We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Hostal El Hibisco

Save
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in La Serena
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 11: English reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We throughly enjoyed our stay here since the lady who ran the hostel was extremely welcoming. The hostal is very much a working progress, since the address was different to the one given in our lonely planet guide, we presume they had just relocated. We had a sweet double room, which lead out onto a patio. Although the facilites were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Will and Rosie R
Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

Good hostel with nice owners, kitchen with basic stuff, 3 bathrooms with showers, nice patio, good wifi connection and possibility to wash your dirty laundry. There also is a shared library which is not really big. We paid 8000 CLP per person in a shared room, which is pretty standard around here.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kev I
Reviewed 16 November 2014

We arrived in the evening at La Serena and looked for a place to sleep. So we were lucky to find a room in the official "Lonely Planet Tip", the El Hibisco. The owner was really friendly and helpful, but that's it...the room was quite dark and musty, but well, at least it was quite and we had a good...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Micha_El_Mez
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

We arrived at El Hibisco after an overnight bus from Valparaiso. We were absolutely exhausted and all we wanted was to go to bed, but were expecting to be told to wait until check in. The lovely owner must've been able to see how we felt and immediately showed us to a room, and left us to sleep without any...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank esshattock
Foulum
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Kitchen very nasty. The bathrooms works, but are not nice. TV in double room and nice bed, but the the room seemed and felt humid. No mirror in the room and no power outlet on the bathrooms. Location is good and not far away from supermarket. No one speaks English at all and there was problems with our booking when...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jesperbach
Sucre, Bolivia
Reviewed 7 March 2014

This family run hostel is a great place to stay. The kitchen is nice, the rooms are comfortable, the power outlets are a little sketchy, the showers are hot, the toilets are leaky but only the freshwater, it's easy to find from the church across the way, and it's in a very quiet neighborhood. A few blocks from the bus...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Matt R
Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Wow, this place has been neglected for a long time. The bedroom was reasonably clean but the bathrooms had leaky plumbing, broken tiles, cheap replacement toilet seats, etc. I wouldn't even step in the shower. Please note, I am an adult and was just looking for a quick place to stay for the night. Sure, the place seemed like they'd...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ColoradoDT
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed 2 days in this hostel and it was great value for money, because: -we arrived in the morning and got free extra breakfast (though it was dry & boring bread) -we got free luggage storing the last day -we got free towels for beach -they do cheap laundry -we got a room for 3/4 persons and only paid...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AndersTheTraveler
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Nice located, good beds, friendly and helpfull staff. It's clean and the kitchen is big enough to cook your meal. The price vs quality is in a good balance. The walk to the centre of La Serena is about 5 minutes. We can recommend this hostel.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Rik S
Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Chile
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We highly recommend this hostel. Besides its central location and its nice interior yard and common as well cooking space we want to highlight the friendliness of the owner who hugley helped us far beyond normal hostel hospitality. As well they have a car park and it`s very good value for money.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 4amig0s

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Amenities

Additional Information about Hostal El Hibisco

Address: Juan de Dios Peni 636, La Serena 1710191, Chile
Region: Chile > Coquimbo Region > La Serena
Number of rooms: 15

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hostal El Hibisco staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?