Concepción hotels and hostels
Hotel Diego De Almagro Concepcion
Conce’s best budget hotel has bright, newly renovated – if rather small – rooms with firm beds and cable TV. Breakfast even includes scrambled eggs.
They haven’t stinted on the size of the rooms or of the TV sets at Germania. It’s popular with business travelers, though the pine closets, olive-green walls and country prints make the vibe more homey than corporate.
Hotel San Sebastián
Plastic flowers and bright lilac walls in the hallway can’t hide the fact that this hotel needs a revamp. Sagging beds and damp-stained carpets make the top-floor rooms a bit depressing, but the downstairs doubles are cleaner and brighter.
The rooms are nicely kept in this hostel within an old ramshackle building above a central arcade.
Hotel Alonso De Ercilla
Basic wood furnishings and beige-and-white linens mean this central hotel’s compact rooms are ultraplain, but the friendly staff keep them spotless. Some rooms are nonsmoking, and there’s wi-fi and cable TV in all of them.
Despite its unpromising position up two flights of stairs in a shopping gallery, this is an efficient, nicely kept hostel. Call in advance to bag a room with en-suite bathroom.
Hotel El Dorado
This is Conce's upmarket choice, with cushions the size of Brazil on the couches in each of the ample rooms.
Hotel El Araucano
Bizarrely, you have to walk through a shopping arcade to reach the all-marble reception of Conce’s most upmarket hotel. The rooms themselves are run-of-the-mill: try to get one on floors four to seven, which have new bathrooms and flat-screen TVs.