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Hostal Mariposas Reviews

234 Salamanca, Valparaiso, Chile

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103 Total Reviews
  • 99%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 99%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 97%Facilities

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Really nice hostal run by good people. Really enjoyed my time there

  • 25th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


What a nice place ! The habitation and the common rooms are spacy and there is a so lovely terrasse on the rooftop. The owner, Kent, is a funny guy and if you pour his glass with some wine at night, he will tell you some stories about the time, as some kind of Sinbad the sailor, he was travelling on the 7 seas.


it was just great! we enjoyed our stay a lot! muy buena onda! there is a lot of common space in this hostel - the terrace with a great view just awesome! - and also the rooms are very big. we really recommend this hostel!


The reviews speak for themselves, this place is great. Kent (the owner) is fantastic, all the other people who work / stay in the hostel seem great, the rooftop with hammocks is perfect for relaxing on, and has brilliant views of the city. Rooms and bathrooms all seem good too. The ONLY point to note is the location, which is a little bit out of the way of the main hills and the city itself, but everything you want is still definitely within walking distance! No complaints at all!


We didn't show up as we have changed travel plans. Kent allowed us to cancel the booking though he would not have been obliged to. Thanks ! Nevertheless, deposit of 15% is gone.


After a long day of travelling from Mendoza I was initially a bit underwhelmed by the quirky nature of this place. After 2 nights though I wish I could have stayed longer! It's extremely spacious, you can be as sociable as you like on the terrace or grab some quiet in your own room. Loads of bathrooms and kitchen space. Kent organised live music for us and there is a BBQ every night. My only problem was how tricky it was for me to find - but Valpo is a confusing maze!


Awesome place with a great vibe. We even had a free concert from some amazing musicians.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We had a fantastic time here and kept extending our stay. We stayed at many different hostels but never had this experience where everything was just great/clean/nice and...awesome :) Is it the friendly owner? the cool roof terrace with daily bbq's? the super clean and good bathrooms or the super cool arty architecture of the place? Anyhow: i would definitely recommened this place!!!


On the main bus route, so very easy to get around. Kent was super helpful and a great view from the deck. If you happen to like fishing ask Kent about it. He'll show you some pics of ridiculous trout caught in southern Chile and may even give you a surefire lure! Wish I could have stayed longer.


The hostel is actually a student housing. Only for two months a year it is open for travelers. There are no dorms and LOTS of common space, which is great. It was a great place to stay - nothing to complain about. This is one of the few hostels we would loved to stay longer just because of the hostel.


Seriously the best hostel I have ever stayed at! Kent and the others who are working there are supernice, I made a lot of friends! The view is magnificent. I was only planning on staying for four nights but extended my stay with six more nights. Everything is super clean, the hammocks are great, the roof terrace is lovely. If you are going to Valparaíso, this is undoubtedly your best pick.


Kent is a great host and really interesting guy. His daughter who is an artist does a great art tour of the city. Fab hostel big rooms and good kitchen reasonably priced- great bbq area on the roof with incredible views across the city. really enjoyed our stay here. A little far out of main town but on a collectivo route so getting in is very easy and cheap.


Amazing owner and hostel with cheap private single rooms. Awesome facilities. On a big hill a ways from town but would still stay here again because of the positives.


Only issue was location. It's quite a hike. Other than that, fantastic. Ken was great. We felt like guests rather paying customers. You can do your own laundry for free (I really loved this). Lots of room, great atmosphere, great cooking facilities. Ken starts up a wood barbecue at night and then hangs around to chat. Would stay again.

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