Liked the location - very near the centre but up a side street. Very nice gardens. Wifi not working but computer available for use. Hot showers and Use of kitchen and fridge great. Use of shower room on day of departure excellent. Bookings for day tours. Pick up and drop off from airport. My room was pretty small but comfortable. There are no fans but comfortable enough at night.
I think my experience is different from other reviewers - I booked on hostelworld - 5 nights at $37 per night which was just within my budget. Received an email a couple of days later saying that price was incorrect and I had to pay $120 extra as I was staying during festival and price had been added incorrectly to hostelworlds site. After several emails we agreed on $60 extra for the whole 5 nights. Not a great start. 5 months before arrival my plans changed and I emailed to change to 4 nights - this was acknowledged as OK. When I arrived they were expecting me to stay for 5 nights. Much frustration and I had to prove I had sent the amendment email - which I did. Then due to the initial pricing error more frustration calculating out what I was to pay. All sorted and then I was told I wasn't to get the breakfast and if I wanted it it would be $10 extra per day. A day later I mentioned that hostelworlds website said breakfast was included and grudgingly for my last 2 mornings was given breakfast. In summary I experienced very poor reservations ability which was frustrating and their response to this frustration was less than professional.
Other notes on Easter island - pretty much everything is imported and it is not a value for money destination. Highly recommend going during festival - amazing. Day tour of island is 70 $ but take out the lunch at the tour companies office (!) reduces it to $50. No public transport so hire bikes if you can . taxi to the nice beach is 30$ return for the day but I hitched very easily a couple of times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Very central and comfortable cozy ... ... more less