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Templeman 657, Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

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376 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Decent hostel. Need to organise breakfast better, had one member of staff trying to cover reception and the kitchen at the same time.


Vibrant, friendly hostel with lots of character. Perfect location in typical valpo area - close to everything! And the breakfast is amazing!!


Enjoyed the short stay. Located in a good spot to get around. My only complaint was that there were kids running around. I think they live on the property.

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Great location and big house. I was there during the wildfire, the staff was awesome and supportive. However the streets near the hostel were unsafe, a few friends were robbed outside waiting for the staff to unlock the door.


It was too noisy for me. But that was fellow guests. But pleasant enough. Locker back was broken and doors loosely fitted. Centrally located. Breakfast was different and nice. Nice decor.


Owner not nice and not helpfull..care more about her computer then the guests.. Not clean at all. Could not check in before 3pm althought my room was empty..breakfast start at 9.30 am???!!!!!! If u check out and u want to spend some time in sofa or wifi after checkout, you have to pay 2000pesos.. And if u want to shower and cook 5000pesos.. Never seen that before, especially for wifi and sofa.. Hate that kind of mentality but reflects who the owner is..


very friendly and helpfull staff

  • 2nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Pretty basic hostel in terms of rooms - comfy bunk beds but no secure lockers in the room I was staying in. No hostel activities but a decent breakfast. What really made this place for me was the guests. A great bunch of people who got together and organised our own barbecues etc. Make it happen!


Its a very nice and clean hostel with good facilities and at a good location!


Very hippy, good location and cheap, although they did not accept credit card. Special mention to Ruben, great guy!


Pata pata was ok. But you have to be let in and out every time you want to come or go from the Hostel.


Really good weekend spent in this hostel. Great staff, good location, really nice terrace. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to valpo!


De prijzen zijn rond Oud en Nieuw verviervoudigd, en er zou aanvankelijk geen nieuwjaarsontbijt inbegrepen zijn. Toen er mensen zijn gaan klagen omdat het bizar is gezien de prijs en ons niet hebben ingelicht, hebben ze alsnog ontbijt geregeld. De stapelbedden zijn fragiel en verre van stabiel. Er zijn slechts twee toiletten op iedere verdieping, en de douche is niet altijd warm. Het is erg gehorig. Er hangt wel een sociale sfeer.


Staff there is kind and the breakfast was very good, but the bathroom (especially the shower) was very, very dirty.

  • 26th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel was very rough around the edges. The 10 bed dorm only had 5 lockers, 2 of which had been ripped off the hinges. The receptionist feigned ignorance and then let me put my valuables into the not-so-secure storage area. The kitchen is very small, and the bathroom had a broken lock, shower head ripped off the wall. The common area was nicely decorated, and the place had a reasonable atmosphere.


laundry was offered for 5000pesos but we had to keep asking if it had been returned. It was returned just before we departed when the cook/laundress returned home to get it!! We think the 'hot' sandwitches are a little unnecessary. Would be better if the staff would just get on with serving a normal breakfast and let the travellers get on the road earlier.

  • 3rd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice quiet hostel in a good location. Breakfasts are worth sleeping in for (or great after a morning wander)!!


The breakfast was amazing, the staff were very accommodating and helpful with good English. Very secure with the main door locked at all times and lockers supplied in the dorm rooms. But bring a padlock. Fast wi-fi and a chill atmosphere with music always playing in the main area. All round a really enjoyable stay, we were sorry to leave!


Best breakfast so far in my 2 months away. One of the three bathrooms wasn't working when i arrived and 2 of the 3 showers didn't hook onto the wall and i couldn't get hot water out of them. Beds very comfy


friendly welcoming hostel. great location and the perro walking tour was very good

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