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1. Posted by vikas m (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi all!

need a little help with a hostel in santiago de chile as well, would be great if it is close to the bus terminus,,i plan to take a bus to san pedro de atacama and am in santiago just for a dont plan to do much sight seeing in santiago..any hostel thats closest to the bus station would be great.

Thanks everybody for ur invaluable suggestions!


2. Posted by novo (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


I stayed in a couple of places in Santiago in January, the best was Hostal Forestal. Its one of the most random hostels I have stayed in when travelling - its just like being at home. Friendly, great fun, amazing bbq and beers.

Its listed on the lonely planet site, here are the main details:


Coronel Santiago Bueras 120
Santiago CHILE
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Neighbourhood: Centro
Atmosphere: Backpacker - Upmarket and Party
Price Range: Budget

3. Posted by mika0marg (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


i heard that the best place to stay in santiago is Barrio Brasil, i got some hostels names from and i wonder if it is infact the place to stay in santiago?

4. Posted by rsingkang (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I stayed a night in Santiago before boarding a bus to Arica the next day. Stayed in a place called EcoHostel Santiago. I'm not sure in exactly which area it was located, but I knew that it wasn't far and the bus terminal was only a metro ride away. Very convenient.

The area was nice and quiet, the hostel i must say was a bit like a kindergarten due to the colours and paintings on the walls, but they have really really clean rooms and it's really quiet (useful especially before a long bus trip to San Pedro de Atacama!). Price was reasonable for a dorm bed, although we had the whole room to ourselves pretty much.

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

If you are looking for somewhere close to the bus station, I would recommend either of the following:

Casa Roja or HI Santiago. Both are located in the Barrio Brasil and are a short cab or bus ride to the bus station. There is a good atmosphere in both hostels, and when I was there in 2006, they cost approx US$12 a night for a dorm room.

[ Edit: Edited on 29-Jan-2009, at 10:10 by samsara2 ]

6. Posted by maluke (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

HI Hostel in calle Cienfuegos would be fine. Close to the bus station, very clean and cheap.
Parque Forestal is a nice area to be around a couple of evenings enjoying the cafes and shops.

Have a fun trip!

7. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 933 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I liked Hostal London. Lots of rooms, central location. Free wifi, breakfast included. Tv...But just Spanish TV...El Chavo is on though. THey had a book exchange...I don't think there was a kitchen to use. The desk folks all speak English and are damned helpful.