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“Best relation quality/price in Santiago. Very good Staff.”
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Hostal de la Barra
Ranked #38 of 511 Speciality Lodging in Santiago
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Great location in great area of Santiago.
Highly recommended.
Very safe area, you got all the historic things to see close by, bellavista 5min, lastarria 1min.., very clean, they make your bed every morning, breakfast, great staff.. I loved it !

  • Stayed: March 2013
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hostaldelabarra, Director General at Hostal de la Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2013

thank you very much for writing us. We love when you say "best relation quality/price". Thats our main goal and we appreciate you noticed it.

Thanks!

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Great comfortable beds, great location, hot showers, awesome wifi, and awesome staff. It has a laundry and even has a kitchen stocked with spices and sauces!!! Everything we needed after a week in the jungle and a week in the desert.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CarolineTeh
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hostaldelabarra, Director General at Hostal de la Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2013

Thank you very much for writing, it is very important to us and we appreciate it a lot.

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Reviewed 13 December 2012

It has a good location, very nice and helpful staff, the breaksfest was ok. We slept in double room and it was too small even for one person. The rooms are very loud, the bathroom smelled very bad. This hotel is a place for globtrotters with the priority of not spending much money. You will not enjoy any comfort here.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Adri A
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hostaldelabarra, Gerente at Hostal de la Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2012

Thank you for writing us.
We define ourselves as a Hostel, not a hotel. For us that means a smaller than a hotel place, no conference room, no spa, no gym, no swimming pools but.....familiar ambience, cozy place, clean as our own home and best location. We are sad you couldnt appreciate the comfort we do offer and se Hope you give US another chance on The future.

We have 4 different sizes of private rooms and apartments. Yours was The smaller and cheapest one. Fits 2 people in single extra largo beds and The spotless bathroom even fits a bath, not just a shower. We are confident its worth The price, at The best location in The city.

No other complains about bathroom smell has been received. IT was checked and works perfectly.

Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 September 2012

On arriving in Santiago, I first went to a very bustling hostel around the corner from this one and stayed one night, but upon finding Hostal de la Barra on my second day, I changed accommodation IMMEDIATELY. HDLB is much smaller than its neighbor, but infinitely more comfortable and welcoming: it's always warm inside in winter (when I visited), the beds have DOWN DUVETS (!!), and, best of all, the women who run the operation are incredibly lovely and helpful. I couldn't recommend HDLB more enthusiastically. Also, they were upgrading the interiors when I stayed there, so expect it to be even nicer when you visit!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Seph P
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hostaldelabarra, General Manager at Hostal de la Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2012

Hi Seph,

thank you very much for taking the time to write your kind review. We are always upgrading the interior to make it as cozy as possible, some ppainting around here, some lights around there, ovens for Tearrie´s pizzas, etc. Hope to see you again around here.

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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Location was prefect, walking distance to most things you want to visit in
downtown,Bellavista,Lastiria and other surrounding neighbourhoods. We walked to Cerra San
Cristabal after strolling the Fruit/vege Markets.Two metro stations within close proximity -
Santa Lucia( Red line) and Belle Artes ( green line)Staff were always helpful and happy. The
only down side was the road noise and the fire station beside the hostel going out at all
times of the night. We seemed to get used to the noise. Great showers- heaps of hot water.
Breakfast was at the cafe next door which was the same each day .Juice,ham and cheese
tostada and a coffee. Enough to keep us going.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank stalks
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Management response:Responded 9 July 2012

Thank you very much for your review. Beside the hostel is the 1st fire department of the city, founded almost 200 years ago. It is more historical than operative and they rarely go to a fire. They were celebrating some kind of anniversary so made more noise than neccesary. Sorry for that.

We are happy to have them near the hostel anyway as security is increased to the top.

Thanks again for your kind review

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

We stayed here in the low season with a 3 for 2 nights offer. We had the “deluxe” apartment. Nice small apartment with a good bed and a very good TV. Also a good location in the city. The kitchen has two small electric cooking plates (with one broken), which produce almost no heat, so cooking is very limited.
Heating can not be turned on and is done by a timer so we had to wear a jacket in the apartment because it was that cold! They could not adjust it.
The entrance to the apartment is through a large tiled hallway and is also used by other people. It is extremely noisy when people are opening doors and talking at all hours in the night.
Bathroom is nice but for the hot water there is a electric boiler and when it is empty after ten minutes it is only luke warm and it is not enough for two people to shower.
Staff is nice but not very knowledgeable. Wifi is only available near the dorms and not in the apartment.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 9 July 2012

Thanks for your review. We are sorry you think it is overpriced. We certainly dont think so.
As described, it is a very nice deluxe apartment that fits up to three people at the best location in the city.

Heating system is programmed to keep the place comfortable but without wasting energy as our enviromental policies are very stricted in all fields where we can make a difference (heating, light, water, towells, trash).Electric kitchen is working perfectly, we have improved the operation instructions shown in the place so will be easier to use it.

Thanks again

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Reviewed 20 June 2012

very good hostel is a cozy and clean place near the center of Santiago, near the metro station, making it easy to reach anywhere in the city, the staff very nice and willing to help I recommend it for anyone who wants to know city, besides that I had fun in Santiago, strong breakfast set you up for exploring the city.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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hostaldelabarra, Manager at Hostal de la Barra, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2012

Thank you!!! you feedback is very important to us and aprreciate you took the time to leave it.

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Address: Jose Miguel de la Barra 451, Santiago 8320114, Chile
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Region: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago > Santa Lucia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 511 Speciality Lodging in Santiago
Price Range: £12 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal de la Barra 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small hostel in Santiago Chile, in Bellas Artes Lastarria neighborhood. Choosing a hostel in Santiago is not an easy task, the city is huge and there are many neighborhoods that "seem" well located but really they are not. Your days and nights will be spent mainly in Bellas Artes Lastarria because main tourist attractions, cultural centers and all the fun is around here. Our quality commitment is to offer the hostel in Santiago with the best location, in a spotless place and with friendly service. And now we also have the most beautiful tourist apartments and... in the same building than the hostel! We are waiting for you! ... more   less 
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