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Guesthouse | Coronel Santiago Bueras 122, Santiago, Chile .

84.2% Overall Rating

90 out of 109 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/03/2013)

Mark Alcock thinks…

"perfect location, close to everthing. Nice Staff and great Breakfast (best in the last weeks!) Rooms are good and have big lockers for everthing. Lots of areas to hang out and 3 computers for…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 20.00
  • Towel USD 2.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

We charge 5% for credit card transactions

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84.2%

Overall Rating

90 out of 109 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostal Forestal'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
85.6%
Value
80.0%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

JON UNZUETA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2014 JON would recommend this property

Liked: The place is ok. Free breakfast and internet.

Disliked: Nothing.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Elena Gonke

Alone

City break

27 December 2013 Elena would recommend this property

Liked: very central

Disliked: hardish to find

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2013

Liked: great location.nicestaff

Disliked: bed covers

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Mark Alcock

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 March 2013 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: perfect location, close to everthing. Nice Staff and great Breakfast (best in the last weeks!) Rooms are good and have big lockers for everthing. Lots of areas to hang out and 3 computers for internet.

Disliked: Its very big, i think its normal in a city like santiago. It has a lot of areas to chill, but its not a nice and cosy small hostel. But if you dont look for this, its very good

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good. On a fairly quiet street but very close to bus and subway. The common areas are very nice. It seems to be where most of the investment goes.

Disliked: The auxillary staff was very nice, friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the same enthusiastic rating could not be given to the reception/admin staff. They generally seemed indifferently kind and not overly helpful. They seemed to do the minimum that was required. Very unlike the best hostels. The showers were just barely adequate. They could stand to invest in new shower heads. The hot water in one of the bathrooms never got hot. I waited 12 minutes with only the hot water running before moving to another shower. There are very few bathrooms for the number of beds. The double room did not have enough surface space. They should put a dresser in there. Particularly if there are two people there, it can quickly become a mess leaving your stuff all over the floor.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Laiz Carvalho

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 April 2012 Laiz would recommend this property

Liked: The workers and the place

Disliked: There is not enough bathrooms

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice hostel suitable for all travallers great location. The staff are friendly and helpful, the breakfast is the best i have had yet on my travels. hot showers.

Disliked: The extra tax when you check. and it costs more to pay in there own currency? Doesnt tell you on hostelbookers?

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very clean, staff are very helpful. It is in a great location near to the center and the trendy Bellavista area. The TV room area is great and the kitchen has everything you need...though decent pots and pans with handles would be helpful

Disliked: The 6bed drom room was very small in terms of space and no ladder for top bunk. The hostel needs to get equipment to use skype and the breakfast is ok could be a little varied.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

alison hayes

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 July 2011

Liked: It was in a fairly good location - although difficult to find to begin with.

Disliked: It is tiny and cramped. Its absolutely freezing, theres no heating and the showers were completely cold all the time. The breakfast is pretty pathetic (bread rolls and thats it) and our room was dirty, so dark we could barely see and smelt like old cigarettes and pot. We moved after two nights. Theres heaps of cheaper and MUCH better places. I would not recommend this place at all.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Lewis Hutchinson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 June 2011 Lewis would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel was fine and everyone was very friendly

Disliked: internet was down but thats nothing major

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nicolas Jacob

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

28 May 2011 Nicolas would recommend this property

Liked: Ambiance festive et familiale. Muy buena onda. Friendly Astmosphere.

Disliked: Rien. Nada. Nothing.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Joseph Carew Bourke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Good tv room, rooms ok

Disliked: Pool table pretty ordinary, no black ball

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

jann alhafny

Alone

Visiting friends or family

02 March 2011 jann would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, central to everything. Very clean. Excellent kitchen that is kept spotlelly clean. Nice areas just to sit & relax. Friendly, helpful staff.

Disliked: Nothing

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2011

Liked: The location is perfect for a brief visit to Santiago.

Disliked: There was a lot of noise and the beds in the first room i was in almost fell apart.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good scrambled eggs for breakfast. Nice lounge and bar areas.

Disliked: Our room was on main corridor and could be noisy with people coming and going.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 October 2010

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Staff could have been more friendly/interested. An ok hostel but felt it was a little overpriced for the type of room compared to similar hostels in the area.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Rhys McIntosh

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2010 Rhys would recommend this property

Liked: The main lady was very helpful and nice and the other girl at the desk was the same. The asado night is a great idea!

Disliked: -

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly welcome from Blanca and the staff, good double room which was upstairs,

Disliked: downstairs rooms looked a bit dark and damp. good kitchen facilities.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: its ok, pretty expensive though and there are deposits for absolutely everything. also dont like paying upfront, even before we saw the room (they charge an extra 5% to pay by credit). the room was ok, though the bed felt a bit itchy and there was a leak in the bathroom which went through to the bedroom. if you dont mind staying in bellavista as opposed to bellas artes its probably better value the other side of the river.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Thomas Andre

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2010 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good location, great atomosphere

Disliked: Room was very small and damp

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

22 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very nice and helpful. BBQ was great.

Disliked: Rooms were a little cold but when asked at reception heater was given which made room nice and warm.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

16 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good

Disliked: very good

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2010

Liked: Its close to the center and to Bella Vista

Disliked: The toilets were not funcioning perfectly

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff

Disliked: It needs a paint job

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

01 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff, Blanca is the best!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.