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Hostal Balmaceda - La Serena Reviews

Av. José Manuel Balmaceda 1032, La Serena, Chile

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110 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Outstanding. Amazingly friendly staff.


The hostel is modern and recently updated. Modifications were still in process but did not affect our stay. The hostel staff were very accommodating and welcoming. The décor was fresh, new and clean. It was very modern compared to previous hostels we had stayed in. The super market was close and so was the town centre. We also had a nice walk to the beach.


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

  • 30th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

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