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 (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

    Looking 200,000 light years in to the past

    A travel blog entry by coletteandkam on Jan 07, 2015

    4 photos

    ... from a French astromer who began by pointing to Mercury and Venus, which we were able to see with the naked eye. We spent the evevning taking it in turns to look down the huge telescope where we saw stars being born, broken stars and at least 4 other galaxies.
    Along with everything we saw, we were utterly impressed with the knowledge and information we were given.


    A travel blog entry by ccchrissie on Jun 17, 2014

    3 photos

    ... to Vicuna which looked like a nice colonial village in a pretty setting for the night. Was a decent café with wifi just a block from the hostel – just as well as hostel wifi not working but at least a decent room with fridge, large kitchen and finally a private bath for £10 – was finally able to do some hand washing and a big garden to drape it around. Customer service a bit lacking as run from a ...

    Mamalluca Observatory - Elqui Valley

    A travel blog entry by dmarek on Jan 10, 2014

    16 photos

    ... 3 of the 4 visible moons and the stripes on Jupiter. Then we went outside where we looked at the stars and our guide pointed out the constellations and the different stars in them. The highlight was that our guide took photos with our cameras of the moon through the telescope and the photos he took for me turned out very well - with my Lumix because that was all I brought.

    It was after 1-30 am by the time we got back - so it was a long day.

    Penguins at last!

    A travel blog entry by bobandtracie on Sep 12, 2013

    23 photos

    ... staying there, asked if we wanted to join her tour to Valle de Elqui. We drove through a landscape of bare mountains overlooking valleys rich with pisco and wine grapes, lettuce and avocado fields (which they eat with everything), orange trees and lemon groves, all with the Elqui river running through it. They get 340 days of sunshine here so perfect growing conditions!
    We visited the school where Gabriele Mistral (the first south american woman to win a Nobel ...

    Arrival in Chile

    A travel blog entry by frankandalicia on Apr 01, 2013

    41 photos

    ... up. It is quite an unnerving feeling and I am certain there will be many more to come. I am now saying my prayers daily.

    We are more than pleased with our apartment as well as the location. We have a unit on the 10th floor at Laguna del Mar. We basically have our own private beach area and lagoon where we can use ...

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    Flowers Outside Our Room at Hostel Balmaceda
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    Our Shared Patio at Hostal Balmaceda
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