Four days in Santiago. A motley crew of travelers.
March 30, 2010 3:08 PM Subscribe
Looking for hostel/hotel and activity recommendations in Santiago, Chile in May.
posted by rebekah to travel & transportation around Santiago, Chile (1 answer total)
I'm traveling to Santiago for a conference in May. Several of the attendees -- including my boyfriend and up to a dozen other journalists, techies, bloggers and free speech activists from as many countries -- want to stick around and explore the city. We're looking for a few things:
1. A hostel or cheap hotel that doesn't mind check-ins at odd hours. My boyfriend and I will be arriving at 2am and want to make the airport-to-sleep transfer as pain-free as possible. We only need to stay at this place for one night, and then we'll be switching to the conference hotel.
2. A hostel or cheap hotel to stay in after the conference (can be the same as the first, or different). Our group will include both couples and individuals, so a place that offers a mix of dorm beds and private rooms plus a big common area would be perfect. Kitchen is a huge bonus. We'll be traveling with our luggage from the Universidad de Chile stop on the red metro line.
3. Activities for a motley group of international travelers who range in age from 20 to 50 and are interested in everything under the sun -- no idea is too crazy or too obscure. Some of us speak Spanish, so that's not a concern. Day trips are okay, but we only have 4-5 days total, so flights and long bus trips are probably out. Particular interests are wine, Pablo Neruda, shopping, llamas and penguins.
Looking forward to your tips!