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Valparaiso is one of Chile’s better-kept secrets – but the word is getting out fast, so get there soon before a tourist invasion changes the city irrevocably! “Valpo”, as it’s affectionately known, is a chaotic and colourful jumble of cobblestoned streets and ramshackle colonial buildings that tumble down the hillsides in faded glory. Antique ascensores (funicular railways) creak their way up the precipitous hills that dot the city, and vivid splashes of paint on every building make the city a photographer’s dream.
Tourists who like to travel with a “must see” list of sights to check off may find staying in a Valparaiso hostel unsatisfactory, as there’s not a lot to “do” around the city in the usual tourist sense – the real charm of this UNESCO World Heritage city comes from wandering the streets and soaking in the atmosphere. Perhaps it’s a legacy from the likes of Pablo Neruda (who had a house here) and his artistic contemporaries, but Valpo gives off a distinctly bohemian vibe – anything goes here.
Valparaiso is not all pretty architecture and dramatic scenery – it has its share of shantytowns, and crime can be a problem in some areas. However, most visitors choose Valparaiso hostels and activities close to the center of the city and don’t experience any problems.
Transit connections to the rest of Chile are good, with the more sedate and sophisticated seaside resort of Vina del Mar just a few kilometres away, and the capitol Santiago about two hours away by bus. Valparaiso hostels are mostly found uphill from the port, in the steep and winding streets that offer breathtaking views over the city.
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El Yoyo Hostel
"This guesthouse is really friendly. Here you can get to know really cool people. The staff are also great. The location is the best, right close to downtown. 100% El Yoyo rocks!!" … "This hostel, although close to the centre, was dirty. They didn't have our booking even though we had a confirmation reference from hostelz.com, and didn't seem that bothered about it. Our room stank of dampness and a pane of glass was broken in the door...
Casa Aventura Hostel
"Casa Aventura is a small hostel with a friendly atmosphere. The hostel has a few small dorm rooms which are basic but clean, as well as a kitchen and communal eating area. A free breakfast of mainly fresh fruit is provided in the morning. Since the hostel is small, it is a good place to get to know your fellow travelers. There is no curfew and the hostel is within walking distance of much of Valparaiso's nightlife. The friendly owners...
"Hostal Caracol is located in Cerro Bellavista. Valparaiso is a city of hills (called cerros in Spanish) and to get from one hill to another, you usually need to go down and up using the many stairs or (paying) funiculars. The city centre is quite busy with traffic and stray dogs but the hills are quiet residential areas, giving you a taste of the authentic local life. Hostel Caracol is a stylish place near Pablo Neruda's Valparaiso house, La...
"… heroes, which you can find out about in the museums. Valparaiso is also the inspiration for the Chilean Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda, and there is a museum dedicated to his work. The night life here is a lively, with a mix of discotheques, bars and pubs playing Latino, pop and rock music (and only a 2 blocks is the night life). The local delicacy without a doubt is marisco, the fresh sea food. ...I declare my love for you...
Hostal El Rincón Marino
"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...
Girasoles de Valparaíso
"… kitchen, tv, internet,wifi , each on of them has been thoughtfully decorated to give the feeling of being at home. We offer Pleasing family environment. Comfortable rooms beautifully decorated. Exquisite breakfast, composed by natural juice,french toasts, jam and butter, milk, coffee or tea. B&B. Girasoles is a place where you can relax you with a good reading or perhaps to sail on the Internet. Complete tourist information of the...
"I would recommend staying here, the view is awesome, and you can see the tallest mountain in the Americas from the front porch. The owner is very nice and makes a wonderful breakfast every day. The place is clean and has everything I have needed." … "… house you can walk to the center of Valparaiso: you can visit the harbor, take a trip in a boat and walk around the city. And if you enjoy the nightlife, the house is near the...
Allegretto Bed & Breakfast
"… children. Our reception is open between 9 am and 10 pm, those arriving after reception closes should call first. Almost all our rooms have private bathrooms. There is wifi internet, a communal kitchen, a large dining area, and laundry facilities. Breakfast is included in the price. The privates rooms are: Double room - double bed with ensuite bathroom (one on the ground floor with access to a small patio and the other one on the...
