Valpackers Hostel

Avenida Francia 224, Valparaiso, 2362908, Chile | Hostel
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Valparaiso: a city of many hills and colours

A travel blog entry by alexennis269 on Jun 17, 2013

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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 …

Sight seeing Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso

A travel blog entry by greeneggsandham


... out the terraced houses in Valparaiso. Those things are cool. Graffiti and murals decorate all the walls. Some are almost 100 years old and the most famous of them, because of the slop they're on have 1 story on one side and 4 or 5 stories on the other.

Side note: There are a lot of stray dogs in Valparaiso and Santiago in genral but not a lot of dog poo. I wonder where it all goes.


A travel blog entry by ami.cobb


On the 15th, I headed to the bohemian port city of Valparaiso ( 1.5 hr NW of Santiago) where graffiti is truly a form of street art. I had met a Brit (James) in the Santiago hostel so we came out to Valparaiso together, and since I had already booked a hostel, he showed up with me in the hopes of an empty bed. The girl who let us in seemed apprehensive about actually having room but let him ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames


... be easier. There are buses every 15 minutes. We arrive at the ticket counter at 12.40 and are on the 1.00 bus ready to go. And go it does at 1.00 on the dot. Not seen such efficiency since we were on Japanese railways. Our driver is Claudio Janez Loyola. We know this because it tells us so on an electronic screen at the front. This also tells us the exact speed the bus is travelling at. A comfortable modern coach with reclining seats and not at all busy. There is a ...

Not our kind of beach

A travel blog entry by dbr2014


... that runs along the coast, about 8 stops and 15 minutes. It's very built up, lots of high rise apartments & a huge casino. Bit of a walk to the beach and when we arrived about 2pm there was quite a dense sea mist & cool breeze. We'd read in the guide book it got very busy at weekends but we found somewhere to settle down and read & sunbathed. I did put my feet in the water but it's really cold, I was definitely not going in for a swim. I was engrossed in reading the end ...

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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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