Hostal el Raco
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 50%Local Culture
Member Reviews (2)
- Hostal el RacoOct 25, 2013
This is one of the most creative, warm and unusual hostels I've been in. It's family owned and one of the owners is an artist and designer. Everything in the hostel seems infused with his artistry: every room has a hand-painted drawing on the ceramic tiles of the bathroom. The chairs in the breakfast room have been upholstered in a colorful mishmash. The rooftop bar, where people hang out and drink til the wee hours of the night, features a tall, healthy plant growing out of a discarded toilet bowl. So cool. The staff, too, is as friendly as they come. The building itself is a lovely renovated old mansion with lots of charm. Some might be turned off by the fact that the neighborhood isn't very central to where most gringos hang out, and it has more of a downtrodden feel than places like Providencia or Bellavista. But others who want more of a local experience may see this as a plus.
- Hostal el RacoFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I think "Hostal el Raco" is a great hostel if you are looking for truly authentic Chilean artistry. I highly recommend a stay here. The owner has put a lot of attention into this place and it shows. The place is eclectic but modest. The owner is the designer and has supplied most of the paintings on the walls. In short, the place is clean, their are fresh cut flowers, they have a modest breakfast and a frequent visitor told me that the rooms are warm and cozy during the winter regardless of the high ceiling and ample windows. To top off the experience the owner has provided a roof top bar that the locals have access to. It is perfect for ordering mohitos and meeting a friendly face from the neighborhood. Plus, the bar is where the owner's bohemian artistry real comes out.