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Sleeping in Santiago de Chile Airport

Sleeping in Santiago de Chile Airport
(Photo by SleepingInAirports.net / 26Aug2013)

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Santiago de Chile airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Santiago de Chile airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Can You Sleep Overnight at Santiago de Chile Airport? 

It’s possible to stay overnight at Santiago de Chile Airport in one of the many seating areas.

Reviews suggest that the landside has fewer seats suitable for sleeping than the airside.

But, if you’re not able to pass through security and need to rest in the landside areas, there is some floor space that you can stretch out on.

Where are the Best Places to Sleep in Santiago de Chile Airport?

If you are landside, one review suggests trying the second-floor area outside of the offices, and you can find some extra seats there.

The areas inside Security offer more comfortable sleep spots than the landside area. Once you’ve passed through security, the seating is generous, and you’ll be able to get comfy on the padded, armrest-free seats near many gates. 

The seats are moveable, and you’ll be able to push seats together for a makeshift bed. Alternatively, you can stretch out on the carpeted floor, too. Consider bringing a sleep mat and blanket for extra warmth and cushion. 

There’s also space in the Airside yoga room near Gate 15. A recent review mentioned the yoga mats are left outside the room (under the nearby stairs).

Sleeping in Santiago Airport
(Photo by SleepingInAirports.net / 26Aug2013)

Does Santiago de Chile Airport Have Lounges?

Santiago de Chile Airport has some lounges you can pay to access, but none have designated rest or sleep zones. 

If you want a more comfortable seat and refreshments, it’s worth paying to enter. Learn more about the lounges at Santiago de Chile Airport in our Airport Guide.

Are There Showers in Santiago de Chile Airport?

Regardless of sleeping on the floor or a chair, you’ll need a shower to loosen up those stiff muscles. Shower facilities are located in several pay-to-use lounges. See our Santiago de Chile Airport Guide for details.

Is There Anything Open 24 Hours at Santiago de Chile Airport?

Whether a case of the midnight munchies hits you, or you’ve just given up trying to sleep and want to scope out your options, you can choose from some 24-hour food concessions. Check out these vendors:

  • Public Hall: Bakery & Co. (1st Level, Door 1) • Burger Truck (4th Floor, International Boarding) • Cerveceria del Norte (1st Floor, between Door 1 and 2) • Dunkin Donuts (3rd Level, East Roundabout) • Gatsby (Rotunda) • Santa Brasa (3rd Level, Door 3).
    » National Terminal: Briciole Bar (3rd Level) • Dunkin Donuts (3rd Level) • McDonald’s (2nd Level) • Starbucks (3rd Level • 2nd Level Door 28).
  • International Terminal: Brioche Doree (3rd Level, West Rotunda) • Deli & Cia (3rd Floor, Gate 17) • Dunkin Donuts (3rd Level) • Farine (Breakwater C, East Sector) • Juan Valdez Cafe (Breakwater C, East Sector) • McDonald’s (Breakwater C, West Sector) • Mozzarella Bar (Breakwater C, West Sector) • Patagonia Cafe (3rd Level, Door 16) • Pronto (3rd Floor Level, West Circular Building) • Starbucks (3rd Level, at Door 11 and 19A).
  • Convenience stores: Mercadito/Brit Shop, Mini Market, and Maxis (5 locations).

Are There Any Hotels Within Walking Distance of Santago de Chile Airport?

If sleeping in the airport gives you nightmares, a few hotels are close to Santiago de Chile Airport.

The Holiday Inn Santiago Airport Terminal is located directly across from the main terminal and is your nearest non-airport floor sleeping option!

Several more hotels are located within a 10-minute drive of the airport, and these offer free shuttle service.  

See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Santiago de Chile Airport.

Is It Safe To Sleep in Santiago Airport?

Beware of aggressive taxi drivers and their representatives in the main hall of Santiago de Chile Airport. They tend to overcharge tourists and can be very persistent.

However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

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