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“Excellent Hostel-experience!”
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La Valija Hostel
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Santiago, Chile
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Hostel-experience!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We got such a warm welcome at this stunning hostel. Every staffmember was super-nice though. They did an asado in the hostel but we weren't sure what to do caus we wanted to see the town. After wandering around a bit we got back to the hostel and couldn't resist the smell of the food. Even though we were so late they just let us join, no problem. Amazing dinner for only 4,000 chilean pesos (+-8US$).

Only 8,000 chilean pesos (+-16US$) per night in a very fancy dorm with beautiful view, especially at sunset. Very good location too, walking distance from tons of look-out-points and neat railwaylift-things. Unforgettable weekend! Ah yes, before I forget: there's a really cute litlle bar/restaurant just downstairs in the same building.

Room Tip: In the monring the sun shines through the front windows, on the beds. Can be nice, if you like it...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hola amigo,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

We really appreciate your comments and glad you got to share one of our legendary asado nights with us!

We wish you luck on your future travels and hope you can will visit us again in the future, maybe for longer next time!

Saludos,

La Valija family.
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Really nice hostel, good location, friendly and helpful staff and good atmosphere with staff and other guests. We had a few days stay here while we explored the city and it was a nice base to see the local sights.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hola amiga,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

We appreciate your comments and are pleased we could share you enjoyable stay in Valparaiso.

Best of luck on your future travels and we hope to see you again one day.

Saludos,

La Valija family.
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London
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

This hostel is perfectly placed by the top of the oldest acensor up Cerro Concepcion so is right bang in the middle of the most attractive part of the city. It's a new hostel in an old house so expect high ceilings and lots of light. It's not a boutique hostel and some of the fixtures and fittings are a little worn but that doesn't matter. What this hostel has that very others so is a soul, the peoe who run it are incredible. We were treated like family from our arrival, always greeted with a kiss and a hug. When they went out dancing with the friends they always invited the hostel, and when try wanted to stay in and make pizza on the BBQ they insisted we all join them, thu would have been offended if we had offered to pay them. We went for 1 night and stayed 5, lots of others had been sucked in for longer. As you can tell I ruddy loved it.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hola amigo,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We really appreciate your comments and glad you could share one our legendary pizza nights with us!

Although you ended up staying with us longer than you initially planned, it is still never long enough and we hope to see you again on your future travels.

Saludos,

La Valija family.
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Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I came across this hostel while walking around Cerro Concepcion and stayed here for a week! Fell in love with the hostel, the staff, the location, and of course VALPARAISO. The staff is very friendly and it's more like they are welcoming you into their home rather than just renting a room in their hostel. Out of all of the places I've stayed in South America (Peru, Bolivia, and Chile) La Valija has been my favorite. It's a great value and they keep it nice and clean with a strong wifi connection (very important for me).

Highly recommend it.

Room Tip: The rooms away from the port side don't receive the morning sun and make it easier to sleep in...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hola Russ,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

We appreciate your comments and are glad we could share in your enjoyable Valparaiso experience.

We hope to see you again on your future travels.

Saludos,

La Valija family.
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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Lovely, brand new, comfortable and clean hostal in a typical old building locaties in the old heart of Valparaiso city. Located above the nice Cafe Colores. Very friendly and helpfull staff, super dorm beds and breakfast included. Definitely value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank Marit82
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hola amiga,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We really appreciate your comments and glad we could share you enjoyable Valparaiso experience.

Best of luck with your future travels and we hope to see you again one day!

Saludos,

La Valija family.
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Mendoza, Argentina
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

What a great hostel! Situated halfway one of the beautifull hills of this gorgeous city, hostel La Valija offers great beds and rooms (both dorms and private, and with private or shared) and fantastic service. Maybe it isn´t the cheapest hostel in town, but for those few dollars extra you get a lot more! The girls running this hostel are very friendly, and above all, they will help you with everything from planning your (day)trips to lending their laptops when your own isn´t working. We had a great time at La Valija and it made this already beautiful city even better.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ElineKoopman
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hola Eline,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

We appreciate your comments and are glad we could share in your enjoyable Valparaiso experience.

We hope to see you again on your future travels.

Saludos,

La Valija family.
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Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Me and my buddy when on a trip for 6 months round south america and had some of our best times with the josefa and the crew running round valpo and viña del mar. Very personal and fun people. Also very dedicated to their hostel, its a labor of love, so they're really into it. I could not recommend this place enough, If you are back packing and prefer a hostel that is not overly rowdy but not squalishly hippy, then this is the spot you were looking for. I still stay in contact with the owners sometimes. that's how chill they really are

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ian C
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Hola Ian,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

We really appreciate your comments and are delighted we could share some of those best moments of your trip with you!

We hope you will eventually revisit us here in Valparaiso and wish you the best of luck with your future travels.

Saludos,

La Valija family.
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Property: La Valija Hostel
Address: Papudo 526, Valparaiso 2370766, Chile
Location: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Valparaiso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — La Valija Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Valija Hostel is a friendly, homey place to spend your vacations in Valparaiso. It has a prime location, just steps from the main tourist spots of the city and 5 minutes from downtown. We also have spacious and comfortable rooms designed for the traveller with beautiful views of the UNESCO-protected area. Our common areas are perfect to share with other guests and do fun activities. All with a nice atmosphere and the magic of the port of Valparaiso. ... more   less 
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