Whatever you do, don't stay in room #3. It's right outside the check in desk and front door. Since hostel is near a lot of cool bars, you can imagine the noise late at night and early in the morning. Also, the security seemed very minimal. The gate and the front door weren't locked when we came in at night, and it seemed like anyone could easily come through our window. We asked to switch rooms the second night, and it worked out much, much better upstairs.
The location is really nice. I loved all the bars, restaurants, and general atmosphere of the Bella Vista neighborhood. You are also within walking distance of a lot of tourist spots. Cab ride from the airport, however, is very pricy. Oh, and on that note, I arranged for two airport pickups through Hostel del Barrio and no one showed up for either one. We got a cab just fine luckily.
The great location, free breakfast, and friendly staff are what makes this a good, four-star hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit our recently opened hostel in barrio Bellavista, Santiago's bohemian district! We are wishing to welcome people from all over the world, young backpackers as well as "grown up" travellers, that are looking for an economic but comfortable accomodation alternative. We dispose of different room types, such as 3/4 people dorms, private doubles/triples and a 4 person suite. We serve a full breakfast included in our room prices. ... more less
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