The Best Hostels in La Serena, Chile

A beach town with plenty of activities, La Serena is also the gateway to Fray Jorge National Park.

The hostels below will make sure that you're time here is comfortable and enjoyable. And you'll meet some great travel buddies, too!

How much do hostels in La Serena cost?

Average Dorm Price $12 ($2 to $20)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $37 ($20 to $53)
Dorm Bed: $11.50
Private Room: $15.00
Overall Rating: 91%
Penuela's Hostel is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the best sunsets of the region during your trip to La Serena. Out of the noise and crowd of downtown, this Hostel is the perfect place to rest and enjoy both the town of La Serena and the city of Coquimbo. Located between two towns, you can reach in only five minutes, La Serena's downtown by bus, where you will find , museums, parks, shops, banks, money exchange services and the center of Coquimbo city, where you will find The Third Millennium Cross and The English Town. You will find a supermarket and a shopping center 10 minutes away from the property by foot. Many delicious seafood restaurants and bars are on Avenida del mar, which is also at walking distance from the hostel. In addition, there are a few beautiful and interesting places to visit near the hostel, including the beach of Penuelas, Casino Enjoy Coquimbo, Discoteque Ovo, and a little fish market. Penuela's Hostel has a family environment, a shared kitchen, an outdoor terrace, a living room and dining room. The staff is always happy to help you with any of your needs and to provide you information in English, Dutch, French and of course Spanish. The hostel offers towels for hire, free WIFI, cable TV, 24 hours reception, free breakfast, security lockers, self-catering facilities and a tours/travel desk.
Las Araucarias 5355 , La Serena, Chile,
Dorm Bed: $1.82
Private Room: $21.46
Overall Rating: 90%
Hostel Cosmo Elqui Stage has a privileged location in the center of La Serena, near museums, theatres, markets, service areas, bars, restaurants and shopping centers with everything you need. As one of the only eco friendly Hostel in town, Hostel Cosmo Elqui Stage recycles all of the glass bottles, reduces 70% of electrical consumption by using LED bulbs and only uses 30% of running water compared to normal consumption, this is key since La Serena is located in a dry zone. The young, creative and enthusiastic staff will go the extra mile to make sure that you enjoy your stay. They will be happy to help you booking tours and activities so that your trip is truly memorable and you avoid any inconveniences. The staff also arranges activities so that you can meet other guests from other parts of the world and ensure a fun experience in the city. The bedrooms and resting areas are well separated from the common areas so that you can easily rest in the hostel's spacious bedrooms and comfortable beds. Hostel Cosmo Elqui Stage has some wonderful amenities available for guests including 24/7 Reception, secure storage so that you can leave your backpack there up until 23h00 after checking out, bike rentals and bookings of bike tours around the city and the beach to enjoy the city on wheels, free WIFI, free breakfast, a book exchange, an outdoor terrace, towels for hire and self-catering facilities.
Las Casas 795 esquina Benavente , La Serena, Chile,
Dorm Bed: $12.42
Private Room: $18.63
Overall Rating: 87%
With a maximum capacity of 16 guests and friendly staff (and a friendly cat) you will feel right at home from the moment you arrive in Open Hostel. Built in the early 1900's, this old house has been renovated into a modern hostel with fast Wi-Fi, cable TV and piping hot showers. There is a fully-equipped Kitchen for your use, Free Breakfast and Tea/Coffee available all-day. Located in the centre of La Serena, close to restaurants and shops, a stone's throw away from Plaza del Almas and The Archaeological Museum of La Serena and 15 minutes from the beach. Open Hostel is a perfect base for exploring the nearby areas of Isla Damas and Valle Del Elqui. There are two dormitories, each of 6 beds with security lockers, a twin room and a double room, all with shared bathrooms.
Matta, 315 , La Serena, Chile,
Dorm Bed: $13.87
Private Room: $21.21
Overall Rating: 94%
Hostal el Arbol is a beautiful and cosy hostel, located in the heart of the colonial downtown of La Serena, and only 4 blocks away from the bus station. The hostel offers towels for hire, free WIFI, cable TV, bicycle parking, a book exchange, tea and coffee making facilities, an outdoor terrace, hairdryers, free breakfast, security lockers, self-catering facilities and a tours/travel desk. Warm, spacious and staffed by friendly people, Hostal el Arbol offers a welcoming place to stay for travellers.
Calle Eduardo de la Barra # 29 , La Serena, Chile,
Dorm Bed: $12.42
Private Room: $18.63
Hostal El Arbol II - Beach is located at about 500 meters from the bus station, 1 km from the historic city center and 600 meters from the beach. You can easily walk from the property to the La Serena's downtown and its many ancient colonial churches, the archaeological museum, the lively streets with handicraft markets, restaurants and bars. There is a big supermarket nearby, where the guests can buy a variety of food to cook at the well equipped and large shared kitchen. The bus stop where you will find a bus to reach the nearby city of Coquimbo, is only one block away from Hostal El Arbol II - Beach. The hostel has different type of rooms to suit everyone's preferences. There are private matrimonial and double twin rooms, as well as 4, 5, 6 and 8 bed dorms, with new and very clean, shared bathrooms. There is a big communal kitchen for use of the guests, a living room with a cozy fireplace, sunny outside terraces and a very large garden with flowers, a green lawn to rest, tables, and hammocks. Hostal El Arbol II - Beach offers you many facilities, such as free WiFi, a games room, luggage storage, free breakfast, a book exchange, hairdryers, towels for hire, bicycle parking and a tours/travel desk.
Calle Los Nisperos s/n Parcela 34 Vegas Sur , La Serena, Chile,
Private Room: $16.00
Overall Rating: 100%
Hostal Balmaceda offers modern apartments in a large colonial house located only steps away from the historic city center, the bus station, the Mall, Plaza La Serena, a supermarket, the Japanese garden and museums. The hostel offers individual and private apartments fully equipped with a private bathroom for 1 up to 4 guests and private rooms for 2 guests with private bathrooms. To assure you a good rest and comfortable stay in Hostal Balmaceda, the clean and cosy apartments are apparelled with a hot shower 24 hours a day, a private kitchen (with a refrigerator and hot cooking plates), cable TV and free WIFI. The staff will give you the best service for you to feel comfortable and pleasant. The hostel offers towels hire, free breakfast, outdoor terrace, a tours/travel desk and meeting rooms.
Av. Jose Manuel Balmaceda 1032 , La Serena, Chile,

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