Located in the heart of Santiago de Chile is the previous house of Iris, and now known as Landay Hostel. Landay Hostel offers you a warm and cozy place to stay, along with a spike of history. Its vintage interior design will bring you to another time while you stay in the new and modern Santiago. To those travelers who love history and enjoy traveling to the olden days, this is definitely the hostel for you.
All about Landay Hostel
Landay Hostel is considered a unique and special hostel because of the history that it possesses. The house itself is basically a 100-year-old castle that was refurbished as a hostel. Landay Hostel was once owned by Inés Echeverría (1868-1949), a Chilean female writer that used the pseudonyms Iris, Inés Bello, and Rainbow. Inés Echeverría is known as a brave feminist who pushed the rules of being a woman through her work. For this reason, Landay Hostel is also known as Casa de Iris (House of Iris).
Established in 2010, Landay Hostel has created quite the name for itself for the past 5 years. Apart from the history, Landay Hostel is also loved because of its location. The hostel is located in Barrio Brasil, a lively historical neighborhood in Santiago, Chile; Barrio Brasil was known as an upper class neighborhood in the 18th century, but now it is a neighborhood of historical art and culture filled with restaurants, bars, nightclubs and more. The hostel is also a café bar open to the public, serving coffee, food, pastry, etc.
Rooms and services
Landay Hostel has 3 floors in total, and there are rooms available at each floor. The rooms vary from dorm rooms to private rooms, both with the option of a shared and private bathroom. Each room is also equipped with a locker for personal items. The prices range from 10USD up to 23USD; at certain times there are deals available at Landay Hostel, especially when booking from their official website.
Landay Hostel offers many services and amenities for their guests. In-house services include a 24-hour security and reception, breakfast, complimentary towels, and even irons and ironing board. For movie lovers, free movies are also available at Landay Hostel. The kitchen is of course available for the guests to use; however, in the morning it is used to serve breakfast, so the kitchen is only available after breakfast hours. Although Wi-Fi is available throughout the whole hostel, there are also computers available for the guests.
Getting to and around Landay Hostel
Getting to Landay Hostel is very easy since it is located in the heart of Santiago, Chile. If you are arriving from the airport, you can simply take the Centropuerto bus and stop at Los Heroes metro station. From Los Heroes, head northwest on foot for about 10-minutes. The cost from the airport with Centropuerto is only 1500 CLP (approximately 2USD), which is a great option for budget travelers.
Getting around from Landay Hostel is easy because of its strategic location. From Landay Hostel, you can walk to many attractions such as Barrio Brasil, La Moneda and Universidad de Chile. Since Landay Hostel is also close to Los Hereos metro station, it is very easy to reach other sites in the city such as La Piojera, Bellas Artes Museum, Bellavista, etc. The staff at the hostel will also give you maps and information regarding Santiago, including the free tours that you can do; so, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Come and stay at Landay Hostel!
In short, Landay Hostel is a very cozy and classic hostel to stay in. With the history that it has, the hostel becomes more than just a hostel; it is a timeless memory of Inés Echeverría. Landay Hostel also has many services and very helpful staff, which is basically what any traveler can ask for. The location is definitely a plus point since it is located in the city center and is very near to public transportation. So, if you’re looking for an awesome hostel with a spark of history, then come and stay at Landay Hostel!