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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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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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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Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although we couldn't stay at la Chimba for as long as we would like, it was an awesome place! Fun and helpful staff with reasonable rooms and amenities. The wifi in every room was a pleasant surprise, as well as the cool pool room.

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stayed at La Chimba following good reviews here and Hostelworld. Very disappointed, the place was falling apart and felt like it hasn't seen any maintenance for about 5 years. - all 3 showers in the main block was broken, including our ensuite meaning we had to walk through the kitchen and common each morning for a shower, nice - Door... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a huge hostel which you can literally get lost in. Theres plenty of communal space, two kitchens and a pool room. The breakfast is very good including ham, cheese, bread and cereal. The beds are the comfiest I've come across in South America and all come with proper duvets. The location is fantastic right in the heart of... More 

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Arequipa
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A terrible hostel and a terrible stay there. Poor levels of cleanliness throughout the hostal, especially in the bathrooms. Poor breakfast. Unwelcoming and unaccomodating staff. A place that does not have a friendly and helpful vibe to it.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A big hostel, like a mother's heart that fits everyone. Makes you feel at home! Nice atmosphere, staff amazing, great breakfast, great comfort in the rooms and bathrooms, nice parties... Just loved to have stayed there!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I've booked a private ensuited room (room #3) in this hostel. It was a pleasant experience. I´ve made a good friend, Gustavo, one of the guys who work at the reception. This hostel has a good localization. The private room is pretty good, too. The enviroment is friendly and they have a guitar in the lobby. The downside was that... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

During our chile trip we came back 3 times to santiago and stayed at la chimba. it´s a nice hostel, we got 4 different rooms all nice and clean. The staff is helpful and friendly. We travelled north and south chile and left some luggage in the storage room of la chimba so we did not need to take all... More 

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