Hostal Balmaceda

Address: 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 Carmona.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Balmaceda La Serena

    Reviewed by wildkriv

    Serene hostal...

    Reviewed Feb 25, 2014
    by (58 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

    Looking 200,000 light years in to the past

    A travel blog entry by coletteandkam on Jan 07, 2015

    4 photos

    ... of it's notoriety for the many space observatories there.
    There are only 7 places in the world where you can see the sky perfectly at night, and Vicuņa is one of them, so that evening we visited an amazing observatory in the mountains.

    I think it's fair to say that I ...

    Vineyards & More Cactus

    A travel blog entry by tamararae on Jun 30, 2014

    ... impressed. It looked like a dustbowl. We soon stumbled across the main square which was very charming and a pleasant place to sit and people watch. We found tourist information easily and they pointed us in the direction of our hostel. The hostel is run by an elderly man and younger guy. The younger guy spoke very limited English and kind of shook his head when we explained ...

    La Sarena and the Elqui Valley

    A travel blog entry by the5wynns on Feb 25, 2014

    6 photos

    ... through the town center. Eli and Noa did stop to bungee jump within trampolines set up on the beach one day. The deal was 1500 pesos for seven minutes of jumping. By the time the dude remembered to retrieve the kids from the bungee belts twenty five minutes later, busy with the jumpy slide further down along the sand, they were nearly in tears from exhaustion and the.tension of the routes. Did I mention that, in addition to the lack of attention to detail ...

    Drive to Punta de Choros

    A travel blog entry by dmarek on Jan 13, 2014

    82 photos

    ... 3 times on the way back to take photos of the cacti. First, there was a fuller type, or was it the low-growing cactus, then there was something else - maybe a different type, finally Astrid saw a blossom on one of the tall cacti so we stopped again. I did love all the different types of cactus and different little plants especially the flowering ones. I can't think of anything else memorable from our drive back.

    We made it to the ...

    Beautifully Clear Night!

    A travel blog entry by chelsea.davitt on Oct 03, 2013

    5 photos

    ... The sunsets are great here in the mountains. One of the astronomers that works for FERMI Lab and is currently working on a Dark Energy Survey on the 4.0-m telescope offered to give us a tour of the 4.0-m, as I hadn't seen it yet. It was crazy how big it was! And downstairs in the control room, there were three computers, each with eight different ...

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    Our Shared Patio at Hostal Balmaceda
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    Flowers Outside Our Room at Hostel Balmaceda
    La Serena, Chile