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Princesa Insolente Hostel
Ranked #17 of 484 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
York, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Funky and Fab”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

A really great hostel - care has been taken to create space to meet other travellers, with a TV and lounge area, outside courtyard with bar and a big kitchen by hostel standards. The staff are very friendly, the beds comfy with individual reading lights and two plug sockets for each bed. Lockers are big enough to fit your backpack and the breakfast is above average. Funky decor and on cold evenings the heaters are on to keep things warm (not something I've exprienced elsewhere in Chile).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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PrincesaInsolente, General Manager at Princesa Insolente Hostel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
yeah I like funky and fab
thank you!
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Very nice, nice people, good prices and good breakfest! I will recomend it to all my friends for shure! They have their own lan house so you dont need to bring your notebook, there is a good wifi connection for free and they got a bar full of good beer! Princesa Insolente is awsome Chile is great! Great time!

  • Stayed May 2013
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PrincesaInsolente, General Manager at Princesa Insolente Hostel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
yeah lucas! violeta´s bar got the best beers! lucas is awesome!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This was my last stop in South America and I definitely saved one of the best until last. Beautiful hostel that had all your home comforts and an awesome free breakfast. In a nice area, the subway is just a 5 minute walk and there are lots of quirky theme bars and restaurants nearby. The moving el museo de la memoria y derechos humanos is just a 10/15 minute walk away too. The staff were really helpful in outlining the numerous ways and cheapest options to get to the airport. Will definitely stay again if I'm ever in that neck of the woods again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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PrincesaInsolente, General Manager at Princesa Insolente Hostel, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
woououuuouou!! we like your review!! you just make us the day!!! :) saludos!
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

This hostel was awesome , the staff were so helpful explaining the public transport Etc . The beds were massive and comfy and away from the social areas so nice and quiet . They have big lockers your entire bag fits into.

  • Stayed May 2013
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PrincesaInsolente, General Manager at Princesa Insolente Hostel, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
You got the spirit! Thank you for your good vibes!
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Extended my stay nearly every other day and finally left after nearly two weeks. I felt really welcome and home - also when I woke up the night receptionist at 3.00 a.m. coming home from dancing. In every sense it is a very convenient place for exploring Santiago.

Room Tip: Experienced the 6 bed mixed dorm which was quiet. I was only missing a bid of fresh air - the window...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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PrincesaInsolente, General Manager at Princesa Insolente Hostel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
fantastic!
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

The reason I am giving an "average" score is because the details on the Princesa Insolente website are seriously misleading.

My boyfriend and I decided to book private apartment as a bit of a treat, knowing that we would be camping during the next part of our travels. We had been recommended this hostel by friends who had stayed here and loved it, so decided to check it out online. The website clearly listed that the apartment buildings contained all sorts of great facilities like a gym, swimming pool and pool table. We thought this sounded fantastic and were looking forward to doing some exercise during our stay.

I emailed the hostel to confirm that the apartment was available and that we would be able to use the gym and pool, but didn't get a reply for over 24 hours so we had to book anyway. After we had secured the booking online, we got an email from the hostel saying that no, the apartment did not iclude these facilities.

When we arrived we mentioned that we were disappointed as the website made the apartment soind much better than it actually was. The guy working on reception was dismissive at first but after I showed him the website, he admitted that it was misleading and he could see my point. I wasn't very impressed by the way he handled the situation; we weren't kicking up a fuss or demanding a discount, just providing feedback on the website. However the receptionist immediately said that if we weren't happy, we would have to leave immediately - very unwelcoming considering we had just landed in Santiago after a 4am start and a long flight and just wanted a bed. His attitude led to us apologising for bringing it up so that he would show us to the apartment.

Despite lacking the advertised gym, pool, pool table etc, the apartment was quite nice with am awesome view, balcony, big cable tv, en suite bathroom and kitchenette. It could have been cleaner - we found several items belonging to someone else which had been left in drawers, and the cupboards, shelves and kitchen utensils were grubby.

The apartment is across the street from the main hostel, which actually has a lot going for it. Pretty, quirky decoration, clean, computer access and strong wifi, cosy communal areas and good breakfast - many positives which deserve a higher ratimg, but sadly let down by being blatantly misleading.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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PrincesaInsolente, General Manager at Princesa Insolente Hostel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
i´ve heard about your misunderstanding, the info at the moment of your arrival was old, our web site is new and the apartments are even more new so it wasn´t finished completely and the recepcionist in charge asked you if you wanted to stay or not because it was a diferent option of what you had in mind and sometimes people reacts diferently and choose to stay in a diferent room, anyway your trouble was about the extra facilities anyway sorry about that point but it is no misleading at all just web site in construction i would say
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We really enjoyed staying in this hostel. Everything is kept very clean. Breakfast is amazing. Staff is great. The property is full of character, it is beautiful! I can recommend this hostel to everyone! Lower bunks have loads of privacy, there is a bamboo curtain, every bed has it's individual light, socket and shelf. Fantastic!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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PrincesaInsolente, General Manager at Princesa Insolente Hostel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
great ! we glad you enjoy it!
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Property: Princesa Insolente Hostel
Address: Moneda 2350 | Barrio Brasil, Santiago, Chile
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Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 484 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Princesa Insolente Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome the Spring! Come and relax in Santiago with the colorful Princesa Insolente Hostel! ! Our essence breaks out in a perfect atmosphere to chill out, to energize yourself, to meet different cultures and to make you comfortable as for touring, sleeping, reading, eating and even dancing! We do not charge extra tax for payments in pesos if you are not a chilean Fresh and tasty Breakfast included in private rooms. A delicious menu with 10 cheaps choices of breakfast for dorms Quick laundry service. Low cost for Luggage storage . A great kitchen place full equipped that you can use at any time, also for midnight munchies Internet/wifi free of charge in common areas Security cameras working 24 hours for you . Reception 24 hours. Save and cheap taxi to the airport. Football table! Grill twice a week Supermarket just 3 blocks away. We are in the middle of 2 main subway lines We recycle. Gay friendly! Real spring mattresses, all of them twin size where you can make spoon with your couple! Or Teddy bear if you don't have a couple! No more tiny, small, shorty and noisy bunk beds! Each one with a lamp so you can read at night if you wish. 99% Of our guests get enchanted with our beds, showers, kitchen, chill out area, and decoration, you can make a virtual visit into the house on our web site Juane (surfer since childhood), Andrea (the devil angel) plus the rest of the team at the hostel with a mixture of energy and a bit of charms will seduce you into our Princesa insolente`s world life and philosophy. Our proper style together with the vibes of the crazy characters that have come along impregnating us, will make out of Chile and the hostel one of those great friends you met by chance, if it`s not the best experience of your life I would definitely say that you will remember us! So feel free to get involved with the Chilean style and taste, let`s enjoy with good music and be part of Princesa Insolente Hostel! It will be a pleasure to have you home! Try TPI Hostels around Chile for your next destiny! Sirena Insolente Hostel Pichilemu (surf spot) Princesa Insolente Hostel Pucon (volcano, outdoor activities, lake, snow) Princesa Insolente Hostel Santiago (boutique hostel) ... more   less 
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