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HI Salar de Uyuni Hosteling International
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HI Salar de Uyuni Hosteling International
Ranked #19 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Uyuni
Bratislava, Slovakia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“If you have no other option, then fine”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We were booking this hostel one day before, our train from La Paz arrive at 11pm to Uyuni, we have been ringing in front of the door and the lady on reception was quite strange. Hot water is only throughout the day, and the main gate is accessible only when they open to you. But you have to sleep somewhere before going to Salt flats

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Stayed here while visiting the salt flats of Uyuni. The location is good, especially when arriving late at night with the train. The people welcoming us were not the most friendly and serviceminded. The hostel it self was cozy enough with a livingroom where the floor was covered in salt etc. The showers were not exactly found everywhere, and you only got to shower for 5 minutes. They explained us that there wasnt enough water.. Cold at night, our room (a private one) was not heated at all - but the room was equipped with a lot of blankets.

The hostel is not bad, but I believe you can find others ones with greater value for your money!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Donegal Town, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

Room was dark and dank and beds sank in the middle. Hostel is dark, receptionist is actually a young boy with little english. NOWHERE to charge cameras and our cameras died on the first day of salt flats tour. Have to pay for extra shower. Only allowed to shower in 1 shower which happened to have a massive gap to allow people to see in from the top floor. Television room was from the 80s.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Manchester & Solihull
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

We stayed one night before our salt flats tour. Our experience was the rooms and corridors were dark and cold and v basic. Sometimes this doesn't matter except this was more expensive vs a much nicer hostel we then stayed in on our return from the tour. Also they have posters everywhere saying 5 min max shower and they bang on window of bathroom if ur longer. There are better options elsewhere so I would give a wide berth unless necessary. Have come to expect better from Hostelling International.

  • Stayed September 2011
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London
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Reviewed 18 March 2010

We arrived late at night (11pm) after travelling all day on the bus/train from La Paz. We had phoned to reserve a room before taking the train and written down the price (30B for a single room and 60B for a double). On arrival, we were told that there were no showers and that the price was now 35B for a single and 70B for a double, despite the price having been confirmed in advance. When we asked to look at a room before deciding, the woman rudely said no and pushed us out the door. So, despite making a reservation in advance, we found ourself having to walk around a deserted town late at night with our suitecases looking for a room. I strongly recommend avoiding this place completely. It is a disgrace to the HI association.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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USA
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2008

The owners let us in and found us a spot when we arrived on the train in the middle of the night and let us in when it was freezing out!! They also helped us book a good deal on a trip to the Salar de Uyuni for 3 days which was great! they really helped us out alot! Nothing special about the hostel, the water was cold, it think something was broken, but we were just happy to be somewhere safe! I would reccomend them for sure to book your trip to Salar de Uyuni!

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: HI Salar de Uyuni Hosteling International
Address: Calle Potosi esq. Sucre, Uyuni ., Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Uyuni
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Ranked #19 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Uyuni
Number of rooms: 16

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