Monjitas 506, Barrio Bellas Artes
tel: (0)2 632 9990
Stay at this perfectly-located cute hostel in Santiago's Bellas Artes if you like window shopping at indie boutiques, a choice of empanada options, good metro access and most of the best cafés Santiago has to offer. Low prices attract long-term travelers, though not necessarily backpackers. The hostel itself has a lively social scene and helpful staff will send you on your way around the town. There is a lively street scene right out the hostel's front door, and it's very close to museums, cheap clothing shopping in Patronato and the extensive Parque Forestal which stretches from Mercado Central up through Providencia.