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Dominica Hostel
Ranked #56 of 511 Speciality Lodging in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We paid approximately $15 USD per night for a bed in a room with 8 others. It sounds like alot of people and I was worried as it was my first time staying in a hostel but they way they have the bunk beds laid out it works out very well. It was really clean, the staff was super helpful, spoke good English and Spanish. Everyone has their own locker, with just a returnable deposit of 1,000 Chilean pesos for a lock. They rent towels for 500 pesos. They also have two private "ensuites" seperate from the main building with their own private half bath. Definitely my go-to place when I stay in Santiago!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

This place rocks..!
Small, secure homely feeling with a modern, comfortable design.
They have a big self-service kitchen, provide breakfast.. bread and butter and jelly, cereals, milk, coffee and tea. Their bar is leased out to an Australian mate named Leon who crafts up delicious cocktails with his on-hand juicer.
Showers were hot, beds were comfortable, giant lockers, individual lights and areas for our stuff.
The hostel is two blocks from a metro station and half a block from amazing food and clubs.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Stayed 5 nights in a dorm room. The great things: fantastic staff (especially Alex), friendly, unpretentious atmosphere, great kitchen, bar and lounge (it reminded me of a ski chalet), people get together most nights in the bar, drew a mixed crowd of people (different ages an nationalities), for me there was enough partying but not so much that it is a party hostel and you can't get any sleep, good bathrooms and a decent amount of privacy in the dorms. The things that could be improved: replacement of the doors to the dorms as when you slide them they are quite noisy (especially if you are sleeping in the bed right in front of them), and more selection at breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Thank macacr
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

So I must admit that as a designer it was incredible to stay somewhere in South America where it wasn't a typical hostel and the design had really been considered. This alone made me love it. (see photos!)

However, I was unfortunate enough to arrive at the hostel fresh off the plane from Fiji with an awful stomach bug. It continued for another 3 days, and I can't explain how glad I was to have been so unwell somewhere so nice. The guys that ran it were incredibly helpful, it was a really safe hostel, great dorm areas where each bunk had its own privacy, very clean bathrooms. The only negative was we could only get the showers to come out scorching hot! On the last night there when I was a bit better we made it to the hostel bbq which was fantastic. Would highly recommend this hostel and am glad I finally got around to writing a review!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank thousandsofmilesaway
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Reviewed 12 September 2010

The words I will use to describe this hostel do not come close to making justice to real sentiment if feel towards this place.

First and foremost I would like to say that it is exquisite, thanks to the two wonderful owners Juan and Fransisco. They have managed to create this unique atmosphere and finding the right equilibrium between a design oriented space, a relaxed yet pleasurable environment with an eco friendly innovation, in a top rated area of Santiago, Bella Vista close to bars, restaurants and markets and a fair walkable distance from the center. Undoubtedly, the other members of their staff are equally increidible, whether it is the permanent staff or the passing traveller, constantly interacting and helping guests with their questions and requests. One shall be warned, if you decide to stay at Dominica Hostel, you will most likely end up staying much longer than expect and most probably will find yourself trying to plan to come back and succesfully do so, having done so myself. Group dinners, Asados, nights out, even if you are travelling alone, you will always be able to be well surrounded with people coming and staying at the hostel. Not to forget the delicious Johnny Deep look-a-like that works there for all the female travellers, the perfect eye-candy and worth the stop by.

All in all, Dominica puts all the other hostels to shame, although Im sure most of them are great... this one has raised the bar for the accomodation world and I think that one deserves to have a Dominica experience in his or her memories. You simply cannot regret it.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 August 2010

This is a very nice hostel...the location couldnt be better. The staff are nice, it is always clean and has a good breakfast. Very nice to meet friends!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Frezaque
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

This hostel has everything a backpacker could desire; friendly staff, great showers, kitchen, night life, fantastic patrons, competitive prices, and is an excellent location. Originally i came only for a night, possibly 2, and a month later i am still here and still loving it. It truly is a home away from home, the Dominica family...

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled solo
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Thank blockton
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Additional Information about Dominica Hostel

Address: Dominica 24, Santiago 8420415, Chile
Region: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 511 Speciality Lodging in Santiago
Price Range: £10 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dominica Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good news!!! Dominica Hostel is finally open! This newly restored old house was especially design to receive travelers. Full of common spaces and with a practical design of the dorms rooms, that gives you the privacy that you need, we are sure that your stay at Dominica will be unforgettable!!!Located in the heart of Bellavista, the bohemian and cultural district of Santiago, the Dominica is the place to be. We are steps away from the funicular to the summit of San Cristobal's Hill from where you can have the best view of Santiago and from where you can explore the huge Parque Metropolitano. ... more   less 
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