Uyuni hotels and hostels
A good choice if other hotels are booked, this spot is housed in a garish pink building, with 10 somewhat kitschy rooms set around an inner courtyard. The rates are inclusive of breakfast and hot water.
Hospedaje El Salvador
Convenient if you’re arriving by bus late at night, this pleasant spot has friendly service, clean simple rooms with TV and a cafeteria where breakfast is available (B$12 to B$16).
Decent central choice if other hotels are full, with internet room off the lobby (B$5 per hour). It’s worth paying more for a room with bathroom, as these have more light.
Hotel Samay Wasi
Uyuni’s latest hotel sits in a large pink-orange building on the edge of town. Beige-colored rooms arranged around a big patio with a skylight come with feather duvets, extra-large beds, heated floors and hot water 24 hours.
Marginal with basic but sanitary rooms.
Jardines De Uyuni
Built around a courtyard in a delightful rustic style, this hotel has adobe walls and beds, wall paintings and a fish pond.
Hi Salar De Uyuni
This HI affiliate offers good beds and all the typical hostel amenities. It’s on the dark side and the rooms vary significantly so do check out a few.
Urkupiña El Cactu
Handy shelter near the train station with hot water and plenty of blankets.There are two chit-chatty parrots in the courtyard but no communal space to meet other travelers (which should be changing after completion of renovations).
This place is popular for its clean, renovated rooms, friendly staff, laundry sinks and hot showers (available 7am to 9pm, in theory). If you get off the train and they don’t answer the door, it means they’re full.
Hostal La Magia De Uyuni
This choice is still a solid one, but past its golden days. Older darkish backpacker rooms downstairs (doubles B$130) are arranged around an indoor courtyard. The newer rooms upstairs are decently well-kept.
A mediocre but popular hotel offering prices somewhat lower than its midrange counterparts. Poor service but spacious rooms.
An appealing choice built around a central courtyard, the Toñito has a set of pleasant rooms with spacious beds and electric showers in the old wing and 33 vibrantly colored doubles with solar showers in the sparkling new section.
This quiet no-nonsense cheapie is a backpackers’ favorite and hence often full. About 20 rooms are set around a courtyard, which is a good place to meet other travelers. Some rooms are on the dark side, service varies and hot water is sporadic.
Hotel Kory Wasy
Rooms are poky and dark, all with private bathroom (though some are external to the room). The management is friendly and the prices, including breakfast, low.
Hotel Palacio De Sal
Right on the edge of the salt pan (salar) is the Hotel Palacio de Sal which is a luxurious complex built almost completely out of the white condiment, the first such hotel to open in the region.
The most stylish option in town, run by a Bolivian-Belgian couple, this recent opening has an ethnic theme and 14 rooms with earth tones around a flower-filled patio.
Los Girasoles Hotel
This spacious and handsome hotel offers helpful service and attractive rooms with big comfortable beds, TV, cactus-wood paneling and gas-heated bathrooms.