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Sol Atacama Hostel Reviews

Ignacio Carrera Pinto 664, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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336 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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The big problem of this hostel is that there's no employees all the time there. The owners are a couple, the guy is friendly and helped me and the girl is unfriendly, but I did't have troubles with her. Another problem is that is not allowed to clean your clothes there, even if I want to wash only my underwear in the shower, we are in the desert, clothes dry in some hours, so what's the problem? And there's nothing on the website saying that is not allowed to drink there.

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Amigo, Justamente por estar en medio del desierto es que debemos cuidar el agua, la cual es muy cara y escasa en esta region. Lamentamos no tener patente de alcohol pero en el pueblo dispones de muchos lugares para beber. Queremos un hostal para descansar de paseos, recuerdo solo hablarte para bajar la música que pusiste una tarde, si eso te parece antipático, pues disculpa, el Heavy Metal no es de mi agrado, lo siento. Que tengas buen viaje.


For the price, this place is pretty great. Very chilled atmosphere, safe and clean. Only a few minutes walk into the main part of town. I would stay again!


master are very kind. and comfortable. recommand it.


Great space not too many people which is nice, good usable share kitchen, very secure.


Great stay, great price, friendly staff. I would recommend this place for sure!


10 minutes walk from the central plaza, but very close to the bus station; friendly, helpful and caring owners, very clean, nice beds - it is difficult not to enjoy your time here :-)


The hostel was clean and the staff was friendly. All of the other travelers that we met there were friendly and it was nice to sit in the comunal area and meet people. It's located a little outside of the main area of town but it's no more than a 10 minute walk. It's also right next to the bus station which was convenient. Overall I would recommend the hostel and we enjoyed our stay and felt safe.

  • 14th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is a short walk to the main streets of San Pedro. The showers were always hot for me and the hostel was clean. There were plenty of blankets so I was never cold at night. Negative is that there are limited lockers.


Its a very quiet and clean place. Very close to the bus terminal.


Decente hostel, decent service. Nice plus with a ping pong table, not too far from the center. Hot water available, bad wifi, which cuts often.


I was a bit worried what to expect from the reviews but it's really nice. They have a nice outdoor area with shade and sun. It's very chilled. Nothin special but clean and comfortable. Kitchen is tiny but usable. Staff were really nice.


Very nice hostel with helpful staff and great atmosphere! Only disadvantage: VERS small kitchen and the showers didn't always work for us as supposed (no hot water).


Brilliant budget hostel for those heading into the Atacama Desert. Only a 10 minute walk into the centre and very close to attractions like Valle de la Luna. Lovely hot showers and comfortable dorm beds. Wifi not always strong but you're in the desert so can't expect this! Very friendly owner. Small but well-equipped kitchen.


Very helpful staff, if minimalist in facilities, only a few lockers for the whole hostel.

  • 16th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We stayed at a double room and everything went great. Well located (5 minutes walk to the centre), secure, clean. Nice and respectful people. The host is always up to solve any issue you might have. In sum, we felt very comfortable. Cheers!

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We read a lot of bad references about this hostel but we don't know why! The staff are very friendly and helpful! This is a cozy and cheap place in an expensive city. Hot water in clean washrooms, the beds are comfortable and you can enjoy great atmosphere with people, the staff and.. two cute cats!


There was only one shower that was slightly warm all the other were cold. It was pretty cold in the room and the matress had seen better days


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!

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