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“andes hostel santiago dorms and double room” 3 of 5 stars
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Andes Hostel & Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Monjitas 506, Santiago, Chile (Santa Lucia)   |  
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Ranked #36 of 173 Hotels in Santiago
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“andes hostel santiago dorms and double room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

pros:
Place is nice. May be a little bit too expensive to be honest, but other hostels charge you the same for less, so its ok.
nice bed linen
kitchen-sofas tv-pool table-breakfast

cons:
although towels are included, its VERY hard to get them. They are constantly "out of towels" (??)

wifi NOT in the rooms

we switch one night to a double bed room and it wasnt that nice, it was very very little, no window, and the bed was still a weird kind of bunk bed: a double bed down and a single one over (??)

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breakfast is fine or ok (accurate):
thee/nescafe(not real coffee)
bread/toasts with one kind of jam, dulce de leche, butter
two kinds of cereals
scramble eggs
hot/cold milk

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

After exploring the entire city, Bella Artes is by far the best area to stay in. We booked in for 4 nights and two apartments for three of us. These are studio apartments in a large multi building apartment complex. 'The Andes Apartments' are just a small random collection in this skyrise complex. They are all identical, nicely decorated and very comfortable. They desperately need better quality knives and a coffee maker or French press though. The grocery store is next door and there are lots of restaurants and sites within walking distance (get a map from the front desk at the hostel building check-in). Supposedly, you get a fantastic view of the city from the rooftop at night (we made the mistake of going to The W Hotel, which no longer offers a rooftop bar).

Our stay here was fantastic except that the electricity blew on our second night, so the flustered receptionist guy moved us from one on the 3rd floor to the 8th floor and then for some reason made us move to one on the 6th floor the following night. I thought they were upgrading us for a night, but no they were all the same. This was a hassle with all the luggage and groceries, but at least there's an elevator.

Walk or take the tram if possible. Taxis are as expensive as NYC. Negotiate a price ahead of time. We got in one with a rigged meter.

Autumn and Abe Shelton
Asquaredadventures.com

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is a huge apartment block run by the same people who operate a hostel a block away. You check in at the hostel front desk and have breakfast at the hostel. The people at the front desk speak perfect English and could not be more helpful. The hostel/apartment is in a central part of town, just 5 minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas with a grocery store next to the apartments, several restaurants and bars, and one terrific ice cream place, very close by. (Not so much shopping in the immediate vicinity). Our apartment was terrific, modern, with small kitchen, full fridge, balcony, huge bed and even a bathTUB in a large bathroom (but no soap or shampoo). There is daily maid service The inroom wireless router gave a consistently strong signal. Safety is not a concern. Two guards operate a large gate at the entrance to the hotel block which is large
and tall, but high speed elevators are very good. Once inside the gates, you are greeted by small gardens with some trees, white tile, a most inviting environment. We paid US$80 a night for three nights and thought this great value. When we return to Santiago - which we liked a lot - we will certainly try to stay at these apartments again. Breakfast was poor (designed for a hostel), but that is our only quibble. We highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We are just ending our Chile / Argentina vacation with our final 2 days at Andes Apartments. I can only say fantastic. The apartment is much more than we ever expected and very reasonable price for what you get. We started our trip one month ago at the Andes Hostel which was good too. From the hotel staff, English speaking front desk, to the great breakfast served daily.
The hostel has a lot of fun art work too.

Hostel was really good...geared a little more to younger travelers but great for any adventurous age. The apartments suited us a little better but both are good

We highly recommend either place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Sadly, unlike many hostels in South America we found this one overrated. Staff were rude or indifferent at best, hostel could have been cleaner, reception lounge area is poky and the storage area was a place where bags were thrown rather than placed, the airless kitchen and breakfast area beneath street level and rooms small and noisy....and really overpriced compared to the spacious and very clean double rooms in nearby hotels such as the Viktoria .....across the road ( though the Viktoria was not really English speaking and unlike a hostel not a great place for meeting other travellers)

Some hostels (a minority) appear to be just too cool and act as if they are doing you a favour by letting you stay there ....we found this to be one of those.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed there 3 nights in a private bedroom with private bath. 4 floors without elevator, a little bit too noisy, but the room was nice and clean as the bathroom. The staff is young, fun and helpful. Breakfast was rich and tasty with eggs, bread, butter, jam, juices. Great location right in front of the Bellas Artes metro station, walking distance to all the main places to visit in Santiago.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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25 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed 4 nights in the double room at the hostel. The building is just across Bellas Artes metro, a funky area with Museo de Bellas Artes, Lastarria street and GAM Cultural Centre within walking distance in one side, and Plaza de las Armas and Mercado Central region in the other side.

Location is definitely fantastic and the staff is really friendly and helpful, booking excursions and making all the necessary arrangements you may need during your stay. Every night there is a social event with free food most of the times (although I did not see any hot dog on the karaoke night, as they advertised). The couches at the lounge get a bit dirty after every event but hey, this is a youth hostel after all.
There is free internet and wi-fi so this is really helpful, although the wi-fi connection gets unstable at times.

The perks of this place are: no lift in the building, so be prepared to climb up the stairs with your suitcase and no help - my room was on the 4th floor.

The double room is small but doable. The mattress is too soft for my taste and made of old school springs, however the linen is quite clean but the towels had a couple of stains at times, so bring yours just in case.

During summer, it gets very difficult to remain inside the room as there is no ventilation or aircon. I slept with the windows opened and an earplug to protect my sleep from the outside noise coming from the next door restaurant bars.

Bathroom is small but clean, and it has everything you need so no issues there.

Breakfast is quite simple, with bread, scrumbbled eggs, cereal, milk and artificial orange juice, same menu every day. My suggestion is to drop by a supermarket and get some yoghurt or fruit and store them in the fridges available at the hostel kitchen.

Overall I had a great experience there, though next time I would consider staying in a private appartment for more comfort and privacy.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Monjitas 506, Santiago, Chile
Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago > Santa Lucia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Santiago
#43 Romantic Hotel in Santiago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Andes Hostel & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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