Hostal el Raco

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3.5
#148 of 230 hotels in Santiago
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Hostal el Raco, your Santiago “home away from home.” Hostal el Raco aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to some of Santiago's most popular landmarks, such as Isidora Goyenechea (0.8 km) and Plaza de Armas (2.0 km), Hostal el Raco is a great destination for tourists.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service, and you can go online as Hostal el Raco offers guests free wifi. Guests are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site.

While visiting Santiago, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Como Agua Para Chocolate, Bocanariz, or Fuente Alemana Alameda.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular history museums, such as Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and National Museum of History.

Hostal el Raco puts the best of Santiago at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Santo Domingo # 2816, Santiago 8350377 Chile
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Nigel M wrote a review Apr 2014
Nether Heyford133 contributions92 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived late, but received a smiling welcome.

Our large double room with ensuite shower was spotless and warm.

Staff provided us with a sit down breakfast albeit simple it was at 5.30am, so thanks for that.

A little street noise at night but that was probably due to the start of the Easter holiday, rather than the norm.

We would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If having to shower early, you need to call reception (ext 200) to request hot water be turned on!!
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CraigsdSmith wrote a review Jun 2014
London, United Kingdom116 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This I a great hostel maybe 10 small blocks walk to the centre. But it has local shops, bars, cafes nearby you would probably never see if not staying here. The hostel itself I found very clean. My room was large with double bed and ensuite. Wifi was fast, room had Tv though I did not use it. The staff were friendly and polite. There were also extremely helpful. At about £15 per night with breakfast included this was teriffic value. An absolute gem.
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Date of stay: June 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
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KutzK66 wrote a review Apr 2015
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel is very basic and rooms and small but value for money. We had room number 2 which faces the street so was very noisy at night. But central to metro etc.

Next time would ask for a room away from Street.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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adlondon wrote a review Oct 2012
United Kingdom20 contributions37 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
we did not have high expectations given some of the reviews but even this didnt prepare us for what we found. Dirty sheets, dirty bathroom with only cold waater to shower in. The walls are so thin we could hear people down the hall let alone next door. Its cheap for Santiago hence the two stars but I would not recommend this place and suggest you look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2012Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jessica M wrote a review Dec 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania56 contributions26 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The people are very kind and service is good. However, do not expect the hostal to look as it does on the website. Wireless internet was not available nor can you place calls to cell phones from the hotel (even for a charge). Breakfast was basic and the house is quite old and a bit shabby, but ok for the price. Barrio Yungay can be dangerous at night, so beware. There are not many businesses around this area, so you are better off in nearby Barrio Brasil.
Hot water was often not available for showers. Very small rooms and dark house.
They do often transportation to the airport.
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Date of stay: November 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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claudiacarvalho_br wrote a review Oct 2010
Valparaiso, Chile3 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I really liked the hostal, the familiar environment and the nice decoration called my attencion. The room I stayed was very cozy.
Besides the great attention of the owner and the other employees.
However if you are looking for a hostal close to a lot of bars and restaurant, this place is not for you. When I arrieved at night I could find only one opn restaurant close to the hostal.
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Date of stay: October 2010
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Anonymous wrote a review Jan 2016
Valdosta, Georgia66 contributions51 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hostal el Raco is a decent place to stay but there are problems. The room are a little small, the linens are worn, and the plumbing needs a lot of work. Our toilet did not flush and the owner's solution was to show us how to remove the top of the tank and pull on the metal chain. Our room was cleaned every day, though, and the owner arranged for laundry services and taxi pick up to the airport. WiFi was good. Breakfast was okay, with meat, cheese, bread, juice, and store-bought baked goods. It is about five blocks from the subway and three blocks from the Memorial museum. There were some very good restaurants within walking distance and plenty of small stores to purchase water and snacks.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Denis B wrote a review Aug 2015
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Somehow we think that the regular management of this place must be on holiday and left their distant country cousins in control. Overall, a great place to stay in a quiet location some 25 minute walk to town (or close to metro station) in an area with a lot of old period architectural charm & a lot of local street art. Many of the surrounding buildings are unoccupied or empty and boarded up, yet there are some great pub like eateries nearby at Yungay plaza.

We arrived late to be received by someone who distinctly communicated that she had far better things to do than to receive guests. For a place marketing to overseas tourists, there was not a solitary word of English spoken - not one word.

Our room itself was OK and aligned well with the website photograph although when we asked for a bulb to replace the missing one in our table reading lamp, the answer was an emphatic un-negotiable NO.

Other photographs on display in TripAdvisor, particularly those of the dining room decor were clearly misrepresentative. The photographs indicate a table well prepared with table cloth etc. ready for a wonderful dining feast. The reality with which we were presented was very different indeed with bare tables and basic chairs only. Only the room itself was recognizable. Even the photographs in the leaflet available at the front desk misrepresents what we physically saw.

Breakfast was amazing. Being advised it was between 8 am & 10 am, we arrived at 8:30 am and spent the next 20 minutes trying to awaken someone, eventually being successful by breaking out onto the front street and then persistently ringing the front door bell. Bowls of blancmange & chopped banana were offered and when asked about a spoon with which to eat, we were directed to the same teaspoon used for our coffee. No milk or whitener was available for our tea or coffee but this along with some orange juice was promised for the next day. Clearly there is no specified breakfast menu and breakfast was a negotiated and variable task for each of our three days. This negotiation was only possible due to the involvement of another English speaking guest.

On the good side, El Raco had excellent Internet, made up our beds daily, did some laundry for us and also kept our bags safe in storage for a late night departure.

Fix the personnel and language issue, the breakfast and the decor and this place would be really great.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lance and Cecil... J asked a question Jan 2015
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia5 contributions5 helpful votes
Can one get to the hostal easily using public transport (bus) from the airport?
Nigel M wrote a tip Apr 2014
Nether Heyford133 contributions92 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If having to shower early, you need to call reception (ext 200) to request hot water be turned on!!"
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C$60 - C$67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal el Raco
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal el Raco?
Nearby attractions include Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (0.4 km), Isidora Goyenechea (0.8 km), and Parque Quinta Normal (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal el Raco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal el Raco?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal el Raco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Vikingos, Palacio Del Vino, and Ocean Pacific's.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal el Raco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostal el Raco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadanía (2.0 km), Ex Congreso Nacional (2.0 km), and Intendencia de Santiago (2.0 km).
Is Hostal el Raco accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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