Hostal Rio Amazonas, Santiago de Chile

Vicuña Mackenna 47, Santiago, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“A great choice for those looking for the social life of a hostel without having to share a room. This long-running guesthouse in a mock-Tudor mansion has bright rooms.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Hostal Rio Amazonas, Santiago de Chile. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.5 out of 5.0

Ranked 6th in Santiago de Chile


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All you need to know

This fine hospitality center is situated on 47 AVicuna Mackenna Avenue in the Santiago City Centre where it ensures that visitors in the city are well cared and catered for with the best in hospitality services and amenities. The hostel is located very close to a major metro station in the hotel. Guests can quickly make use of this metro station when visiting their various places of interest and destinations within the city.

The Baquedano Metro Station is just 200 m away from the hotel.

The hostel offers standard amenities and modern facilities which are needed for a conducive and convenient stay. The hostel also provides a breakfast option that features several delicious and healthy dining options. With this, guests can start their day on the right note.

The Hostal Rio Amazonas Santiago de Chile rooms are decorated in lively colors that make guests attractive and comfortable in the rooms, and there is adequate lighting in these rooms.

The hostel offers chic room options such as Single Room, Twin Room, Double Room, Triple Room, Quadruple Room and family options such as Triple Family Room and Quadruple Family Room.

The hostel offers a continental breakfast option that includes homemade jam, yogurt, cheese, milk and natural juices. Guest are provided with these to begin their day on the right note.

Other services, facilities, and amenities such as concierge services, luggage storage, currency exchange, 24-hour front desk, valet parking, airport shuttle, daily maid service and room service are provided by the hotel.


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Recent guest reviews


3 January 2024

Super friendly staff and a charming hostel!

The location and the staff are amazing! They went all over the roofs! The rooms are huge also the bathroom.

They don't have an elevator


2 January 2024


The staff were so friendly and helpful for everything we needed. Filling breakfast, great to have access to a bar when everything was closed on New Year’s Eve and lovely outdoor space to relax


30 December 2023


Location and staff


17 December 2023


I really appreciate the support from Miriam and Erwin, both very kind and ready to help in any questions. Location is great, hot spots are near by foot and metro is also 5 minutes walk.

Bathroom could be something to improve (cleanness), nothing serious but that’s why I rate 9 of 10.


16 December 2023

Everything I wanted.

Excellent location and lovely old building in the traditional style. Very friendly and helpful staff/owners. Breakfast is typical Chilean continental style. My single room was clean and everything worked. Excellent value for money.

Nothing, as it is the type of quirky hostel that I like. Don't come here if you are looking for a slick international business Hilton/Marriot style hotel.


12 December 2023

Excellent stay. Good value.

Beautiful old house. Lovely court yard.


9 December 2023

perfect place to stay in Santiago

nice place, well decorated in beautiful old house

limited access to kitchen ( microwave, hot water )


3 December 2023

Homely, warm stay in the heart of Santiago

Staff were really lovely and accommodating, and we were able to check in early, right off our flight. The hostel is really colourful with lots of common spaces and a bar, as well as some food options, which we were grateful for. You can also buy a real cappuccino: not always the case in Chile! Very well located near Lastarria and Bellavista and a metro station. Breakfast was decent: bread rolls, cheese, boiled egg, yoghurt, juice and a piece of fruit, but if you want a proper coffee you have to pay extra. Finally we loved Ginny the dog!

The second room we stayed in (when we came back before flying home) was far less comfortable: there was a window facing the corridor that let loads of light in all night. Also no plug socket for the lamp.


2 December 2023

An peaceful oasis in a hectic city.

Lovely rooms, lobby, dining rooms and bar, all with wooden floors and tastefully decorated walls. Very friendly, relaxed and service-oriented staff. Excellent breakfast. Strong and hot shower. The whole atmosphere makes you feel at home and wanting to come back to this place.

All was fine. Please do not change anything!


29 November 2023


The staff were very helpful and friendly, always available to give advice on the local area, good restaurants, and what to do in Santiago. Beds were comfortable and the hotel had a nice vibe.


24 November 2023

The guest house is cute and clean with helpful staff and an excellent location.

The location was great, and the guest house art and decor were very pretty, bright and cheery. The staff were helpful and kind. My room was very clean and comfy. I had everything O needed and enjoyed drinks with other guests from around the world in the evenings.

