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Hostel Lucia Suites
Ranked #169 of 522 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is one of the worst hostels I have stayed. I was there in February 2013. Hot and stuffy, not even fans for cooling. No hot water part of the time. Hot or cold, the shower was only a small trickle. Inadequate window shades. No reading light. Barest of facilities. The breakfast had only instant coffee. No decent city map or pamphlets.Good location, however.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The hostel is located at the buisenss center of Santiago. I stayed at the dorm room.
The showers were always dirty, and many times there was no hot water in the shower.
Furthermore, the floors were dirty. Walking barefoot for few minutes, and my feet became black!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is a standard hostel - exactly what you would expect.
I stayed in a single room - room was basic, walls quite thin, but luckily the hostel was not too noisy while I was there.

The communal bathrooms were relatively clean, and I did get hot water for the shower.

One of the best parts of the this hostel is the location - located just two blocks from a metro stop, it is also quite central to all the sites.
It is also right across the street from the park and hill Santa Lucia, a nice bonus.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

There is a computer/internet at the front desk that you can use to check your email.

Breakfast was very basic - toast, jam, butter, tea or coffee.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

It's just opposite to Santa Lucia, 10-15 mins walk to the main plaza and city ctr, close to the banks, supermarket, metro station.

The staff are nice and helpful. Breakfast was prepared even we were leaving before 5am for the flight.

The hostal indeed looks not as new as the pictures shown, but still comfort. we stayed in the ensuite double room, big and clean with TV and stable wifi. there are two kitchens, the only concern maybe climbing up the stairs for 4-5th floor.. of course it's not a problem for backpackers...

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

The good things are: the location, the place is clean, the room offers everything you need ( comfy bed, tv, curtains, small heater) and the staff is amazing particulary the manager!

The bas things... Nothing really as the manager always tried to do her best to help you

For one of the cheapest place in the city it s a good surprise

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

This hostel is really great! The staff is very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is awesome, the location perfect and the beds rule!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

The hostel has in a great location, just infront of Santa Lucia hill, in Bellas Artes neighbourhood which is beautiful, clean and safe.
The hostel is clean and safe. The friendly staff that speak English and give useful information.
The beds are comfortable and breakfast is tasty.
I'd definitely come back to stay here!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about 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 #169 of 522 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Price Range: $17 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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