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“It was truly home away from home” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Casa Fischer Hostal
Ranked #27 of 94 Valparaiso B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It was truly home away from home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Throughout my stay, the house - which caters to about 15 guests - was moderately full. The staff are amazing and attentive, the lounge does nothing but encourage conversation, and you will make friends. I have read other reviews and although I don't discount the negative experiences of others, for my part, I was lucky only to experience the best of what they had.
Casa Fischer is easily accessible - if you are accustomed to steps - from the city by being a mere 5-minute walk from the port train station (taxis are costly) and there are plenty of affordable restaurants, shops, and a laundry nearby through an intricate maze of adorable wee pedestrian streets cut into the side of the hill.
The lodge is warm, exceedingly comfortable - although last in the shower means NO HOT WATER! - and at A$15 a night, there is no better value. I cannot recommend this place more highly. I wish I could have stayed longer if just to enjoy how awesome it was.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We were supposed to stay 2 nights but finally stayed 5 because we found this (cheapest of the city) hostel extremely comfortable, pleasant and well situated. The rooms are big and the bed comfortable. Perhaps the two bathrooms could be a little short if the hostel is full. The breakfast is nice and the owner makes everything so that we feel at home. It is the perfect hostel for people who are looking for a friendly and calm hostel. We strongly recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sucre, Bolivia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Only planned to stay a few days in Valparaiso, but enjoyed Casa Fischer and had plenty of time, so wound up staying 12 nights. Was very happy to have done so in Casa Fischer, and I will be returning next time I visit the wonderful city of Valparaiso. It is clean and located on a cool little stairway/pasaje in a good area, and the staff was accommodating and pleasant for the duration of my stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JaredWade
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

My boyfriend and I booked 3 nights here. At first, we had no problems. The hostel is in a good location, appeared clean, had everything you would need, and the owner seemed very friendly. After the first night I woke up covered in bed bug bites on my face, neck and arms. I went to tell the owner, expecting an apology and an offer of a new bed.

However straight away she was very hostile and adamant that they were no bed bugs. She wouldn´t listen to us, she just kept saying "No". She said it was fleas, we pointed to their cat who was in our room, she said no way it was the cat. She said it was mosquitos. Not possible I´m 100% sure they´re bed bug bites. We heard the girl who slept in my bed the night before had beg bug bites. We told the owner this, she said everything was disinfected. We thought this was strange because she was adamant there was no problem, or that we caused the problem.

All the time she was pulling the bed apart, saying "Where are the bed bugs? I can´t see bed bugs. There are no bed bugs". She then dragged the mattress out of the room to the hall. She had a small blade and started cutting the mattress. She said "Look, no bed bugs, where are the bed bugs? You can look" and passed the blade to my boyfriend who continued. She then left and returned with the second owner, who was in tears. She asked what we were doing , how could we act like this and that we would pay for everything. They started saying they would call the police. We thought this was an excellent idea because we couldn´t understand their behaviour. A police officer came, very friendly, listened to both sides. Sais of course we didn´t have to pay for the mattress or the night. We left, confused by the bizarre behaviour.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nora G
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casafischerhostal, Owner at Casa Fischer Hostal, responded to this review, 14 May 2013
Our hostel have all requirements of the health authority.
The events narrated in your review are not completely true, because it was you who broke the mattress and in that case it is very difficult to maintain good manners.
If you travel with bedbugs in your luggage is not the hostel's fault. We fumigate every month, as the government requires us and we have not any problems before or after your stay in the hostel.
It was very strange that you get up, take breakfast normally and when you had to make the check out had such a violent reaction, especially because all aou staff are womans. Passengers were very surprised and all gave their support.
We regret what happened, because you broke the mattress and left without paying.
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59 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Paid quite a bit to stay here over new years and was not very impressed.
Staff not very helpful. Very uptight about the mess in lounge room even at 1am on new years eve.
Not a relaxing environment.
Good location and clean but there are better places for less money.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Grover191
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casafischerhostal, Owner at Casa Fischer Hostal, responded to this review, 14 May 2013
Our hostel has the cheapest prices on Cerro Alegre and Concepción, even for New Year.
It is very hard to please all passengers passing through the hostel. We always try to give our best, but sometimes not enough.
In new year by the amount of people coming to Valparaiso the staff to worry at all times for the safety of passengers, it is our responsibility that nothing lost and not falling strangers to the hostel.
We are a quiet hostel is not a party hostel. Valparaiso offers a great nightlife and we provide the information, flyers, maps and discounts at parties and nightclubs for everyone to enjoy.
For the new year we offered: Dic 30: free Pisco Sour and a night out at a disco, on Dic 31: gave the option of dinner and then an exit to see fireworks lasting 35 minutes (we are the 2nd biggest party of South America that attracts 400,000 people each year) and then the party is on the streets, with live music at various points. The January 1st we offered a special breakfast until 14 hrs with natural juices, sandwiches, tea, coffee, milk, fresh fruits and 20:00 hrs Free farewell dinner.
We try to give our best for everyone to enjoy the city of Valparaiso, remember that we are a hostel and not a bar.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

Positive points: good location, less than 10 mins from the train station; the host Paula was very helpful; it has a pc which people can use (not very fast though).

Negative: only 2 bathrooms for about 20 people; people were talking loud and playing cards over the night, so it was a little hard to sleep.

overall: a good place if you're planning to sleep and leave in the morning.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dcamargo
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St Albans
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for a night in a double room. At first we were supposed to stay in the dorm- 8 bunk beds very tightly packed together with nowhere to put your big bags, and you have to make your own bed. We then switched to a double which was small but comfortable. Breakfast wasn't as impressive as we has read about on here- your standard bread and jam with some fruit. When we arrived we weren't given a map or orientated, staff were not warm and friendly and there was a lack of staff presence. However there was a good atmosphere and good people.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SamGraceLondon
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Additional Information about Casa Fischer Hostal

Property: Casa Fischer Hostal
Address: Pasaje Fischer # 37 Cerro Concepcion, Valparaiso 2370654, Chile
Region: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #27 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Valparaiso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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