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Che Lagarto Hostel Vi�a del Mar Reviews

Diego Portales 131, Vina del Mar, Chile

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358 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Confident to restaurants, other shopping, and Metro

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great staff, good location and good lockers


Great hostel which was in a quiet suburb close to the beach, it is a social hostel with great staff who always had a big smile and lots of enthusiasm to help with every need. Showers were great and hot water. Had a great time here and would definitely stay there again.


Great place as always in the "che lagarto's"


There were way too few toilets and showers in the hostel - two to three for everyone and one was out of service most of the time because it was so dirty because people cut their hair. Most people there are loud and drink a lot and the staff has no control over them, letting them party all night, slam doors, play loud music, yell, etc. We would definitely not go back there again.


Good, chill hostel. Only stayed 1 night but I thought it was nice. Most of the common areas were outdoors which was interesting. A bit of a trek from the center of the city, but good area.


One of the best hostels I've ever been!


According to my experience, the best hostel in the Vina/Valparaiso area. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.


My stay at Che Lagarto was great. Awesome staff that provided a fun atmosphere and helped us find things to do around town. I would go back next time I'm in Vina del Mar


The staff is very kind and always keen to help! The location is amazing cause the hostel is close to the beach and the city centre, including bus and metro stops! Just improve the facilities and you'll be a top 10!! Great stay in Vina, many thanks!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Olá Joao! Thank you very much for taking some time to give us your feedback. Concerning our facilities, that's exactly our priority at the moment, so we hope to improve very quickly to give a very good service overall. Take care and good luck on your trip round Southamerica!


The experience was great overall. Location was excellent for our needs, room had a lot of space and a great bed, bathroom was great as well! The staff were EXTREMELY friendly and helpful, and reservations via Hostelworld / checkin / checkout went by without a problem. We were unlucky enough to have a large team of pre-teen cheerleaders staying at the same time who were terribly noisy and disrespectful, but I realize that was out of the Hostel's reach. Would definitely recommend Che Lagarto!

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! We really appreciate you taking some time to briefly review your stay overall. As for the group staying those days, we did our best to keep them under control, but at some points they were effectively out of our reach. Unfortunately, once in a while we are obligued to accept underage groups because of the off-season and we are sorry if this affected you somehow. The good part is season is coming so we'll strictly respect our underage policy. Take care and thank you for choosing us.

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