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Andes Hostal Serena Centro Reviews

Calle Vicuna 431, La Serena, Chile

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74%

Rating
77 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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43%

We spent only one night in this hostel because the staff and the atmosphere was horrible. I wouldn't come back!!!

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


43%

It feels like staying in a family home and they DO NOT want you there. Hostel world shaw breakfast was included but this is not the case. The older couple who runs it spends time in the space but do not interact and even ignore though I was speaking Spanish to them. This is a hosteling international spot and again I find those totally in welcoming with a poor environment. Not recommended


60%

Although it is one of the cheapest places, it would definitely be worth it to stay somewhere more hospitable. Everything is clean but there are only 2 showers and 2 toilets so when full that is a problem. Breakfast is not included. You have to pay if you want to keep your bag there if you have a late bus. Staff isn't very friendly not helpful. They just throw you a map. Location and cleanliness are their strong points. But if you're looking to socialize go somewhere else.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comment, It makes me sorry and also suprised to know that you feel dissapointed with our service. I sincerely feel that we enjoy to help our guest in every way we can and certainly not just by throwing maps... We are the cheapest option, and we put hard work in being the cleanest, safest and the most friendly. Like in every hostal the wibe and mood depends on me,you and the diverse and great people from all around the world, meeting, socializing and trying to have a good time.

80%

cozy hostel, cute little kitchenette out the back, located close to all the essentials (bus station, supermarkets etc) staff able to organise tours. beds very comfortable with lots of blankets. WIFI god ( 2 passwords, 1 for upstairs, 1 for downstairs) 2 showers bit of issue if hostel is full. breakfast is basic bread jam and coffee. lovely stay in a lovely town

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks! Good to know you had a pleasant stay. Kind regards Andes hostal

74%

ThIs hostel is very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. The beds are okay. The main problem with this hostel is that you have to leave when you check out which is at 11am. You also have to pay up to $10 to leave your bags at the hostel.


97%

Weekends are hopping with people to hangout with. Pretty safe environment to keep your stuff in the room without having to worry about it getting stolen. Overall great place

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for leaving a comment, we appriciate it. Kind regards Andes hostal

77%

Not much to say. I've stayed there for only one night it was OK.


83%

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the hostel itself. Staff was friendly, facilities ok, location ok, beds were good. It's just that there weren't that many people and the people that were there did not seem to be interested in socialising a lot. So if you need a nice quite hostel, go to this one, if you are travelling alone and are looking for some friends, this hostel might not be the best choice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving a comment, it is important for us. One day can differ from another but i feel that mostly the wibe and energy is high and radiant as it usually is among travellers, good people who are looking to make friends and discover the world. We do what we can by providing a friendly atmosphere where our guest can feel relaxed and at home and we certainly enjoy to see people come together and have a lot of fun. Hope you had a good continuation on your trip. Kind regards

66%

Charge you for leaving luggage, which is really tight. Hostel is okay.


71%

Quite basic place with many bunk beds packed into small rooms. Lockers are one floor below in the basement. Kitchen a bit tiny. Friendly and helpful owners, though. In the context of la Serena (packed during summer), still a decent place to spend a night or two. Would not recommend for longer stays, however. Cleanliness and location OK.


71%

The man manager was really nice and friendly and was always up for some darts. The female manager as well as the cleaning staff were rude and grumpy most of the time. Oven didnt work and no microwave. Close to stores and nice park, pretty far from the beach


83%

Bring earplugs our room was on the front of thr street and was quite noisy. Good breakfsst nice and helfull staff. Staff did not know much english our fault for not knowing spannish. Wicked commen room with good people!


60%

This place is fine, but I would recommend the hostel directly next door (Aji Verde), where we stayed the following two nights - just a better vibe going on!




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