Rooms out back walls too thin, must have been a basketball hoop on the back wall of my room, bang bang bang... The lady in charge wasn't very friendly, though she did warm up to me at the end (I think Chileans in general need to work on their tourist service skills). A few times I had to wait to get in when I rang the bell (they need to always have someone at the desk, sometimes they are there but in another room or doing something in the kitchen etc.) The hot water in the shower was at times finicky, (I am a missionary, so that;s not a new experience), but it would have been nice to have consistent hot water, at times it wavered in and out between scalding hot and cold.
Velero Santa Rosa is located in a very quiet neighborhood, it`s very secure, clean, good simple inexpensive breakfast for CLP 1,500. Julia, the woman who cleans and makes breakfast and mans the desk when the dueña is out, is the best! She was so gracious to me, and very helpful and made my stay there. I was in the cheap rooms out back (shared bathroom) which were fine, except the walls are so thin you can hear people sneeze in the next room (I was the only woman, most were guys). I stayed there a week, and it was fine for an inexpensive stay, good internet. Always fresh bakery bread at breakfast. They let me keep a few things in the fridge, though the kitchen is not available for cooking. Except for the thin walls and hearing the guy next to me talk on his phone late at night, I really enjoyed staying here. I had the last room on the 2nd floor of the back rooms, which had a little slice of a view of the ocean between some buildings. It made my stay more pleasant. I should have asked to see one of the en suite rooms. Although the ones in back had windows across from the cheapy rooms out back, so you could hear everyone's TV etc.