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“Great people, good price and quite location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostal Paloma Celestial

Hostal Paloma Celestial
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Hostal Paloma Celestial
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4 reviews
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“Great people, good price and quite location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

The family owning "La Paloma Celestial" are very nice and helpful. Enrique came to the bus station when we arrived, which was great because it was already dark and the hostel is on the other side of the town. We had a lot of fun with the 2 kids too.

The hostel is very clean, comfortable. We don't know how it works in winter when it gets colder because the eating area for the included breakfast is in the courtyard. The location is just 10 minutes outside the touristy center of the town (we actually found it much better).

Oh, and if you stay there, go to eat to the small restaurant (Comedor-type) just in front of the school, a great deal for lunch.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

We went to San Pedro de Atacama we great expectations. As we read, we already knew that the hotels and not expensive accomdations were gonna give us a simple service, that's why be booked a not very expensive accomodation in Paloma Celestial (needless to say that San Pedro de Atacama is a pretty expensive town). Well, to begin from the start, the owner of the hotel is a very kind and nice man that can give you tips and provide help if needed.
The problem begun when we had problems sleeping during the night. When you start a trip like this, you have to be ready to wake up very early (3 or 4am) to get ready for the tours which by the way are awesome! So, in one of the night where we arrived at the hotel pretty tired, some of the guests and the owner had the great idea to perform an "asado", typically in Chile when celebrating independence day. Not only the music was very annoying, but it kept disturbing until late hours of the nigh. So, that night we couldn't get any rest and we had to wake up at 5.30 am next morning. However, here comes the worst part! when the time we woke up to get ready and leave for the early tour, the room HAD NO POWER!!! so we couldn't even get dress properly, or look for our stuff to get ready. We were really pissed off from our experience and of course I told the manager the day after when I saw him. He apologized nicely but well, it was done. The tip of de iceberg for us was the lack of room service..we even had to take out our own trash to the patio. That was really disgusting I mean, we are trying to relax! not to make housekeepin in our days off.
The hotel is close to the town (if you don't care to walk more than 10 minutes in the middle of the night and in the darkness). The only possitive thing, is that is very quite (when they are not cooking "asado") and you can sleep in a secure place.
I wouldn't recommend this place. Hope with this review, they can improve the service a little bit better. The owner is a very kind man.
Cheers!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

I stayed for 4 nights at the Paloma Celestial hostel. It was a great stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, each with its private bathroom. The hotel is in front in the mountains and close to town (10 min. walk max.). It is also within a few steps from a couple of convenience stores.

The best was the hospitality of its owners who do everything they can to make your stay a very pleasant one. I think it is the best value for money option you'll find in San Pedro. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hostal Paloma Celestial

Property: Hostal Paloma Celestial
Address: Lascar 536, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
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Ranked #26 of 27 Hotels in San Pedro de Atacama
Number of rooms: 22
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Hostal Paloma Celestial Atacama/San Pedro De Atacama, Chile

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