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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!!!
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!
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 :)
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
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.