Where to sleep in Santiago, Capital of Chile.
There are several offers for lodging in Santiago and most of them are good, it all depends on your budget and what do you want to experience. From great Hostels that are all about socializing with people from all over the World and partying till morning, to beautiful Boutique Hotels, that because of it’s peaceful within you’ll not believe you are in the middle of the city.
If you have a tight budget and you didn’t do any planning or reservations in that matter, you should take the bus in the airport and get down in the metro Estación Pajaritos, so you can take the line 1 to go directly to Estacion Baquedano, the metro ride should take you 20 min. There you'll find yourself next to an amazing area that calls Bellavista, where you can do and find nearly everything, parties, awesome food, hotels, hostels, pubs, local brewers and great cultural musts in town… an amazing bohemian life.
When you get off the metro station “Baquedano” you will see a big Street of 3 to 4 lines each way that goes parallel the River Mapocho, the river is across the street north where you are at. Well, that Street is Alameda is the main Street of the core of Santiago and it change names to Providencia, Apoquindo and Avenida Las Condes while it goes up in to the upper and wealthier side of the City. You have to cross it and go to the other side of the River, continue walking 2 blocks north and turn right in the Dardignac Street.
Only one beer
Lots of pubs and bars will be in your way, focus and try not to stop in any of them, athough one beer didnt hert anyone! Im just thinking on only ooone beer, tops two, haha! Well it depends on you, but if you do it, ask for “Escudo” one of the cheapest lager beers, but is good!
After your pit stop, remember you are looking for somewere to crash for the night, so with your little buzz continue walking to dardignac another block and a half.
Crush for the night
You will find Bellavista Hostel (dardignac 0184), a big purpule building with a red open door will guide you to it. Its hard to find a better location and the prices are good, 8.000 pesos for the dorm room (other prices at the end). They have where to leave your bags if you are carring to much, so you dont have to worry about them while you are traveling around town. If they are pact ask them for their other Hostal “La Chimba” near by.
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If you have a bigger Budget and you are looking for a more prived seting, I’ll show you some other nice places in town. Like the Hotel Bellavista or the Orly Hotel in Providencia. For 30.000 pesos to 45.000 pesos you'll see the best choices in this price range… (have to finish it)
The Hotel Novotel Vitacura, in Providencia is for you, with its modern yet elegant architectural layout, sumptuous accommodations, and central location, Hotel Novotel Santiago Vitacura stands out as one of the city’s most versatile hotels, good for when doing business and when planning a leisure trip to ski the Andes. Nearby a plethora of restaurants, theatres, museums, parks, shopping, and other attractions, Hotel Novotel Santiago Vitacura represents a traveler’s oasis in the middle of this beautiful Andean metropolis.
Also the W Hotel in “Barrio El Golf”. Both designed for the same genius interior designer will make you expirience Chile from the luxury corner. The W Hotel is located in El Golf. That neighborhood its called, as a joke, Sanhattan (as a mix between the island in the Big Apple and this Capital), the square meter of land there is the most expensive in all South America, and its the Business Center of the Country.
The W Hotel (www.whotelsantiago.com), counts with amazing rooms and as one of the tallest building in Santiago, you'll be able to see almost all of it and as a plus you'll wake up with the Andes in front of you. But the Highlight of it, beside their restaurants, is the Sky Bar. In the last floor you are going to find a deck with two levels where you can see 360º over the City, in summer is just amazing you go out side and you can see the sunset while you are next to a roof swiming pool. In winter they keep one level the same to see the stars warming you with big gas stoves, and the level above, where the bar is, its always warmer and cozy.
When you are there you have to ask for the bartender Neris Gonzalez, He is my personal friend and I trust him with my hang over any day of the week. Whatever you ask for drinking you have to order the shrimps there. They make them just perfect with some olive oil and a bit of merken (local chili). If you want to join them with some guacamole, ever better!
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Here are the Hostels and Hotels, they are divided by suburb:
La Chimba Hostel
Hostel Plaza de Armas
La Casa Roja
Hostelling International Hostel
Happy house Hostal
Che Lagarto Hostal
Hostal Rio Amazonas
W Hotel Santiago