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La Chimba Hostel

E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262 | Barrio Bellavista, Santiago, Chile
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having finished my travels in Santiago it was fitting that my final hostel was the pick of the bunch. La Chimba came highly recommended to me and I can now see why, the atmosphere was perfect and the staff were the most friendly and helpful I had come across. The breakfast was better than the others I had experienced and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel has a lot of character. It is in a relatively central part of Santaigo with lots of bars and restaurants around. We were fine safety wise, however after we left three people got mugged right near the hostel. It is a great hostel to party and meet people, and the staff and activities really cater to that sort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santiago was my first stop and la chimba was recommended by friends. I arrived at 1:00pm but check in wasn't till 3. I understand policy but the room I was in had no one in it but I had to wait till three to go into it. So I slept on the couch. It's close to everything and the pub... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service,cool colorfull and well kept house, very comfi beds! supernice and friendly staff, good location for sights and party,nothing to complain about,la chimba and its people are just plain awesome:-)

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Best part of this hostel is the great staff. I ran into some trouble and they were very helpful and kind. Also the ambiance is great. There is also a bathroom with a rain showerhead that is very nice to use. Thanks so much for all of your help!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Laid back, cool and friendly are some of the words I would use to describe this hostel. Meeting new people and making friends has never been easier. Dorms are relatively pricy at US$25, but it makes up excessively for the fact that you can bring and enjoy your own alcoholic beverages onto hostel premisis. One of the few hostels you'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Really fun hostel. Perfect place to meet new people and have a bit of fun in the process. Prices are decent and vibe is great. Would not suggest it to families as it perhaps not entirely appropriate for children, but it the best option by far for young travellers. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

La Chimba hostel.. in every aspect.. the rooms the common areas, the fun staff, the location, the feel.. is absolutely awesome. Having stayed at 50+ hostels on travels in the last 5 years, this is one of the absolute best. It's in the party area, Bella Artes, but it isn't a party hostel. It has large open chill areas, it... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am sorry, but you cant offer tourists these kind of hostel and ask for money. Towels were dirty, the hostels is really noisy and the two (!) bathrooms upstairs were in repair. And it seems there that there are no plans to change this situation. The rooms are not really nice and it seems that the owner just tries... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The positive things are that there are many restaurants and bars around, good communal area where you can meet a lot of people, and the kitchen is good. The things that I didn't like was that some days there was no hot water in the showers, and the bathrooms were usually dirty.

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