It was all great! It might be nice to add a gluten-free carbohydrate item (other than the crackers which were bland) to breakfast. Many people who are gluten-free can't have oatmeal either. But corn flakes or canned corn heated in the microwave would be helpful.


23 November 2023


Great decor, location, staff and comfort


22 November 2023

Good base for Santiago stop

Lovely historic home converted to simple hotel. Well located for museums,galleries, restaurants etc. Helpful trilingual staff Good security and cosy sitting and bar area downstairs.

Some street noise in rooms at front. Towels a bit thin and tired


22 November 2023


Great location, awesome host - always very friendly and happy to help!


21 November 2023

Lovely, food value place in an excellent location

Lovely atmospheric place in an excellent location. Friendly staff, good breakfast. Very good value

It's a touch on the noisy side, although that's in terms of being a creaky old building and hearing footsteps upstairs early in the morning etc, otherwise it's very quiet.


17 November 2023

Great location, cool place, lovely staff!

Loved the house!


16 November 2023


Staff were so lovely! Felt very at home


9 November 2023

Beautiful hostel

Beautiful room with little balcony. The personnel was very kind and provided me a map of the city. The metro station is close and overall places to visit can be reached by foot.


7 November 2023

An excellent hostel for travelers, especially those who are looking for something a bit more refined

Breakfast 10/10 and the single room was excellent. It's really nice to have a place to write/read in the lobby. I was very happy to find out that there was no "party vibe".



22 October 2023


Clean, updated facilities. Very helpful staff. Complete breakfast. Convenient location. Good value. Highly recommend.



13 October 2023

A comfortable home base in santiago

The staff was amazing and very accommodating to our needs. Our room didn't quite suit our needs, and they graciously moved us to another room as soon as one was available. They also held our luggage for us for the two days we traveled to Rapa Nui. The courtyard was lovely and a great hangout space for our group to relax together in the evening. We liked the quirkiness of the rooms and the building.

I picked the hostel because of the central location, but we experienced a theft of personal property in Barrio Italia, so we spend most of our time in the La Starria district after that, which was very nice. There weren't many dining options in walking distance to the hostel that felt safe after dark. Also, I picked specific room types for our reservations, but we didn't receive those room types initially.


12 October 2023


Great location. Room was clean and comfortable. Very good breakfast. Staff super helpful with area tour and sightseeing recommendations, transportation, etc. Good value.

I'm not sure how I feel about leaving the room key at the desk every time I leave the building, but I can live with it.


7 October 2023

Good value for money in a location close to many of the city's main attractions and neighbourhoods.

The staff here are all delightful people, very accommodating and friendly. The common areas are nice - clean, quiet and well taken care of. My room and bathroom were pretty good overall, a bit worn but clean. I would consider staying here if I was travelling on my own in Santiago again.


2 October 2023

Wonderful B&B in the heart of Santiago

Rio Amazonas is a charming boutique hotel in the center of Santiago, and close to all the hip eateries and bars of the city. Carrol and her team are so pleasant and make you feel right at home. The bed was comfortable, it’s very quiet, and breakfast each morning was excellent.


25 September 2023

Please stop in and see these fine people at a fine place.

Every was great. The staff, the rooms, the food and the feel of the place all made for an amazing stay. I would have stayed longer if I could. It was very clean and decorated finely. True value for the price.


Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Bar
  • - Snack bar
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Currency exchange
  • - Tour desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service
  • - Private check-in/check-out
  • - Invoice provided


  • - Garden
  • - Terrace
  • - Sun terrace


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Family rooms
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Soundproof rooms
  • - Packed lunches
  • - Car hire
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Designated smoking area
  • - Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • - Airport shuttle (additional charge)

Business facilities

  • - Business centre
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Skiing
  • - Hiking (additional charge)
  • - Cycling
  • - Horse riding (additional charge)
  • - Temporary art galleries
  • - Walking tours (additional charge)
  • - Bike tours (additional charge)
  • - Tour or class about local culture (additional charge)


  • - Parking garage
  • - Accessible parking


  • - Public transport tickets (additional charge)
  • - Airport pick up (additional charge)
  • - Airport drop off (additional charge)


  • - 24-hour security
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Breakfast takeaway containers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals
  • - Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • - Face masks for guests available
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