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La Maison du Filou

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30 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I am torn when writing about this French owned, and very much French-themed hostel. Some people will undoubtedly love this place for its charm and personality. Every inch of it is covered in trinkets and old film posters. Its kitchen walls adorned with various maps of the region, country and continent. Even its owner, Fabien, is a quirk of the... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and me stayed here for 3 days and it was very good, we had a room with the view to the bay and the balcony. The place have clean shared bathrooms and the breakfast is included and it is nice. You may use the kitchen. The owner is french and he is willing to help you out and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

These were some of the most beautiful rooms i've ever stayed in. The price was very reasonable and the breakfast basic but very good. I recommend the second story room, if you don't mind a few barking dogs. Third story has a fantastic view. I wanted to move in! Thank you, Fabian! (the owner)

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

We spent 3 nights at this place. The room with overlooking view is great, the breakfast is basic and served from 9am ( pretty late to start visiting the area) till 11am. At the beginning the owner was available; then he started to be grumpy and not willing to answer my questions before 9 am..

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Thank Nick S
Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

This was a surprise to me, as I was not very keen on sharing bathroom (2 bathrooms for 5 rooms), but I must admit that it was realy a pleasant experience: a unique charming place in town, with loads of trinkets surrounding you, reminding the owner's former trips around the world. Definetely a great value in Valparaíso if you don't... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

After travelling for several month in Australia and New Zealand, I needed a rest before starting my travelling in South America for another couple of months . "La maison du Filou" and my room nr 4 (with windows on two sides) was a wonderful place for that. I liked the style of the interieur, I enjoyed the breakfast and I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Lovely place, friendly owner, saw the fireworks from our window, fantastic view. Characterful hostel, high ceilings and quirky colours and decorations and little well-equipped kitchen. Beautiful cerro in a great location. Best new year ever, with free chilled champagne! - Gracias!!

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Funchal, Portugal
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Reviewed 24 November 2012 via mobile

Basicaly, it's Fabian's house. You are a guest and feel like one. Almost as if your staying at a friend's house, just not a close friend. The location is excelent, a 2 minute walk from ascensor concepcion. The rooms are big. The view from the room was nothing less than spectacular! The price is inviting. Then there is Fabian, the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

Many good restaurants and bars are only a short walk from the Filou, and you are at the heart of Cerro Conception, one of the most picturesque areas of Valparaiso. It will be probably difficult to find a better location in town at that price. This is definitely the big plus for this hostel. We less enjoyed the room and... More 

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Thank Nicolas M
Paris, France
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

This is a real old nice house with big luminous rooms which have been repainted recently. Only 5 rooms at all which is more peaceful. It very well located in the Cero Concepcion. Just around the corner there is the Concepcion elevator which allows you to go on the city in few secondes. The price is really correct probably because... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Maison du Filou has 5 very spacious rooms (no dormitory), with double bed and very nice view to the sea or the hills all around.Into an old & typical charming 1900's mansion, La Maison du Filou has an excellent localisation in the World Heritage area, between Paseo Atkinson and Gervasoni and his funicular, close to downtown and the nightlife but in a peaceful and safe area. Our passengers ( 10 maxi) share two bathrooms and will enjoy our kitchen and small but friendly common area with a mix of international and chilean tourists who know that La Maison du Filou is one of the best value accomodation of the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Maison du Filou

Address: Papudo 579 | Violet Door, Valparaiso 2370621, Chile
Region: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Price Range: £13 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The second story room is big with a big window that you can see the ocean from at an angle, but the third story room is the one with the exceptional view.”
 of 5 bubbles 199jesses, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The first room on the left when you arrive is the only one with a balcony. According to me it's definitely the best room to have the breakfast there and beside the sunrise is on this side of the house. So if you want sun the morning pick your room on the left side after climbing the stairs, view of the harbour.”
 of 5 bubbles alyab_12, 28 Sep 2012 | Read review
“the room with the port view if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles crumpet212, 3 Mar 2012 | Read review
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