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Reviews of La Chimba Hostel

Hostel | Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 262, Recoleta, Santiago, Chile .

92.0% Overall Rating

349 out of 370 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/08/2014)

"Nice hostel if you´re travelling alone, you can easily meet other travellers. Nice staff and good location! I would definately recommend this hostel!"

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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
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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92.0%

Overall Rating

349 out of 370 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'La Chimba Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
95.2%
Value
91.2%
Safety
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97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that there was the option to have a shared dorm with a private bathroom. The location is perfect, in Bellavista, close to lots of nice bars and to the center.

Disliked: There were few different things offered for breakfast, but it was still ok and enough.

60.0%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

LUCIE PLACE

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2013 LUCIE would recommend this property

Liked: ...

Disliked: Noisy Neighbourhood

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

03 February 2013

Liked: Some of the staff were friendly and nice. It looked like they had lots of activities for their guests (pub crawls, trips, tours, etc.) Free towels and breakfast was also a plus.

Disliked: For a hostel which has won rewards, the standard wasn´t great at all. Maybe we're used to the hostels in Europe, but it didn't feel very clean (specially some of the bathrooms). We also booked a female dorm with private bathroom but the last night there were to men styaing in the room ( we didn't really mind, but just out of principle - it was supposed to be a female dorm) and there wasn't any private bathroom to be seen near the room at least.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location and staffs very helpful and kind

Disliked: Hostel is over rated. The building is quite old and need some maintenance, bathroom was dirty (and room was empty). Wi-fi was not working in the first day, but the next day was fixed.

100.0%
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Diego Barros

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife

27 January 2013 Diego would recommend this property

Liked: Location is just perfect

Disliked: Diego left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Troy WHITMARSH

Alone

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

11 January 2013 Troy would recommend this property

Liked: Ginger girl rocks she is the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Katie is pretty good too :)

Disliked: Troy left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lots of chill out areas indoors and out, free wifi, free breakfast, towels, great location, free pool table, good book exchange.

Disliked: not the cleanest, some areas need a lick of paint, loud music played by staff from 8am till late, tv located in reception surrounded by loud music, kitchens lacking utensils, no clean scrubs in the kitchen and towels were sometimes dirty.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and friendliness exuded from this hostel. I loved the chats outside in the evening. I was made to feel most welcome even though I´m 60 years old. Nobody made me feel uncomfortable and the staff included me in a non-patronising way.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bright, really spacious dorm with huge bunkbeds. Nice little garden and nice common areas. Friendly staff. Clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

01 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: comfy beds, nice people. great outdoor areas.

Disliked: nothing

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

TAY MING YANG

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2012 TAY would recommend this property

Liked: Efficient and good laundry services

Disliked: Expand wifi coverage within the hostel

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: fast wifi. there are many outdoor areas to chill out in.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Nick Hudson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 December 2012 Nick would recommend this property

Liked: Right in the middle of the main nightlife area, and only about 20 minutes walk from the centre. Good social areas, and a nice terrace. Decent kitchen.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

06 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything, great outdoor areas, nice staff, right in bellavista barrio.

Disliked: nothing.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and the backyard.

Disliked: Little utilities in the kitchen and in the weekend it is very noisy from all the bars in the area. So either go out in the weekend or use earplugs.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lots of common areas, great place to meet other travelers.

Disliked: the sign outside broke off so you have to find the place by the street number.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great neighborhood, comfy beds

Disliked: the computer in the back area wasn't working, but wifi worked really well.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: in the perfect neighborhood from which to enjoy santiago center. i feel like staying closer to the city center and the plaza de armas would give you a a more mundane urban setting. the streets around la chimba are great places to chill out, have drinks, and be around a good crowd of young chilenos.

Disliked: there wasn't always toilet paper in the bathrooms. the hot water in the showers was tricky for me to figure out, so i'd head to the back house of the hostel where the showers had much better water pressure and the hot water would work fine. they bathrooms are rather small so there isn't much space to move around.

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

Tyce Clee

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2012 Tyce would recommend this property

Liked: This quirky hostel is located in an excellent part of Santiago, right next to the main strip in Bella Vista. The rooms are of different shapes and sizes, with a main focus on shared dormitories. It's not a party hostel, but definitely has a younger focus on it's patrons. The staff were excellent and very helpful with getting around Santiago.

Disliked: Tyce left no negative feedback.

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

Alfred Tang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2012 Alfred would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty close to all the action in bella vista. but sufficiently far away to not be too noisy. Someones always on watch meaning you can go out all night . Cool theme and everything is pretty clean. More information about places to go, things to do and see should be made available for guests. Staff were all fluent in english and helpful.

Disliked: Alfred left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jonathan Priess

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 August 2012 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff. I will stay here again.

Disliked: Jonathan left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Dana Wacks

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2012 Dana would recommend this property

Liked: Really loved the artwork on display.

Disliked: Dana left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: colse to all the bars

Disliked: maybe the breakfast could be better if you get up on time

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: social place to meet fun people from around the world. good wireless and good showers.

Disliked: our room was dimly lit, could use better lighting.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: speedy free wi-fi

Disliked: it was about right