Casa Olimpia seems like a huge establishment with winding steel rail stairs leading from floor to floor. In reality, the hostel is not extraordinarily big, as it has 16 rooms, all of which are either double or shared. All rooms have a private bathroom, hot water, towels and soap, as well as a telephone (to receive calls only) and cable TV. Some rooms also come with a fridge, a kitchen sink and a laundry base for washing clothes by hand. The rooms are spacious and clean, though somewhat basic, and some include bunk beds. In addition to the winding staircases, there is an elevator to access the upper floors.
By the reception desk there are some arm chairs but no actual common room or TV room for guests, so if your wish is to spend time hanging out in your hostel and perhaps meet other travelers, this may not be the best option. The main gate is closed from 1 a.m. onward but reception is open 24 hours. GThere is also a safety deposit box for valuables. The Mariscal sector is noisy at night, but the rooms at the back of the building are a bit quieter.
E6-19 Calama and Reina Victoria
This Hotel is: Mid-Range
Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities , 24-Hour Hot Water, 24-Hour Reception, Linens Included, Room Service, Safe in Reception or Rooms, Telephone/Fax Facilities, Towels Included, Wheelchair Accessible
Phone: 593-2-250-7441 / 7442
E-mail: hostalcasaolimpia(at) andinanet.net / rosalesyasociados(at) andinanet.net