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Hostal Al Yaras Reviews

Vidal Escudero 128, La Campana, Elqui Valley, Chile

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34 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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I Can highly recomand this hostel. The owner Richard speaks 5 languages and is fullfilling his dream down there. Awsome place to relaxe and to enjoy the beautiful landscape without paying for everything like in San Pedro. The hostal is located near a brautiful river and sourrounded By moutains. Richard helps u with everything, he organized a bbq and around midnight he fired the chakuzi for us to relaxe and watch shooting stars! Awsome place, always again!

  • 26th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel! The staff is really friendly - you should have a talk with the owner! Recommended!


This place is very very special. I´ve been travelling for two months and this has been by far my favorite stay. Richard is working hard for Al Yaras to be the next big thing. Wood-fired jacuzzi, telescope, home-made jams for breakfast, an amazing location plus a sense of being at home. I planned for 2 nights but stayed for 4. Really nice place to meet people and relax or explore the surrounding beauty of Valle de Elqui.


Hostal Al Yaras is located a short bus ride outside Vicuna in a quite area with beautiful views of the valley. Richard the owner is a lovely friendly guy and happy to help with and questions or bookings you may have.


Comfortable and relaxing base in Elqui valley . Easy access by local buses passing through Vicuna and from Pisco Elqui until about 2030 each night. Bus stop is ' La Campana' at KM72.5 on the main road and signposted the 400m to the hostel.

  • 2nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


My stay at Hostel Yaras was awesome. Richard, the owner, is a very kind and warm person, he immediately welcomed me with a cup of coffee. The house is really nice, and if you are looking for some peace in a quiet place, Hostal al yaras is for you. The breakfast, with all kinds of homemade jams, is delicious! And if you need any kind of information about places to visit, Richard will tell you all you need about Elqui and its outskirts! 10/10 !!!!


Great place, great staff. Close to the Guayacan brewery, a bus stop, and beautiful scenery.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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

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