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Nestled in the heart of Andes, at 2,750 meters above sea level and less than an hour from Santiago, is La Parva, an unique, exclusive and with special features of a snow village winter resort. The beauty and harmony of the architectural lines of the buildings and long glowing silhouettes of its ski slopes are perfectly visible from the city center. At sunset, from the terraces of condominiums and shelters you can see amazing sunsets and a spectacular panorama of the central valley.

la parva

Source: La Parva Centre


Cafe Girasol is a small place in Lastarria where are sold packed lunches, sandwiches, quiches, pies and salads.  Also, rich cupcakes, lemon pie, banana and carrot cakes among many other varieties of desserts. In addition it’s an emporium where you can find a variety of gourmet products such as organic fruit tea, olive oil, honey, homemade jams, gourmet pastas, organic matte and vegetarian and vegan products such as pies, pastries and breads Vegan. 😉

José Victorino Lastarria 3 · Lastarria


Mixtura Andina Restaurant synthesize a culinary proposal based on the exquisite flavors of traditional Peruvian cuisine. Their food is recognized worldwide for its quality and variety, with new culinary techniques, excellent service and a pleasant atmosphere to ensure the guests have an unforgettable experience and wonderful flavors and aromas!

Ramón Carnicer 71, Providencia



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)


From 1973 to 1978, Villa Grimaldi was a place of imprisonment, torture, and death. Today, the site, located in Santiago, has been reclaimed as a historic memorial, a center for reflection, a gathering place as a symbol of peace and justice, as well as the defense and promotion of human rights! Most guide books that we’ve seen do not mention Villa Grimaldi. However, we highly recommend you take time to visit this memorial park.

Conmemoracion Aniversario Del Golpe de Estado.

Jose Arrieta Ave, 8401 – Peñalolén

Mysteryland in Santiago

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

Study Spanish in Santiago

Study Spanish in Santiago very near Hostal Providencia (only 3 blocks) and learn a language you can use in 21 countries (maybe more?).  We offer a 10% discount for a group course or a individual course at the hostel. Stay with us and enjoy! Register HERE

Cirque du Solei in Santiago!!!!

With great worldwide recognition, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke imagination, invoke senses and provoke emotions. And now arrived in Chile to show us “Varekai” an extraordinary world where something else is possible. Discover the highly creative and artistic shows till December 9.

Come to visit us!!! and enjoy the best shows!!

More info at

Independent design in Barrio Esmeralda this week!

Since today to October 21 is celebrated The Emerald Neighborhood week. This neighborhood has become one of the representative Chilean independent design and culinary arts, and this week you can enjoy from design samples to workshops totally for free!!!!!

Come to visit us! and enjoy the best panoramas just a few steps from us!!!

When? October 16 to 21

More info at:

The enigmatic Dj Shadow returns!!!

DJ Shadow (born Josh Davis) is widely credited as a key figure in developing the experimental instrumental hip-hop style, inspired by hip-hop’s early years, he then grew to absorb the heyday of crews like Eric B. & Rakim, Ultramagnetic MCs, and Public Enemy; groups which prominently featured DJs in their ranks..

Do not miss this talented Dj next October 20, Providencia Hostel invites you!!!!!!

Where? Paseo Orrego Luco 46, Providencia,  When? October 20

18th September holidays in Santiago!!!

This week from the 15th-19th in Chile we celebrate our national Holidays with allot of traditonal dances & food!!! Yes: Cueca, Fondas, Parties and much more. Stay in Santiago at
this Hostel in Santiago and enjoy all are activities.

More info at our front desk!!! 6 pages of Fondas, parties and the best things to do in Santiago.  Dirección: Vicuña Mackenna 92, Providencia Tel: +056 2 6352536

18th September holidays in Santiago!!!

This week from the 15th-19th in Chile we celebrate our national Holidays with allot of traditonal dances & food!!! Yes: Cueca, Fondas, Parties and much more. Stay in Santiago at
this Hostel in Santiago and enjoy all are activities.

More info at our front desk!!! 6 pages of Fondas, parties and the best things to do in Santiago.  Dirección: Vicuña Mackenna 92, Providencia Tel: +056 2 6352536

Festival Despierta

Don’t miss a great Festival in Santiago, Chile. Yes! Jorge Drexler + Kevin Johansen + Pedro Aznar + Chambao + León Gieco + Paulinho Moska + Toto La Momposina + Lisandro Aristimuño + Gepe + Nano Stern + Fernando Milagros all together.

More info: Festival Despierta
When: 8th September
Where: Movistar Arena


US$50 Bike & Wine Cousiño Macul


The tour starts with a bike ride into the original property of the Cousiño Macul Vineyard, bought over 100 years ago. In the vineyard you will get close to 80 year old vines, clones from Chateau Margeaux in France. Following the bike ride, the tour continues through the historic winery too see the process and equipment they used from the 20’s to the 90’s. Finally the tour descends into the wine cellar built in 1874 by french architects that Don Luis Cousiño and Doña Isidora Goyenechea hired especially for this historical construction. The tour includes three wine tastings, the first being in among the vines in the vineyard, the second in the cellar and the third in the wine shop.


1.- Meeting point: Cousiño Macul Winery’s reception. Near to Quilín Metro Station.
2.- Length: 2 hours.
3.- Time: the tour starts at 10:00 am. Please show up 20 minutes in advance.
4.- Includes: bike, helmet, bottle of water and three wine tastings. A wine glass to take home with Cousiño Macul’s logo.
5.- Price: $35.000 chilean pesos or USD$50 per person.
6.- Availability: Saturday (Minimum 2 people) Ask for (Tuesday – Thursday)

Extra information:

This tour doesn’t include transportation to the vineyard. Take Metro
Ask for special hours for groups.

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Jennifer Lopez in Chile

Don´t miss the best concert in Santiago: Jennifer Lopez in Santiago. Stay in the best Hostel in Santiago and enjoy

When? 19th July
Where: Movistar Arena
More info: HERE