The Princesa Insolente Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

The Princesa Insolente Hostel is a modern, low-budget hostel, with many amenities. It is located in the Brasil neighborhood, near downtown Santiago. The living spaces are trendy, spacious, and clean. The hostel features a bar, outstanding bed spaces, and a central location. Come here if you want to socialize with other backpackers near the center of Santiago.

The Location

The Princesa Insolente Hostel is located in Santiago, the thriving capital of Chile. The hostel is located within the Brasil neighborhood, the "college" neighborhood within the city. Due to its central location, public transportation is easily accessible, and readily available, either by bus, taxi, or metro. The Republica and Cumming metro stations are both located four hundred meters away. Also within walking distance is La Moneda (the presidential headquarters), and the Plaza de Armas. The hostel is located alongside the principle thoroughfare, Bernardo O'Higgins. Come here if you are looking for a modern and affordable living environment in the heart of the city.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel has a wide assortment of lodging options. These options include six-, eight-, and eleven-bed dorms, all offering privacy curtains, wall outlets, a bedside table, and lockers. These unique features create a practical and private bed space, allowing you to feel comfortable in your sleeping environment. Temperature control is provided, keeping the rooms warm through the winter. Bathrooms are shared amongst all room types. Bathrooms include multiple shower and toilet stalls. The bathrooms come with adequate changing space for before and after your shower. Showers have good warmth and water pressure, and are clean.

Common Spaces

Breakfast is not included with dorm reservations, only private rooms. Breakfast is however, available to be purchased with your choice of tea/coffee, toast, cheese/butter/jam, cereal, milk, fresh fruit salad, and assortment of juices. The hostel features drink specials with community partners. A bar is available to purchase an assortment of food and (alcoholic) drinks. Also provided is an coin arcade, a foosball table, and community computers. The hostel also offers controlled entry, and twenty-four-hour reception. Wi-Fi is offered, as well as a book exchange. Cable TV and local telephone calls are also available. Available at an additional cost are laundry and printing services.

Seating space is plentiful in the dining area and comfortable couches accompany the TV area. There is also a backyard patio (with BBQ) for additional seating. The kitchen plenty of cooking space, and food storage space. Regrettably, the kitchen does not include an oven. The front desk, where you will find information about the city, maps, and bike rental, serves as a meeting place for hostel-arranged activities like club nights with community partners.

Summary

The Princesa Insolente Hostel is a modern and budget-friendly hostel located in central Santiago. It offers proximity to attractions, and practical living spaces. It is a medium-sized hostel that caters to backpackers in Chile’s capital.
by Ericsson
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2017-08-12
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Location/Contact

Address
Moneda 2350, Barrio Brasil, Santiago (Santiago de Chile), Santiago Province, Chile
Coordinates
-33.444058, -70.668895 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
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Telephone
02-6716551
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How is The Princesa Insolente Hostel rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(1370 ratings)
78%
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HostelBookers
(105 ratings)
82%
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HostelsClub
(4 ratings)
98%
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
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Average
78%
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77%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Individual Room -- not what expected
I was traveling with my girlfriend so I decided to book a individual room so we could have a little bit of privacy. When we got the the hostel we were informed the individual room is located, surprisingly, in a apartment across the street. Apparently, the hostel manager rents a spare room at his apartment as individual rooms for the hostel. Apart from this, our stay was good. The staff was helpful and the atmosphere was nice.
AS
2013-01-06
 
Had potential -- ruined by staff
"insolent princess" is right -- I could not believe how cold, rude, churlish and unfriendly the staff were. Each time you approached reception, it was as if you were immediately causing them annoyance. In five months backpacking, these were the least friendly staff I encountered. It's a shame because the hostel has potential -- it's pretty, has nice facilities. But the staff attitude killed the atmosphere. Also, I was unimpressed that only one of the power outlets in our dorm room worked -- even though they fixed them, the next day they were once again not working. Needless to say, the staff response was poor.
AJ
2012-11-27

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