Hostal Atacama Tatai's Reviews
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great staff. friendly and helpful. cool little hostel with comfy beds hot showers great wifi and 2 blocks from the main square. fun little town and great hostel. wish i could have stayed longer here.
I really love this hostel! In San Pedro you can mainly do 2 things: take tours to enjoy nature and relax while drinking pisco with new friends you just made in the hostel. Tatai's hostel combines the best tours (book them at the reception!) and an amazing atmosphere to relax during the evening/night (or during the whole day when you are lazy)! Don't look further, this is the hostel you're looking for!
Our booking was confused and we had to move room each day. We were told to move out of the room at 10am and our other room was still not available at 4pm..... which isn´t the best considering that its extremely hot in the middle of the day. Staff were also extremely rude when we wanted to pay by VISA (they say on hostelworld you can) and were talking about us in Spanish, which we can understand completely. The place is dirty, showers are cold and you have to wait a long time for showers. AVOID
the staff was excellent and they were super helpful. the day we went there the weather went really bad so we ran out of water in the morning
The rooms surround the outdoor area where there is a fire and at night the smoke from the fire gets into all the rooms and it is also very noisy. The private room doesn't lock from the inside and is next to the toilets so people were coming in to our room during the night thinking it was a toilet. Hardly any water for showering. Second night we moved to a dorm and I woke up the next morning with over 300 BED BUGS BITES. Do not stay here.
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- Female, 18-24
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Dorm room was the smallest I've ever stayed in. No atmosphere and staff were not that great.
Nobody in town knew where this hostel was or the road it was on and was not on any maps. We stayed elsewhere after searching for an hour...... hence cant review properly
Really lovely hostel. I especially liked the court yard area, which was nicely decorated and ideal for chilling in. Not all of the staff speak English and as I speak little Spanish communication was sometimes difficult, but we always got by.
Location is away from most other places and facilities aren't great. Staff were friendly but the biggest let down is the cleanliness. This place stinks. The bathrooms smell of mould because they are covered in mould. The drains don't drain when you shower so you end up showering someone else's previously undrained water.. Honestly this is the worst place we ve stayed in 3 months. Advice to owners- stop for 2 days, clean everything thoroughly and repaint because it feels dirty to stay there.
amazing hostel, absolutly loved it. staff are so nice and friendly, there is a fire pit in the backyard which is lit every night and often staff or people play music around it. really homey feel and safe and warm and amazing!
pros...friendly welcoming staff, nice relaxing courtyard, good location, warm blankets. cons...the cleanliness of one of the showers in the afternoon. No toilet paper in the morning. Security could be better, on one day the front door was left open for a few hours when it could have been easy for a thief to walk in off the street and make a beeline for the open dorm room, a 5 second dash away.
- We stayed here 2 days, the staff asked us 17 times if we wanted to take a tour with them. - There are 2 showers with toilets and 2 separate showers, only the showers with toilets are worth showering (the others is 40 cm of water the whole day) - No toilet paper after 4 pm. - We slept in a dorm where my dog wouldn't fit in! but we slept with 6 in there! - Hostel lost our reservation + good open area with campfire Traveled over 15 months, one of the worst value for $
Awesome stay at Tatai's. Every people that planned 1 night will stay a week !
Absolutely loved this hostel! All the staff made me feel welcome and were helpful and so friendly. The hostel offers many activities in and around the Atacama desert, and also has a great space to relax in. There is a fire every night, which is great to sit around with all the guests and staff, listen to guitar and socialise. I extended my stay here several times and would definitely recommend it!
The staff are so kind and helpful, but is difficult to sleep during then night, because during the night a bunfire is on and all the smoke goes to the rooms and there is very loud music in the hostel all the night. so I you have to going to a tour very early in the morning next day that would be a very annoy thing, but if you are the people who love drink all the night this is a good spot for you.