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HI - Santiago de Chile Hostel, also known as Cienfuegos HI, is a nice and relaxed hostel in the central area of Santiago.

The Location

The hostel is located just five minutes' walking from the central area of the city. There is also a subway station at five minutes' distance. The area is quiet at night, but barrio Brasil is very near and there petty crime happens, so at night if you're not in a big group, it's better to return to the hostel by taxi. If you arrive by car, there will be enough spots to park a car near the hostel for free, but traffic jams are part of the day to day.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel is big and has many rooms. The dorms are big enough for the number of beds and people and are comfortable. The bunks are not new, but they are comfortable. The rooms aren't dirty, but don't expect them to be immaculate! There are shared bathrooms -- they're really clean and big enough for everybody. There are hooks for you to hang your clothes in the showers.

Common Spaces

The reception is small and to enter the hostel you always need to ring the bell. There isn't a communal kitchen -- a really negative point in our opinion -- but you have a communal place with tables and seats, television, and computers with free access to the internet. There is also free Wi-Fi in most places of the building. The outside area is the best to relax and enjoy the warm in Santiago, and to meet some travelers.

You shouldn't expect to get good advice about traveling in Chile, as the staff doesn't have much knowledge about the country. Usually the breakfast is included and has coffee, juice, bread, butter and jam -- it's basic, but enough for everybody.

Summary

This is a basic but comfortable hostel that has the minimum you need and most times is among the cheaper options in the city. If it had a kitchen and the people from the hostel could help you or advise about other places in Chile -- the best places and the best way to get there -- it would be perfect.

by CoffeeMarks
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
November 2012

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