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La Chimba Hostel has been a favourite of international backpackers and
independent travelers visiting Santiago since we opened in 2005. Our
guests have consistently praised our property and service over the years
and among other distinctions, we were the first non-European hostel to
win a World Top Ten Hoscar award. Our location in the heart of Barrio
Bellavista guarantees a fun and interesting stay.

La Chimba is a unique, eclectic property comprised of different
buildings, each with its own character, some quiet, some social, all
connected by labyrinthic walkways, patios and courtyards. It is easy to
meet people in our three living rooms, two kitchens or our awesome Pool
Salon. We also have an art gallery displaying fine artwork from local
and international artists.

Our young staff is always ready to suggest authentic places for those
wanting to get under the skin of the city. Our activity manager is
always planning fun events for our guests such as barbecues, dinners,
salsa lessons, poker nights and walking tours, among others. Guests can
at any time use our world’s best hostel Pool Salon, the football, the
movie room and even a pinball machine.

Digital nomads will love our unrivaled internet connectivity with our
dedicated fiber-optic internet service that spreads free high-speed
Wi-fi through the entire property allowing all our guests painless
internet access at all times.

Our neighborhood is packed with the city’s best bars and restaurants,
and clubs. The famous Santiago's Pub Crawl tour, that gathers travelers
from all around town, has its meeting point in the bar across the street
from us, and the crawl never ventures more than four blocks from our

Address 1: Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 262 , Barrio Bellavista

City: santiago - Region Metropolitana [Santiago]

Contact Name: Gonzalo Rodriguez

Phone: +562 2732 3146


  • Audio / Visual equipment rental
  • Baggage storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge
  • Printer

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 03:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Late Check-Out Hour: 01:00 PM

Late Check-out Fees: $ 5.00

Late check out (after 11:00 AM and before 01:00 PM) may result in a fee.

Terms and Conditions

Hostel rules

Only registered guests are allowed on hostel premises. Any guest(s) who brings people from outside into the hostel without hostel authorization shall be checked out immediately without refund.

La Chimba Hostel is smoke-free. Should it be brought to our attention smoking has taken place, a cleaning fee of US$50 will be assessed. Smoking is permitted in our outdoor areas.

La Chimba Management and Staff reserve the right to refuse accommodation to anyone or end their stay before the reservation finishes if standards of behaviour are not met, in cases such as this no money will be refunded to the guests. Guest are expected to respect other guests as well as staff and property.

The customer will be responsible for any loss or damage caused at the hostel.

Personal Property

It is a guest’s responsibility to ensure that personal belongings are secure at all times. La Chimba Hostel accepts no liability for the loss, theft or damage to guests’ property, however sustained or caused. We strongly recommend guests bring a padlock to use on lockers or buy one at reception on arrival.

Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully prior to making any booking via this website. La Chimba Hostel guarantees to provide the lowest room rate available on By making a booking via this website, you confirm you accept these Terms and Conditions.


Bookings can be made Online, by Email ( or In person with our reception team at the hostel.  We do not take reservations over the Phone. You agree that you may only make reservations for yourself and your invited guests, and you must not make reservations for the purpose of reselling, posting, advertising or marketing reservation information through third-party websites or other means, or any false, fraudulent or speculative reservations.

If you, or through any third party or agency, need to book on behalf of one or more proposed guests, you must make the reservation directly through our reception.

Change of guest name of any reservation is not allowed unless there are any special circumstances deemed acceptable by our booking team. The hostel has the right to reject any guest from checking-in if the guest name is different from the name as stated on the reservation.We reserve the right to cancel or modify the reservation you made in its sole discretion without notice if it appears that any reservation has been made in breach of the above terms or involve any abuse of the reservation service.

The rates include taxes, breakfast, linen, high speed internet access and use of common areas.

A stay at La Chimba cannot exceed 14 nights.

Group Bookings

Groups consist of 12 people or more and can only be booked by email

Age restrictions

Only travelers between the ages of 18 and 40 may stay at La Chimba. We reserve the right to refuse guests outside this age bracket.


Balance of booking has to be paid immediately when checking in at the hostel. We accept cash (chilean pesos and US dollars), VISA, Master Card and American Express. All taxes are included if you are non-resident traveler and are paying in US dollars. If you pay in chilean pesos we are required to charge a 19% VAT to you booking to comply with tax regulations. Chilean nationals are also required to pay the VAT and may only pay in chilean pesos.

 Check-in and Check-out

You can check–in from 3pm and check-out is at 10 am.If you arrive earlier, you are welcome to leave your luggage in our storage room. Our receptionist will be there with a smile and some tips on where to get a good coffee and lunch!If you arrive late, no worries, our reception is open 24/7! However, let us know if you plan to arrive after midnight so we do not cancel your booking.

We will require avalid identification for check-in, preferably a passport or a government issued National Identity card. We are unable to check anyone in without this.

Late check out:  you’ll have to pay $2.000 per hour with a maximum of 3 hours. If it exceeds 3 hours, you will have to pay another night accommodation subject to availability.

You can hang out in our lounge area after checking-out if you love the place and want to stay with us a little bit longer 😉. 

Changes / Cancellation conditions

A change can be made to your reservation until 2 pm, the day before your arrival. After that time,  If you need to change the dates of your booking contact our reservation team via or inquire at front desk upon checking in.

Changes of dates are subject to availability and rate differences may apply.

Shortening of stays are possible until moment of check-in. After check-in no refunds will be owed as a result of guest shortening their stay.

If you book via another website, the changes before arrival may have to be done directly with the agent.

When booking directly with our website bookings can be cancelled without charge until the day of arrival. Bookings made though other websites will usually require a 24 or 48 hour notice to be cancelled without charge.  Please note that the deposit, fees paid to Hostelworld, Hostelbookers, Hostelclub and Expedia are not refundable (this money goes directly to these agents). 
No Show

If you fail to arrive for your stay, you will be charged for the first night of your stay.