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Sol Atacama Hostel Reviews

Ignacio Carrera Pinto 664, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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255 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 70%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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The manager is absolutely insane. He will make you feel like you live with your parents, except that your parents are Hitlers. He will hassle you for money as soon as you enter, if you leave a plate or cup unwashed for 1min, he will demand you clean it (yet takes his time to do his own), he turns off the wifi when he feels like it, he makes up rules depending on his mood (eg. no drinking after 12am..9pm..ever). He lies. There are many more but no space. Similarly priced hostels DO exist. AVOID!


The guy in charge wasn't there when we were scheduled to arrive. Although a pleasant person, it was selective to certain guests. We were told by other guests our sheets for our beds weren't changed and later witnessed this happening. The rules for drinking changed nightly. There was a ping pong take occupying most of the main room, with no balls to play with.

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


When we arrived the guy tell us that the check in was at 3 pm, however, on the web said that was at 1pm. the room was very dirty, We saw that the sheets were not change for other passengers. The kitchen is just a small thing to put hot water, and it was really dirty. there is not lockers in the dorms just one in the commun area with 4 spaces. there is a table tennis without the ball. not any information about tours. The hostel door was broken so anyone can come in. not hot water at morning time.


Everything was within walking distance. It took about 10mins to walk to San Pedro Downtown. Stuff was nice, friendly and helpful! There was hot water in one shower and the bathrooms as well as the bedrooms were clean.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I have stayed in a lot of hostels and I have never given a bad review, but you must read this... WiFi poor and mostly not available Power turned off intermittently 1 toilet/shower for whole hostel shower broken and barely dribbled water No toilet paper 1 power point for whole dorm Kitchen is laundry No lockers Dog/cat hair all through beds When we told them we wanted to cancel our second night we were told we had to leave by 9am and couldn't leave our gear behind. Staff extremely rude.


We stayed here for 3 nights and it was very good. The manager showed us the city and we could ask him every thing we wanna to know.

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Simple but very cheap! Close the bus terminal, 8min from center

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Ok for a night. Quite basic hostel but value for money.


The hostel is very much for young people who want to stay there. The facilities included a stove, refrigerator, dishes galore, warm showers, and a fine bed. The main living area is open air so it gets chilly at night. The manager was great and worked with us to book our tours. Not the best place I have ever stayed but I would recommend it based on price, location, and amenities if you are a young person.


Good cheap option a short walk from the centre of town. The kitchen is a little basic, the communal area is outside only so gets a bit chilly at night, and the guy who runs it may not be there when you arrive, but apart from that it provided everything we needed and the beds were comfy.


This place is ridiculous, it's basically like camping. This is not a hostel and there are zero facilities.


Cheap price considering average in San Pedro, good atmosphere. We were lucky to have Alejandro and Marcelo help us out!

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