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Overall, wife and I had a great time staying at the Yellow House B&B. We took the Refuge Room for four nights which is a cozy size for couples and has a clean attached bathroom. The house is located on the Artilleria hill which has one of the few running funiculars in the city. We didn't have any problems finding the house as the taxi we took from the bus station knew exactly where to go. Martin (landlord) did mention before hand that the Yellow House is a known accommodation in town. The entrance is off one of the side streets as you get off the funicular. Actually, the distance from the house to the funicular is quite near. But if you're coming here for the first time on your own, I suggest having the location map in hand.
There are kitchen facilities for those who wish to cook and a supermarket conveniently located just down the hill. Wifi works great and there's a computer provided for guests to use. There's even a book exchange system going on, so you can swap a book you have on hand with the ones you find there. The only thing lacking is a TV in the room. Fortunately, this was not a problem for us and probably helps to to ensure noise is kept to a minimum. For me, the best part of staying here was getting to know our hosts Martin, Lissette, and Boris. They have a wealth of information to share, easy to talk to and very helpful. As long as you're not looking for a 5-star hotel or resort experience, I would strongly recommend this place to anyone visiting Valparaiso.
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