software design

Chile: Santiago
04 Mar 2014


March 04, 2014

from Valparaíso, Chile


March 07, 2014

to Easter Island, Chile

Weather (Celcius)

Elevation (m)

Santiago, Chile

Friday, December 06, 2013 17:40


Chile’s capital. Impressive architecture and infrastructure. One of the best metro systems in the world. Relatively high standard of living. Inviting Plaza de Armas (town square).

Bikesantiago: rent bikes in certain neighborhood


Barrio Lastarria

This bohemian neighborhood has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

3 Days in Santiago

  • Plaza de Armas
  • Mercado Central
  • La Moneda
  • Cerro Santa Lucia
  • Feria Artesanal Santa Lucia
  • Barrio Lastarria
  • La Chascona (Pablo Neruda’s Home)
  • San Cristobal Hill
  • Barrio Bellavista


La Casona Hostel

  • 96% on hostelworld
  • 100% (1/265) on tripadvisor
  • Almirante Montt 465 | Barrio Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (Santa Lucia)
  • CLP13750.00 for dorms, CLP16500.00 for privates

Almirante Montt is a few meters from the Bellas Artes Subway Station, walking towards the west from the exit of Bellas Artes Subway Station you easily find that street. Once you are there you just have to walk a few step inside the street until you find with La Casona Hostel.

H Rado Hostel

  • 94% on hostelworld
  • 96% (2/265) on tripadvisor
  • Pio Nono 5, Providencia | Barrio Bellavista, Santiago 7530279, Chile
  • (2) 2429 4420
  • reservas@radohostel.com
  • website
  • CLP13823.70 for dorms

H Rado is located in the Barrio Bellavista, right next to the Patio de Bellavista, and almost at the corner of Pio Nono and Bellavista Street.

Just one block south on Pio Nono is Plaza Italia and the Baquedano Metro Station, one of the major subway stations where you can connect to the rest of the city.

Castillo Surfista Hostel

How to get to the hostel from the airport or by subway (metro).

DO NOT PAY MORE THAN 18,000CLP FOR A TAXI from the airport!!

  1. When you leave the airport terminal, you will be surrounded by aggressive taxi drivers. Choose one and tell him the address and general area, Maria Luisa Santander 0329. In the neighborhood of Providencia by Parque Bustamante. Agree on a price, nothing more than 18,000 Chilean pesos. If they want to charge more, look for another driver.

  2. There is a simple airport bus. When you leave the terminal, escape the taxi drivers and look for a light blue bus with the word ‘centropuerto’ on the side. This bus departs every 15 minutes and will charge around 1,500 Chilean Pesos to take you to metro Los Heroes. From there you can take the metro to Baquedano which is a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride from the hostel (please refer to the map on walking directions from metro Baquedano).

If you want me to arrange a taxi, I will, but they charge a little more.

If you are arriving by car:

Take a deep breath; the streets in Santiago are a bit tricky. You have to go East on calle Providencia then turn right on Condell (you have to merge into the buses only lane to make this turn).

After several blocks you take another right on Calle Maria Luisa Santander (a one way street). We should appear on the left.

We provide parking for 2.500 CLP per night, but spaces are limited. Please check ahead.


Don Santiago Hostel

  • 93% on hostelworld
  • 92% (4/265) on tripadvisor
  • Av. Ricardo Cumming 95, Santiago 52252, Chile
  • CLP9442.53 for dorms, CLP14753.96 for privates
  • website

If you are coming from the airport, just take the bus Centropuerto, located outside the airport and get off at the last stop (Los heroes), which is on the main road( O�Higgins avenue) keep walking opposite to the traffic from the airport about 4 blocks and you will see a big church on the corner, (this is Ricardo Cumming Av, perpendicular to the main road. Make a right on Ricardo Cumming Av. and walk 4 short blocks, (it�s a red building with no sign, right next to the restaurant Care Palo, the one with wood masks on)

Also when you get off the bus, you can take the subway, make sure it�s direction San Pablo (only 1 stop away) and get off on Republica stop. Look out for the big church and make a right on Ricardo Cumming Av.

