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Hostel Boutique Merced 88

City-center hostel within walking distance of Forest Park

  • Free WiFi
ZAR 417

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  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom - Guest Room
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom - Guest Room
  • Living Room
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom - Living Area
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom - Guest Room
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Merced 88, Santiago, 8320119, Metropolitana, Chile
8,4.Very good.
  • Now is not the time to stay here. It is completely defaced, I got tear gassed from the…

    Nov 24, 2019

  • Great value for the money. The kind of place you stay when you are young & idealistic &…

    Oct 19, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 17 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

Feel at home

  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • In Lastarria
  • Plaza de Armas - 15 min walk
  • Forest Park - 1 min walk
  • Santa Lucia Hill - 13 min walk
  • Palacio de la Moneda - 26 min walk
  • Costanera Center - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • Superior Quadruple Room (Private External Bathroom)
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Habitación Estándar Con Baño Compartido

What’s around


  • In Lastarria
  • Plaza de Armas - 15 min walk
  • Forest Park - 1 min walk
  • Santa Lucia Hill - 13 min walk
  • Palacio de la Moneda - 26 min walk
  • Costanera Center - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Museum of Memory and Human Rights - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • National Stadium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • O'Higgins Park - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Baha'i Temple of South America - 10 mi / 16 km

Getting around

  • Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL) - 19 min drive
  • Santiago Central Station - 5 min drive
  • Baquedano Station - 3 min walk
  • Catholic University Station - 6 min walk
  • Bellas Artes Station - 10 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Profile: Lastarria

Profile: Lastarria

Lastarria, just east from Downtown Santiago, is home to the city’s main square—Plaza de Armas—lit up at night by the stunning neoclassical architecture of the Metropolitan Cathedral. Here, you’ll also find great works of contemporary art on display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Take a romantic walk to the top of Cerro Santa Lucia park and be sure to admire the charming architecture of fountains and small buildings as you make your way up the cobblestone steps. One you’ve made it to the hilltop, enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the city.

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Merced 88, Santiago, 8320119, Metropolitana, Chile

At a glance


  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Hostel Boutique Merced 88 Santiago
  • Boutique Merced 88 Santiago
  • Boutique Merced 88
  • Hostel Merced 88 Santiago
  • Hostel Boutique Merced 88 Santiago
  • Hostel Boutique Merced 88 Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 45 per vehicle (one-way)


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • The national sales tax (19%) may be charged upon check-out to residents of Chile regardless of length of stay, and to non-residents staying in the country for 60 consecutive days or more. To qualify for a tax exemption, travelers must pay for their stay in foreign currency (not in Chilean pesos) and present a valid passport along with the migration card they received upon arrival in the country at check-in. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hostel Boutique Merced 88 does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hostel Boutique Merced 88.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Hacienda Gaucha (4-min walk), La Terraza (5-min walk), and Japón (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 45 per vehicle one-way.
  • Hostel Boutique Merced 88 has an arcade.
8,4.Very good.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great budget stay

    Clean, comfortable beds and kind staff. Conveniently located near lots of restaurants and main subway line.

    Rebecca, 3 night trip, Sep 13, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Stay here ...its fab!!

    I read a couple of negative reviews and nearly didn't stay here. But I did stay and the staff here are what makes this place AMAZING!!! I have never experienced such amazing service.They went out of their way to advise and help me on many occasions. They are also keen to see Guests are happy and socialising with each other. To this end they have various themed evenings....on tuesday evening it was free Sangria and music. Wed was a party atmosphere but I was too tired to stay and wednesday was free Pisco Sours and I missed unfortunately to go to airport. The dorm rooms were clean, comfortable beds ,spacious and with lockers and bench space....what more do you need! The bathroom was cleaned often in the day and shower fantastic! I cant say enough for this place, its simply great! Oh and a cheap bus from airport to Los Heroes then Metro to nearest station Baquedano. Only 50m from Merced88.

    Peter, 2 night trip, Sep 11, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    PROS: Friendly staff, clean and spacious room. A little surprised the private bathroom is not attached to the room itself, but across the hallway. Good breakfast. CONS: The NOISE! Our room was on the 2nd floor in the back. We could not get any sleep at all due to the constant traffic noise/siren and people yelling/talking outside on the sidewalk (can hear them as if they are in the room itself). This happened all throughout the night. The hostel provides free ear plugs at the reception, we made the mistake of not picking up one of these for the 1 night that we stayed. Windows/balcony were old, so I guess that's why the noise just travels right through!

    1 night romance trip, May 27, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Solo trip

    Clean . Good space.. rooms have lockers and good space . Free fruit all day .. kitchen is good enough .. commons spaces are good and they even make your bed every day (not normal in hostels)

    Michael, 3 night trip, Mar 6, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The staff were friendly and helpful. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean for a hostel! The beds were very comfortable and it’s a plus that there’s daily servicing and they make the beds. Any breakfast that offers eggs is alright with me. Centrally located near many restaurants and markets. I’d stay here again.

    4 night trip, Dec 16, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Basic, Convenient & Comfortable

    Great for the price. Private room is clean & comfortable bed. Heating unit provided. Private bathroom, separated from dorm. Plenty of common areas with tea and snacks all day. Location is perfect. Very near metro and walking distance to main downtown attractions.

    1 night trip, Sep 1, 2018

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Very Likely the Best Hostel in the cenral Santiago

    A refreshing experience due to the obvious care and concern of the friendly staff. You will feel like a welcome and appreciated guest here. The interior was new and freshly done. Location was excellent. Had an excellent stay there. The rooms were reasonably priced. I had a large private room, with a separate but private new bathroom. They also have a very large, homey, comfortable and welcoming lounge room with nice comfy chairs and couches and a large screen TV. This place is way above average for a hostel and it is clear that the owners care about your experience. One word of caution the rooms at the end are on a major street and will be quite noisy. Another good thing is that you can walk to the famous Bella Vista bar and restaurant nightlife area. There is also an underground parking garage nearby if you have a car.

    James, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 18, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great hostal, near to a Lot Of museums, Restaurant, Subway. It was the best option 😊

    Maria, 1 night trip, Jun 9, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Todo muy bien, está situado en un lugar complejo por la situación social pero el lugar y el servicio es muy bueno.

    Fabian Luis, 5 night trip, Feb 17, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Hostel em um prédio antigo é grande! Bom Wi-Fi e café da manhã

    Gustavo, 1 night trip, Nov 15, 2019

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