, Chile
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel made my trip to Santiago great. Amanda, the receptionist, is awesome. There is a home-like feeling I did not experience in the other hostels I stayed at. People gather for movies, games, and talks. It was routine for guests to cook together and ask newcomers if they wanted to join in. The owner is present and laid back.... More

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Pros: Nice hostel, cosy rooms, friendly volonteer staff, good book exchange and movies to watch in living room, quiet location in walking distance of most attractions. Cons: Breakfast was a bit small for the price, kitchen could be better equipped. Complicated booking process, all over south America we just sent an email to book, here they required you to pay... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We booked a private room with private bathroom for our 3 night stay, working off the jet lag from our long haul flight. The hostel is well located in a nice safe neighborhood. It is within 20 mins walking distance of your major sights (and santiago is lovely to walk through with friendly dogs and lots of green spaces), and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was a great place to stay. We were at first a bit worried because the hostal is on a street that no one had heard of, but upon checking in we realized we were in a great part of town, off the busy streets but central to lots of sights. Lovely staff, nice rooms and very clean bathrooms!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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54 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights in April. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The rooms are cozy. the building is old so their signs about creaky floors and clogged drains. The location is OK. Its a residential area and from the outside its hard to tell if its a house or a hostel and its a 15 minute... More

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25 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in March, it was our second hostel in Santiago and I much preferred this location. It was within walking distance to the Bellavista neighbourhood that has great bars and restaurants. We had a private double en-suite which was facing the courtyard at the back. The room was extremely big and had a comfortable bed... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great hostel, very welcoming staff, we had a lot of fun. Good vibrations! The hostel has a very homy atmosphere and people are relaxed and easy going. Rooms are great, breakfast is good. We would definitly recommend this hostel to any backpacker!

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Puerto Colombia, Venezuela
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This hostel is one of the best I've stayed in South America. I got a great welcome when I arrived by 2 Dutch girls and the owner is really chilled . This place felt more like a home then a hostel which is great when your traveling for a long time and the beds were super comfy. I recommend every... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just got back from a two and half week trip spent mostly in Santiago, Chile. While in Santiago I slept each night at Castillo Surfista with a buddy. We split a private room the entire time. Worth every penny I spent. Staff and owner were very friendly along with Duke the skateboarding dog. Amazing location that was either walking distance... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My and a friend stayed here. Randomly found it with the advert of a 'skateboarding dog' which did not disappoint. The staff were friendly and chatty and the hostel was really nice and well maintained. Cool surfer theme in all the rooms. Free movies to watch whenever you like and they try to have some entertainment for the guests each... More

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Address: Maria Luisa Santander 0329, Santiago 011291, Chile
Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WINNER OF THE HOSTELBOOKERS 2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR CLEANEST HOSTEL IN SOUTH AMERICA. Come experience a boutique-style fusion of CALIFORNIA SURFER and KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, nestled within a large 100 year old house in one of Santiago's most unique and safest neighborhoods. My name is Jonathan, a lifelong traveler and California surfer. This hostel is new, a place I created for backpackers, students, ocean lovers, and gonzo spirit soul surfers. I decided not to cram the rooms with beds so you and intimate groups of new friends can stretch out and have the entire house to yourselves, complete with a large kitchen, patio with BBQ, garden, LED TV room, dining room and computer room. Party all night long or take a moment to relax alone. It's all possible here. We are strategically located in the heart of Santiago, in an area of great historical, cultural and natural value. This exclusive area is very close to the typical places of the city: Parque Bustamante, Plaza Italia, San Cristóbal Hill, Barrio Bellavista, Rio Mapocho, Parque Forestal, a large supermarket, laundromats, restaurants and more. ... more   less 
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