Hostal Balmaceda - La Serena Reviews
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We stayed in a private room which was very new and absolutely lovely. Good hot shower, nice breakfast, helpful staff, good location halfway between bus station and city centre. Highly recommend this hostel. Extra info it is quite a walk to the beach so be prepared with good shoes and probably avoid going when dark as road a bit isolated
Breakfast came in a plastic box, in the patio. the room was small; the double bed plus a bunk bed. At least you could put your stuff on the bunk bed. the room ha NO ELECTRICAL OUTLETS! SO - no charging, could not plug in the TV, could not plug in the lamp for light. No shower soap provided - only a hand pump at the sink. NOPLACE to put anything in the bathroom - so all the shampoo, lotion, tooth brush (fortunately in a case) had to be put on the floor! . We would not stay again or recomme
Inthe process of doing. The place up and whencomplete i am sure will be lovely. Def would recomend
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 41+
- (1 review)
We found the hostel to be in a great location & the staff extremely helpful. The only tip i could give would be to add a toaster in the kitchen, apart from that it was decked out with everything you should need. The wifi was very fast & the outdoor garden & couches in the living room made for a very comfortable stay. The only problem we had was that we were on the ground floor & it was very noisy when people walked around upstairs. We were awake with the first person who woke up.
Liked: -nice terrace -clean rooms, compfortable bed, tv -quiet Disliked: -shared bathroom was dirty when we arrived and wasn't cleaned during our 3 night stay -breakfast was really basic