"… is managed by the owners Alejandro and Karin, a family of Porteños*. We've decorated while paying attention to our guest and their suggestions left in our guestbook, blending typical characteristics of our family life. All this with the aim of offering the best stay in one of the most picturesque, culturally rich, Patrimoniales***cities in Latin America. We hope you feel at home while having fun making new friends in the intimate...
"Casaclub is the best place in Valparaiso for travellers and backpackers from all over the world. Here you will find everything you need to make your stay in this magical port an unforgetable experience. Located in a nice and safe universitary and patrimonial neighbourhood very close to main touristic attractions and with easy access from any point of the city. We offer single, doubles, twin, quad and dorms. All rooms are shared...
"Angel Hostal is a little piece of heaven in the cultural hub of Chile. The staff are friendly and it is in a good location. The Location Smack dab in the middle of the tourist maps of Valparaíso, the location of Angel Hostal is heavenly. Take a short local bus ride to Cerro Conception (one of the UNESCO-protected areas of the city) and up Cumming Street, and you'll find Angel Hostal on your right in a colorful, blue building with...
"bellavista hostel located within walking distance of downtown valaparaiso and a side of the road that terminates the museum open sky in a building patrimonialrestaurado so that comfort and touch of yesteryear. contributors to the estate of valparaiso, bellavista hostel is making interventionist art, through murals and mosaics in public works around the hostel with a view to contributing to the hill bellavista, its people and its environment"...
Hostel Horizonte Valparaíso B&B
"… you are looking for a place to have, Surf, good food and fun in Valparaíso come to Hostel Horizonte Valparaíso" The Hostel Horiozonte Valparaíso is a " SMALL HOSTEL CONCEPT " with a young, nice and resting atmosphere to make you feel between friends, is a favourite destination for travelers during the summer months in Valparaíso. Our breathtaking location in the historic Cerro Alegre, is just a quick walk to popular tourist...
Hostal de Visita
"A nice, cosy hostel owned by a an openminded, welcoming chilean family. Everything a backpacker or a casual traveler will need is provided, confortable and warm beds, full equipped kitchen, clean and vast bathrooms, and of course a sunny patio, with all the necessary to make bbq, soak up the sun, chill and so much more..." … "… spaces. Clean and relax, managed by a young staff of travellers. We speak Spanish and English. There...
Hostal Casa Valparaíso
"Really good - This hostel is really nice, small, clean, and the staff really helpful and fun." … "… soon! Services/facilities: * Internet wi-fi in all areas. * Delicious breakfast (bread, tea or coffee, jam, butter, juice, fruit and eggs) * Use of kitchen. * Quality mattresses, granting the rest you need. * Tourist orientation: maps, travel circuits, display of events, museums, restaurants, bars, bohemian Buenos Aires, etc. *...
"… nice place to stay, and be nice with our world too. We are close to the bus terminal, the Metro and local bus routes and surrounded by parks, restaurants, supermarkets and nightlife. Many of the local Museums and popular tourist attractions are within walking distance. We have big dormitories and double rooms with shared bathrooms. We prefer to limit our dorms to a maximum of 6 beds so guests can get plenty of rest. Our lounge...
Casa Volante Hostal
"Casa Volante Hostal is a converted apartment, centrally located amidst the vibrant hills of Valparaíso. Its bright and funky decor matches well with the brilliantly colored surrounding building. The excellent, friendly staff -- available twenty-four hours a day -- are knowledgeable about the city and surrounding areas. Breakfast is not provided; however, coffee, tea, and fresh fruit are available all day. The Location Casa Volante is...
La Casa del Puerto
"… addition, there is an upstairs terrace with beautiful views of the city hilltops and bay. Design The house has been designed with generous common spaces, that are welcoming and comfortable; ideal for relaxing, as well as sharing experiences, cultures, and languages. Included in this design is a rooftop terrace with views of the hills and bay of Valparaiso. Rooms The rooms are well lit, with high-ceilings, and painted in a a...
