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 Pinera.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Balmaceda La Serena

          Reviewed by wildkriv

          Serene hostal...

          Reviewed Feb 25, 2014
          by (61 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

          ... The trip was scenic meandering up the valley and took just over an hour. Lots of dead looking grapevines. There's an icy cold looking river that goes the full length of the valley as well as a large man made dam. Their irrigation systems look quite extraordinary - pumping water to the top of the mountains which then gravity feed back to the bottom. On arrival to Vicuna we ...

          Lovely La Serena Quirky Valparaiso!

          A travel blog entry by lizemma10 on May 26, 2014

          ... roads were much more developed than Peru or Bolivia and significantly straighter. Going through very developed towns and cities like Vina del Mar. We arrived into Valparaiso in the evening and caught up on some sleep before exploring the next day.

          25th May 2014

          A delightful lie in after lots of travelling we got ourselves ready for the free walking tour. A lovely morning breakfast of fresh fruit courtesy of the hostel. We enjoyed lunch at a local ...

          Vicuna, where apparently the world doesn't end

          A travel blog entry by meggles on Jan 12, 2014

          ... just how long these would take to arrive. 45 minutes later the cheese and seafood empanadas were delicious but unfortunately we wanted a second one fooling ourselves that as the oil was hot the next lot must arrive faster. Sadly no. We had a relaxed evening in the hostel. Some of us made it to Gabriel mistrals house, some of us didn't... we then had a swim and a light dinner of toasted cheese sandwiches and salad in a summer house over looking the garden. ...

          All of the 4.0-m telescope tours!

          A travel blog entry by chelsea.davitt on Oct 06, 2013

          16 photos

          ... for our telescope. Instead of filling a dewer with liquid nitrogen, they have tubes that run the liquid nitrogen to the camera, then it comes back to the cooling system and gets cooled again. They recycle the liquid nitrogen, which is pretty awesome! They also showed us the DEC calibration room, which was neat, and showed us the optics they use.

          We watched the sun set again tonight, and there was a slight green ...

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