El Rincón Marino Valparaiso

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Hostelz.com's Review

The location of El Rincón Marino is the first thing you'll like -- it's close to the bus station. The second is the great decor -- it's got lots of fun nautical themes. After that you realise that the facilities are good, it´s clean, and the staff are helpful. And breakfast is included! What´s not to like?!

The Location

It's just a couple of blocks from the bus station and easily spotted from the street, there is no need for hailing of taxis or trying to work out the colectivos. Plenty of supermarkets are around and about, and the main square is eight minutes' walk. The hills of the old town and the seafront are also walkable, or there are plenty of buses running up and down the main thoroughfares from Vina del Mar to the port of Valparaiso at the far end of town, where the main lookout point is.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are all very airy with high ceilings and good decor, and the dorms are spacious, not crammed with beds. Some rooms face the street, but noise is no problem as it´s a quiet road. The bathrooms are good with a high cleanliness standard. There are communal bathrooms as well as some rooms with ensuite.

Common Spaces

The main common area, where breakfast is served, is on the ground floor with a massive skylight, and a wrought-iron circular staircase going up to the first floor. It has a large dining table and a Hi-Fi. Upstairs is the self-catering kitchen and another dining table, located on a sunny landing. The kitchen is well equipped, with gas stove and microwave, and plenty of crockery.

Summary

This hostel is great and provides good value too. The breakfast is plentiful, and often includes a wonderful fruit salad. Other hostels abound in the atmospheric hills of Valparaiso, but for ease of access from the bus terminal -- especially if you´re heading off early -- this hostel has everything a traveler needs.
by tor
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
November 2009

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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "El Rincón Marino Valparaiso" at San Ignacio St 454.)

Location/Contact

Address
San Ignacio St 454, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Province, Chile
Coordinates
-33.047841, -71.611145 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.rinconmarino.cl
Telephone
(56-32) 225815 Cel. 97450720
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How is El Rincón Marino Valparaiso rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(258 ratings)
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

  This is a great place to stay in Valparaiso. The owners are so nice and really helpful.
Anonymous
2005-06-13
  I've been here and the service is excellent. The owners are very nice people, and the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar are wonderful.
A very happy person
2004-09-29

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