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“Amazing staff, incredible area, perfect for the price.”
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La Valija Hostel
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had the most amazing staff. Some spoke English, and Tammy helped us by using google translate!! They also tried to help us find last minute accommodation for the snow and corresponded with different hostels for us. The room was great for the price, comfortable bed and lovely and warm. The showers took a minute or two to heat up but once you learned that had a great shower. Breakfast was simple but very good (and it's free!) and always laid out beautifully each morning. Staff were there 24/7 to let you in and out and always ready with advice and recommendations. We stayed for three nights, two lovely and quiet and on the louder night we just joined in and had a blast! Valparaiso was amazing and La Valija topped it off.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Tamara S, Propietario at La Valija Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2013

Hola!
Thanks a million for your fantastic comment! We're doing our best to make our guests happy. If you're back to Valpo let us know!
Cheers!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

located in the heart of concepcion hill, amazing! great people working there.

only problem, we paid for a room with private bathroom, but the shower did not have hot water, and it was a bit broken, too bad!

all the rest was great!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tamara S, Owner at La Valija Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Hello,
It's great to see your comments here!
Yes we had problems with showers, but the problem is resolved. We have just finished long awaited renovation so the old bathroom downstairs was turned into two new bathrooms with showers, The heaters are also brand new, so in a minute or so the water is warm.
We're working hard every day to make this place better and better so thanks for your opinions!
All the best,
La Valija Hostel

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Pros:
• Amazing location - near the ascensor of Concepcion
• Great Staff - always eager to please
• Inexpensive - We paid $40 for a private room

Cons:
• Old Home/Noise - You can hear everything that goes on, even if others are trying to be quiet.
• Shared bathrooms - you will probably have to wait to use the bathroom. It didn't seem like the bathrooms were cleaned daily given the number of occupants.

If you don't mind the noise, this would be a great option. If you are going to stay in a hostel, this wouldn't be a bad choice.

Room Tip: We took the Tur Bus to Vina del Mar and then took the metro over to Valparaiso. This seems like a be...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank sarahnporter
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Tamara S, Owner at La Valija Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Hola!
Thank you very much for your comment!
We have just finished a renovation of the old bathroom downstairs, so there are now two brand new bathrooms with hot showers. Our hostel is located in the historic centre of the city and the noise unfortunately can be a problem sometimes, but that's what happens with old buildings.
We hope we'll find some solution for that soon.
Best regards!
La Valija Hostel

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This place is the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Central, clean, many activities and especially: INCREDIBLE staff! The girls who own the hostel make you feel at home and that you're a part of their little hostel family. I was only going to stay here for three nights, but kept coming back for a total period of five weeks since I liked it so much. And I'm going back again, that's for sure!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Hello Rebecca!

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, so much so that we thought you would never leave..

We, the staff, felt you almost became part of our La Valija family, almost.

We look forward to your return to the hostel, it has been far too long since you last visited us. It is also great to see that your English is making excellent progress, keep up the good work!

Saludos,

La Valija family.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I had a great time at this hostel. The staff were very friendly and informative and the amenities were absolutely top-notch! The hostel itself is close to two lookout points and only a few minutes walk to the main plaza by the port. There is free breakfast, big lockers, quick and easy washing facilities, a cool communal lounge where you can sit back and enjoy the free wifi or a movie/tv, and a cosy outdoor area for smoking/drinking/meeting other travelers. Can and do recommend!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Hola amigo,

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

We appreciate your comments and glad we could be a part of your enjoyable stay in Valparaiso.

We hope yo see you again on your future travels.

Saludos,

La Valija family.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The staff here give a great welcome upon arrival and are happy to help out with any questions you may have. The hostel itself was good and the beds were comfy. I had to wait for showers a couple of times as there was only three in the hostel but apart from that I had a great time

Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Tamara S, Guest Relations Manager at La Valija Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Hola amigo,

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

We appreciate your comments and glad we could be a part of your enjoyable stay in Valparaiso.

We hope yo see you again on your future travels.

Saludos,

La Valija family.

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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 reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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 202 Specialty Lodging in Valparaiso
Price Range: $16 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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