Hostel Guide


This is an ever-growing guide to Hostels and Backpacker accommodation in Chile.

We would appreciate any comments or additional places to stay from Backpackers that have traveled through Chile.

Hostal: Hostel

Hospedaje: a family home with rooms for rent with a shared bathroom. Normally includes breakfast.

Residencial / Pensión: Usually in a family home or a small hotel offering a room with a private bathroom. Sometimes there will be more long-term lodgers staying at a Pensión.

The hostels with the *** symbol are ones that our staff have personally stayed at.


Santiago Hostel
Barros Borgoña 199, Providenica, Santiago
Very helpful friendly staff. Problems with Showers. Noisy building.

Hostelling International - Santiago
Cienfuegos 151, Los Heroes, Santiago
A big 4-storey building. Staff not very helpful.

La Casa Roja
Agustinas 2113, Barrio Brasil, Santiago
Owned by an Australian. Very busy place. A bit disorganized at times.

Hostal Amazonas - Barrio Brasil
Rosas 2234, Barrio Brasil, Santiago
Family-run hostel.

Happy House Hostel
Catedral 2207, Barrio Brasil, Santiago
In a restored mansion.


La Nona B&B
Galos 660, Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso
Great location and great breakfasts

Hostal Caracol
Hector Calvo 371, Cerro Bellavista, Valparaiso
Situated up one of the hills just blocks from Pablo Neruda's House.

Hostal Portobello B&B
Artilleria 115, Valparaiso
A boutique hostel more than a party one that's about a 15 minute walk to the center.

Hostal Morgan
Capilla 784, Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso
Good location with helpful staff



Sunny Days
Pedro de Valdivia 2161, Pb.Chinchorro, Arica
800m from bus terminal, 5min walk from the beach

San Pedro de Atacama

Residencial Chiloé ***
Domingo Atienza 404 San Pedro de Atacama
Very Friendly and Helpful Staff. Hot Water 24 hours.


Casa el Mosaico
Address to be confirmed, El Huascar, Antofagasta
Great rustic design hostel. Tours available.

Coquimbo - La Serena

Hostal Nomade ***
Calle Regimiento Coquimbo 5, Barrio Inglés, Coquimbo
Ex French Consul's residence from 1850. Great guys here, highly recommended. Just a few blocks walk to the center of Coquimbo.


Santa Cruz

Hostal Santa Cruz
J.J Carvacho 40 - 2nd Floor (in front of Colchagua Museum)
Great location with really nice owners.


Hostal Cabañas Internacional ***
García Reyes 660, Valdivia
Nice rooms, very clean. Not too close to the center of town

Central Hostel - Airesbuenos HI
Gral. Lagos 1036, Valdivia
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The Lake Region

Compass del Sur
Klenner 467, Puerto Varas
5 minute walk from Bus Terminal and downtown. They speak Spanish, Swedish, English and German. Good excursions and rent a car available.

La Casa Azul
Manzanal 66, Puerto Varas
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Zapato Amarillo Backpacker
Ruta U-55, 2km from Puerto Octay
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La Torre Suiza
Fco. Bilbao 969, Villarica
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Hostel Tren del Sur
Santa Teresa 643, Puerto Montt
Phone: (56-65) 343-939
Not your normal hostel, more a boutique one. Normally booked out in Summer


Martin y Anita Hotel
Simón Paoa (no number), Hanga Roa
Phone: (56-32) 100593
Family owned and run (hence the name). Nice people. Can get picked up from the airport for free (there's a counter there).

The hostels with the *** symbol are ones that our staff have personally stayed at.

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Last Updated: 09 January 2015
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