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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Luna Sonrisa

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Luna Sonrisa
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Dont really have any complaints about this hostel. Good location, great breakfast, clean, helpful, good showers. We were in a dorm, with bedside lights and big lockers. Great kitchen. Good atmosphere. Near a mini-market which was open late every night. One of the double rooms had no lock on the window. But the place is, and feels, really safe as you get keys for the 2 entrances. Definitely recommend this place!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Memmingen, Germany
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Great breakfast(goat cheese, good coffee and selfmade marmelades, melons!), clean and colourfull,being situated in a great hippy area! The stuff helps you out with any questions you have.

Good wifi connection, and you get in contact with many other travellers from all over the world. Would love to come here again!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Derby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in a twin room located next to the bathroom and then a double room upstairs, both with shared bathroom.

Both rooms were clean and comfortable although I preferred the double upstairs.

Breakfast was included in the rate and was a lovely spread of fruits, coffee, bread and jams.

The kitchen facilities were great, all you need to self cater.

The location was good, walking distance from the centre and good restaurants,

Alex was lovely, very welcoming. Took time to show us a map and gave advice on how to get the best out of our stay.

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Dislikes / improvements

Nothing it was all great

I would definitely recommend.

Ps - (and this has nothing to do with the hostel) watch yourselves at Valpo bus station I got pick pocketed by someone who followed me onto a bus!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Valdivia, Chile
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Excellent little hostel, perfectly located at the top of the "hippest" area in Valpo. Staff is super friendly and helpful, creating a very welcoming atmosphere. Most rooms do face the inside hall of the hostel, so maybe a little noisy for light sleepers (depending on reciprocal respect between guests), though I personally didn't notice... Everything is very clean and tidy, nice abundant breakfast (bread, jams, cheese and fruit) and good kitchen area for cooking. Not that it matters too much, but the internet connection is also excellent, strong signal everywhere. Overall, the price is absolutely excellent for all that, considering the going rates in Valparaiso, where many things are a lot more expensive and filthy.

Room Tip: For a quieter room with a window and view try to get the upstairs twin room - a bit more expensive...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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New York, NY
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Our hostel, Luna Sonrisa (the smiling moon), is super lovely. We decided to pay $60 USD for a private room with a private bathroom (they didn’t have any private matrimomials with shared bathroom left, and their doubles were upstairs from the shared bathroom which would have been a pain, so we decided to deal with the extra cost).

The hostel is great – 2 nice common sitting areas, free wifi as well as a computer for use, a really nice common kitchen with a beautiful large tiled table for food prep and eating in the middle, and a lovely breakfast included with delicious marmalades. Our bedroom was super comfortable and quiet even though the window looked out on the street, and the bathroom was lovely and clean. The only quirk was that our shower head was large so the spray literally filled the entire shower stall – there was no way to duck out of the water to shampoo or soap!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corvallis, Oregon
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Really great hostel. Beautiful tall ceilings with lots of sun. The "Real Coffee" was false advertising. Just as weak as every other hostel. Definite tourist vibe because even the people working there don't speak very good Spanish but they are all very sweet and helpful.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

This delightful hostel in a remodeled old house has a distinct personality, and welcomes you like a friend. The staff were very prompt in responding to emails, and very welcoming when I eventually arrived after my bus from Mendoza had been delayed at the border. A filling breakfast is served family style in a downstairs room, like in a farmhouse. The staff were extraordinarily helpful in providing information about the area, and where to visit (and where not to).

The decoration trends towards the basic, and - just like in any home - maintaining privacy requires some discretion; several of the rooms open onto the common area, so you have to keep curtains closed and be prepared to deal with noise during the day. But this is more than compensated for by the warmth of the hostel as a whole.

The location is excellent, within easy walking distance of several good restaurants and museums, and only a short walk (or trip on the ascensor) to the terminus of the metro.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Luna Sonrisa
Address: Templeman 833 | Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso 2370951, Chile
Location: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
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Ranked #11 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Valparaiso
Number of rooms: 24

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