If you come from the bus terminal , just take the subway direction ‘Los Dominicos’ , and get off on Republica stop, make a right on Ricardo Cumming and look up number 95

Happy House Hostel

  • 87% on hostelworld
  • 86% (5/265) on tripadvisor
  • Moneda 1829, Santiago, Chile
  • CLP12000.00 for dorms, CLP12500.00 for privates

How to Find Us: Happy House is located two blocks from Metro Los Heroes (Red LIne number 1) Barrio Brasil is situated just west (10 min walking) of the centre. Other options: From the bus terminals and train station, use the metro. From the airport, take the frequent and cheap Centropuerto or Tour Express bus from the airport to Metro Station Los Heroes.

La Chimba Hostel

  • 85% on hostelworld
  • 70% (56/265) on tripadvisor
  • E. Pinto Lagarrigue 262 | Barrio Bellavista, Santiago, Chile
  • CLP8262.22 for dorms, CLP14753.96 for privates

From the bus terminal: Take the Metro to the Baquedano Station. This station is located in Plaza Italia. Cross the bridge facing San Cristobal Hill and walk 2 blocks to the street Dardignac. Turn left, walk one block, turn right (that is E. Pinto Lagarrigue). The hostel is a block and a half on the left

From the airport: Airport Pickup Send us your flight details to and we can arrange a door to door pick up service. This costs aprox. us$15 per passenger. We will get back to you with confirmation and details.

You may also hire this service in your own. Just walk up to a ‘Trans VIP’ or ‘Tur Transfer’ counter and with our hostel name or address they will bring you to our doorstep for the same rate ($6500 clp).

Alternative 2: (BUS) Take the Metro Bus to the Los Heroes Metro Station then take the metro to the Baquedano station. Cross the bridge facing San Cristobal Hill and walk 2 blocks to the street Dardignac. Turn left, walk one block, turn right (that is E. Pinto Lagarrigue). The hostel is a block and a half on the left.

Alternative 3: (TAXI) Do not pay more $15,000. pesos. (If the taxi uses the express toll road, $1.000 pesos more). Anything more than 15.000 Pesos is a rip-off!

Bussing from Valparaiso to Santiago

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:46
11:47AMLeaving the hostel.
12:01PMAt the metro.
12:21PMAt the terminal.
12:42PMAnd we’re off.
2:44PMIn the metro.
2:50PMAt station Republica.
3:04PMFound Don Santiago hostel.
Total bus time1:43

Don Santiago

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:23

Where we stayed.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:18

Santiago Subway Map

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 14:49


Tuesday, March 04, 2014 17:27

Grabbing a chicken fajita for 1790.

Step 3: Touch Your Tooth

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 17:49

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 17:54

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 17:54

La Biroka

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 19:29

Decent chicken.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 20:06


Wednesday, March 05, 2014 02:45

Book flights via Easter Island to Papeet all at once - it’s about $350 USD cheaper than buying the two legs separately!

Mailing stuff home

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 14:13

Mas y Mas

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 15:01

Getting a menu.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 16:26

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 16:35

Pablo Naruda's Santiago Home: La Chascona

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 17:25

Toured this home. Liked the Valparaiso one better.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 17:37

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 18:23

People Hanging Out

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 18:41

Jewel of India

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 19:08

Amazing food!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 19:16

Another earthquake!

Thursday, March 06, 2014 01:37

This one shook the entire dorm for a couple seconds and lasted about ten overall.

Flying from Santiago to Easter Island

Thursday, March 06, 2014 06:04
6:17AMLeaving the hostel.
6:42AMGetting sammiches from the side of the road.
6:50AMAt the airport.
7:00AMPrinted our boarding passes, in line to check bags.
7:17AMChecked in! At 14.2 and 18.1 kg for our backpacks.
7:33AMThrough security!
9:32AMTake off!
2:32PMTouch down! (Chilean time)
2:57PMBought our park entrance ticket. Waiting for bags.
1:11PMIn a car with a dude.
Total air time5:00
Total flight legs1

Plane Food

Thursday, March 06, 2014 10:28


March 04, 2014

from Valparaíso, Chile


March 07, 2014

to Easter Island, Chile