Sol Atacama Hostel Reviews
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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...
Not a great hostel. Not a bad ons either. It is cheap though.
Small but that adds to the atmosphere, staff were helpful
We read the reviews and we decided to stay for 4 days in a private room. We were a little bit afraid of the reviews before getting to the hostel but when we get there we started to wonder what was bad we the hostel. Surprisedly there was nothing bad with it, it was really good. The rooms are ok, clean sheets, clean floor, secure. The bathroom was cleaner that other hostels and they also have a pet bunny called Barzik. The staff is really cool and helpful. Thanks Natasha, Victor and Marcelo.
small kitchen bathrooms were only cleaned every other day
I was a little apprehensive about staying in this hostel after reading previous comments, but I had nothing to worry about. I don't know if the hostel is under new management, but the couple currently running it are lovely- friendly, helpful and sociable. The hostess cleans every morning. Our double room was big, with a great view of the volcano, and nicely furnished. Just a short walk into town, with a friendly atmosphere. Very good value for money.