"… site was designed in such a way to show guests a part of Valparaiso in their common areas and also in parts in the rooms. Located in the heart of Valparaiso, just minutes from the Plaza Anibal Pinto, with supermarkets, restaurants, liquor stores, bars and general trading within the reach of all. Comfortable beds, shared bathrooms with hot water, kitchen and a comfortable living room to share. Please note: Cancellation...
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Hostal Jacaranda & Home
"… beliefs. We try to preserve the culture and the history of this amazing place, to be able to share and educate foreign and national travelers. We have a gastronomic letter gourmet, a wide variety of national and international plate with accessible prices; area common full equipped with games, internet and Wi-Fi, digital television , books to exchange. Please note : For same day bookings, we request you to book at least 12...
"Nómada Hostal is an alternative in the heart of Valparaiso, where the bohemianism, culture and the port's magic lives. We are in a beautiful house built in the early twentieth century, full of details, colors and comfort. Its privileged location and services makes about Nómada Hostel an excellent option to rest, enjoy and fall in love with the nooks of Valparaiso, a World Heritage City." … "… terminal, take an urban bus in...
Hostel Pleno Puerto
"… Cerro Concepción, Bellavista, La Sebastiana, Victoria Square, Muelle Prat, Servini library, Square Anibal Pinto. We have comfortable double, triple, double and double with shared en suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, free wi fi throughout the hostel and common living room for guest use. Hostal Pleno Puerto Polices & Conditions Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 . Check out before 12:00 Payment upon arrival by...
Street Garden Hostel
"… all your needs. Surroundings If you are someone who likes to travel to lots of local places, our staff are here to give you all the information you need to enjoy most of your stay in Vina del Mar either on foot, the micro bus or rent one of our hostel’s bikes for the day. -You can visit the nearby towns of Valparaiso, Renaca and Concon just 15 minutes on the micro bus or collectivo. -We are just 7 minutes walk from the city Metro...
"Hostel may easy become better if the owner makes himself organized! - Nice big hostel in old building on the second floor. Osvaldo is very nice & helpful guy, just need to improve a schedule and enforce the rules especially in the kitchen at breakfast time." … "… world heritage site' historic old quarter, a short walk up the hill from Bellavista Street, walking distance to the countless tourist attractions including museums,...
Casa Fischer Hostal
"Homey - Throughout my stay, the house -- which caters to about 15 guests -- was moderately full. The staff are amazing and attentive, the lounge does nothing but encourage conversation, and you will make friends. It's easily accessible -- if you are accustomed to steps -- from the city by being a mere 5-minute walk from the port train station (taxis are costly) and there are plenty of affordable restaurants, shops, and a laundry nearby...
"… and confortable spaces that have a homely atmosphere. Our facilities include: Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:30 am. Snack service in the afternoon, coffee or tea with cookies, natural fruit juices, and sodas. Laundry service by agreement. Telephone service for local calls. Wireless internet. Safe-deposit box. Living room equipped with Cable TV. The hostel does not have private parking but there are parking places in the...
Hostel La Colombina
"… rooms: 2 dorm rooms with 4 beds each one, doubles with bathroom ensuite and shared bathroom, one apartament for 4 people, with bathroom ensuite, living room and independient access. Also we have triple room and beautiful terrace for enjoy the view of the bay and the hills. Our service includes a delicious breakfast, towles, tv and reception 24 hs. The hostel staff is made up of young bilingual excellent disposition and willingness...
"… with nautical tourism group ‘it ventures’ of a weekend. We invite you to spend some time with us and discover our history, and we’re sure you will have indelible memories of our magical Valparaiso! In a familiar and ecological environment, we recycle actively and work only with the local and independent companions who share our sustainable beliefs. We try to preserve the culture and the history of this amazing place, to be able to...
