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Casa Mosaico Hostel
Ranked #17 of 524 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Nice little hostel in a great location in Bellavista, within walking distance to and all the bohemian cafes and bar on offer in Patio Bellavista. Found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, and they helped me out no end, with advice on where to go in order to see the best Santiago had to offer, and even trying to help me learn Spanish! Free wi-fi and free pool table were both definite plus points. Only made it up in time for breakfast once but it was a good spread. All in all, for the price, I would definitely recommend staying here :)

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This place is quite good, but it could get even better! The breakfast is good (bread, ham, cheese, cereals and fruits) and the (young) staff is even better. They are friendly, helpful, open, professional and willing to do almost everything in order for you to have a nice stay at Casa Mosaico. And if I could write personal recommendations, they would definitely go to Helder and Armando!

Well, there's a reason why this place can get even better. The manager is nor that friendly or helpful. She seems bothered about some of the guests. We did our laundry at the hostel (for 10 US$ per bag!) and didn't get it back until 3,5 days later and it didn't seem to bother her at all!

All in all, I'd say "stay at Casa Mosaico" - the location is good, the rooms, showers and common areas are fine as well, but the staff is just about the best!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great place to stay, nice common area, with comfy couches, a pool table, good internet connection, plus a bar and restaurant on site. Staff is very friendly and helpful, plus the location is real good, a short walk to most of the best parts of Santiago. Will come back and stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I switched to Casa Mosaico after staying in Casa Rosada for 2 nights. I met someone who was staying here and raved about it, and with good reason. It's a smaller, clean hostel, with a great kitchen. The staff was pretty helpful, and helped out with any questions I had. The breakfast was OK, but then again it is a hostel. The location is great, right near all types of bars an restaurants. Completely recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Nice hostel with very clean small and large dormitory rooms in a pretty old house.

Good international and welcoming vibe as well.

Easy to find in the Bellavista neighborhood with friendly staff. Nice common areas, including a kitchen. Connected to the hostel is a bar as well, but I still found the hostel to be quiet.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We chose this hostel as the previous one had run out of room. The communal areas were lovely, really open, colourful, with TV, Pool and an attached bar. Good wifi. Really was a lovely area. The breakfast wasn´t bad either with cheese, ham, fruits, jam, bread and cereals. We´d booked a twin room with private bathroom as they didn´t have a double. It wasn´t cheap at $60US but during peak season we didn´t have a lot of choice. The hostel is a huge rambling old character building and quite impressive but our room was pretty poor. It was a twin with a bathroom down the hallway which we accessed via a key. Not convenient at all. Also the twin had previously been a dorm room, hence the bunk beds! It even had four metal lockers, which they´d not bothered to remove and replace with something more suitable. Apart from a small basic table there wasn´t anything else in the room. The double rooms, which were tastefully decorated with lovely furniture, en-suite bathrooms and cable TV´s were actually cheaper and much better value. So we really were not impressed with the set up. Definitely not value for money. TIP- if you can pay in US dollars it works out cheaper than the peso equivalent. I´m not sure how the hostel worked the prices out but its definitely a lot cheaper to pay in dollars. Such a shame the room wasn´t better value, Í´d say it needs to be around the $40 dollar mark especially as the bathroom is down the hallway. The rest of the hostel is great with seating inside and out and the staff are really helpful too. Situated in the bella visa area which is very central. The hostel we´d stayed at previously was cheaper and had an attached bathroom in the same area so we definitely were comparing the two fairly.

Room Tip: Do not book a twin, get a double.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you're looking for a calm, clean, beautifully decorated place that is close to several tourist attractions, good restaurants, public transportation and that is not pricey, then this is the place to stay. I was impressed by the wonderful hospitality of the people who work at Casa Mosaico as well as the nice international vibe that I felt there. The people who work at this hostel also know a lot about Santiago and are willing to tell you what you need to know about Chilean culture. I absolutely recommend this hostel.

Room Tip: Ask about their apartments close to the hostel, which have amazing views.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Casa Mosaico Hostel

Address: Loreto 109 | Barrio Bellavista, Santiago 8420480, Chile
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Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 524 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Price Range: $17 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Mosaico Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Mosaico is situated in the bohemian quarter of Santiago, Barrio Bellavista. This lovely barrio is in very high demand due to its reputation of combining art, gastronomy and entertainment. Services include bilingual staff, lockers, private bathrooms, free wifi, cable TV, storage room, welcome drink, Pool table, breakfast, room cleaning, touristic information, terrace, hot water 24hrs. Guests will also be able to book tours, e.g. Ski, vineyards, City tours, and more ... more   less 
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