After having such an amazing experience at our hostel in Mendoza, we were really looking forward to our arrival at La Casa Roja in Santiago, especially since we had heard so many great things about it from Manuela. Much bigger than Hostel Independencia, La Casa Roja is located in Barrio Brasil in a restored mansion. The building is spectacular, with high ceilings and beautiful woodwork. There are plenty of cozy places to sit throughout the hostel, which also has two courtyard patios and a lovely backyard with a pool and outdoor bar. I really liked La Casa Roja and the surrounding neighborhood…Barrio Brasil is a very bohemian part of the city with colorful buildings and lots of quaint cafes and restuarants. I was really excited to finally be back in Santiago and to stay in an area that I had never been to before.