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Currency Exchange -- You can exchange currency at Trans Afex, Av. Diego Portales 516; Cambios Inter, Paseo Talca 84, Oficina 7 (tel. 64/253745); La Moneda de Oro, in the bus terminal, Oficina 37; and Eureka Tour, Antonio Varas 445. Exchange houses are generally open Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm and 2 to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 2pm. For ATMs, look for banks at Urmeneta and Guillermo Gallardo downtown. Banks are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Hospital -- Try either Hospital Base, Seminario, s/n (tel. 65/261100), or Hospital de la Seguridad, Panamericana 400 (tel. 65/257333).

Internet Cafe -- Internet cafes come and go quickly, so it's best to walk Urmenta street and look for a sign or ask at your hotel. Try Arroba Cibercafé, Guillermo Gallardo 218-A, or New Ciber, San Martín 230. Internet service costs $1 (70p) per hour, but hotels now have Wi-Fi or free access for guests.

Laundry -- Anny, San Martín 167 (tel. 65/255397); Lavaseco Arcoiris, San Martín 230; and Lavatodo, O'Higgins 231, are all spots to do your wash.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.