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Hostal Elim

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Palpana 6, San Pedro de Atacama 17000000, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015
IB_8322 London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is just ok but not really worth the cost. The shower is nice and warm, beds are comfortable and the grounds are quite peaceful. On the downside: there is a strong smell of cat (or maybe dog) urine everywhere; breakfast is really bland and meagre consisting of a small kids' yogurt, tiny portion of cornflakes, white bread and... More 

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Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

It was expensive and probably the most we've ever paid for a single room. 110 000CLP per night. I've discovered that in Chile when you travel as a family- a room will cost more. Breakfast was included. But out of our four night stay we had breakfast twice as breakfast was included in two of the early morning tours we... More 

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Austin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed here for four nights with a group of twelve family members -- five of them under the age of six. We had a wonderful stay and found the staff to be extremely nice and tolerant of our boisterous group. The kids were thoroughly entertained by the three hammocks in the courtyard and swing and trampoline and although they... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Breakfast is very poor. You are served at the table so you don’t pick what is necessary for your hunger. You choose between scrambled eggs or ham+cheese and bread. The breakfast hours are very bad. 07h30m until 09h30m. Usually breakfast extends until 10 or 11h. They give you a VERY small cup of artificial orange juice and one fruit of... More 

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Hermoupolis, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I spent in November a few days in Hostal Elim with my friend. We had a great time! Th hotel is located very near the centre but it has also at the same time quiteness and a great garden to sit and relax. The room we had was very good and the breakfast very tasty and filling. There was also... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We hadn't booked this place but we had trouble when we arrived in San Pedro at 1am, as our taxi driver couldn't find the hostel we had booked! After knocking on several doors, we found this place and stayed here instead. So despite our impromptu arrival we had a lovely stay. The staff didn't speak much English but we managed... More 

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We wish we could review the hotel but didn't get the chance. We have a few emails of communications back and forth from Maria only a few days before our arrival confirming our reservation, room type, rate, and dates. She even talks about arranging transport from Calama airport for us. When we arrived Maria wasn't there and another woman found... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Hostal Elim is a bit of a walk from the centre, but as San Pedro is tiny this means not even a 10 minute distance. And it is actually quite welcome as the centre can get quite lively. So you can retreat to the lovely green garden and relax in the hammocks for a bit. Our room was nice, you... More 

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Barcelona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The service here was very good, the room was kept very clean with daily room service, and the price was fair for the time of year that we went. We stayed 4 nights and booked no more than a week in advance for the new year and paid $50,000 CLP/night for two people in a room with a private bath... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely little place. 5 min stroll from town and no issue with walk back at night. Staff speak little English but super friendly and helpful. We stayed 3 nights in small but clean and comfy room. Breakfast included scrambled eggs or ham and cheese with fruit and toast. The garden is so relaxing and shady and hammocks made... More 

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