Vivo en Viña del mar, me gusta viajar, mostrar la ciudad a los turistas, el vino, visitando los viñedos de la zona (Casablanca valley). Me gusta la playa y caminar.
All the good things people have said about Patricio and The Little Castle are correct. He is warm, funny, very helpful and welcoming. Do keep in mind this is not a traditional B&B, it is more like a hostel-there are rooms with bunks, as well as private rooms, with shared bathrooms. Everything is very clean and comfortable. I was staying in a room that opened right into the kitchen. The room itself was nice, with a double bed of my own (I paid extra for a private room), but the noise and cooking smells from the kitchen were sometimes bothersome. I stayed for 5 nights the 3rd week of February, when many tourists are in town, so there is also noise from the bars right below The Little Castle. This is a tourist town, and is to be expected, so no one should complain about the noise-just know it will be there. Also note that this hostel is at the top of a very steep hill-you will have nice city views, but if you have trouble walking, or need an accessible building, this is not for you.
I felt my stay at the Little Castle was better than a hotel, because I met interesting people and got helpful advice about apartment hunting.
Many thanks, Patricio, Inna and Claudia, I appreciate your kindness!
Spent a few days with Patricio in vina. Great spot perched on to of cerro Castillo. Easy walking to Vina's beaches, market etc and buses on the doorstep other locations on the coast. Patricio is very easy going and a wealth of info. Would certainly recommend his home to any thinking of the area.
Little Castle is a great place to stay Viña del Mar. We stayed in a private room with a queen bed that included plenty of closet space for our things and a beautiful view of the city. The bed was a little bit hard, but I had no trouble sleeping. The place is kept very clean and Patricio is an awesome host. He'll help you out however he can and suggest places to go and things to do. Breakfast was always a nice occasion, and we met several other interesting travelers over breakfast. We stayed over the New Year and he put together an awesome dinner for all the guests on the terrace overlooking the city, and then we walked a little ways to watch the fireworks. Because we're located on a hill, we had an incredible view of the fireworks. Needless to say, if I come back to Viña in the future, I will first check for availability at Little Castle.
The bed and breakfast is in a great location, right above the "flower clock". You have plenty of room to put good, a beautiful deck for dinner and drinks, and most importantly, Patricio is very accommodating and helpful. Little castle is a great deal and I would go back any time.
A localização do apt é muito boa. Perto da zona boêmia, de supermercados e de transporte.
O apartamento é uma excelente alternativa para quem procura custo/benefício. É simples, porém atende as necessidades.
A anfitrião também é bastante simpático e atencioso.
Só faltou um pouco mais de limpeza no apartamento, pois encontramos com bastante poeira, mas no geral eu recomendo.
Hola, I spent fifteen nights at Little Castle. Patricio was truly a gracious host. He grew up in the area, so he has much local information to share. He is also a traveler himself, so he has compared other hostels and made an effort to make it convenient for travelers, most of all (for me) a kitchen, a washing machine, and internet access. In the morning, on the terrace, there is sunshine. He gave me a ride to the bus station for the return.
Not bad, but not quite worth the 60$ a night I paid. Kitchen is functional but needs help. Very very small, and very few utensils, so cooking can be a chore. And the hot water for the shower will turn off completely if the cold water is turned on, so the shower is scalding or freezing unless you keep turning the water on and off to trick the water heater. Overall, not a bad place, would stay there again, but not for that price.
Um es kurz zu machen. Uns war es etwas zu schmuddelig. Der Gastgeber war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit aber die Wohnung selbst machte den Eindruck das sie schon lange keine Reinigungskraft gesehen hat.
Kurz und knapp: Uns war es zu schmuddelig.
Great apartment in a great location and Patricio was very firendly and hospitable. Great Stay.