29 Hostels in Valparaíso, Chile

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Get to know Valparaíso (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Valparaíso. To help you make friends with Valparaíso before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Valparaíso (no more

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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FAQ about Valparaíso Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Valparaíso. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Valparaíso. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Hostal Casa Aventura is the best hostel in Valparaíso for families.
Maki Hostel Valparaiso and La Joya Hostel are the best rated hostels in Valparaíso for female solo travellers.
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Maki Hostel Valparaiso is the best rated hostel for partying in Valparaíso.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Valparaíso

Your Packing List for Valparaíso

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Valparaíso and Chile.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Valparaíso Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Valparaíso, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
29 Total number of hostels
$15 Average dorm price
$8 Cheapest hostel in Valparaíso
Hostal Licanantay is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Valparaíso
Maki Hostel Valparaiso is the best rated
Most Valparaíso hostels are located in
Cerro Alegre, Cerro Concepción, Cerro San Juan de Dios
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Viña del Mar (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Laguna Verde (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Quillota (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Isla Negra (45 Km / 28 mi.)
El Tabo (46 Km / 28 mi.)
San Felipe (90 Km / 56 mi.)
Los Andes-Portillo (91 Km / 57 mi.)

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