Visiting Chile on a budget? Welcome to the club. From the Atacama Desert to Patagonia and everywhere in between, Chile offers natural wonders and accommodations with wonderful prices. Check out our guide to find the 10 cheapest hotels in Chile.
Trips to big cities can be expensive. But they don’t have to be. In downtown Santiago, just a three-minute walk from Universidad de Chile Metro Station, Hotel Vegas offers tidy, spacious rooms, a complimentary buffet breakfast, currency exchange and more. Starting at $60 per night, this hotel is in budget and close to historic Santiago’s museums, gardens and restaurants.
Km Zero El Huertillo
Budget Hotel, Garden Hotel
San Pedro de Atacama is the entry point to the world’s driest desert, and a major tourist attraction with nearby sights: Geysers of Tatio, The Valley of the Moon, and the National Reserve Los Flamencos. Just an eight-minute walk from the center of town, Km Zero El Huertillo, is a great place to stay, starting at $57 per night. With six guest rooms, outdoor hammocks, complimentary breakfast and bikes available for rent, Km Zero El Huertillo is definitely where you should stay on your visit to the Atacama Desert.
Alma Bed & Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast, Budget Hotel
Another great option in Chile’s capital is Alma Bed & Breakfast in Providencia. Starting at $60 per night, this hotel is also in budget, and close Parque Bustamente’s cafés, and shops. While not luxurious, your experience at Alma Bed & Breakfast will be homely and memorable.
Hotel Da Vinci
Visiting Chile’s second largest city, Valpo? Check out Hotel Da Vinci, located between Alegre and Concepción hills. The hotel is in a renovated 19th century building that boasts natural light and a mix of Chilean and Italian interior design. Starting at $50 a night, Hotel Da Vinci has a breakfast room and bar for guests to mingle and enjoy some of Chile’s famous wine or pisco sour. And if you have a pets, you can bring them with you!
Budget Hotel, Garden Hotel
A visit to Chile’s most popular beach doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out Hotel Boutique Agora, starting at $80 a night in the low season (March–November), which is just a few blocks from the beach and right next door to a casino. Here you’re sure to have a cozy stay with an LCD TV, internet access and heating in every room.
Hotel Natura Patagonia
Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel
Welcome to Los Lagos region. Located in Puella, Chile, not too far from the Argentine border, you’ll find Hotel Natura Patagonia, a good starting point for a visit to the south of Chile and a good place to disconnect from technology. Starting at $70 per night, Hotel Natura Patagonia offers a complimentary breakfast, and has a bar, lounge, and restaurant. Also nearby are nature trails.
Budget Hotel, Business Hotel, Chain Hotel
Just five blocks from the Puerto Montt pier and 10 miles (6km) from El Tepual International Airport, Hotel Menquehue offers sleek rooms, a heated indoor pool, and restaurant from just $70 a night. Hotel Menquehue is a great starting point for trips to Volcano Osorno, Puerto Varas and the Chiloé Island.
Hotel Lago Tyndall
Located just 16 miles (25km) from Torres Del Paine, Hotel Lago Tyndall is a great place for an affordable visit to this popular Patagonia national park, starting at just $120 a night. With a restaurant on site, incredible views from every room, and assistance with tours and excursions into the park, Hotel Lago Tyndall is a great place to embark on a Patagonia trip.
Speaking of Chiloé Island, when you visit, be sure to check out Palafito Loft. Starting at $80 a night in the low season (April–November) and $90 a night in the high season (December–March), these hotel apartments are equipped with a full kitchen, a wonderful view of the sea, wifi, and close proximity to shops and restaurants below. Located in Chiloé’s capital city, Castro, Palafito Loft is centrally located on the island, making for easy travel to the island’s historic churches and national park.
Farther south in Puerto Natales, Hotel Costaustralis offers spacious bedrooms with both sea and city views, a delicious restaurant, cozy common space, and many travel opportunities to Torres del Paine and surrounding areas, starting at just $120 a night. For blue skies and a clear sea, head to Costaustralis.