Hostels in Santiago, Chile

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Get to know Santiago (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Santiago.

Guess what? Santiago is also named and spelled Santiago de Chile - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Santiago is the capitol of Chile and its largest city. It's set approximately in the middle of this long and narrow country. It doesn’t have the glitz and drama of Buenos Aires, but it has its own kind of charm for the traveler who chooses to stay in a Santiago hostel.

On a clear day, Santiago is spectacular – ringed by the snow-capped Andes and a smaller coastal mountain range, the combination of vivid blue sky and natural scenery can take your breath away. However, clear days are unfortunately hard to come by, as Santiago’s smog problem is notoriously bad. Most of the time a blanket of haze covers the city and the mountains are nowhere to be seen.

While staying in a Santiago hostel you'll discover that despite its flaws it is a really lovely city. From the upscale and glamorous neighborhood of Bellevista, to the bohemian charms of Barrio Brasil, its varied neighborhoods have something for every taste and budget. As befits a capitol city, an impressive array of museums and art galleries entice the culture seekers, and the many open green spaces and parks give the outdoor aficionado a breath of countryside in the middle of the urban jungle. Hedonists delight in the multitude of gourmet restaurants, cafes, and clubs to taste and explore. 500 years of civic history mean that the history buffs won’t be disappointed either.

Most Santiago hostels are located in Barrio Brasil or the Centro, both neighborhoods are within easy reach of metro stations and bus terminals. Breakfast isn’t always included in the room rate, but it is usually offered for an extra charge.

Written by local enthusiast for Santiago hostels

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Santiago Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Santiago, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
29 Total number of hostels
$22 Average dorm price
$54 Average private room price
$16 Cheapest hostel in Santiago
Hostal Irreal is the cheapest
11 Party hostels in Santiago
Merced 88 is the best rated
Most Santiago hostels are located in
Providencia, Barrio Brazil, Barrio Brasil
7.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Viña del Mar (97 Km / 60 mi.)
El Quisco (97 Km / 60 mi.)
Concon (100 Km / 62 mi.)
Valparaíso (102 Km / 64 mi.)

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