"… with 6bed, price $9.000 one female room with 4 bed, price $10.000 one private room bed doublebed for a couple price $25.000 one private room in the second floor with 2 individual bed price $12.500 for person The breakfast is included and consists of bread, tea or coffee, milk, butter, jam, marmalade, a fruit mix and yoghurt. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 1 day before arrival Check In: 24 hour arrival, please...
"… inn, family, protected so that you feel like home, located in the most central, cultural and historic port of Valparaiso magic. Decorated with creative style, pleasant atmosphere with high standards of warmth that allow you to stay as your dreams. Rooms 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 beds, double bed. We provide updated tourist information, contact the top destinations at regional and national. We deliver a service with family warmth. Please...
Planeta Lindo Hostel
"… up for meetings, parties & our spectacular new year's eve celebrations. For a long time some of us wanted to be able to figure out a way to make a living by promoting the same good intentions we had when we started Planeta Lindo. So the idea of a hostel came to our minds. We wanted that travelers or people just passing by could also join us, and get a taste of our beautiful neighborhood and sharing community. We found a gorgeous old...
La Valija Hostel
"… bbq for example, and more. Second, personal attention, friendly atmosphere, and the best advice to know Valparaíso as we do. We are located in Cerro Concepcion, one of the most beautiful hills of the city, which is also a UNESCO protected area. On the first floor of Hostel find brown, a renowned coffee of the sector. Right in front of us is the Mirador Gervasoni, and funicular Conception. Besides, you're only steps away from...
"… bathroom, living room and dining room. All rooms are large and have windows with natural light. All rooms have beds (single rooms: twin bed, double room: queen bed) nightstand and dresser. The service includes breakfast, free tea and coffee all day, free WIFI internet access, use of kitchen, hot showers, hair dryer, washing machine, Orientation of Valparaiso with free map. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 1 day...
MM 450 Hostel Boutique
"… with an original and simple decoration. We named our Hostel "Boutique" due to the effort put into it's making; the artistic vibe given to the house after the restoration and remodeling, the personalized customer service, care punt into details such as a great room service at affordable prices. Our motivation is to offer a warm and different travel experience. All spaces in the house are bright, spacious and yet cozy. Within these...
B Side House
"B SIDE HOUSE, is a big house built in 1926, now is completely remodeled. Has a big dinner/living room and a full equipped kitchen. Illuminated balconies and a vip area just for have unforgettable meetings. B SIDE HOUSE has 10 room, 9 of them has private bathroom with hot water and we offer single, matrimonial, double, triple and quad rooms. Bedding included" … "… would highly recommend it to anyone. Please note....
"… or semi-private), in 2 different buildings to guarantee a 'home away from home' feeling, rather than a big hostel factory. You can hear the ocean from all of the rooms. Please not that the ´Private Double with sea view´ is the loft of our A-frame house. It´s upstairs from the mainroom but has no door (otherwise you wouldn´t see the ocean). Therefore it´s more a semi-private really. We have kitchen facilities in all the houses or...
"Ideally located between Viña del Mar and Valparaiso with quick, direct transportation to both cities on the metro and the beach right out front! One of the only hostels in Valparaiso with a bar attached, it is a great place to meet people from all over and enjoy nighttime bbq´s and parties. Includes services for extreme outdoor activities such as surfing, trekking and scuba diving. Your best bet for a weekend full of fun while getting to...
"An easy to find hostel in the heart of Valparaiso. From the bus station it is a 2 km walk down the main road Av Pedro Montt in the westerly direction. After the cathedral, this street ends but keep walking west along Esmeralda until you reach the ancient (scary) Ascensor Concepcion (Concepcion elevator), one of the many elevators that characterize this city of 285,000. For 120 pesos, this rambling thing takes you up to the residencial area...
Cerro San Juan de Dios
"This is a great place...really it is like a home but it's much better. The staff are very nice." … "Welcome to our new hostel, the biggest and the best in town. Our statements are very clear, cleaness, comfort and freedom. You can stay here and chill out wheteaver you want, enjoy the chats in the bar or the BBQ´s and parties almost all the weekends." … "… as well as individual travelers. HI Valparaiso is also the only...
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