I'm surprised by some of the less than glowing reviews about this hostal -- for San Pedro this place represents exceptional value. Beds are comfortable and have clean linens and cosy blankets. Rooms are thoughtfully arranged with shelves and power strips so that more than one device can be charged. (It would be great, though, if the rooms had, at least, small lockers for passports, laptops and other personal belongings, although the reception will store your belongings if you ask.) Affordable and reliable laundry service. For the driest desert on Earth, solar showers are amazing -- plenty of hot water and pressure. Great location just a few minutes from the TurBus terminal and the center. I found staff friendly enough, but not super helpful with information about tours. Calm environment that attracts people more 25-35 and older. Also quite nice that they don't require a deposit to make a reservation via email (although it is important to confirm your reservation with a second email 24 hours before arrival.) Bottom line: if you're on a budget and looking for good value in San Pedro, Soncheck should probably be your first choice.
- 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