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“Great Place For An Extended Stay in Santiago!”
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Happy House Hostel
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed in The Hpppy House Hostel for nine nights and could not have asked for more. This place has extremely friendly and helpful staff, a well equiped kitchen, a small swimming pool, ping pong, pool and foozball. There are lots of places to relax, sit alone or socialize. The rooms are cleaned daily and are comfortable. The bathrooms are clean with hot showers all day. Excellent strong Wi Fi. We will DEFINITELY stay here again when we return to Santiago!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2014

Dear Lori,

I must say that every single member of the staff enjoyed your stay here. You have an awesome family, we learned a lot from your spirit guys and it was definately our pleasure to have you hosted here. For sure you are back at USA and we hope you are doing well. We also hope to have you back ASAP. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for you.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a total gem of a hostel. We stayed for nearly 10 days in this hidden gem in the city. First off, hot showers, great kitchen, pool table, swimming pool, ping pong and great comfortable places to hang. The grocery store is 4 blocks away and is centrally located close to the subway station. The staff is helpful and informative. I was truly sad to leave the place we stayed the longest in nearly 7 months of travel. Of by the way, I'm traveling with 3 children and they were happy to chill in such a great place. Thanks for everything. The breakfast is wonderful and the Happy House attracts great people.

Room Tip: Front rooms can be noisy in the am
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Jbwynn
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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are very happy to have received your feedback and very glad you liked our place, facilities, services and more. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for you.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

booked happy house as it was the starting point to a tour i was doing. was very quiet, had a 6 bed dorm to myself. clean facilities. probably better locations in town, but if you're happy to walk you can get everywhere in town. not much atmosphere when i was there. great included breakfast. very secure. friendly staff. the night before the trip i had to move to a front room, which wasn't so great was very noisy near the entrance, could hear everything as well as the street noise.

Room Tip: try to get an upstairs room
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2014

Dear Anna,

We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment. I think you unfortunately were staying here for a non-activity day because of the atmosphere comment, anyway, we`ve been doing a lot of things lately so we hope you can come back to enjoy them in the near future. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for you.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We initially stayed here (we will be coming back when we return to Santiago) in a double room and then a 6 bed dorm. Both are very good. The hostel is very clean, spacious, it has very good facilities and the staff are friendly/helpful. The location is great too, as it's in a fairly quiet location but also a ten minute walk to the Palace. The breakfast is worth the money (included in room price for doubles). There are lots of common areas and it has a snooker table + a BBQ/band on a Friday. The only downside I can think of is that the floorboards are 'creaky', so there is an element of noise, but it's a very comfortable stay - I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are very happy to have received your detailed feedback and very glad to know you liked our facilities, services, staff and more. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Thanks for recommending.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

My favourite thing about Happy House is the amazing building that makes your stay feel luxurious. My partner and I stayed for 5 nights in a double room, which was enormous, had a four poster bed and a balcony (but for no more than normal hostel prices)! There is so much space to hang out and relax, a pool, comfortable couches, and lots of natural light. The staff are really friendly and helpfull, and the breakfast is great. Only one minor critisism is with the mens bathrooms becasuse the showers are seperated with curtins only. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are noisier because of the road, but bigger and some with balcony.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2014

Dear Steph,

We are very happy to have received your feedback mate, very glad you liked it. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

My partner & I booked two beds in a dorm room at this hostel. When we arrived, we were informed that there had been a mix up with our booking and that they would be upgrading us to a private room with a private bathroom at no extra cost, which was awesome. The staff are very polite and helpful. The hostel is beautiful. Lots of common areas and a great pool area. The kitchen is fully equiped & clean. The room was spacious and very clean. This is a quiet hostel, perfect for when you need a break from all the party hostels in Chilè. The hostel also offers lots of tours, however they are very over priced.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Naz L
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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2014

Dear Naz,

We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also are very glad to know you enjoyed your time here in the double room with bath instead the 2 beds initialy booked in a dorm, where I`m sure you`ve would have a good time anyway. We appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit.

Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel



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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Enjoying the time in the very beating heart of Santiago! This place got its "cachet", a huge home full of history, music, mysteries and awesome common areas! This is the place were you can walk barefoot in the garden and make a lot of friends! Don't miss a talk with the nicer staff we met! We warmly recommand to come!

Room Tip: Even dorms are nice anyway. Go confident :)
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2014

Dear Lecia,

We are very happy to have received your nice feedback. We definately enjoyed as much as you probably did your stay here. It`s always good to have the chance to exchange a cool chat, make new friends and more. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. We appreciate the reccommendations.

Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel



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Additional Information about Happy House Hostel

Address: Moneda 1829, Santiago 8340493, Chile
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Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 511 Specialty Lodging in Santiago
Price Range: $21 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Happy House Hostel An Oasis in the heart of Santiago. Located in Moneda Street in the middle of the historic part of the city and just steps from government palace, main square and the main tourist attractions of Santiago. Happy House Hostel offers a high quality service due to obtaining Q seal of quality the S seal of sustainability granted by SERNATUR (National Tourism Service of Chile), besides having an impressive infrastructure, facilities, long market experience and strong commitment of the staff with each of its guests. Our services are: Buffet breakfast, 24 hours of reception, free internet access (Wi Fi and stationary computers), safes in private rooms and lockers in dorms, tourist information and reservations for tours of the season, free luggage storage, laundry, mini bar at reception with 24 hour service of drinks, mineral water and beers, bilingual staff (Spanish - English), recreational and cultural activities (Dancing classes, Chilean BBQ, movie nights, free tours around town, etc.), bike rental, online bus tickets reservations, organization of transport services (only from the hostel to the airport or elsewhere), free national service calls from reception, book exchange, heating in rooms with private bathroom and common areas (winter season), late check out (asking for availability in advance at reception) and a lot more. Our facilities are: Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable and spacious terraces and living rooms, swimming pool, TV rooms with international signal, outside bar, entertainment area (pool table, tennis table, mini football table, chess table and table games), wine cellar with tasting sessions of national strains, BBQ area (including free use of grills) and a lot more. We wait for you :) ... more   less 
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