We stayed here last year and loved it so naturally we stayed again this year. It’s a very good location with parks and museums nearby - the best parts and the worst parts are on the doorstep. Last year we seemed to wander around the more upmarket parts, this year we seemed to have discovered the unsavoury parts.
It’s certainly a lovely building but having stayed in a room with own bathroom last year, this year we decided to go for a shared bathroom. The shared bathroom was left in a wet mess by another guest. It’s not really the hotels fault if some of the guests use the bathroom like a wet room, but it means you are very much tiptoeing round wondering where it’s dry enough to leave your clothes. A couple of nights we stayed at the front of the building next to the reception, it was so noisy we didn’t get much sleep due to the noise of the traffic and doorbell. Would certainly suggest you go for one of the rooms at the back.
The price is excellent but we did meet a couple who said they had managed to get a good deal at a 5 star hotel - a weekend deal apparently - which was the same price.......! So it’s always worth looking to see what deals are out there.
Great having computers to use though they do have Wi-Fi. Breakfast was adequate, though the “fresh “coffee isn’t that drinkable.
Some staff friendlier than others, though the person who we assumed looks after the breakfast seemed to spend most of her time sitting down eating it whilst watching the television and then rushing out when she realised there was nothing left to eat. Breakfast dishes were not cleared either and often we had to go into the kitchen to find a clean cup. Maybe she is the owner as seemed very much at home.
Other pluses, kitchen, roof terrace and book exchange.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable and spacious, or house is decorated stylishly and warmly; the wood takes centerplace, fusing both classical and modern. Illuminated and ample, our hostel is a unique place in the city. We have 2 buildings, located next to each other. The main building is large and divided in two levels, 15 rooms with wooden floors and beautiful details. In addition, it has a terrace on the top. The second building has 4 superior rooms, and with a different entrance which gives a more calmens to our passengers. Our location is privileged, San Antonio with Ismael Valdes Street, next to the forest park; very near to the historic neighborhood of Santiago. Allowing that the tourist can easily accessible places typical of the city, such as: market Central, Plaza de Armas, Cerro San Cristobal, pre-Columbian Museum, Cerro Santa Lucia, Bellavista (Patio), Bellavista La Chascona (Pablo Neruda), La piojera, Centro Mall, Board of Trustees, flag, La Moneda, Santiago Cathedral, Paseo Ahumada, Estacion Mapocho, supermarkets, banks, among others. Also we are happy to invite all our passengers to visit our new restaurant called Adobe Restaurant. Located just next to the Hostel, Adobe Restaurant is the perfect choice for having lunch or dinner in an typical Chilean cuisine of excelent quality, that offers fresh products combined in traditional recipes that will make your visit a culinary experience! If you are staying in CasAltura Hostel don't forget to ask for your free welcome drink and appetizer." ... more less
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