Sleeping

Antofagasta's lodging options are problematic. The budget hostels are no great shakes, many catering to visiting miners and to the surrounding red-light district that spreads around the city center. Midrange properties are mostly overpriced for what you get and top-end options are mainly limited to chains. Note that weekdays tend to get busy with visiting miners; it's easier to nab a well-priced room on weekends.