We stayed at Hostal NuevaMente, Vaparaiso, Chile for 3 nights, and it was our good and happy time. We reserved double room, but Alvaro David Ulloa Espinoza, the owner gave us a nice, clean, and spacious triple room. Overall environment is quite good, quiet, beautiful decoration and clean. The hostal kitchen is equipped with everything, needed for cooking. Alvaro had everything in the refrigerator such as bread, eggs, sausages, yogurt, butter, cheese, jam, coffee, fruit juice, and milk, when he let us do our breakfast ourselves. Also, we took this opportunity to buy some seafood and cook at the hostal's kitchen. Do you believe ! Alvaro even had cooking oil ready. This is something we didn't have at other places.
As for the location, it is in-between bus station and tourist attractions. When we arrived Valparaiso after our flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago, and continuing by bus to Valparaiso, we were glad that the hostal was not farer and Alvaro was waiting for us and concerned for our long journey.
This is because by nature , Alvaro is very polite, helpful and nice. Nearing the end of our S. America trip, when there was Sunami of Fire in Valparaiso, we knew that Alvaro was one of the firefighter volunteers. He has sent us some news about disaster, happened in Valparaiso.
Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
4 of 5 stars Value
3 of 5 stars Location
4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
3 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Service
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New mind Hostal is a budget hostel with ideal for the passing tourist who needs to get to relax in comfortable and spacious rooms and refuel on their way to basic amenities. We are located in the plan of Valparaiso just 5 blocks from the bus station (5 minutes walk), walking distance to business center and supermarkets, in a quiet and nice area called El Almendral, one of the oldest in our city. Surely the charm of this little corner of Valparaiso pleased and you will not regret visiting us ... ... more less