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Reviews of Santiago Backpackers

Hostel | Mac Iver 661, Santiago, Santiago, Chile 0000000

86.5% Overall Rating

82 out of 86 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/11/2013)

"Gorgeous building. Communal lounge was very nice as well as the outdoor courtyards. Location was prime for visiting the mercado and vego, the park, museums and nightlife."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

21/07/13 Double private (shared bathroom): stay 2 nights receive on the second night a discount of 30% 22/07/13 - 28/07/13 6 bed mixed ensuite dorm: stay 2 nights receive on the second night a discount of 30%

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86.5%

Overall Rating

82 out of 86 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Santiago Backpackers'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
85.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Gorgeous building. Communal lounge was very nice as well as the outdoor courtyards. Location was prime for visiting the mercado and vego, the park, museums and nightlife.

Disliked: There should be eggs and fruit with breakfast. Storage lockers in room do not fit most locks. Luggage storage is a corridor that is in view and accessible from the street.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Kai Ammerich

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2013

Liked: the hostel offers huge rooms and kitchen

Disliked: but the staff is one of the worst we had in travelling 4,5 month southamerica. we told them that our rooms needs to be cleaned and the answer of the staff was that it is not their business and the cleaning lady was not there. in addition did one of our group not come in at night because the staff did not hear him ringing the bell because all of them were partying and drinking in the kitchen. without the creapy staff a really good hostel

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, lovely atmosphere, very helpful staff, brilliant facilities, and met wonderful people there, one of the best hostels I stayed in in the whole of South America

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic!! Super friendly and helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good and people helpful. I like that they saidI could leave my backpack there when I am back to Santiago for a day. It is like having friends I can count on when I am there. Breakfest was very good.

Disliked: The place is dark, bathrooms unclean and bedroom smell was really bad.

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

Samantha Scholl

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2013 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: THe location is perfect and the atff is very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Nothing. THis place has it all! It felt like home!

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

olivia mason

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2013 olivia would recommend this property

Liked: Free dinner.

Disliked: We signed up for our free dinner but when it was time to eat there had been an earlier dinner session that we were not advised on and all the food had been eaten so there was none left. Appalling and will be notifying others about this. Planning for the number of people eating is surely key? Starving hungry at 8.45 we went to find some food in a local restaurant. Shouldn't haven been advertised as free dinner if it was dependent on how many people eating and how much they were eating.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Maya Gunnarsson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2013 Maya would recommend this property

Liked: Fruit at breakfast, good location. Super friendly staff. Clean bathrooms.

Disliked: The vibe wasn´t great--not too many of the other backpackers were very friendly. It wasn´t very conducive to meeting people. Also, more than 1 computer would have been nice.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, comfy beds although the bunks are high. Lockers in rooms and rooms descent size. Had a yummy NYE dinner and a fun party. Bathrooms clean and water pressure and heat were good. Breaky is basic but the bread is fresh. Good areas to relax in and the kitchen is well set up.

Disliked: The dorm room is right on the street and can be a bit noisy with the traffic.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Chaille Bos

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2012 Chaille would recommend this property

Liked: Great Location

Disliked: Boring breakfast, just toast really. No bins in rooms. no toilet paper ever in one of the two stalls. It is a bit run down inside.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Joshua Jenkins

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2012 Joshua would recommend this property

Liked: Great Character! Staff are so friendly and basically free Spanish teachers! absolutely FANTASTIC

Disliked: nothing

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

Henna Gronqvist

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2012 Henna would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people and good location, where you definitely make friends!

Disliked: The breakfast was very limited...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 October 2012

Liked: The staff didnt seem to care very much about guests

Disliked: showers were always cold

The property's response is...

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

Naomi Clancy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 September 2012 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: Good kitchen, excellent location, staff very friendly.

Disliked: Very loud. This tends to attract young guys who like to party. That wouldn´t be a bad thing except all the partying happens in two patios that nearly every room seems to face, and very thin windows mean no ¨quiet time¨ at all at night. Apparently the partying got so out of hand a couple nights before I arrived the staff had to threaten to call the police.

The property's response is...

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

Eamonn O'Leary

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

19 September 2012 Eamonn would recommend this property

Liked: We really enjoyed the pub crawl organised in the hostel and also the Free Walking Tour advertised there is excellent. The kitchen is really nice and the big tv.

Disliked: It is very noisy at the front of the building due to traffic. Double or triple glazing would make a big difference - some kind of sound proofing is needed.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is in a great central location, close to the Plaza de Armas, cafes and barrio Bella Vista. The rooms are clean, warm and dorm beds were super comfortable. Bathrooms are kept spotlessly clean, showers are hot and kitchen is great.

Disliked: At the risk of sounding petty, the breakfast is pretty woeful.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: My best Santiago hostel experience yet. Great location, super friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable accommodations. Met awesome people and had a great time. Definitely recommend this place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Louise Morgan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2012 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are great here, really friendly and ready to help. The location of the hostel is great too, really central. There's a range of events and trips available in the hostel or that can be booked through them. The cheese and wine evening was a real treat!!

Disliked: The showers were pretty bad - the water was ALWAYS cold! The breakfast was not too good either - not much available... The dorm I stayed in was a mess, it seems like as guests have come and gone things have been left behind and clutter the place. Also, the blanket on my bed smelled vile! I was pleased to have my own bedding...

The property's response is...

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

Lucas Marcalain Grenada

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 June 2012 Lucas would recommend this property

Liked: Su ambientes amplios y luminosos.

Disliked: Lo único negativo que puedo decir de la propiedad es que no tiene calefacción y en invierno es algo a tener en cuenta.

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

Josh Mullenger

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2012 Josh would recommend this property

Liked: It was in the center of town. Alot of people who are backpacking use it alot which helps to catch up with other travellers and also to get other ideas for the area.

Disliked: The bathrooms arent great and they need another fridge and more computers as there are not enough for the people who are staying there

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

lydia garcia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2012 lydia would recommend this property

Liked: WOW pretty much the best hostel EVER! I Have been traveling since August and this is one of the best hostels I have been in! I came for Lolapolooza and was only supposed to be here for that weekend...and I am still here! ALL the staff is amazing!!!!! They provided a ride to the festival for us...and made of lunches, had an aweseom party for us with tons of magical jello shots! They have lots of events, so it is really easy to meet people! Plus Lita makes the most amazing food in the world! So maybe you will be lucky enough to be here for one of her AMAZING dinners!!!!! Hostel is clean, in a safe part of town, close to metro, a REALLY cheap taxi ride to all the bars/clubs! lots of common areas...I dont know what else to say...THIS PLACE IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disliked: Nothing....best HOSTEL EVER!!!!!! IF YOU COME TO SANTIAGO AND YOU DON´T STAY HERE YOU ARE MISSING OUT : )

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

Maria Stullerova

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2012 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: Hostal is very nice place, staff is very friendly, nice programme during week, free dinner. Room was very nice, big, bed was really comfortable with small lamp- that was new, but really handy in hostal. Location is awesome.

Disliked: Maria left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Polly Smeaton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2012 Polly would recommend this property

Liked: The buena onda! The staff are fantastic, so willing to help you and are really fun and friendly too. The facilities are great, the beds are awesome, and there are plenty of activities to do as well. Close to the metro and most of the highlights in the city.

Disliked: Polly left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pamela Ross

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2012 Pamela would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpful. The location was great. The neighborhood was quiet at night. A good supermarket very near.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff were very helpful

Disliked: Nothing