Hostels in La Serena, Chile

4 hostels available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in La Serena

#1 Top Rated
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Hostal El Arbol

Free Breakfast
Youth Hostel
"…Common Spaces The hostel has a great kitchen with a large kitchen table, which is the hub of the house! There are two lounge areas with gorgeous sofas, a computer, a TV, board games, and a wood … More

Hostal El Punto

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…There is no kitchen, but a fridge and kettle are available for guest use. Summary This is a good backpackers -- all the modern conveniences you would expect, if you are used to European … More

Aji Verde Hostel

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Digital Nomads Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Besides that, some of the kitchen utensils have seen better days. Summary Overall, the facilities of the hostel are ok and offer everything you need -- a kitchen, a freezer, a computer, and … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Dorms and private rooms are available, almost all with en suites. They are simple and a little dated but are kept clean. Dorms have bunk beds, which are on the small side, but are comfortable … More

Hotels in La Serena

Hostal Valle Mistral

Free Breakfast
"…If you plan to arrive after 0:00, please contact the establishment in advance. Use the information included in the reservation confirmation. Check In from 14:00 hr., you can use Early Check In … More
"…Breakfast is included, as is free internet. We offer a fully equipped kitchen for guests and a patio, sun terrace, and garden area. We are located in a quiet, safe neighborhood within easy … More

Guest Houses in La Serena

Hostal Balmaceda

Free Breakfast
"…Reception is open: * After 08:00 am until 23:30 Please confirm at least 24 hrs. before your arrival in La Serena as well as the estimated time of arrival as we need to enter the … More

Hostels in La Serena, Chile

4 hostels available. Prices start from $16 for a dorm bed.

Get to know La Serena (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in La Serena.

La Serena is a seaside resort in Chile. While not well-known outside of the country, it is famous in Chile, because of its long sandy beaches. It has also a lovely historical center, which dates back to the colonial time.

While visiting a hostel in La Serena don’t miss the small beach shacks which serve the freshest fish you can dream of, and a cheap ceviche (a Chilean speciality, marinated raw fish in lemon juice and spices) which is to die for. There are also plenty of places for the avid shopper, or for the backpacker, to reload on items before going back to the countryside.

When staying at a La Serena hostel there are a few day-trip type attractions to visit nearby such as the Indian Petroglyphs (engravings in the rocks). Some of the travel agencies offer organized trips to the main attractions. Not using them will require having your own car or a lot of planning and willingness to walk, along with a good mastery of Chilean (a dialect of Spanish, which can be hard to understand if you are only familiar with the Spanish or Mexican versions). If you are into stars, you must visit the nearby observatories, since several of the largest ones are near La Serena, because the city has one of the clearest views of the sky in the world.

La Serena is a few hours from Santiago by bus. The main bus station is a few hundred yards from the historical center. So when choosing your hostel in La Serena, try to pick one in the historical center. It’s most likely that your hostel room will open directly to an internal patio so that you can enjoy the colonial lifestyle but make sure you keep all your belongings secured at all times, since many robbers target tourists, even though the police are noticeably present in the city.

La Serena Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in La Serena, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 4
Average dorm price $16
Average private room price $46
Cheapest Hostel in La Serena Hostal El Arbol with $19
Party hostels in La Serena Hostal El Punto (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.7

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