The Best Hostels in Valdivia, Chile

Will Lees

A terrific way to learn about the country you are exploring is by passing by other travellers heading in the opposite direction. You can get first hand accounts on what to do on your upcoming stop and there’s no better place to meet these people and plan, than at a hostel. Book in at one of these in Valdivia, Chile, to mingle, swap travel stories, tips, and keep the pesos in your wallet.

Valdivia Waterfront

1. Airesbuenos Hostel y Permacultura, Valdivia


This hostel is all about going green and managing to do it in style, and comfort. As you’d expect they have beautiful green areas, and an outdoor patio to enjoy your breakfast, or just chat with other travellers. A well equipped kitchen to prepare your meals, comfortable beds for a good night’s sleep, and an artistic touch inside and out make it easy on the eyes.

2. Chumaihuen Hostel, Valdivia - Chile. Backpackers accommodation, Valdivia

Budget Hotel, Hostel

Comfy Bunks
Courtesy of Hostel Chumihauén

This lime green building will feel like you are at home, but as you aren’t the host, you can just mingle and enjoy your time. A great location with Valdivia a short walk from your doorstep, and in the Chilean way, the staff are very helpful and want to ensure your stay in the city is perfect – they can advise great places to eat, visit, and how to get around.

3. Hostal del Muelle, Valdivia


Clean, comfortable, good location and well priced, Hostal del Muelle is a good accommodation option to allow you to sleep well, and be full of energy for wandering the streets of Valdivia. The traditional cosy decor inside makes you feel like you are visiting relatives and various room arrangements available from single bed, doubles and rooms with multiple single beds for groups that are not couples, or simply want their own space when bedtime comes.

4. Kapai Hostel, Valdivia

Budget Hotel, Hostel

Kapai Hostel
Courtesy of Hostel Kapai

A good hostel should be designed for travellers, a great hostel should be designed by a traveller. With cavern style stable bunk beds that don’t rock back and forth, and also have their own curtain and little night light, you can tell Kapai Hostel was designed by someone who has stayed in hostels before. The little things make a big difference, and they add up to make Kapai one of the most well rounded options in Valdivia.

5. Hostel Bosque Nativo, Fresia


The Hostel Native Forest looks like it is made out of the native forest, as the dark natural wood exterior, continues inside with some beautiful colourful wooden floors, chairs, tables, and even some artistic furniture made out of large chunks of local wood. This log cabin style hostel has a very cozy feel and that makes for comfortable nights, and lazy mornings.

Hostel Bosque Nativo

6. Hostal Rio de Luna, Valdivia


This big white house faces right out along the river’s edge, just across the street and enjoys the nice calming serenity to this quiet street, and relaxed hostel. Inside, it is as you would expect with home style furnishings, plush beds, big quilts, and a great common area to enjoy breakfast and mingle with other travellers.

Valdivia Bridge

7. Hostal Buenaventura, Valdivia

Budget Hotel, Hostel

You will genuinely feel like you are staying with relatives when at Hostal Buenavista, as the old, but welcoming decor makes you feel instantly comfortable – the opposite of a cold, modern hotel –instead a unique, homestyle hostel. Also, just slightly out of the center of town, the area is quite quiet but only a short walk into the center with all the amenities you could need.

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