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Hostal Al Yaras Reviews

Vidal Escudero 128, La Campana, Elqui Valley, Chile

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22 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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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!

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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)

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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.


We stayed for 2 nigths. Easy to find. Good breakfast, Richard (the owner) offers you eggs and homemade yoghurt if you want. There's a sweet little dog. It is possible to buy dinner for 3500 or 5500, which Richard makes himself just after your wish. Nice, big bed. A lot of blankets because it is cold at night. Basic rooms. 400 m to the local bus. Hot water. Richard is always there id you need it. He Can drive you around for an amount of money. We loved it and will absolutte recommend it.


We had an excellent stay at Villa Badiian/Hostal Al Yaras. Our host, Richard, is a very accommodating and interesting guy with a mountain of experience and lots of stories to tell. He gave us good advice on places to visit and good restaurants (try the Cocina Solar) and we felt relaxed and very much at home. The room was very comfortable, the food good and the views spectacular. The roof terrace is lovely at night where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Milky Way. Highly recommended!

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