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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, alth
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...
"… 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 ADUANA then get off in Plaza Sotomayor (in front to the port). Estimate price of $250 CLP US$ 0.5 Taxi:...
El Rincón Marino Valparaiso
"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...
"Casa Kreyenberg is very easy to find and in a great area. Coming from the bus station or from the city in general, there are buses that go to Avenida Alemania and stop almost in front of the hostel. When entering the hostel, you might first notice the antique dining room and some other tasteful decoration. When entering the dining room, it feels like going back in time and being in the house of a noble family. The Location The hostel...
Allegretto Bed & Breakfast
"… the heart of the Cerro Alegre district of the city on a quiet residential street just around the corner from the bars and restaurants most popular with visitors. The house is from the begining of the last century and was built in the typical Valparaiso-style. Today it has been restored and furnished to provide every comfort. Allegretto Bed & Breakfast has double rooms with private bathrooms and a shared dormitory with single beds. -...
"… 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 constructed with thoughts of you. A few...
"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...
"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 enfo
Hostel Horizonte Valparaíso B&B
"If 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 a
"Hostal Acuarela is a cool jumping-off point for exploring Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. They have great home-cooked breakfast, colorfully-decorated breakfast, and amazing views. The Location Lo
Hostal Casa Valparaíso
"Nice hostel in cerro concepción - We enjoyed our stay at this hostel. They let us into our room before check in when we got in really early on an overnight bus, which was awesome! Like most Valpo hostels, it isn't very quiet if the guests aren't quiet (big, old house acoustics). Generally nice staff, good breakfast!" …"Really good - This hostel is really nice, small, clean, and the staff really helpful and fun." …"… friendly staff!...
"… 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 room has...
Casa Fischer Hostal
"Cheap, good stuff but very noisy in night - Good accommodation in good location. But we have problem with hot water first night and have to wash in cold water. We stayed in private room 2 nights and both nights there were very loud music until 3am from street." …"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...
"…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
Hostel La Colombina
"The hostel is perfectly located in the middle of Cerro Concepcion and only a few minutes walking from the center, within walking distance of all major attractions and restaurants in the historical ar
"… 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 share and educate foreign and national travelers. We possess...
"… in case of need). Baths: 28. Showers: 14, hot or cold water 24/7. Maid service: 24/7. Services included: Internet - Wi-Fi & Tv. Additional services: Restaurant - Laundry - tourist information. Our infrastructure allows us to welcome you individually or in group comfortably. Music and tv in the common areas. Check In: 14:00hrs. Check Out: 11:00 hrs. There is the possibility to extend this time paying...
Planeta Lindo Hostel
"…Pedro decided to move with his girlfriend for good. It was not difficult to find a replacement: charming & lovely Ginger. In 2010 we expanded the house by renting it's first floor (previously an off
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
"… 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 other two viewpoints (Yugoslav and Atkinson)...
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 variety of...
"… The 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...
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 arrival....
Hostelling International Valparaiso
Bernardo Vera 542, Cº San Juan de Dios
"…Check out before 12:00 Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General No curfew." …"How to get here, Valparais
Hostal Jacaranda & Home
"… of the city, granting you a great environment 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...
"Nomada Eco Hostel started in 2009 with the support of family, friends, travelers, and everyone who contributed their art, joy, and work to form who we are today as the best choice for accommodation i
"… Plaza Aníbal Pinto and Espíritu Santo and Victoria funicular railways. Our hostel has shared rooms: we have triple rooms, doubles and doubles married rooms with private bathroom or shared bathroom, a shared kitchen for travelers, singing room, living room, smoking area and Wi FI connection. Lemuria Hostel Polices & Conditions Check in from 14:00 to 00:00 . Check out before 12:00 Payment upon arrival by cash....
Street Garden Hostel
"… and enjoy their stay. Street Garden hostel offers large dormitory rooms, private room, a large living area, a equipped kitchen for free use, breakfast, bbq area and a tranquil recycled garden courtyard/patio to meet 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...
"…Taxes included. Breakfast is included. General: Reception is open 7 AM to 11 PM No Curfew." …"Muffin Hostel is located in a bright house restored in the typical area of the city located at jus
Hostel Voyage Valparaiso
"…Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Breakfast included. General: No curfew. Child friendly. Reception available 24 hours" …"…-With car, you can take the street 68 Santiago-Valp
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...
"…Cancellation Policy: 1 day before arrival Check In: 24 hour arrival, please notify the Hostel about your arrival time Check Out: 11.00 am Method of Payment upon arrival: Cash Only! (US$ and C
"… for extreme outdoor activities such as surfing,trekking and scuba diving. Your best bet for a weekend full of fun while getting to know the best two cities in Chile! Facilities Internet Access WiFi in Room WiFi in Lobby Guest Kitchen Cable TV Common Room Security Lockers Refridgerator BBQ Area Breakfast 24 Hour Security Towels Hire Parking (only one spot) Bicycle Parking Bar Restaurant Tours Desk 24 Hour Reception Linen"...
"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...
Hostal Polanco Valparaiso
"… will receive all the tourist information necessary, including local activities, 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! The tour is given in English...
"… 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, kitchens(cuisine)and...
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