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Hostel Lucia Suites
Ranked #188 of 478 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Lovely room, great location”
Reviewed May 5, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here. I can't comment on the dorms or shared facilities, but we had an ensuite double room which was clean, light and airy, and even had cable TV. The kitchen and breakfast area were good, and breakfast was fine if nothing special (bread and fruit). The staff were friendly and they offer a 20% discount for volunteers which makes it a really good deal. The only problem we had was on the night we stayed in and tried to get an early night - the rooms on the top floor are very noisy from the roof terrace door, and there was a big party up there the night we were in.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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English first
Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2011

Santa Lucia hostel is the best located. Their suites are clean comfortable and gret view to santa lucia hil. It's stuff it's great, make you as at home. They help us making a great trip to Patagonia. Definitely a place to recommend for experience travelers!!!

Room Tip: Suites 11 or 12
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Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2011

Quite expensive for what it is. Staff hang around in the common area as if it were their lounge. You also get the impression they just don't care. Also the lockers have seen better days. Does the job though and I love the location.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Thank Euanontheweb
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 28, 2011

I stayed at this hostel for over two weeks as I was planning the next part of trip and had to wait for a visa. I could not have found a better place to wait - the hostel itself is clean and well maintained, and it has a warm and welcoming vibe - the staff are so nice and helpful, it felt like I was hanging out with old friends. There is a great terrace on the roof, which looks out onto Santa Lucia Hill, and there was a rooftop barbeque during my stay ($6 each for all you can eat plus beer) which was good fun. The location is also really central, there is a market place across the road for last minute souvenir shopping and you´re in walking distance to lots of good restaurants and tourist attractions. There is also a metro station really close by which is always useful.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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1 Thank k0alita87
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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2011

Stayed one night in a shared 6-bed dorm. Cramped as expected, but the beds were very comfortable and the rooms were clean. The bathrooms could be cleaner, but at the rates you pay it was reasonable. The staff were friendly if you were friendly to them. Excellent location a minute or two from the Santa Lucia metro stop and next to Santia Lucia Hill. Walking distance from a lot of great restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2010

this place had some good reviews and looked good on their website -- the pictures are deceiving and we don't know what those good review writers were thinking. this was by far one of the worst places we have stayed at during our eight month trip in south america. the staff are friendly for the first two minutes upon arrival. thereafter, you are only met with sour faces and blank stares. the staff themselves take over the common room (with their friends over) as well as the kitchen and meet you with disapproval should you try to share the oven or counter space. the breakfast is not worth waking up for. the rooms are awful, sterile, the cheap white walls have plaster so sharp it grazes your skin and tears your bags if they lean up against it. the sheets feel unwashed and should you pay more for a private bathroom, the tiny step-in-sideways box is never cleaned anyway so you have to either put up with the stench of a toilet-paper filled waste basket for however long you are staying or throw it out yourself. surprising, as the online site promises bathrooms that are cleaned five times a day and even once during the night. not so! the only saving grace is the rooftop, but even up there, the promised grill is not working and pushed off to the corner. there's one good thing about this hostel and that is the location. so you'd be better off looking for a place around the corner.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank aaaaahh_ja
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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2010

After booking through hostel bookers and reading about this hostel in the lonely planet we were looking forward to staying here, however we were very disappointed!
Our expensive private room had the dirtiest bathroom- the bath plug was so full of hair the water would not even drain! No natural light in the room and very basic- just a bed. The hostal is in a great location, but the staff are no help with advice of were to go out around the hostel, we worked it out on our own! Strange vibe in the hostel, only stayed one night- there are much better places to stay in Santiago!

  • Stayed November 2010
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Thank BecIAus
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Property: Hostel Lucia Suites
Address: Santa Lucia 168, Santiago 8320222, Chile
Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago > Santa Lucia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #188 of 478 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal Santa Lucia, offers the best location at downtown Santiago, in front of Santa Lucia´s Hill and 1 block from metro station Santa Lucia. We are known for having the best mattresses of the city in a cozy ambiance. Our bilingual workers helps everyone making their trips. Also we have roof top terrace with wonderful view & BBQ, breakfast is included, free internet, Wifi and the most helpful workers. Try it - you won't regret. ... more   less 
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