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Hostal Al Yaras Reviews

Vidal Escudero 128, La Campana, Elqui Valley, Chile

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25 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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Richard was a wonderful and attentive host who provided excellent home made food. He was very accomodating and attentive to the needs of the guests. The view at the hostal is to die for. Cool place and highly recommended


Excellent Hostel!!! location is epic, in the middle of elqui valley between vicuna and pisco, so you are not in a tourist honey pot and really can enjoy the valley!! bus stops 3mins from the house so i could get to pisco quite fast! Breakfast is more than awesome, the best one I got in a hostel upto now!!, the owner even serves scrambled eggs, besides fresh goat cheese and home made jams…. !! Everything is clean and well maintained!! Totally recommended!!!

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It was great having you. I wish you best of luck in your travel and hope you enjoy discovering Chile in a positive manner.


The owner is very welcoming and helpful. His breakfast is amazing, probably the best we had and a lot of it was homemade (yogurt, jams, fig juice). The room was clean, kitchen/eating area was a little cluttered and messy but not too bad. My main complaint is that the room was cold at night and could have used a space heater. Also, we could not get the bathroom door to close. The location is beautiful, off the beaten path, but easy to reach by bus with a little effort and question asking.


If you are after a tranquil and relaxed place to chill, then this the hostel for you. Diaguitas is the only other town in walking distance, if you want to get to Vicuna or Pisco Elqui then you'll need to catch a bus but they are frequent, cheap and a 5 minute walk from the Hostel. Richard the owner is an interesting guy and is helpful in providing you info for your stay, he is also a great cook. The room lovely and spacious - I was upgraded as I was the only one there for my stay. Recommend.


This hostal is an excellent choice if you're looking for a homely atmosphere, a relaxing environment and lovely mountainous surroundings. The hostal owners are super nice and easy going people, they do everything they can to make you feel welcome. They serve a good and big breakfast. The rooms are basic and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are 2 roof terraces to enjoy the views. Make sure to ask the bus driver to tell you were the stop is (La Campana) when it's dark!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the nice comments, we are glad you felt home, we reached our goal!!! Hope to see you again.


We spent an excellent time in the villa badiian, very nice people and very good service for a good price. The hostel is situated in a charming place, and has good recommendations for tours. Thank you for the warm welcoming :)

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We hope to see you again soon for another escape out of the city. It was a pleasure having you and knowing all of you.

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