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Hostel Los Gaviotines
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I was immediately made to feel at home at los gaviotines. Jaime is a wonderful host and helped me with everything I needed. He definitely gives personal investment into the hostel and the people and I'm so happy I decided to stay here. I also made friends quickly in the hostel as the atmosphere is very laid back, easy going and friendly. The facilities are adequate for all your necessities. I would definitely recommend this place for a short or long stay. Muchas Gracias Hostel Los Gaviotines :)

Room Tip: The rooms are pretty much the same but all have character and are colourful and homely
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

I spent one week in a single room on the first floor and was extremely happy with the place.

The place is perfectly run by host Jaime, who is like a father to his guests, and a calm and kind person.

My room was simple, functional and clean. Eveything was working, no damages, no bad smell, no creepy crawlies.

Bathrooms are clean, too, quite large and in good condition.

The fully equipped kitchen and the living room next door are places for socializing, cooking and keeping your foodstuffs (in lockers, even).

As the building is about 100 years old and has wooden floors, you can hear people walk and talk if they're of the noisy kind.

Safetywise the neighbourhood is not the best, but which place in Valparaiso is? The area uphill from the hostel is rather unsafe. On the other hand you're down at Plaza Sotomayor (buses, collectivos, metro, food) and the port within five minutes on foot.

Guests tend to stay for weeks or months, so Los Gaviotines has a familiar atmosphere. One of the best hostels I ever stayed at, and a warm recommendation.

Room Tip: Depending on how busy the place is you might want to ask for a quiet room if available.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

I loved my time in this hostel! It's got a great atmosphere, and the owner, Jaime is welcoming and helpful. It's mostly college students, some local some from abroad. Great location. Close enough to places you'll want to see or to transportation to get there. There's wi-fi, hot showers, laundry and the rooms are clean. Very cutely decorated. And cheap, it's a great deal for what you get. The kitchen is nice. kind of small, but still nice!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

I stayed with Jaime at Gaviotines for a month. The house is beautiful, all the rooms open up to a central patio and kitchen area. The place attracts quite of few chilean university students who come to Valparaiso from elsewhere. I thought this was a really nice change of pace from other hostels with only gringos. The owner, Jaime, is a really good person. If you are also a good person I highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Where do I begin? This place is incredible! Hostel Los Gaviotines is all the vibrant colour, sounds and flavour of Valparaíso within the walls of a single building. It feels like home but the many rooms and living spaces ~dining room, TV room and three outdoor patios {!} make it feel like a small bohemian village. I will never forget attempting to play chess on the giant tiled board in the patio on the ground floor, celebrating my birthday with homemade pizza, many MANY authentic Chilean asados {BBQs} and the fantastic and diverse people I met there! Sharing a house with Argentinian, French, German, Spanish, Mexican, American and of course Chilean students, couples and families makes for a pretty unforgettable experience! The hostel owner, Jaime, is such a marvellous person ~I am yet to meet someone who knows more about the local area or with better stories to tell, he made me laugh countless times and is always willing to help out with anything and since his family is comprised of professional skiers, snowboarders and surfers, he is pretty much a one-stop shop for tourist advice on trips to ski resorts, beaches and places in the south of Chile such as Villarica and Pucon. The location is perfect for sight-seeing, catching a bus, taxi or metro and is really safe. I could go on and on about how great this place is! I completely recommend this hostel, whether it's for a weekend or longer, your trip will be all the better for it! Grande los Gaviotines!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

If you want to stay for a long time in Valparaiso, just go there. You will make a lot of friends (lot of them are Chilean students) and you will be just in the center of the city.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Hostel Gaviotines is a small and cosy hostel where Jamie provides you with a very personal experience.

I ended up coming for a week and staying for more than a month while I attended a Spanish course in Valparaiso. Jaime and everyone else staying there at the time made me feel at home straight away, even made a fuss about my birthday for me!!!! The perfect place to rest and recharge after a days activities in the area.

The terrace garden is a perfect spot to chill out, have a glass of wine at the end of the day... my other favourite part about the hostel was the the colourful courtyard that spills out from your private or twin room.

I would recommend staying at Los Gaviotines in a heart beat!!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hostel Los Gaviotines

Address: Avenida Jose Tomas Ramos 211 | Comuna de Litueche, Valparaiso 2362537, Chile
Region: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 209 Speciality Lodging in Valparaiso
Price Range: £32 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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