We paid 19,000 chilean pesos per night for a cosy private room with shared bathrooms (which were always spotlessly clean). The room is made of adobe, so you are kept warm at night (and it gets very cold up in the desert) and cool during the day when it gets very, very hot. The staff were fine - easy to talk to and doing their jobs well. The hostal cats are fine, just being normal cats, and one was a handful. We befriended the shaggy tabby who turned out to be a bit of a psycho - she kept running into our room and when we tried to shoo her out, she turned into a bit of a demon and scratched my husband! But she was really cute and mostly lovable, and we adore cats, so we just laughed it off. I would stay here again. The prices in San P de A are very high and it's a tourist trap - it was nice to escape to our nice, quiet adobe room at this laid back hostel.
The restaurant next door to the hostel is awful - do not eat here! I traveled in South America for 3 weeks and this was the worst and most overpriced meal I had during my entire trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A pleasant place in town center, clean, safe, quiet;family atmosphere.English and french spoken by the owner. Moderate prices,solar energy, ecological awarness. Stuff support 24 hrs. Green garden, Wi-Fi, restaurant, bike-rental.Welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostal Sonchek Hotel San Pedro De Atacama
- Hostal Sonchek Atacama/San Pedro De Atacama, Chile