A complete guide and overview of the best hostels in Valpariaso, Chile for solo travelers & backpackersAfter visiting the capital of Santiago, your next stop in Chile should definitely be to check out the best hostels in Valparaiso. Let’s go!

This eye-catching port city on Chile’s coast is known for its steep funiculars and super colourful, clifftop homes.

There’s certainly a European feel to the architecture, especially in the downtown area of Plaza Sotomayor. This has also become imbedded in the hostel design.

Your shortcut:

  1. Casa Volante Hostal – for ALL traveller types
  2. Hostel Voyage – ideal for solo travellers
  3. Maki Hostel – perfect for female solo travellers

Any traveller backpacking Valparaiso that loves history, street art and bohemian life, will love this city. It’s a bustling place commonly known as the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’.

The hostels in this collection will certainly be enjoyed by solo travellers, backpackers and couples.

We’ve also included a laid-back ‘party’ hostel that offers less of an all night experience and more of an intimate, fun atmosphere.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Backpacking Chile? Make sure you check out the best hostels in Santiago.

What we cover in this article?

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

Quick Introduction to Valparaíso

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Valparaiso cost 5€ – 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 15€ up to 35€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Valparaiso

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Valparaiso.

  1. Casa Volante Hostal
  2. Hostel Voyage
  3. Maki Hostel

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. Casa Volante Hostal

First up we bring to you a sustainable, entertaining and down-right beautiful hostel known as Casa Volante Hostal.

This is the kind of hostel that brings all traveller types together. So no matter who you are, welcome!

We love the design and how committed they are to sustainable practise. Help them out by recycling during your stay.

Easily the place you’ll likely spend most of your time is in the La Scala restrobar.

Check the menu and treat yourself to a delicious cocktail, lunch or maybe dinner.

Either that or head on up to the coffee bar on the first floor. Grab yourself a speciality coffee and something fresh from the bakery. Yes please!

Good to know: Breakfast isn’t included, but it can be ordered at reception anytime.

To make up for it, the staff offer up free tea and fruits during the day.

Shall we have a sneaky peak at the room selection? Let’s show you:

  • 4, 6 and 8-bed mixed dorms
  • Basic single & twin privates
  • Standard twin & double privates
  • 4-bed family room
  • Private rooms with 3, 4, 5 and 6-beds

Pretty inclusive, right? They’re certainly all homely, no-frills options.

To accommodate for everyone, Casa Volante boasts 3 shared kitchen spaces, and 3 dinner-lounge spaces for people. And let’s not forget the garden!

There’s a book exchange to keep you entertained, plus unlimited free Wifi.

Location: Situated in the historic Cerro Alegre neighbourhood. Stay here and you’ll be surrounded by cafes, street art, bars and just minutes from the beach, market and port area. It’s the perfect location.

This is one of the best hostels in Valparaiso for

  • Solo travellers
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Small groups
  • Backpackers
Book Casa Volante Hostal here

Compare prices and check availability at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. Hostel Voyage Valparaiso

Hostal Voyage is quite simply…

“…a meeting point for travelers from all over the world, a place where art, ecology, culture and, above all, joy are integrated”.

This bubbly, friendly hostel is where you come when you’re interested in getting to know other people. It’s fun, fun, fun.

And it’s made so easy for you! Once you’ve dropped your bags, you can look forward to:

  • Family dinners
  • Movie nights
  • Concerts
  • Music jam sessions

As you can see from the photos, the outdoor space is just perfect for hosting events and having fun, sociable experiences.

The patio and terrace is also where you can try your hand at outdoor games. The question is, how good at the slackline are you?

Your stay includes a FREE breakfast, too. It comes with a hot coffee, scrambled eggs and fresh fruits. Score!

To support their eco-efforts, there is an opportunity to get involved in workshops with the local community.

If you like bigger dorms, you’re in luck – here there is a 12-bed mixed dorm. Single and double privates are also an option.

Also: reception is open 24 hours a day and there is no curfew if you want to hit the town in the evening.

Location: In a superb central location just minutes from the main sights such as Museo al Cielo Abierto, Ascensor Reina Victoria, Arco Britanico and Natural History Museum.

