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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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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mark Genney

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2011 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: A great place to meet others and has super fast internet

Disliked: Mark left no negative feedback.

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

James Dart

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 December 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: Great building, lots of space and outdoor areas. Very friendly staff, and in a great area. Gracias!

Disliked: James left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: An excellent place to stay in Santiago! La Chimba is situated in the nicest part of Santiago, close to nice restaurants, cafes, the metro and the city center. The staff is very helpful and there are several places to hang out at the hostel, for example in the sun in the backyard

Disliked: Nothing really

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

James Watts

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice property and rooms are nice and clean. The 2 shared bathrooms upstairs were excellent although the showers go hot and cold randomly!!

Disliked: Noise!! Far far too noisy if you are looking for a good nights sleep. We arrived after a 26 hour bus journey and needed a good sleep, we couldnt get one here. Loud music was being played until 2am, but when that was turned off people started coming back from the pubs & clubs and stayed up partying, etc until 4.30am. So in short, if you´re looking to meet people and party this would be a good choice - but if you need sleep avoid this place like the plague!

100.0%
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Stephanie Sigrist

With friends / other travellers

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

01 December 2011 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: We got a room in the new part of the hostel. I never had such a beautiful room in my hole travel.... (4 Month)

Disliked: Stephanie left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lovely beds, nice stylish living room with internet access and television, lots of places in the hostel to chill out, friendly staff

Disliked: can't think of anything

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In the heart of the artsy district of Bellavista where lots of restaurants and bars are. Short walk away from the house of Pablo Neruda, Cerro Cristobal and subway. Suitable for young traveller independent or couples who don't mind some partying (and the respective noise).

Disliked: The streets in that area can be a little dodgy though. Urin smell every a few meters. But this seems to be characteristic for Santiago in many neighborhoods.

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

JOHN ARDRON

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2011 JOHN would recommend this property

Liked: Great place with great atmosphere. Very helpful staff. Good location. We loved iit there

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very friendly and helpful with advices where to go. Good place when you are in Santiago for the first time. Situated in bellavista with lots of bars and restaurants auround, great place to go out at night. Very close to Cerro San Cristobal.

Disliked: Although hostel is quite safe, you can´t be sure about the surroundings.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

10 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: fun activities, great staff, fast wireless internet

Disliked: can get noisy on the weekends

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

10 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: amazing beds, fast free wi-fi. excellent location

Disliked: it was very good overall.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: comfy beds, well located. I had a great time in la chimba and will be back!

Disliked: the new area bathrooms are great, the others are ok but sub-par.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: bellavista was my favourite area of santiago by far

Disliked: dunno

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

05 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great area, barrio bellavista

Disliked: breakfast ends too early!

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free BBQ

Disliked: ....

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: New rooms and neighborhood

Disliked: Bathroom

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location in Bellavista with lots of bars and restaurants on its doorstep. Clean and friendly and really good sized beds.

Disliked: The dorm we were in opened on to the main living area which got really noisy at night as the hostel guys watched tv til the early hours.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The common area was really cool and set up well for meeting other travellers. and the location was quite good

Disliked: questions on things to do towards staff was met with only 1 thing to see in the whole city and the information we got on that was wrong.

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

Emma Curran

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2011 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Great location with lots of bars and restaurants near by, but the road the hostel is on is slightly set back from this so you don´t get the noise when you eventually drag yourself to bed.

Disliked: The shower takes a bit of getting used to, water temp goes from hot to cold and back again, but not the end of the world really.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

BARRE AMELIE

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2011 BARRE would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location, great house spaceful and colourful, cheerful atmosphere, great breakfast!

Disliked: when we were there bathrooms were awfully disgusting

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

Thomas Schlingensiepen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2011 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean,excellent location and fast internet!

Disliked: Ratio: men/women!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very stylish interiors and in hip neighbourhood

Disliked: Nothing, lovely hostel with a great vibe

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

Charles Seo

Alone

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

25 January 2011 Charles would recommend this property

Liked: - Staff was helpful and friendly. - Relatively clean.

Disliked: - That I had to wait until 1:30pm to check-in even though there were empty beds and their piece on hostelbookers says "11am". - Not that close to the subway.

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

magdalena torres

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2011 magdalena would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, cool area not too close to the centre but still within walkable distance.

Disliked: Need more computers, there are 3 but only one wrking fast.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 December 2010

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Lots of ants in the room. Reception staff were not friendly and did as little as possible whilst trying to get it on with the solo female travellers. The night staff couldn´t speak any english and barely could take their eyes off facebook to answer your questions,.