- Reviews: 907
The 3 days tour San Pedro - Uyuni requires 2 overnight stays which are in a lodge not far from a small lake short after the Chile/Bolivia border and in the small village San Juan not far from the Salar. Both places are rough but adequate, heating is provided but on a tour as this one you have always a good sleeping bag with you.
In San Juan it is even possible to have a warm shower which costs 1 USD extra.
- Reviews: 244
dormitory at San Juan
Un dortoir suivant le desert d'Uyuni pour poursuivre la route vers les volcans... très sympa et avec de l'électricité... et une douche. mais il fait froid froid...... dans le sleeping bag dans les couvertures.... pis avec une tuque....
- Reviews: 226
Hotel Avenida: Close to the Station
Stayed at this hotel in a double room with private bathroom for 70 bolivianos per night.
It was clean and had a good shower with hot water.
Very close to the station so if you are taking the train from Oruro which gets in late evening it is very convinient.
- Reviews: 800
Atulchi: Atulchi : The salt hostal - L'hotel de sel
We have had a really nice stay in this hotel, that is completely made of salt : the food was good, the shower was hot and it is splendid !!
On a eu vraiment un agreable sejour dans cet hotel, fait entierement de sel : la bouffe etait bonne, la douche chaude, et le tout est splendide !!
Not every tour company proposes to stop over there : Olivos Tours does, without charging extra. From Atulchi, you'll visit a small cavern with mummies and may enjoy, if you wake up early enough, the sunrise over the salt desert of Uyuni (the hotel is really close to the desert).
Toutes les agences ne proposent pas de s'y arreter. Oliver Tours le fait sans vous charger d'extra. Depuis la, on peut visiter une caverne a momies et surtout, on peut, si on se leve tot, apprecie le lever de soleil sur le Salar, vu que l'hotel est juste a cote.
- Reviews: 800
Hostal Marith / Olivos Tours: Great place, great agency - Hotel/agence le ticket
The couple that runs Olivos Tours Agency is really nice : they propose a cheap tour in South Lipez, they include the stay in Atulchi (the salt hostal) without charging extra, and the agency proposes, if you take a tour with them, to lodge you for free in the nice Hostal Marith, in Uyuni (the owner is the sister of the guy), for one night (with breakfast included !!) and, if you're reaaaaally nice, maybe two, before leaving to South Lipez !!!
Le couple qui tient l'agence Olivos Tours est vraiment sympa : ils vendent pas cher le tour dans le Sud Lipez, ils incluent la nuit a Atulchi (un hotel de sel) sans vous demander plus d'argent, et, si vous acceptez, ils incluent dans le package une nuit gratos a l'hostal marith, dans Uyuni (la patronne est la soeur du type de l'agence), pour une nuit (avec petit dej !) et, si vous etes vraaaaaiment sympas, peut-etre 2, avant votre depart pour le Sud Lipez !!
Everything has already been said !!
Tout a ete dit !!
- Reviews: 448
kutimui: sleeping in a drum
a dull building at the end of the main street.
room number 1 has the stair hung exactly on the other side of the wall of the head of who's trying to sleep... like sleeping in a drum.
the shower was either freezing or bloody cold (room number four has a much more effective heater)
the lovable staff sold my room to other people (an ugly french guy, otherwhise I wouldn't complain). at 6 A.M all the staff was running up and down shouting a name and knocking at every door.
suggestion to the staff a phone call and/or wakening service, is supposed to be personal: your not required to wake up the whole hotel!
- Reviews: 221
hotel kutimuy: the skyscraper
I was luckier than Utttz: it seems I spent my night in the room n. 4, so I had a proper shower: no freezing, nor boiling. No shouting in the early morning; just hundreds of soldiers on parade for 6 August celebrations.
Rooms are comfortable; the girl at the reception is really kind; Colque tour is the owner. That’s all.
Oh! Just remembered: when I was there, no electricity at all for two days ... so I probably had a freezing shower ... but I was probably too busy following mirages, to care about the ice cubes coming from the shower ...
- Reviews: 221
jardines de Uyuni: looking for something romantic??
Jardines de Uyuni is a perfect place for a honeymoon. Unfortunately I was there in a strong wind: no water, no electricity ... (nobody to spend my honeymoon with, but this is not a matter of wind...). So I just wasted 20 $ (I had 5 $ discount for the unconfortable situation).
BTW: I met a young French couple on their honeymoon, but they didn’t sleep there. They stayed in a dorm, in the hostal located just in front of the bus stop for buses coming from Potosì, and they seemed very satisfied of their choice.
- Reviews: 244
no name: laguna colorada
on the road of uyuni ....to laguna verde...sleep together it's not always without noise... but it's so funny. it's a place where all the people who do the trip go to sleep, a kind of motel. beside of the laguna colorada...
there is only this motel...you have to say nothing if you don't like...for me i liked ..but the bed was not very comfortable...
- Reviews: 5956
Alota: third night's the charm
After the nighmarish night in Laguna Colorado where I nearly got into a fist fight with a rival group, the night in Alota was the most pleasing. The town had a photogenic old church and the sunset was magic as is typical out here. It was our last night together, so the group bought ample wine/beer and we stayed up late by altiplano standards enjoying our camaraderie.
The accomodation was dorm-style again but there were smaller rooms in this place. Doreen and I lucked out and got our own room. The romantic situation was quelled a bit when D found an empty bullet cartridge in her bunk. But soon that was all forgotten. ;=>
- Reviews: 5956
San Juan: weather beaten towns full of local flavor
When you sign up for a 4-wheel drive tour of Salar de Uyuni everthing is included. The hostels are very basic dormitory-style but clean with friendly proprietors.
The towns are a true testament of how people can make a life just about anywhere on earth. There isn't much in the way of natural resourses out here and not exactly a thriving industry for work opportunities. It's also not exactly the most lively place to spend the night but your group will make the best of it, sitting around the dinner table, sharing a drink and swapping travel stories. It's great fun.
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