Looking for beach vibes and impressive architecture? La Serena is the place to go.
The one hostel we came across that we want to share with you is El Arbol Hostel.
This beautiful and cosy hostel is in the heart of the colonial downtown of La Serena, just four blocks from the main bus station.
Consistently high reviews mention time and again about the wonderful staff and yummy breakfast. It mostly attracts older travellers and couples, though there are shared dorms for solo travellers here, too.
Best Hostels in Viña del Mar: Jaguar Hostel + Living
Right alongside Valparaíso is Viña del Mar and the two go hand in hand when it comes to beaches, gardens and high-rise buildings. This “Garden City” has some of the most popular beaches in the country.
Besides the listed accommodation, we also put together the best hostels in the world; the 5 Star Hostels.
We stayed in a former winery in Santorini, in a former jail-now 5 Star Hostel and many more. And we share all of those unique budget accommodations with you.
We unbox the hostels and check all their pros and cons. For each destination, there can be only 1 hostel be chosen to be a 5 Star-Awarded Hostel.
This is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.
And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-hostel choice without any bad surprises.
Update: We now cover as well curated 3-best hostels guide to cities with no 5 Star Hostels such as Oslo, Seoul and Sydney.
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