Hostal Atacama Tatai's Reviews
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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.
I had an amazing stay at Tatai's. The staff are so welcoming, friendly and very interesting people. They really want to be your friend. While they may not be the most organized, this isn't a type a place. The atmosphere is super laid back and there's nothing but good vibes. Edgardo is the best tour guide in Atacama and the other staff are great just to sit around and chat with. Only complaint would be there should be more bathrooms and there wasn't always toilet paper!
Nice night parties at the fire. Nice people getting along and having fun. But the kitchen, bathrooms... Just the worst ever! People should worry about cleanliness much more...
It's a party hostel, but not well run. There was never any toilet paper after 7pm the bathrooms are filthy and the staff parties until the morning with the guests so they are no help at all if you need something in the morning. Not worth it.
Great staff, can book every tour with the guys at the hostel and they are great guides too, they have a lovely fire outside at night, my only dislike were the rooms were a little cold and there is nowhere cosy and warm to sit at night.
You should go to this hostel! It's a absolutely lovely place! The people who are working there are nice and helpful. They even organize tours, which are great! The hostel is painted in many different colors and everything is clean. In the cold nights there is always a fire, where everyone is sitting, drinking and talking! Don't hesitate, it's a great place!
The staff is committed to ensuring a great customer experience. The tour guides, Edgardo and Fito were the best imaginable guides we could have had! Thx, Charley Herbert
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
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