Gaia Comfort Hostel Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Gaia Comfort Hostel – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lynn Travel South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Leave a Comment

We were a little apprehensive about safety in Rio de Janeiro since we had read so much about robberies, which occur even during the day in busy areas. I did quite a bit of research about the safety of different neighborhoods and decided that I wanted to stay in one of 3 neighborhoods – Botafogo, Ipanema or Copacabana. After searching …

Hosteria Divina Presencia Cafayate Argentina

Hosteria Divina Presencia – Cafayate, Argentina

Lynn Travel South America, Argentina, Cafayate Leave a Comment

Since we had so much fun in Mendoza visiting wineries, we decided to head to Cafayate, another wine region in Argentina. I started looking for rooms and was not surprised when a number of them were expensive. It is a touristy area and we were looking to book over New Year’s Eve. Forturnately, I found a deal through for …

Hosteria Los Gnomos El Calafate Argentina

Hosteria Los Gnomos – El Calafate, Argentina

Lynn Travel South America, Argentina, El Calafate Leave a Comment

Since places in Patagonia were quite expensive, we did a lot of research to find the best places at the best possible prices. Fortunately, we were able to find a discounted rate room at Hosteria Los Gnomos through The hotel was paid with our credit card when we booked it, a rarity as many hostels require cash payments when …

Hostal Tchapur San Pedro de Atacama Chile

Hostal Tchapur – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Lynn Travel South America, Chile, San Pedro de Atacama Leave a Comment

Every 5-10 years there is a phenomenon where a bunch of flowers bloom in the driest place in the earth. As you can imagine, this draws quite a crowd and raises the prices for accommodations. When we were looking for places to stay in San Pedro de Atacama, we were shocked by just how expensive it was. I was unable …

Hostel in the National Reserve Huaylla Jara Bolivia

Hostel in the National Reserve – Huaylla Jara, Bolivia

Lynn Travel South America, Bolivia, