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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

This hostel is in a fantastic location. Easy walk to just about everything. Great views. Comfortable beds, roof terrace, relaxing common area, excellent kitchen. Friendly staff, most speak English. Our room could of done with a vacuum but otherwise it is clean. If you're not into shared bathrooms then this is not the place for you, in saying that the... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2014

Super location. Loved the stairs leading up to the hotel saying "we're not hippies, we're happies", The view of Valparaiso's port from the top bedroom is superb. Good size room, comfy bed, nice bathroom, pleasant common area, good breakfast and friendly, helpful staff. What's not to like? I'd stay here again if I came back.

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Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

This hostel was the best! From the friendly and helpful staff to the rooms, the view from the terrace and the clean facilities, the variety at breakfast to the ps3 in the common room. It's a quirky building in a great location and no cons. It was also pretty reasonably priced in comparison to other hostels in the area and... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Tonstart with the vest, the view from their doorm is one of the best I've seen from a hotel room anywhere. And that in a town with as beautiful views as Valparaiso. Enjoyed my stay there very much, great room, good beds, nice bathroom, good kitchen, pleasant community room with oven and a helpful staff. Excellent choice and a great... More 

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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and were mostly very impressed with the hostel. Firstly, the building itself is lovely, and very well situated. The double room was pleasant enough, and the shared bathroom did the job. The kitchen was a definite high point - well equipped and definitely the nicest we've had in South America. The common area was... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

First of all the staff is very hospitable and would answer any question with great kindness. there is a very nice and tasty breakfest, and coffee is available during the whole day. there is a big and housy kitchen. the rooms are very nive and clean, plus the beds are very comfortable. there is actually soap by any tap so... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I stayed at Acuarela while traveling solo in South America. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful in booking bus tickets, explaining what to do and to see in valparaiso ! The house in which the hostel is located is charming with wooden panels, a forged-iron staircase and a cute little terrace perfect to chill with a drink! Very tidy... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

'Best hostel in South America' might seem like a big statement, but we really felt that to be the vase for Hostal Acuarela. We arrived here wanting to stay for 2 nights, and one week later and we still don't know when we will leave. The location of the hostel is ideal, as it is situated in one of the... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Staff is helpfull, the hostel is clean and well-situated. Breakfast included and they offer me the first one (I arrived at 9 am first day !). Wifi is very nice, as the kitchen, the dormroom and bathroom !

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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

We have just stayed here for three nights and loved the place. The guy working there said that it was under new management, as of just a week ago. I wasn't quite surely the set up - there seemed to be three of them running it (perhaps they have bought the place together) -but all the guys were really friendly... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located in the heart of Cerro Alegre, a World Heritage site, in a pleasant environment friendly and cheerful. We have double rooms $ Us37 and Us15 $ per person sharing. Includes breakfast, use of lounge with cable TV, Computer, Wifi. Terrace with sea view. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Acuarela

Address: Templeman 862, Valparaiso 2370834, Chile
Region: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Price Range: RM129 - RM286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Acuarela 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“There are three rooms right at the top. One of them has a stunning view over the harbour. If available, pick that one!”
 of 5 bubbles LiesbethGoedhart, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The rooms are universally great, so any room is a good room!”
 of 5 bubbles 886thomasm, 31 Jan 2014 | Read review
“In winter choose the room with the pipe from the fire - it´s warmer and away from the bathroo,”
 of 5 bubbles katharine934, 24 Sep 2011 | Read review
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