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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...
"… Chile From the bus station: leave the bus station and walk down Pedro Montt Street where you can take any bus that goes to (Aduana) then stop at Plaza Sotomayor. After that walk toward the stairway which is between the El Peral elevator and Justice Palace, walking on the stairs (no more than 25 meters) you will see a yellow house with red front door, that's the hostel. Transportation: Taxi bus: you can take any bus that says...
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
"… each of them thoughtfully decorated and practical to make you feel like at Home. We offer:Exquisite breakfast with fruits of the season, natural juices, yoghurt, French toasts, coffee or tea.Complete TOURIST INFORMATION about the V Region of Valparaíso and Chile, The Point View, Neruda House, the SEA and Museums.LiftsAdditional services (Not include in the rate):LAUNDRY serviceTOURS around the City and the Country SideBaby Sitter,...
"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." … "… internet and wi fi. We have heating panels in every room and in the main bathroom. We have 4 cats, they are very friendly and are used to meet different people. Services:...
Allegretto Bed & Breakfast
"… most popular with visitors, five minutes walk to spectacular views over the city and ten minutes from the city centre. Allegretto has a selection of double rooms with ensuite bathrooms, single rooms, family rooms and shared rooms with bunk beds. The deluxe rooms still have the houses' original cast iron bathtubs and there are also rooms with terraces and one with a huge antique, king-sized bed. Downstairs there is a large living...
"… 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 atmosphere of our lovely hostel that's been...
"… our different common meeting areas, rest in our living room where you can watch tv, read or just admire through the windows the majesty of Valparaíso. Listen to music, share a meal, a drink or play a salon game in our dining room. In our nice garden get relax with the sound of birds laying on a hammock or a chair and enjoy the bbq and party area.Casaclub is hosted by its owners, a young travellers couple who know what you are...
"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...
Hostal Polanco Valparaiso
"Hostal Polanco is a very comfortable and affordable place for your vacation in Valparaiso." … "… maps and all the recommendations you might need during your stay! Twice a week, we offer a FREE WALKING TOUR of Historical Valparaso areas. The guide will safely take you to the most interesting and beautiful sites of this port city. All you need to do is bring $500 pesos (USD$1) for ascensors . Don't forget to tip the guide!...
"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 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." … "… heritage site' historic old quarter, a short walk up the hill from Bellavista Street, walking distance to the countless tourist attractions including museums, markets...
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
"Located near the historic center, in a quiet neighbourhood. Hostal de vista is the perfect place to chill out in Valparaiso. Run by travellers for travellers. Hostal de Visita is a youth property with two dorms and two private room, with airy shared spaces. Clean and relax, managed by a young staff of travellers. We speak Spanish and English. There is a nice patio where we like to meet people , chillout and share. check in: 13:00...
Hostal Casa Valparaíso
"Really good - This hostel is really nice, small, clean, and the staff really helpful and fun." … "… 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. * An environment where you feel...
"… 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 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
"… in the winter. We have a terrace with a view of the ocean and the use of a common kitchen. We have a nice place to be in the evening with a small bar, TV/DVD and woodstove and offer central heating in most of the rooms during the cold winter nights. Features included: Free Towels and Linens, Free Breakfast, Free Internet and Wireless Internet Connection, Book exchange, Free Maps and Advice, Free Luggage storage, Use of...
"… plates with products of the sea,( 29/30/31) every day we will teach a different plate( empanadas, ceviche, pescado a la lata( Fish to the tin) , machas a la parmessana (surf clams au gratin), pebre ,pisco sour)confirm to us for e-mail if you want to inform of these classes that of a very low value We wait for youThe hostel is located in Valparaiso, Cerro Alegre a place of world heritage recognized by UNESCO. The hostel is quiet,...
"… 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
"… We found a gorgeous old house a few blocks away from the original one. We fully renovated it and added a rooftop like no other in Valparaiso, a fantastic kitchen and a cozy bar, among other things. Planeta Lindo, the hostel, became the natural counterpart of our first house. If you come to visit Valparaiso, you'll be welcomed to take part in the Planeta Lindo experience. And if you're from overseas and thinking in moving to...
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 Valija Hostel
"… 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 other two viewpoints (Yugoslav and Atkinson)...
Hostal San Pedro
"The property is in a beautiful old house with friendly atmosphere where, for comfort and safety, only rent 7 bedrooms (3 singles, 3 doubles, 1 triple). The house has a fully equipped kitchen, 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,...
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...
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
"… the core values that Valparaiso embodies and that we embrace: sharing & tolerance. The kitchen is fully equipped including an electric kettle which is handy. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at B-Side hostel and i would highly recommend it to anyone. Please note. Check in: Please check directly with the property about your arrival time. Check out: 11:00 am. Cancellation Policy: 2 days before. Only cash accepted upon...
Hostelling International Valparaiso
Bernardo Vera 542, Cº San Juan de Dios
Hostal Jacaranda & Home
"… to stay in. You will feel like in your own home and exclusive hostel. Beautifully decorated and equipped, we offer gastronomic services in an effort to bring the enjoyment of our traditional dishes to you. You can enjoy our library of movies in the Satellite TV. We work 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...
"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...
"… and the fragility of our nature and culture. All our operations therefore follow the concepts of sustainable tourism: we recycle actively, use alternative energy sources, work only with local and independent partners who share our sustainable believes, and try to conserve the surf culture and history of this amazing place by sharing with and educating foreign travellers as well as locals! Ritoque Raices is the ideal place to get...
"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." … "… de Dios and take the first left on Bernardo Vera. Our hostel is...
"… in tehe heart itself of the patrimoial city. An strategic location that will allow you to find a series of tourist and cultural atractions of interesting historical richness. Pablo Neruda´s house (La Sebastiana) Valparaiso coast Cathedral of Valparaiso Victoria Square Open Sky Museum Traditional Transport The Elevators Mariposa, Florida, Espiritu Santo, among other elevators. We have wide spaces, confortable rooms,...
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