Castillo Surfista has to be one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. It really feels like home from home and Jonathan & Valentina are great hosts.
We did a 2 week Spanish course and were at the hostel for about 17 days. It is the perfect place to chill out, it's in a great location, close to shops, BBQ outside, heaps of movies to watch & feather duvets!
If you're thinking of staying for a couple of weeks, they do weekly rates too. We had a twin room for CLP 120,000 a week which is loads cheaper than most of the other hostels.
Can't recommend the place more!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WINNER OF THE HOSTELBOOKERS 2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR CLEANEST HOSTEL IN SOUTH AMERICA. Come experience a boutique-style fusion of CALIFORNIA SURFER and KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, nestled within a large 100 year old house in one of Santiago's most unique and safest neighborhoods. My name is Jonathan, a lifelong traveler and California surfer. This hostel is new, a place I created for backpackers, students, ocean lovers, and gonzo spirit soul surfers. I decided not to cram the rooms with beds so you and intimate groups of new friends can stretch out and have the entire house to yourselves, complete with a large kitchen, patio with BBQ, garden, LED TV room, dining room and computer room. Party all night long or take a moment to relax alone. It's all possible here. We are strategically located in the heart of Santiago, in an area of great historical, cultural and natural value. This exclusive area is very close to the typical places of the city: Parque Bustamante, Plaza Italia, San Cristóbal Hill, Barrio Bellavista, Rio Mapocho, Parque Forestal, a large supermarket, laundromats, restaurants and more. ... more less