When we were all in Santiago we stayed at this hostel. It has both private rooms with their own bathrooms and others which don't, but you still sleep. It is very well located since it's near the center of Santiago and a few blocks from the Metro station "Los Heroes". A selling point for this hostel is the design of all its facilities and yard. A con is the breakfast which came with the room with private bath was supposedly free but was very bad. When there was juice the glasses were not there and vice versa. They didn't have coffee either, but if they did it probably would have been instant coffee and not the same. In addition, the prices were too high to be a hostel, so I think if I were to return I would look for another hostel in Santiago. However, I admit that the atmosphere was very striking and very spacious.
You never know what can happen on a journey ... in our case, we found ourselves with no money in a foreign country! Luckily, in Santiago you can spend a night in the "Hogar de Cristo", which is a homeless shelter. A night costs from 0 to 200 Chilean pesos (up to $0.15), and you have a shared room with the city's homeless. You eat and shower with them - a truly humbling experience. Don't fear discomfort or illness. A good choice in case of emergency.
One of the best hostels I've stayed in. It has rooms for every taste and budget and it's located in a very quiet part of the city, but it's still really well connected to the must-see tourist attractions. They offer everything a tourist could possibly need at reasonable prices during reasonable times of day (they even held onto a package for me while I was traveling in South America for three months).
They have some attractive discounts for the ISIC card, or for stays longer than 5 days.
But the most stand-out thing about this hostel is the friendly treatment, from all the staff, and from the owners. They really make you feel at home.
Also there to orient and help you with respect to what to do in the city and practically the whole country, they give you a lot of brochures and information so you can move around as you please within all of the little hideaways, not just the well-known places.
Furthermore, they organize various weekly "events" like a free pasta night on Wednesdays, sour pisco on Thursdays and an awesome barbeque on Fridays (all free). Also, you have access to their terrace to have little get togethers of your own.
The Red House is my favourite hostel, because I've made many friends there. The house is huge, with spacious and comfortable rooms. The kitchen is also very large, with several stoves, refrigerators and more. It has a huge garden, pool, jacuzzi, bar and more. The staff are friendly, and will make you feel at home. Highly recommended.
This hostel was created with women in mind (hence the name), and is now known as the best hostel in Santiago. The rooms are very modern and comfortable. The building has several common areas, where it's easily to make friends with the other tourists, and you can have a drink together. The price is very good, and breakfast is included.