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Hostal Caracol

Hector Calvo 371, Valparaiso, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

There are better options. The price we paid for this hostel was over the top considering the location, atmosphere, room quality and lack of friendlyness. I would recommend staying closer to the historical part of town.

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Juan de Dios O, Director General at Hostal Caracol, responded to this review

We are sorry you had such a bad time in Hostal Caracol, but the prices are published in the web page as well as the location, so they could'nt be a surprise, these are things you could consider before booking. The historical center is approximatly 15 mins away walking, for us not a very long way, but still we do... More

Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Nice, clean dorm, family atmosphere, engaged stuff, green garden, BBQplace, quiet area. We have been there for 4 nights, we met nice people and Anna told and showed us everything important :-) There is a kitchen you can use and there is a cheap londrey possibility!

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Utrecht
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We booked hostel caracol after a tip from a fellow traveller and were very surprised to find out it has only 3,5 stars. We had a very nice stay, staff was very friendly and the rooms (we saw two) clean and cosy. We had a few very pleasant evenings in the garden. Location also very good, uphill, but so is... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a lovely hostal in the hills of Valparaiso. Colourful neighbourhood and much more character then nearby Vina del Mar. We stayed in a two-bedroom with bathroom ensuite. We ate breakfast under a prune tree. Next time we'll stay here again! We stayed here in february 2011.

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Beijing, China
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305 reviews 305 reviews
52 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

There were not many hostels advertised on online hostel sites for Valparaiso so we went with Hostel Caracol, which looked nice from the photos. How wrong we were. Where do I even start? First, our rather pricey private 3-persons room was never cleaned, not once throughout the three days we were there. Not only were our beds not made, the... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I loved it here. This was by far the cleanest hostel I stayed in during the 3.5 months of travelling. The staff are very helpful and do their best to make you comfortable, whether that is giving travel advice, providing heaters when you are cold, or moving you to your own private apartment for the night for the same price... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in the shared dorm and although the building was a bit old, they had kept it very clean. The staff were pretty friendly and helpful, and it was nice sitting around the fire. Breakfast was simple but fine. And it was all very reasonably priced. It was a short walk into the centre of town, and on the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

our room was small and extremely dirty. the bathroom floor was covered with dirt and the sheets didn't look clean either. on top of that we had 250 dollars stolen from out bags while we left them in the storage room of the hostel! avoid this place!

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is a good spot if you're on a budget. Overall, our stay at Hostal Caracol was decent, but not what I would call amazing. It's a short walk up to Pablo Neruda's house, which was nice, but generally not located in the most convenient area of Valparaiso. The rooms were very basic, and it felt like more could have... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This place is best avoided. The dorm room slept six - two bunks and two singles in a small room. The bathroom was also in the room (hard to describe) which meant that every time somebody used the facilities it was very noisy. Breakfast was provided but consisted of stale sliced white bread.

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Address: Hector Calvo 371, Valparaiso, Chile
Location: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #29 of 90 Specialty lodging in Valparaiso
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