This hostel made my trip to Santiago great. Amanda, the receptionist, is awesome. There is a home-like feeling I did not experience in the other hostels I stayed at. People gather for movies, games, and talks. It was routine for guests to cook together and ask newcomers if they wanted to join in. The owner is present and laid back.
Location: close to Metro, supermarket, and tourist sites
Bars are walking distance but not close enough that you hear them. This is huge because bars can stay open until 4 a.m.
Safe neighborhood near a park that has a literary cafe that offers many free events
Taxis don't know where the street is because it is not on a main street. Gave it a 4 instead of 5 because I was awakened every morning by some neighbor doing work on his home, trash pick-up, people going to work, etc.
Other Pros: late check-out, helpful advice, very clean, great bed
Cons: internet didn't work well outside the main house...not a big problem though because you have access to the main house at all times
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WINNER OF THE HOSTELBOOKERS 2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR CLEANEST HOSTEL IN SOUTH AMERICA. Come experience a boutique-style fusion of CALIFORNIA SURFER and KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, nestled within a large 100 year old house in one of Santiago's most unique and safest neighborhoods. My name is Jonathan, a lifelong traveler and California surfer. This hostel is new, a place I created for backpackers, students, ocean lovers, and gonzo spirit soul surfers. I decided not to cram the rooms with beds so you and intimate groups of new friends can stretch out and have the entire house to yourselves, complete with a large kitchen, patio with BBQ, garden, LED TV room, dining room and computer room. Party all night long or take a moment to relax alone. It's all possible here. We are strategically located in the heart of Santiago, in an area of great historical, cultural and natural value. This exclusive area is very close to the typical places of the city: Parque Bustamante, Plaza Italia, San Cristóbal Hill, Barrio Bellavista, Rio Mapocho, Parque Forestal, a large supermarket, laundromats, restaurants and more. ... more less