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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Mixed feelings about this hostel, the location was good and it has a lovely charm set in a beautiful colonial building. Staff were helpful and spoke English. Our stay was disrupted by many children who were staying in the hostel with families at the time, making it very noisy and unpleasant to use the common areas and even get a...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine, We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again, however, we`d like to clarify that all our private rooms (with private and shared bathroom) have a safe inside. Also the dormitories have a big locker to storage your...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Not a bad hostel. Good location, but noisy at night as it's all old floor boards. Shared bathrooms were a bit ordinary. Overall not a bad place to stay, a little expensive I thought, however Santiago isn't the cheapest place to visit anyway.

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Silverfox86, We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

i don't recommend this hostel. Despite the charm of the ramshackle mansion and the amazing shared spaces, which would be great for the summer, this hostel is poorly run. The rooms are frigid; my heater did not work at all the second night; the next door neighbour's bathroom light shone into my room from a high shared window (at five...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Kim, We are very sorry about your bad experience during your stay with us. We appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we`ll double check the negative points you`ve mentioned in order to improve our services. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Travelling with 3 friends... sensationally large room with en suite bathroom, Hugh ceilings and comfy beds. Outdoor area is amazing- plenty of space to lazy about by the pool or on the couches. Pool table is a bonus. Brekkie is decent- scrambled eggs are yummy. Good location. Super noisy room (close to the front street), but warm and comfortable. Staff...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Sass, We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The rooms are very confortable and clean, I took a private room for me and my girlfriend and only had problems with the shower - no heat at certain moments. Is very close to a subway station and to a university, full of people around - very lively neighborhood. GREAT!

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Reviewed 8 June 2015

This is a large, popular and good-value hostel. It is within walking distance of the town centre (10 minutes) and the staff are friendly and helpful. The hostel is a bit quiet in the winter - we visited in early June - and at this time of year nobody really hangs around the outside area or the bar. The problem...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy to have received your feedback. Honestly we never receive complaints about the hot water, it always works well, however, we are going to double check every single shower specially the ones of the shared bathrooms as you said to avoid any kind or problem. Unfortunately in may and at the beggining of june the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 May 2015

(H)well, we had quite the SWELL time! The staff was helpful and hospitable, the beds were huge and homely, and the outdoor space was heavenly! Only wish the pool was heated or we came in summer. But that was our (h)error. Kitchen well stocked minus pepper. Good, quiet location, cool wallpaper, very high ceilings.

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Emily, We are very happy to have received your great feedback :) We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Davis County, Utah
Reviewed 12 May 2015

First, you need to remember this is a hostel. It has a variety of rooms, some with private baths, some with shared facilities. There are plenty of other amenities....laundry, kitchen, pool, walking tours. The staff are friendly and (by Chilean standards ;-)) well-organized. The location is within walking distance of the Brasil district with lots of restaurants and bars, as...

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Ricardo E, Gerente at Happy House Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Wallschke, We are very happy to have received your great feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

London, Canada
Reviewed 5 May 2015

The building was very well maintained, very clean, and well decorated. The location was easy to get to, and near the subway. The staff were all very helpful, spoke English very well. The only thing about the location was that it felt like it was away from the centre of things, but it could be because the first night was...

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Dear DB, We are very happy to have received your great feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your detailed comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Staff helpful and readyto give full answers to questions. The breakfast was a pleasure to experience. We arrived very late, but a ring on the doorbell brought an instant and positive response to 2 very tired older travellers at the end of a 30-hour flight journey. HHH was also flexible because of that circumstance, and late checkout was no problem...

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Dear Nelson, We are very happy to have received your feedback. We also appreciate the time you have taken to write your comment and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best and we will be waiting for your next visit. Greetings from all the team Happy House Hostel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Happy House Hostel An Oasis in the heart of Santiago. Located in Moneda Street in the middle of the historic part of the city and just steps from government palace, main square and the main tourist attractions of Santiago. Happy House Hostel offers a high quality service due to obtaining Q seal of quality the S seal of sustainability granted by SERNATUR (National Tourism Service of Chile), besides having an impressive infrastructure, facilities, long market experience and strong commitment of the staff with each of its guests. Our services are: Buffet breakfast, 24 hours of reception, free internet access (Wi Fi and stationary computers), safes in private rooms and lockers in dorms, tourist information and reservations for tours of the season, free luggage storage, laundry, mini bar at reception with 24 hour service of drinks, mineral water and beers, bilingual staff (Spanish - English), recreational and cultural activities (Dancing classes, Chilean BBQ, movie nights, free tours around town, etc.), bike rental, online bus tickets reservations, organization of transport services (only from the hostel to the airport or elsewhere), free national service calls from reception, book exchange, heating in rooms with private bathroom and common areas (winter season), late check out (asking for availability in advance at reception) and a lot more. Our facilities are: Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable and spacious terraces and living rooms, swimming pool, TV rooms with international signal, outside bar, entertainment area (pool table, tennis table, mini football table, chess table and table games), wine cellar with tasting sessions of national strains, BBQ area (including free use of grills) and a lot more. We wait for you :) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy House Hostel

Address: Moneda 1829, Santiago 8340493, Chile
Region: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Price Range: $28 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“The dorm room is fine for solo travelers -clean, quiet, safe.”
 of 5 bubbles Antonio8069, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There is something for everybody. We liked the colonial style rooms on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles keesv32, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Nothing special to say about the room ”
 of 5 bubbles jeanfran_oisp980, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor room 23 is great with private bathroom. nice view from bathroom window, quiet”
 of 5 bubbles XXX2588, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“make sure the window shutters are closed too, it can be pretty draughty in the hostel which is not a good thing in a Chilean winter”
 of 5 bubbles besty8, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
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