Booked this hostel on a whim because we needed a place to stay after lollapalooza. First off this place is in an amazing part of town! Super hip with bars, restaurants and shops.
We stayed in a mix dorm of 6 and it was great. There was an "en suite bathroom" in our room as well as other restrooms with showers scattered throughout the house. They have a full communal kitchen downstairs as well as a lounge and an outdoor courtyard where you can find many different travelers resting from all over the world.
The place is really hip, from the "we dont' accept nerds" sign out front, to the old school Nintendo duck hunt system in the common room. Some of the bathrooms were super nice and updated, some were just meh, regular hostel quality.
The location is premium. Like others said its in a hip part of town with shops and restaurants and right down the street from the base of San Cristóbal Hill with the famous Virgin Mary statue on top and a great view of Santiago (if you can see through the smog that is)
They were very cool in keeping our bags safe after checking out in the morning so we could explore Santiago before our evening flight. I felt very safe here, they did a good job of making sure the gate would stay closed, and only students/guests would be let in. If you're staying in Santiago for one night or 4 i would highly recommend this place!
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