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Landay Hostel
Ranked #62 of 469 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
1 review
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“This is the best hostel I have ever booked.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

I am a single woman (let's just say over 45). I always stay at hostels because I like the safety aspect of this type of accomodation. The location, just around the corner from Ave Brassil was perfect. I felt safe walking to the many eateries not 5 minutes away. The walk into Santiago central was 10 minutes. I booked a single room and it was perfect. So clean. Nice sheets and pillow, soft towels. The staff were friendly, informed, helpful and the 24 hour on site staff was terrific. Airport bus 5 minutes walk away. Great place.

Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, UK
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Found this hostel by accident (there is no sign but a helpful shopkeeper pointed us in the right direction) and its a hidden gem. Set in an amazing old building with lovely stained glass windows, wooden floors and interesting features it feel more like an upmarket hotel than a hostel. We stayed in a dorm which had an en suite bathroom which was newly finished. The beds are huge and very comfortable and each bed has an individual locker for storage. There are plenty of comfy common areas including a lounge with an extensive DVD collection if you fancy a quiet night in and the kitchen, whilst a little on the small side, is the best equipped we have seen in South America.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RoLuMe
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Berkshire
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62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

We stayed here for over a week at the end of a 8 month south american adventure.

The rooms were nice, we got a free upgrade to empty rooms from a dorm which was amazing.

The kitchen and common areas are good. The bathrooms were really nice and there were lots of them.

Its pretty well located to the tube and the airport bus, if you feel like a walk its not long in to central Santiago.

It was very hot when we were there and there was no AC and no fans so a little hot at night.

Room Tip: 3rd floor was best place away from road
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sezl1982
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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

This hotel is very convenient to buses, metro, and city center. The staff was very helpful and friendly, the bed rooms, kitchen, and common areas were very clean. Great common spaces and a very comfortable, but small, kitchen. Security was great and we enjoyed great conversations and sharing travel tidbits with other guests.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lucy G
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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Cosy, clean, hot water, breakfast included, very friendly and helpful staff! A bit far from the center f ex Bellavista pub area, but the surrounding Barrio Brazil has also many nice cafes/bars/restaurants to offer! Walking distance to Palace Moneda etc sights.
Especially the connections to the airport are very good ( blue airport bus stops at Alameda/Los Heroes metro), 10min walking from the bus stop to this hostel!
No laundry service, but a good one located a few blocks from the hostel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santiago, Chile
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

I have never stayed in such a sophisticated and clean hostel. Landay Barcelo Hostel is a large mansion, with beautiful old-fashioned doors and windows; the refined decoration - including the elegant bed linning - adds to the charm of the house. The staff (especially Roberto!) was very helpful, trying to make my stay as enjoyable as possible, and helping me find my way through the city. Definitely a top-notch hostel to stay at if you are in Santiago!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laura B
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Travelling
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50 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

I stayed here twice. It's a wonderful hostel with all the amenities you could possibly want, but the real bonus is the staff. They're friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable, and nothing is too much trouble. Although it's not close to the centro historico (a 15-20 minute walk), it's just a block or so from the Metro, the very frequent buses and, best of all, the cheap airport bus.
Easily my favourite hostel in Chile, and in my top three for the whole of South America.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stephen T
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Additional Information about Landay Hostel

Property: Landay Hostel
Address: Erasmo Escala 2012 | Barrio Brasil, Santiago 8340584, Chile
Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 469 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Landay Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Landay Barcelo Hostel is in one of the best neighborhood of Santiago, its called Barrio Brasil "The historic district" The Hostel it just two blocks from Los Heroes metro station (the main metro line of the city).It also has the NEW Coffee Bar where you can enjoy the really good Marley Coffee, delicious Muffins and healty sandwich in the best place.Come in! ... more   less 
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