Valpackers Hostel

Avenida Francia 224, Valparaiso, 2362908, Chile | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Valparaiso

Valparaiso: a city of many hills and colours

A travel blog entry by alexennis269


A short drive to the coast is the seaside city of Valparaiso, Chile's second biggest. It is a charming place set between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean with a bohemian, and somewhat edgy feel to it. It could not be further removed from the clean, well kept and orderly nature of Santiago. The highlights of Valparaiso are its many cerros (hills …

A Day with Ben

A travel blog entry by geosand

... American trucks, Swiss trucks etc. After the tour we had lunch in a local cafe. OK but nothing remarkable. We took. The trolley bus back to the port entrance. I had hoped to go to the craft market but the others were done. On the way back to the ship Marion bought a shawl in the cruise terminal building. We went to the show after dinner - it was surprisingly enjoyable (a musical review by the onboard entertainment ...


A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller


... and Valparisio itself was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2003. As usual, I sat at the window of the bus, clicking, clicking, clicking with the camera, hoping that I eventually get some good shots of the sites before me. We were eventually let off the bus about halfway up the hill, and at this level, one can only describe the town as a labyrinth. It has to be said that the people living in these incredible houses on this steep hill have to have great leg muscles, ...

Explosion at the Paint Factory

A travel blog entry by worldwideeyed


... as a way of stopping their houses being tagged by urchins. Honour amongst sprayers prevents a good mural being daubed over.

The funiculars that make the town famous were out of action due to a general strike when we were there. This meant we got to know the topography of the city a lot more intimately!

In no particularly strict order, this is how our time there went...

Recovered from the bus journey and went camera ...

Chile´s Navy stronghold

A travel blog entry by ryanod1985

... come from a conference and turned out to be staying at our hostel, so he showed us the way. Later that evening we went for a bite to eat and ran into Tyson again with his girlfriend, good food and chat finished the night.

Next day we headed to the Tours for tips which left from the main square of the town. Erica was our american insanly enthusiastic tour guide who certainly earned her money! the tour took about 3 hours and we saw quite a bit of the city including the port and ...

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This hostel, located on Avenida Francia 224, Valparaiso, is near La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House), Plaza Sotomayor, Turri Clock Tower, and Futaleufu River.
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