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 (51 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

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    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

    ... 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 on Jan 09, 2014

    1 comment, 19 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Arrival in Chile

    A travel blog entry by frankandalicia on Apr 01, 2013

    41 photos

    Hola familia y amigos!
    We are day 10 into our year long adventure. There have been many firsts this past week, including our first earthquake. It was magnitude 4.8 with an epicenter just 20km SE of Coquimbo (a neighbouring port city 10km south of La Serena). It was around 6am, I only had time to sit up in bed and then it was over. Luckily, Frank was just about to step out the door on his way to work and was able to console me as I was indeed ...

    La Serena a walk thru town

    A travel blog entry by danharriet on Feb 28, 2013

    1 comment, 27 photos

    ... So with plans to meet for dinner later, we departed for a walk down the streets of town as we headed toward the main shopping area of the city. We selected a busy street that passed by street artist and into traditional shopping of clothing, hardware, music, and other items that both local townspeople and tourist would find inviting and worthy of purchasing. Walking thru the city was different than most cities we have walled. The difference in elevation of the sidewalk, gutter and ...

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