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The separate beds were a very nice touch, and it's very close to the bus terminal, but a bit hard to find. I had a nasty accident during my stay in San Pedro, and the owner of the hostel drove me to a clinic in the city of Calama. If he wouldn't have charged me USD 80 to do that, it wuould have been the most humane thing I'd lived in a hostel.
Its a really nice hostel, beds are comfy, the showers are hot and the kitchen is well equipped but the wifi is pretty average. Its a little bit of a walk to town, but there's a shop and a cheap restaurant close by and its very close to the bus station. The cleaner is a bit over enthusiastic and we felt very much in her in our room way, even before check out at 11.30am. They can sell you tours here but you'll get a cheaper rate in town. Overall its a great hostel and i would stay again.
Back home in a miserable England we look back with fondness on our stay at Tuyasto. We thoroughly enjoyed this hostel. We thought Pierroluigi was perfect as the "face" of the hostel- ever polite and of discerning competence whatever the situation. We must also mention the young lady who seemed to work hard all day on the cleaning, washing up and general maintenence of the hostel. Perhaps we were lucky but our trips were full of nice people from the hostel. Matt &Eileen Erskine luigi
Some facilities weren't working properly at the time I stayed there. The main thing was one of the three showers that was impossible to adjust (cold x hot water).
Good place to stay in San Pedro. Nice atmosphere.
The reason I should recommend the hostel is its hosts - Jose and Matilda. Actually the hostel are they. During our staying with them we had been feeling sincere attention up to the last day. They do everything they can that guests felt themselves comfortable and happy and they provide all information you need for visiting of Atacama desert. We never ever have been treated so personaly at a hotel or a hostel and were really surprised. I would give 5 stars to the hostel for attitude to guests.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 41+
- (1 review)
Tuyasto is very clean and attracts a fun group of international travelers. The three bathrooms are kept spotless and the solar hot water is fine. Location: it is about two blocks walk from the bus station, which is good when you have all your bags, but it is farther away from the center than other places, so that's a negative as there is nothing much in the immediate area except a handy food market with beer, bread, drinks, etc. The staff are friendly and helpful.
Nice, quiet and relaxed hostel. About 10 mins away from town so not too bad. Staff were really lovely and helpful. Facilities were always spotless. Kitchen has everything necessary for cooking.
Really helpful people, Juan Pablo a great guy and Matilde, who takes care that everything works right. No bunk beds, clean rooms and bathrooms. Nice common area. 10 min walking from the main street, only an issue, Tours for Bolivia booked by Luis are untruthful, they promise things that at the end you don't receive and be careful with a guide named Cristian, he took money from us (my friend and I paid a same thing double and he kept the money) but at the hostel they helped us. I will come back
Nice hostel and very cheap for San Pedro. Bit out of the way and the WiFi can be snail slow, but otherwise it is what you'd want from a hostel.
This place was excellent. The owners were very flexible, helpful and kind. They treated not just as a client but a guest. The place is a bit more far than most of the hostels of San Pedro, which might justify its low cost, but i didn't feel far and it never was a problem to get around for the tours or for a restaurant, plus it's right next to a mini market cheaper then the ones in the center. Even thought the hostel is not the cleanest I've been in, I totally recommend it.
Awsome hostel and staff!!! The facilities are great and the cleanliness as well!!! Just a little far from the Calle Caracoles (center), but 10 min walk is ok!
Great place! Close to town, a nice 5 minute walk. Nice clean rooms. Freindly staff. Top hostal, needs a Union Jack in the wifi area though.
Considering that the city is small and pretty safe, the 5 minute walk from the main road Caracoles wasn't a big issue. The hostel has hot water, is clean and the owner's are very nice people. There is also a mini market in the same road and this can be very helpfull to buy water and other stuff.
I had booked myself but upon arriving my three friends didn't have a bed. The hostel staff were so helpful and managed to find beds at the hostel for them when it seemed the whole town was full! I can not say enough about the staff. So friendly and helpful. We booked two tours through them which were great too. Wifi was a bit dodgy at time but the showers were hot! Would recommend.
Location was a bit of a walk outside the main area. Pretty clean rooms and facilities. Not very good water pressure and there was no hot water when I tried to shower. Not much atmosphere as not many people around in the common areas.
It's 5 min walking from the city center. That's far away if you compare to all the others hostels in town. There is a restaurant in front of it, good food for good price (around 2300 pesos/meal).
Staying at this hostel made our experience in San pedro fantastic - Jose was helpful and generous and the atmosphere was very nice and laid back. Thanks for a great stay!
Tuyasto was a great stay. The location is not great if you are looking to be in the middle of the action on Caracoles street, but it's still only about a 5-10 minute walk to the main drag. Juan Pablo was great and helped get tours organized for us at the last minute which was super helpful. The kitchen was a bit small, but the outdoor/common area (where all the rooms faced) was great for relaxing. We even got little parting gifts (bags with drawstrings with the Tuyasto patch)!
The Hostal Tuyasto met my expectations for quality of service and hospitality for sure. I have to thank the owners of Hostal, Matilde and Jose and the entire staff during my stay, they made all the difference.Really the opinions that were described on the website hostelworld made me choose without doubt the best hostel in San Pedro de Atacama. I recommend everyone Hostal Tuyasto sure. Pro: Supermarket is near,View of the volcano behind the streat, Fair Handicraft closer at hostal. Rafa Silva
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)