Best Hostels for Backpackers in Santiago, Chile

Written by: Alexia Wolker

Santiago is the capital of Chile and the largest metropolis of South America which is located in the basin, surrounded by mountains on all sides.

Santiago is primarily a city with rich history. Therefore, the main attractions here are rare artifacts, colonial buildings and places of recent historical events. It is a modern megalopolis, which develops in a frenzied rhythm, and the miracles still appeared here.

Cultural life in Santiago also has one significant advantage. In many Latin American capitals, the entrance to museums is very cheap, but Santiago de Chile in this matter pleases everyone. Here is the program Diham (direccion de bibliotecas, archivos y museos), which protects the heritage of Chile. Cultural institutions listed on this program offer free admission for all visitors.

You will find some tourist accommodations in the capital, but there are only few really good hotels. Very recently, more and more budget hostels are opening here and we listed the 6 best hostels for backpackers in Santiago.

Santiago Backpackers: The Most Popular Hostel!
This hostel is located in a renovated building, 300 meters from the bohemian quarter of Lastarria. Due to its low price, it has gained popularity among tourists, and backpackers in particular. The hostel has both dormitory rooms with a shared bathroom and rooms with a private bathroom. Guests are provided with personal lockers.

The hostel has a library, a common living room, free WiFi and a shared kitchen. There is also an opportunity to use tools and accessories for a barbecue. Guests are served daily with a continental breakfast with fresh juices and jam.

Hostel Boutique Merced 88: Beckons with its Novelty!
If your goal is to get to historical places without using public transport, then Hostel Merced 88 is an excellent choice. Visitors of this hostel can walk to historical places on foot. It is close to downtown, Barrio Belavista and Barrio Lastarria. Also nearby are supermarkets, bars, fast food, discos and restaurants.

The hostel has 17 no-smoking rooms. It provide rooms such as 4-bed female Dorm, 8-bed mixed Dorm, 10-bed mixed Dorm and Double Room. Each room has a flat-screen, a dining area, a trouser press and a relaxation area and hi-fi equipment. Moreover, each room has its own bathroom.

The front desk staff speaks Spanish and English and is always ready to help their guests at any time. Guests can enjoy an American breakfast at the hostel. Merced 88 is an excellent option for travellers because of its novelty and good location.

Casa Viva Hostel for Historical Places and Shopping Lovers
This hostel is perfect for those who are interested not only in sightseeing but also shopping. Casa Viva is just 15 kilometres from two famous shopping centres. Buenaventura and San Ignacio.

Near the hostel, there are local attractions to which tourists can reach on foot such as Patio Bellavista, Forest Park, cable car, Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts. A distance of 3.5 km from the hostel is the commercial complex Costanera Centre. Each room has a kettle, coffee machine and an oven. Some rooms have balconies. The hostel has a free WiFi, a terrace, a garden and a shared lounge. Every morning, a buffet is served for the guests of the hostel.

Hostel Vitalia is the Best Accommodation for Couples
To future visitors of this hostel, mark it as an excellent accommodation option for couples. The hostel is located near the shopping centre, Patio Bellavista, the shopping centre Costanera, Forest Park, the cable car and 15 km from the sale centres: Buenaventura and San Ignacio.

Tourists are given free WiFi and the opportunity to rest on the terrace. Some rooms are equipped with microwave, a toaster and a fridge. Guests can rent a bicycle or play table tennis. A continental or buffet breakfast is served for the guests of the hostel. The front desk staff speaks 4 languages; French, Italian, English and Spanish.

Rado Boutique Hostel Offers the Best Location for Backpackers
Rado Boutique Hostel captures with its panoramic view of the city and design in the style of pop art and rock music. The hostel provides its visitors with free WiFi and daily breakfast. The hostel has both shared or private rooms, with a shared or private bathroom. Some rooms have air conditioning, a TV with satellite channels.

The Bellavista Patio shopping centre is only 30 metres away from the hostel, 100 metres from Baquedano Metro Station and 800 metres from Pablo Neruda's La Chascona House Museum. In just 20 minutes walking distance, tourists can reach the park on the hill of Santa Lucia and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Are you travelling with a pet? 

Then, you need to stop at El Gallo Con Tacones Hostel
This hostel is located in the fashionable area of the island of Providencia, 3 blocks from the metro station Santa Isabel. There is a free Wifi, a communal lounge and a lovely garden in the hostel. There are rooms with a shared or private bathroom, in some rooms there is a fan. The view from the rooms open onto the garden or the mountains. Bed linen and towels are included in the price. Accommodation with pets are offered for an additional fee.

A complimentary breakfast is served for residents of the hostel with choices from continental, vegetarian or gluten-free breakfast. Isn't that cool? 

Nearby attractions include Costanera Centre, Alto Las Condes and Palacio dela Moneda.

Author's Bio
Alexia Wolker is a blogger and works as an editor. She has a Master's Degree in literature and love both reading and writing about books and literary topics. Alexia also help students with their literary assignments - articles, essays and summaries of books like the great gatsby character analysis.

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