Hostal Balmaceda

Avenida Jose Manuel Balmaceda 1032, La Serena, 1710226, Chile | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from La Serena

Birthday piscos...

A travel blog entry by wildkriv on Feb 25, 2014

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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


... around the fire at the hostel, someone would play unkown folk songs on the guitar and harmonica, and the Chileans would sing and sometimes perform the cueca, a traditional Chilean dance performed with a partner and a dish cloth.

It was during these nights that I was told about the notorious trauco, a mythical creature from Chiloč, southern Chile, known for luring in Chilean women and leaving them pregnant. Also a very popular alibi ...

A long walk in the wrong direction

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


... all different situations and to know that even in the seemingly little things God is there. So was it worth the hike and confusion? Well, once there we were told that there were no English tours running that day and the tasting was part of a tour. Trying to explain we only spoke a little Spanish so wouldn't understand the tour we then asked if we could still have a taster. To our delight we were told yes and offered an overwhelming choice of drinks. Unsure we tried to ...

A Pisco Valley and More Astronomy

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... valley. I found a restaurant with wi-fi (thank god for iPhones!) and wiled away the time there with a couple of drinks. At 6.30 I presented myself at the office where I was met by the driver (I was very happy as I was a little worried about what would happen if the company did not turn up!). After he bought the tickets to the Mamalluca Observatory I got into the minivan which held the other customers who had come straight from La Serena and we were taken up to the observatory ...

Life is a Chilean beach

A travel blog entry by cecileonherway


... could take a while to get from A to B because they either cancel the ride or thay have to drive an alternative, much longer route. And last but not least I heard from a lot of people lately they had friends completely stripped from all their stuff in Bolivia and women especially. Everybody keeps warning me not to travel alone in Bolivia but I don´t really have a choice so I´ll just keep my eyes open and I already wrote down the Dutch embassy address just in ...

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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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    Reviewed by wildkriv

    Serene hostal...

    Reviewed Feb 25, 2014
    by (45 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.

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