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Reviews of Hostel Licanantay

Hostel | Guillermo Rivera 316, Subida Ecuador, Valparaiso, Chile 2380374

70.1% Overall Rating

35 out of 49 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/04/2015)

Brandon Smith thinks…

"Great staff. Took us out and about in Valpo. One night they took us to a concert and I had one of the best nights-dancing til late in the night and hearing live music. Good price, and the hostel is…"

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.82

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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70.1%

Overall Rating

35 out of 49 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Licanantay'

Atmosphere
70.4%
Location
78.4%
Facilities
61.6%
Cleanliness
61.6%
Staff
72.8%
Value
76.0%
Safety
69.6%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Brandon Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

16 April 2015 Brandon would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff. Took us out and about in Valpo. One night they took us to a concert and I had one of the best nights-dancing til late in the night and hearing live music. Good price, and the hostel is easily located to the sites to see in Valpo.

Disliked: This property is very old and simple but very special and nice

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Astrid Shidt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 April 2015 Astrid would recommend this property

Liked: Really enjoyed out time in Valparaiso in this lovely hostel. The staff were helpful and friendly

Disliked: Really enjoyed out time in Valparaiso in this lovely hostel. The staff were helpful and friendly

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kaine Dexter

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 April 2015 Kaine would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel. Rooms were very comfortable with a very nice living space. Everything was fine, staff was awesome, there to make everyone feel comfortable with whatever they needed, and fostered a very positive environment. The hostel itself was nice and clean. Breakfast is awesome. Traditional heritage house in a great location in Valparaiso. Best hostel I have stayed at so far! Thanks!!

Disliked: Kaine left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Iconic Marx

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2015 Iconic would recommend this property

Liked: A nice hostel, located in a 5-10 minute walk from pretty much everything important. The Wi-Fi is fast and the breakfast nice (cereal is nice for a change!). The only real downside is that the hostel is located above a restaurant \ ba

Disliked: Iconic left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Danny Riveros

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2015 Danny would recommend this property

Liked: This is a really good hostel, the staff is really nice and always ready to help you for anything. The rooms are also well. It is a real nice place to MEET PEOPLE, mainly at the bar. Great atmosphere and really cool staff! A lot of people, but everyone was hanging out in the reception area, and it was nice and quite in the room! My best recommendations, I had a great time.

Disliked: Great energy, when I was there some areas were being repaired, and people working on site were busy painting the walls of beautiful colors, art, retiling bathroom etc. Friendly and communal team working here.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Danny Miller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 April 2015 Danny would recommend this property

Liked: This place feels like home, located in a great area for street art and dining. The staff is awesome and very welcoming, the kitchen is nice if you wish to cook and you cannot beat the price.

Disliked: Danny left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

camila amaya

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 January 2015 camila would recommend this property

Liked: Good for the price

Disliked: Very dirty showers

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Siu Wing Yeung

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2014

Liked: No

Disliked: Price is different from hostelbookers and they charge me for full price and don't refund me the 12% online payment. Noisy.

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Siu Wing Yeung

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2014

Liked: No

Disliked: PrIce is dishonest and noisy of the bar until 4am

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2014

Liked: No

Disliked: Price is dishonest. Too Noisy of the bar under the hostel.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2014

Liked: friendly staff and the location is ok

Disliked: stayed over weekend so it was very noise because of the bar downstairs...run down and not very clean

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elise O'Neil

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2014 Elise would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, extremely friendly welcome! Was surprised it was so great after reading bad reviews- obviously written by pedantic neurotic travellers who haven't been in enough backpackers to realise this is a good one! Well equipped kitchen, cleaning every day, comfy beds and not as noisy a everyone made it out to be! Recommended.

Disliked: Only hitch is the kitchen wait-time gets a bit extreme (2 hrs for pasta!) because of te people-kitchen ratio. Easily fixed by cooking earlier or heading out instead! We were here on the weekend though so this could be different on other days!

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Mark Candey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 February 2014 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap. OK location, free WiFi. Can't complain for the price.

Disliked: Only a few grubby bathrooms. No computers to use. Rubbish breakfast (but at least they have one). Can be noisy - should repect guests after 24:00 and have area for people to party late without disturbing others. Limited power points.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013

Liked: - the staff tried to be helpfull and friendly (showed us the sightseeing points on the map) - kitchen is usefull for cooking

Disliked: - disco under the hostel (very loud at night) - party every night in the kitchen (very loud) - bed very uncomfartable - french staff had problems with the speach (english and spanish) - breakfast was rare (only bread with marmalade and coffee/ tea) - there have been problems with the showerslots, because there are only 3 bathrooms for many people

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and good location

Disliked: Noise because there is a bar downstairs

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2013

Liked: La localisation et le prix

Disliked: A priori, cette auberge paraissait très correcte sur le site. Malheureusement, nous sommes arrivés un dimanche matin, après une nuit bien arrosée pour le personnel. Nous avions réservé une chambre à 6 pour finalement avoir une chambre à 12, et il manquait un carreau à l'une des fenêtre en plein hiver, et rien n'avait été fait pour éviter les courants d'air. La cuisine, les salles de bains étaient sales, les poubelles non vidées et des sacs poubelles traînaient dans l'entrée. Il manquait des barreaux à certains de nos lits, et le petit déjeuné était constitué de pain dur. Malgré le prix très attractif, je ne recommanderai pas cette auberge.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 May 2013

Liked: The beds were really comfy.

Disliked: The receptionist was more interested in chatting with the guests than attending me when I arrived. The price for renting towels was out-of-date. The shower had a bunch of hair clogging up the drain. It was gross.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good big beds

Disliked: a little scrubby in places

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2013

Liked: Staff was somewhat friendly.

Disliked: Incredibly dirty, the staff played loud music all night and very early in the morning, breakfast was just bread, in a terrible part of town.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Steve Haley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2013 Steve would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Snoring Brazilian man?

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful building and staff were so friendly and helpful

Disliked: Shower rooms were a bit mouldy and dirty looking - just needs a bit of a spruce up!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nevena Pencheva

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 September 2012 Nevena would recommend this property

Liked: The location is amazing, very friendly stuff, nice and clean place. But from thursday to sunday is a party place so not suitable for people looking for peace and quietness.

Disliked: Nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a hostel up a hill from some cool bars. There were lots of friendly backpackers here to party so probably not the best if you need sleep more than anything. The Californian guy & Chilean guy who works there are really friendly and helpful! Usual hostel bread/jam/tea breaky. Lockers in dorms. It's on the first story of a building so street noise isn't too bad. I walked from the bus terminal, the description gives good details- Avenida Ecuador is a small street so carefull not to walk past it! Valparaiso isn't that big so the hostel is in walking distance of most things.

Disliked: There are now 8 bed dorms instead of 6, but the bunkbeds are 3/4 size so really big! Wear footwear at all times or you might get dirty feet! Kitchen is clean though.

100.0%
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Kayla Van Kampen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2012 Kayla would recommend this property

Liked: It had a really cool vibe, the beds were comfortable (and warm!) and the staff was very friendly.

Disliked: Nothing, it was a great place.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

john sparre

Alone

City break

02 April 2012 john would recommend this property

Liked: the taxi driver that took me to the hostel stole my bag. the police were not interested but the staff tried to help me find the driver but it was useless. the beds are very big and wide. queen size.

Disliked: i wasn´t there long but i think that there is only one combined bathroom-toilet.