My friend and I arrived here late one evening and that is the only reason we stayed the night. We asked for the cheapest beds (which were quite cheap) but that was a mistake. There were so many beds in the room that the poor people sleeping on the top bunks ( like myself) did not have a ladder to climb because it was against a wall or another bed. After I launched myself onto the top bunk i realized how close my head was to the eerie green light they had dangling from the ceiling and the mysterious stains on my blanket. The smell in the room reminded me of nail polish remover and that was with the one window wide open. I have stayed in cheap rooms before and had an excellent experience but this hostal was in rough shape. To be fair, my experience at reception was horrible so I was already upset once I reached the room.
If they get happier staff and fix their rooms the place might be ok. They have a large TV room and Wifi..but until then I would not recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalagen Hostel has been created to fill a growing need for lodging in Vina del Mar, motivated by the large number of persons visiting the city or on their way to other parts of Chile.Viña del Mar, is recognized as the tourist capital of Chile and as the 'Garden City' for being surrounded by large green areas.Along with providing accommodation in the center of Vina del Mar, with all the necessary amenities to make your stay something pleasant, we are able to offer a series of tours and activities that will make your stay more complete by orienting you with respect to local attractions and the country.The hostel has 17 rooms, 3 of which are rooms with private bathroom. It offers shared rooms and doubles, triples and quadruples private rooms.Kalagen offers common areas like the lounge, where you can enjoy the library as well as computers with Internet and Wi-Fi.The dining room accommodates 30 people, and all the guests have the possibility to use the kitchen and a food processing room, full equipped.Services offered are:Internet access.Computers with headphones and microphones .Wifi in all rooms .Accept Fully equipped kitchen.Food preparation room .Dining rooms with TV .Multipurpose RoomLaundry. Sheets and blankets at no charge. Towel RentalVending machines for coffee and drinks. Lockers in each room. Safe luggage roomHot water 24 hrs. Library Phone Free Movies on DVD Board Games Book ExchangeTourism Information. Sales of tours and transfers. No restrictions on time of arrival24 Hrs ReceptionPlease note:Check in time: 14pmCheck out time: 12pmBreakfast Included. Taxes Included. ... more less
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