Hostal Balmaceda

Avenida Jose Manuel Balmaceda 1032, La Serena, 1710226, Chile | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Avenida Jose Manuel Balmaceda 1032, La Serena, is near Elqui Valley, Avenida del Mar, Archaeological Museum, and Casa Pinera.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Balmaceda La Serena

    Reviewed by wildkriv

    Serene hostal...

    Reviewed Feb 25, 2014
    by (54 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Good location in between the city centre and bus station. Very clean. Really comfortable, modern, en-suite double room. Good breakfast. Pleasant patio common area. Given your own key for the front door...generally felt very secure.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Balmaceda La Serena

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from La Serena

    Birthday piscos...

    A travel blog entry by wildkriv on Feb 25, 2014

    11 photos

    We decided to break up a very long bus journey by stopping off at Bahia Inglesa, a beach just outside the town of Caldera (1 hour from Copiapo). The place takes its name from the British pirates who took refuge there in the 17th century. Today it's a popular vacation spot with its turquoise waters, long white-sand beach and Mediterranean …

    Chile Part Three: The Sand and Stars of the North

    A travel blog entry by nicoleloser on Jun 21, 2014

    167 photos

    ... now seven, life vests were hastily put on and we set off.

    I honestly did not have much of a clue what was going on most of that day I just nodded and threw in a few questions here and there to make sure I wasn't being sold to pirates or donating a kidney to a fisherman. For the most part I simply went with the flow and followed Celso's lead. Very glad I did. I got exactly the tour that I had wanted.

    We first sailed around the Choros ...

    A long walk in the wrong direction

    A travel blog entry by pinklady27 on Jan 09, 2014

    1 comment, 19 photos

    We decided not to stay in the Elqui Valley or do a day tour but to get a local bus there and stop off at the villages we fancied a look round. We only made it to the middle town as it was so hot we couldn't keep going. It was different again from where we've been, the dry, dusty, desert landscape was punctuated in the valley floor by a lush green carpet of vineyards. The area is renown for the famous Chilean national drink 'Pisco Sour' (Peru claims it is theirs). We thought ...

    La Serena, Coquimbo and pisco tasting

    A travel blog entry by alexennis269 on Jun 22, 2013

    12 photos

    ... were given a tour of the factory and shown the production method. Basically Pisco is a liquor obtained from distilled wine and in many ways is a South American version of brandy. The grapes used for Pisco are the varieties that are usually used to make sweet wines like Moscatel. The distillation process is one by which the mixture is boiled, turned into vapour and then cooled and condensed back into liquid form. Along the way it gains in alcoholic content. The ...

    Life is a Chilean beach

    A travel blog entry by cecileonherway on Mar 02, 2013

    36 photos

    Monday evening I had arrived in Valparaiso at my new host Daniel. His house was on the 19th floor on a corner so everyday I could enjoy his round view of the city. Beach on one side (bedroom view :-)), hills on the other side with amazing sunsets! I wanted to take him out to dinner as a thank you for hosting me, but he surprised me with his Colombian friend Ricardo to cook for me and his Mexican roommate Alsy. We had a typical Colombian dish which was great. I found out one ...

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    Our Shared Patio at Hostal Balmaceda
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