Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Chile

Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Chile

Article updated April 2015 Patagonia is the name given to the southernmost reaches of Chile and Argentina. It is characterised by fantastic mountain peaks, long stretches of rural farmland and on the west coast, fjordlands. It’s an incredible display of natural...
Accommodation: Hostal Providencia

Accommodation: Hostal Providencia

Hostal Providencia With two full time receptionists, a full time maintenance guy and a total of 17 staff, manager Mario and his crew run a tight ship. Mario’s aim is to run a big hostel with a family atmosphere – so no matter who you are...

10 Ways to Save Money in Santiago

Traveling abroad can be expensive, but there are many different ways to save money, and still enjoy the full experience of your new locale at the same time! 1. Go to Happy Hour! Have dinner or drinks earlier to take advantage of happy hour prices: in Santiago it’s...
Accommodation: Castillo Surfista Hostel

Accommodation: Castillo Surfista Hostel

Hostel:  Castillo Surfista Hostel Castillo Surfista is owned and operated by Californian surf guru, Jonathan. Having lived in Chile for several years, Jonathan managed to fulfil a dream and open his hostel in early 2012. While it’s open to everyone, if you’re a keen...
Accommodation: La Casa Roja

Accommodation: La Casa Roja

Hostel: La Casa Roja     La Casa Roja is a bright and bubbly hostel, located in a calm and elegantly restored mansion in Santiago Centro. Originally built in the early 1900s, the building was taken on while in a pretty poor state. It was then tirelessy restored...
Accommodation: Don Santiago Hostel

Accommodation: Don Santiago Hostel

Hostel:  Don Santiago Hostel Don Santiago Hostel is currently (as of February 2013) rated #1 on TripAdvisor in the “Specialty Lodging” category. It has been open since 2009 and is owned and managed by local Santiago brothers. If you’re into art, design and...
Accommodation: Santiago Backpackers

Accommodation: Santiago Backpackers

Hostel:  Santiago Backpackers Santiago Backpackers is a fairly new establishment, owned and managed by a duo of local Santiago brothers. After a lot of time and effort was invested in renovating a gorgeous old Santiaguino house, it was opened as a hostel in 2011....