This is one of the best hostels in Valparaiso for

  • Solo travellers
Book Hostal Voyage here

Compare prices and view reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. Maki Hostel

Maki Hostel was born from thousands of miles of travel and countless experiences. The owners have combined all of the things they love about hostels around the world!

This hostel is located on one of the most beautiful hills in the city, Cerro Alegre!

It’s certainly a great choice if you’re looking to meet new people in big, welcoming spaces.

The best place to hang out? Easy: the rooftop terrace!

Not only is there seating and beanbags, but lovely green grass to roll around on.

For those of you that are keen, the staff host a party on Saturday nights. But don’t worry, you’ll still be able to get a good night’s sleep.

Drinks can be ordered from the bar and you can sip away from the comfort of an up-cycled bathtub – cool!

Important: There is a maximum stay of 14 nights. We mention this because it’s the kind of place many travellers want to stay for months.

And wait until you see the room choices:

  • 6 and 12-bed mixed dorms
  • 4-bed female dorm
  • 3-bed private room
  • 4-bed family room
  • Double private

There are two options when it comes to private rooms; with or without a private bathroom.

Guess what? Travellers staying in a dorm get a personal locker AND padlock.

Breakfast is also free along with reliable and fast Wifi. Reception is open 24/7.

Location: Situated in Cerro Alegre right next to Cerro Concepción – the two most touristy areas in the city. All of the man landmarks and necessities are right on the doorstep.

This is one of the best hostels in Valparaiso for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Backpackers
Book Maki Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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What about cheapest hostels in Valparaiso?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget Valparaiso hotels!

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Valparaiso.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Valparaiso
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Valparaiso for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Valparaiso for solo-travellers?

Alright, so far we’ve included only great hostels for solo travellers. Scroll back up and see for yourselves!

To avoid repeating ourselves, let’s add a couple more choices for you.

Casa Verde Limon

Casa Verde Limón was built in 1925 and was recently restored by a local artist.

Now it is a wonderful haven for backpackers and budget travellers in the area.

It’s such a colourful space with lots on offer to keep you entertained:

  • Spanish Art Classes
  • Street Art participation
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Space with trapeze and fabric rope

The property is 2 blocks from downtown, and closeby to some great nightlife.

Book Casa Verde Limon here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Escarabajo Hostel

If you fancy a quiet option in a peaceful area, go for Escarabajo Hostel.

The staff here are engaging and there is a lovely back porch where most people hang out to enjoy a chat or some food.

Breakfast is included and there is a big kitchen to prepare your own food.

Choose between a mixed dorm, female dorm and double private room.

Book Escarabajo Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Escarabajo Hostel is one of the best hostels in Valparaiso for solo travellers

Still not sure? Here are a few other options for solo travellers:

  1. La Casa Azul Hostel – pod-style beds, terrace & garden area
  2. Muffin Hostel – close to the beach, shared kitchen, free breakfast
  3. Lemuria Hostel – free brekfast, great rooftop space & mix of shared and private rooms

Party Hostels in Valparaiso

Are you in search of a great party hostel Valparaiso has to offer?

Let us remind you that this guide is to help you avoid “young party kids”, so this suggestion is not a crazy party hostel that will have you spending the entire next day sleeping it off.

La Joya Hostel Valparaiso is a beautiful choice for all traveller types that want to meet new people and share good times.

They have rooms for couples, families, groups and solo travellers. Older travellers are also very welcome here.

The onsite bar, games room and large terrace are perfectly designed to bring people together.

Each morning everyone can help themselves to the free buffet breakfast. Freshly baked bread is included!

We love the design of this place – it’s easy to spread out, work, play and simply relax.

Book La Joya Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Casa Volante Hostal: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Hostel Voyage: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Maki Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Valparaiso best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Valparaiso. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Valparaiso hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Quinta Vergara
  • La Sebastiana Museo de Pablo Neruda
  • Reñaca beach
  • Playa Las Torpederas
  • Ascensor Reina Victoria

Flights to Valparaiso?

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Valparaiso.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over South America and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Valparaiso and the best hostels Valparaiso has to offer!

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We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Valparaiso hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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A complete guide and overview of the best hostels in Valpariaso, Chile for solo travelers & backpackers

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