When I book to stay in a hostel, this is what I want - a beautiful, colourful place run by friendly & helpful staff. Hostal Rio Amazonas is such a place. There is a small artifacts shop near the entrance which is linked to the hostel. It seems to have varying opening hours, but with a good range of South American souvenirs. The hostel itself is clean, secure, and central. It is an easy walk to the Palace, the Plaza de Arms, the Metro or across the river to Bella Vista. A continental breakfast is offered in the morning with small snacks & drinks on sale in the afternoon/night. The staff are amazing and I got heaps of advice from everyone I spoke to.
I stayed in a single room (Room No. 12) on the second floor which has two windows which look out onto the small lane beside the building and the Argentinian consulate next door. It was a small but adequate room, big enough for me and my belongings. There was a bit of rust around the shower cubicle, but there was always hot water available when I needed it. Towels & soap were provided, and there was a wall heater in the room. A telephone is also available, if required.
My only negative comment is that the doors to the rooms didn’t have blinds or curtains, which in itself, I don’t see as a problem. However, the room opposite me had the TV going all through the night and the glare & flickering images lit up my whole room, which I found quite annoying, having woken during the night.
I would definitely stay at Hostal Rio Amazonas again, and recommend it to everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our colorful Hostal Río Amazonas, a very good choice of accommodation near Plaza Italia, the best location in Santiago, within a few steps of the most famous landmarks of the city. With a safe family atmosphere, our hostal combines the elegance of original architecture with all modern comfort. Meet and share with other travelers during our great homemade breakfast or at the bar of our comfy lounge area, while enjoying an espresso, a pot of tea or a Pisco Sour. We speak English portuguese and French, and will be happy to help you with good tips and advices for your travel in all Chile.We are certified Touristic Quality since 2009 and recommended by international guides books ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Rio Amazonas Plaza Italia Hotel Santiago