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Voerde, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately I only had three days in Santiago but the time I spent there was awesome! Hostal Forestal is very central located in the city center of Santiago so it´s possible to walk to most places. Otherwise there´s a bus station and a subway station very close by. The hostel is clean and cozy and it´s so easy to meet...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

Hello isabel! Many thanks for the recommendation and to mention the things that you liked about the Hostel. Santiago is an interesting city and has more and more things to do. You will be welcome here whenever you want. Regards from our team :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go there,!! - I stayed in this hostel 4 times and it was always absolutely great! Here's why: - it is absolutely great located in a Bohemian district and right around the corner of the parque forestal. - You have really nice common hang out areas that are kept quite after 23.30 - you get towels for free, the beds...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

Hola Laura! After 4 times you become part of the Forestal family :) Thank you for rating us. If you ever decide to come back to Santiago, we will be glad to having you again. Greetings from all your "amazingly, friendly and helpful" staff XD

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is easily the best hostel I`ve stayed in yet. I ended up staying nearly a week because my credit card got stolen while i was at the bus station on my first day. The staff were amazing - they all gave me practical and moral support while i was going through the nightmare of getting my card replaced. Crucially,...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

Hello Alan! This comment is hilarious, especially because of the name "my sanctuary in Santiago". We are glad to help and if it's necessary, we will even do some meditation to make your staying the best! Thank you very much for the review that you're giving us and for mentioning the services we offer and our location. We hope you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostal Forestal is the best hostel experience I have had in a big city, they have everything going for them; the location, the crowd, the space and their staff truly goes above and beyond to help you out. They're located in a very hip neighbourhood of Santiago with a lot of cool food and activities around, they've arguably the best...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

We are very happy with the results. Your opinions are important to us and this comment fills us with satisfaction. Thanks a lot for highlighting aspects such as location, breakfast, activities and staff work. Our commitment is to let you a pleasant memory of Santiago. It matters to you, it matters to us. A big hug from the whole team...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in here at the beginning of a five week trip to Chile and Argentina, and then decided to us it as a hub for the rest of our holiday. The guys who run this place are fabulous, so helpful, friendly and fun. They have stored bags for us while we have been off to various parts of the...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

Hello Alison! Nice title and nice words! Thank you very much for your comment. You've been wonderful passengers who make us happy everyday, simply make our work easier :) We hope you will continue enjoying your trip, send hi to your son and you'll always be welcome back in this small corner of Santiago.

Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a dormitory and had a great time. Hostel is clean and the breakfast is exceptionally good with fresh fruits, cereales, bread, coffee, tea and eggs which you can make by yourself. Hostel is very close to the Metro Station Baquedano and some good places to go for a Pisco Sour or Beer (Bar El 202). As...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

Lovely review from a lovely guy. It was a plesure to meet you and we enjoyed having you. If you take all those great memories with you, our job is done. Happy and safe travels and thank you very much for you words.

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was the best hostel during my trip through southamerica! It was clean, staff was very friendly, the rooms were very lovely, location was GREAT and what made it really special was the special phone: You could make phone calls all over the world FOR FREE! This was amazing and very useful ( if you have to call a bus...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

Awesome is to have passengers like you who appreciate our daily work. We couldn't be happier to read these comments, they only give us energy to keep improving. Happy travel and come back whenever you want!

Crabbes Creek, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2017

A sanctuary from which to explore Santiago. Great to arrive here after the 28 hour bus trip from Arica. Lush parks on the doorstep and architecturally interesting part of Santiago. Handy to the markets and Pablo Neruda's house and adjacent park and boho area and the real Santiago. Much on offer from the Hostal with friendly staff and kitchen. Great...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it makes us work better every day.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 29 December 2016

STAFF: GREAT!!! They are the best!! Helpful and friendly staff LOCATION: PERFECT!! Close to metro!! BREAKFAST: EXCELLENT ROOM: Clean Everything was perfect!! Thank you!! Excellent place for Price = value .. The best recommendation ..

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Welcome anytime :)

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I recently stayed here for 3weeks while studying Spanish in Santiago. The staff were fun, helpful and very accommodating. The rooms were clean and it is located within walking distance to many attractions and very close to both bus and metro. Also, the price was relatively inexpensive considering it's location. Overall this is a friendly, clean and affordable place to...

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HostalProvidencia, Director de Recepción at Hostal Forestal, responded to this review

We are proud of our location and our staff, thank you for your evaluation. Come back anytime!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostal Forestal is currently a classic and with no doubt the best hostel inside the trendiest Lastarria - Parque Forestal - Bellas Artes neighborhood. Its unique location, next to transportation, local attractions, cafes, restaurants, parks, museums, bars and clubs makes a perfect place for your secure stay in Santiago.Created and currently run by its owners, two young Chilean experienced travelers (Benjamin and Rodrigo) which had the idea to create a unique Hostel in the best location of Santiago de Chile. A place which makes you feel at home and an atmosphere to meet other travelers, relax and party up with people just like you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Forestal

Address: Coronel Santiago Bueras 122, Santiago 8320135, Chile
Region: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago > Santa Lucia
Price Range: RM66 - RM230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Forestal 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“the rooms on the far side away from the main road are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles aa2andrews, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the 2nd floor are a bit quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrWils, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Way too loud”
 of 5 bubbles mikehS5030TK, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“DON'T take the room next to the entrance door!!”
 of 5 bubbles lyra26, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The downstairs rooms can be loud, as well as the rooms near the street on weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles JoelE8, 11 Jan 2015 | Read review
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