The Best Hostels for Backpackers in Santiago

© Casa Roja
© Casa Roja
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3 December 2017

Santiago’s a buzzing city where something’s always going on, from a variety of easily accessible day trips, to informative walking tours, plenty of cultural events and a great nightlife. Here are some of the best places to stay while exploring Chile’s fantastic capital.

Happy House Hostel

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Happy House Hostel
Happy House Hostel | © Happy House Hostel
With grand interiors rivaling the most expensive hotels, Happy House is located in the heart of Santiago and just seconds away from La Moneda. The hostel offers a variety of options for residents to stay entertained, including a pool table, an outdoor swimming pool, a range of DVDs and an on-site bar to make it an incredible stay. Also, be sure to book one of the hostel’s organized tours.

Rado Hostel

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This boutique hostel in Barrio Bellavista is in the heart and soul of Santiago. Offering both dormitories and private rooms, the highlight of this hostel is the large terrace with a barbeque, perfect for socialising and watching the sunset. What’s more, if you want to dine out or grab a drink, there are many options available.
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La Casa Roja

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La Casa Roja
La Casa Roja | © La Casa Roja
After a morning of sightseeing, spend a hot summer’s afternoon at this oasis in Barrio Brasil complete with an outdoor swimming pool and bar. Whether cooking delicious meals in the fully-equipped kitchen or playing a game of pool or ping pong with newly found friends, La Casa Roja offers every traveler an opportunity at a fantastic time.

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  • Hostal Providencia

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    Communal Areas | © Hostal Providencia
    A great hostel for all types of travelers, Hostal Providencia has a bar and 3 kitchens to cater for all. Hosting terremoto and Pisco Sour evenings, it’s a great place to get to know others and isn’t far from the clubs of Bellavista. In addition, residents have the option to book from a number of interesting tours!
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    La Chimba

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    Outdoor terrace | © La Chimba
    Enter the gates of this quirky hostel covered in street art in the buzzing Bellavista. It boasts a great outdoor space that’s perfect for cooking a barbecue on a hot summer night and meeting other travelers. Tired from a day’s exploring? Stay in and relax in one of two TV rooms with Netflix, comfy bean bags and sofas.
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    Casaltura Hostel

    Boutique Hotel, Hostel
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    Step back in time in this nearly 100-year-old house, with wooden floorboards, vintage oak furniture and a great vibe thanks to the communal rooftop where travelers congregate to catch the sun and make plans. Pop to the local food market just a stone’s throw away and be sure to try a terremoto and an empanada next door in La Piojera!
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