We stayed here for 6 nights total and loved this hostel.
Rooms are just the basics but nicely decorated, breakfast was one of the best (fruit salad in the morning always a winner), gets pretty tiring waiting for one of only two showers in the hostel and its super noisy at night, you can hear every creak of the floor board.
BUT the thing that really makes the place is the people, Rodrigo worked the week day night shifts while we were there. He make us traditional Chilean drinks a few nights we were there, getting the ingredients out of his own pocket. He was also there to help us in the morning with suggestions on what to do, etc. Things, or should I say people like this really make the stay memorable and make you experiences in the city that much better!!
Thanks guys - great crew, keep it up!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hey fellow travellers!Why staying with us?If you check the reviews, most of them point out our staff as the best. Do you know why? Because they love working at Don Santiago, and that happens when the staff feel secure about what they are 'selling' a We know that staying a hostel is sucha a life experience, we know we have hotel style matresses in dorms and double beds. We do provide the best breakfast in Santiago as follows:Brewed coffee, tea, ginger lemonade.Scrambled eggs varieties: oregano, merken (spice smoked chilli with coriander); and ciboulette.Fresh fruit salad with honey. We are a million miles away from the business-like check-'em-in check-'em-out hostels Staff is fantastically friendly and the house feels like staying in a home with friends where you can relax and play music with the guys there, or just listen to them play.Toilets are cleaned everyday, maybe you will have to wait a bit when the house is full, but usually when people is having breakfast, the rest of people is showering, so it works wellWe don`t push people to buy tours, seriously, Santiago is such a safe city, where you can go anywhere (wineries, beach, Valparaiso) by yourself, and we can get you instructions in order to make it cheaper. However, there are tours available, just ask. =)The house is from 1910, wood floors are creaky, and if you are a light sleeper, we do provide earplugs on request. We are not a party hostel though, please know that. Quiet time starts at 01:00There are no rules in Don Santiago, once again, We do appeal to 'travelers common sense'Welcome to Don Santiago!!!!! , Certificate of Excellence TRIPADVISOR 2012'and remember, what happens in Don Santiago, stays at Don Santiago ... more less
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