Being a modern capital city, there are a large diversity of hotels in Santiago for any taste or budget.
Inexpensive digs are not hard to come by in Santiago. Accommodations are plentiful in Santiago's center, Providencia and Bellavista neighborhoods where most travelers on a budget flock to find hostels and cheap hotels. Santiago hostels have a reputation for filling beds with rowdy, young travelers (and the young at heart). In other words: if you're looking to actually get some shuteye, consider an upgrade to one of many budget hotels.
Hostels in Santiago rent beds in dorm-style rooms for as low as $9 a night. If you're looking for something a little more tame, you can find a room with a private bathâ€”and maybe even breakfastâ€”for around $17 a night. Many hostels offer discounts for larger groups, students with ISIC cards and those staying extended periods.
Budget Santiago Hotels
In Santiago, budget hotels are also easy to come byâ€”there are dozens throughout the city. Still, for South American standards you might not consider them cheap hotels: Santiago hotel rooms rarely dip below $60. Some budget hotels advertise prices without taxes, so be sure to ask about final prices.
Luxury Santiago Hotels
If you're looking to pamper yourself, there are plenty of options in Santiago. Luxury hotels and high-end Santiago accommodations lie to the east of the city, in neighborhoods like Providencia and Las Condes. Fitness centers, free internet, in-house restaurants, and swimming pools are pretty much the standard in Santiago. Luxury hotels range in price from around $130 to over $200 a night.
Other Santiago Accommodations
Those staying for longer than a few weeks may want to rent a room or stay with a local family. Santiagoâ€™s periodicals El Mercurio and El Rastro give listings for apartments, rooms and family residences. Notice boards at the tourist office may also provide leads.
In addition, skiers hoping to find an economical place to stay before hitting the slopes will have to settle for a tiny room or allow time for a short stint on the metro before taking one of the ski buses that leave from ski rental shops in Providencia.