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Luna Sonrisa

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Templeman 833 | Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Located at the top of Templeman St in the main hostel area this is a pleasant and friendly hostel. The receptionists are extremely helpful and will fill a local map with all the places to see and things to do, as well as the areas to steer clear of after dark. The breakfast is excellent with both white and dark... More 

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Klagenfurt, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

A nice hostal with good service. For breakfast they always have two kinds of jam, cheese, bread and fresh fruits (e.g. bananas, kiwis,...). Tea and coffee are also included. The location is at Cerro Alegre, directly in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We visited this hostel in November 2011 as part of a 2 month trip backpacking through Chile. Overall it has been a very nice hostel. The building itself is a very nice old and restored house. It is very nicely restored and breathes an atmosphere of 'just like home'. The double bed had good size and was comfortable, including the... More 

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new york, ny
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29 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Stayed for two nights in the single room. Very clean and comfortable accommodations. Really easy to meet other travelers and the location is convenient to the market. The staff was unbelievably helpful. Like when I wanted to stay another night and they were full, they made a call and secured me accommodation for that night. I did want to point... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

If you don't mind about very simple rooms or walking uphill to go back to the hotel, it's a good place. They are nice and friendly people, and the simple room was clean and had a good shower. You may feel Luna Sonrisa overpriced comparing to Santiago, but I think that it happens because the hostels/hotels are cheaper in the... More 

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London
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I stayed for one night at the Luna Sonrisa. I had a double room, which was airy and spotless, with its own bathroom which was also very clean if basic. The hostel is a convenient location, easy to walk down into the town or to the Pablo Neruda house and the owners could not be more helpful, with maps, ideas... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in this hostel, and liked it very much. It's situated on the Cerro Alegre, one of the most beautiful areas of Valparaiso. The neighbourhood is very arty, with nice cafés and restaurants within 10 minutes' walking. The dorm was quite simple, but nicely separated into an upper and lower part (sort of a mezzanine), so that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Perhaps the best little hostel I have ever stayed in. Only 6 rooms, 5 doubles and a single, and a 5 bedded dorm room. All rooms a good size with very high ceilings making them feel very airy. Hostel is always spotlessly clean and well maintained. Excellent breakfast and a self catering kitchen. 2 lounge areas with comfortable seating.

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Sonoma, California
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20 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We visited Luna Sonrisa after staying the previous night at Hostal Nomades down the street. It was like night and day. Sonrisa lacked the art, personality and funkiness of Nomades. It is located in the Cerro Alegre neighborhood, a few blocks away from Nomades. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who spoke English (she was originally from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I stayed for four nigths in the single room. The hostel is in a good location up on Cerro Alegre, and all of the staff I met were wonderfully friendly and helpful. There's a decent breakfast and excellent wifi plus you can also get washing done. The kitchen is fine to cook in if you want to do your own... More 

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