This adorable cafe is cozy inside on a rainy day – and the sidewalk tables, facing a pedestrian street, offer fantastic people-watching when the sun shines. This block (Mosqueto between Monjitas and Santo Domingo), lined with several similar cafes, is delightfully illuminated in the evening when cafe-goers sip coffee by candlelight.

café mosqueto

Source: Lonely Planet

20 Things That Identify An Authentic Backpacker!

Our blog friend VoyHoy made a funny – and true – list about genuine travelers. Do you wanna see if you are one of them? Take a look! (It’s in spanish, ok?)


The Central Vega is the main food market in Santiago. There you can get the freshest products at very low prices. Besides, enjoy walking for blocks and blocks of seafood outlets, dairy stores, flower shops and bazaars clothing that work from monday to sunday!!

vega central


If you are a cheese lover, you must go to The World’s Cheese & Wine Restobar: there you will find traditional french dishes with the best and finest ingredients, a varied of imported wine and national strains, salads and homemade sandwiches. Next to Manuel Montt metro station!


Ask at the reception for + info!


The best Chilean handcraft In Las Condes, at the foothills of the Andean Mountains and surrounded by a simple country style atmosphere, the historical colonial site of Los Dominicos is found. You will see artists working on novel natural products such as leather, fine woods, straw, baked mud, glass, wool, roots, metals and semiprecious stones such as silver and lapislazuli, transforming them into beautiful and unique art pieces!

los dominicos

Apoquindo Ave, 9085
Metro Los Dominicos

Source: Corporación Cultural Las Condes


MIM is a museum where visitors can explore firsthand all phenomena there are around us in Chile through a varied theatrical exhibitions.
Places like the light, machines and fluids rooms invite visitors to discover interesting queries in a fun way! An ideal place to go with children!


Punta Arenas Ave 6711, La Granja

How much?
Adults: 7 USD (3.900 CLP)
Children: 5 USD (2.600 CLP)


Bellavista Neighborhood has many particularities that make it unique and distinguish it clearly from the rest of Santiago. Among them emphasize its many murals that accentuate its bohemian and alternative character. The paintings on the walls in different styles and techniques accentuate its appeal and give a close alternative to all santiaguinos who yearn the good vibes of Valparaiso! Voyhoy made a list that shows the 25 most beautiful murals: take a look!

murales bellavista

Between the north bank of the Mapocho River and Cerro San Cristobal



Every wednesday summer, Nikkita Productions opens the “Sunset Park” in CentroParque terraces: enjoy a bar under the evening in one of the nicest park in the capital! Hope to see you during midweek, it’s a perfect moment to unwind in a large living room dancing until 3am!

sunset park


Part of the original layout of Santiago, the location was used for long time as street parade area. By the time the Posada del Corregidor and the nearby square were built in 18th century, the bohemian character was established and later ,in mid 20th, renovated. Nowadays the neighbourhood is living a reborn, with book and design stores, coffeshops, restaurants and much more!

barrio esmeralda

Emerald St. with Mac Iver St.


A space for wine lovers and an innovative restaurant where gastronomy has been designed to pair with its wide wine stock. Run by its owners and a team of professional sommeliers, offers lunch, dinner and all day plates to share a good glass of wine or thematic tastings presenting the latest on national viticulture. A must on your visit to Chile!


José Victorino Lastarria, 276 – Lastarria

Monday to saturday: 12h to 0h30
Sunday: 12h to 17h


The hot season begins! What could be more refreshing than a pool? San Cristobal’s pool measures 82 meters long by 25 meters wide, is known for its irregular design, lush vegetation and environment, an artificial waterfall and a great view of the city. A perfect picture!

piscina tupahue

North-west slope of Cerro San Cristobal

Tuesday to sunday: 10am to 7:30pm

How much?
General: 10 USD (6.000 CLP)
Children (3-13 yeard old): 6 USD (3.500 CLP)


This park is following eastward the Parque Forestal, named after president José Manuel Balmaceda monument located at its west end. With large sunny lawns, a coffee shop with public library and the Monumento a la Aviación (Aviation Monument): a large scale sculpture along with a massive water fountain with light show at dusk. At the side the coffee shop is possible to find one of the few pedestrian bridges crossing the Mapocho. The locks attached are put by couples to symbolize their love.


Av. Providencia between Plaza Baquedano and Tajamar’s Towers


Focusing on luthiers and handmade music, the most important craft event of the country is open! More than 100 national and international exhibitors are participating of the 41st version. This year will feature the work of luthiers and music from the roots through an exhibition and on-site demonstration of the instruments who make these master craftsmen.

musica hecha a manos

Bustamante Park – Providencia

From 31/oct to 16/nov
Sun-thu: 11am to 9pm
Fri-sat: 11am to 10pm

How much?
Adults 5 USD
Seniors, children and students 2,5 USD

Worldcup Brazil 2014 at Hostal Providencia

Next thursday starts the WorldCup Brazil 2014 and Hostal Providencia has the best offers for every game. What is this? Discounts 2×1, 1hrs. before each game (we have 3 tv´s) in our beers!!! And FREE choripan during the game.

Hostal Providencia BRA CRO

Where? Vicuña Mackenna 92 +56 2 26352536
When? 12 June to 13 July

BBQ Every Friday at Hostal Providencia

Don´t miss our famous chilean BBQ. Yes every Friday we have a BBQ and then have FREE entrances to a Club in Santiago. At Hostal Providenca we have activities & tours everyday. Don´t skip our BAR (Yes we have bar)


More info: At our front desk

Visit the Snow in Santiago

Do you like to Ski? Or maybe just have the opportunity to touch the snow? Well we have both alternatives at Hostal Providencia. Yes, you can visit our snow centers every day in 3 ways: Ski Pro, Ski beginers & Trip to the snow.

Nieve Santiago Pousada Santiago

More info: At our Front Desk

One Direction in Santiago Chile

One direction Chile Santiago

One Direction in Santiago, Chile. The 30th of April & 1st of May are going to have a great concert. Hostal Providencia is very close to the National Stadium (in taxi 8 min, metro 10 min). Don´t miss this concert and stay very close!!!

One direction Chile Santiago

Tickets: HERE
Where? National Stadium (close to Hostal Providencia)

Mysteryland in Santiago

mysteryland Santiago chile

If you visit Santiago, don´t miss this great festival. 3 days party non stop! Yes!!
More info: HERE
When: 20-21-22 December

Foto Ruta Santiago Tour


Looking for something to do on a Saturday in Santiago, Chile? Want to explore the city with a unique tour?  Try Foto Ruta Santiago for getting to know the city with the bonus of an “urban adventure”.  Taking place every Saturday until the end of December, Foto Ruta is not just for photography enthusiasts.  This tour caters to anyone with an appreciation for seeing a fresh perspective of the city.


Visit here for more information.

This tour starts a short walk away from Hostal Providencia.  We are located at Vicuna Mackenna 92 in Providencia, Santiago.  Tel: +56-2-2635 25 36

Great Concerts Playing in November in Santiago, Chile!

BlurChile 2013

Santiago will be the place to see concerts in November.  Major artists such as Marc Anthony, Justin Bieber, Blur and Sarah Brightman will be performing here.  For a list of upcoming concerts visit this link.

BlurChile 2013

If you are visiting from outside of Santiago and need a place to stay visit us at Vicuña Mackenna 92 in Providencia or call us at +56 2 2635 2536.