Sol Atacama Hostel Reviews
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A hostel which is more like a home stay. Majority of people use San Pedro as a stopover for a Uyuni your which starts at 7.30am. The owners of the hostel would not be up this early so have to be waken or you need to check out the night before. There is no bar and no alcohol from outside permitted, which is strange for a hostel. Overall, it felt more like staying at someone's house than a hostel and gave us the feeling of being in the way.
San Pedro is really cold at night and at Sol Atacama there is no livingroom or similar inside nor heating in the patio and therefore we were freezing in the evening. Also the rooms are cold and need more blankets.
We stayed here last night and it is a small quiet hostel. After a long trip we just wanted to relax, have a beer, smoke a cigarette and play cards before an early night. Unfortunately the hostel has a zero tolerance policy to both smoking & drinking, literally you are not even allowed to bring in a single beer! Not only this, but when we did bring back a beer (not realising this rule existed) we were made to feel like total criminals and very uncomfortable! Wouldn't recommend unless you're dry!
very nice hostel just on the edge of town, 5 min to the main street. great value, v clean and quiet. has a table tennis table and tiny kitchen. very family friendly, dont know if it says on description but absolutely no alcohol allowed. would recommend
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Very small hostel, so not much atmosphere. Hostel is very far on the edge of town, much better to book one in the center for a few pennies more. Basic hostel, much better in town.
Enjoyed my stay here, it gets pretty cold at night but there were plenty of blankets to keep you warm. The showers were hot, you have to keep show time to a minimum as water is in short supply in San Pedro. The owners are lovely and help with booking tours etc.
Really good hostel. We have such a great time. The staff was kind and helpfull.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Best value in town for a chilled out relaxed atmosphere. Tiny kitchen & very few rooms, but still fun. Good hot showers. Water & power cut off at different times, but the whole town was out, so not the hostel's fault.
Very nice place to stay in San Pedro. 5 minutes from the center, with lovely owners who can have you discounts for the tours. The kitchen is quite small and can get busy, and the wifi slows down when everybody is connected but it's a great value for money and with a very nice atmosphere.
Very, very small hostel. There are two bed rooms and two bathrooms. The patio area is nice and the small rooms kinda makes everyone hang out outside. We met a lot of cool people here! For the price it was a nice place to stay.
Sol Atacama is a great little hostel. It has 16 beds that share a modest common space with a ping pong table, two bathrooms, and a tiny kitchen. Showers are unreliable but sometimes hot. Wifi is pretty good. The live-in managers are really nice and they just give you a key to the front door. It’s located a little bit off the main drag, but nothing is a far walk in Atacama.
For the amount you pay here, you should get hot showers and wifi that works better. It's also freezing inside the rooms at night.
What a strange little hostel! The owners tend to go out and leave the hostel unattended for periods of time so we felt a bit like staff welcoming guests waiting for them to come back so they could check in. 10 min walk to the centre where there are lots of other hostels but not as cheap. Owner was very polite to me whilst I was there and helped if needed. There are 4 lockers, was very quiet when I stayed so no problem for me but if all 14 beds full it would be. Kitchen is very basic and small
If you want a quiet, small hostel for the cheapest price in town, I'd recommend Sol! It's a short walk from the bus station and the center of town and has all you need for the right price. Beds are super comfy, room is small but everyone is super respectful and doesn't disturb while you're sleeping. Small kitchen but works for exactly what you need it for. Staff are super friendly and their adorable kitten is always looking for a friend to play with.
Once you don't have high expectations, sol atacama is a pretty good hostel! The manager was very helpful, although he doesn't speak much English which wasn't an issue for us. The wifi was very patchy, but there's a lot to do in San Pedro so we didn't need too much wifi. The kitchen's fine, the common area was open air so we could see the beautiful starry night sky, and the hostel has an amazing little kitten who thinks she's a tiger.
We stayed at the hostel for 2 nights which was a really good, unfortunately on the bus to San Pedro I had my bag stolen so we had to cut our journey short and go back to Santiago to the British embassy. The owner was lovely and let us leave our bicycles whilst we went back to sort out a passport. Good location, a few minutes walk from the Centre, you can book all the tours you need from the hostel. The hostel itself was clean and really secure, with a locked door to the street.
I had already stayed at sol atacama and as it was ok for the cheap price, I decided to come back for one night after my trip to uyuni. When I arrived, the owner told me that they were renovating but that he could bring to the hostel of a friend which was just two houses down the street. At first they offered me a room for 3000 pesos more than I originally booked, but we could agree on 8000 per night which was 1000 more than the original price of sol atacama. Would have been nice to know before.
Very nice and halpful staff. You can order activitise srom the hostel for average pricises. The rooms are clean nice and simple. Very small kitchen. The price is exelent, The locoation is great, very close to the terminal of bus, and like 5 minutes till the main street.
Small basic little hostel, but value for the good price. It is really close to the bus station, not sure why they don't give directions as it is a 2 min walk, and if you arrive late there are no taxis waiting, make sure you have a map ready. Also they should tell you to look for the blue door with yellow sun, as there is no clear sign.
For the price the hostel is ok, but there are better options in the city center for the same price...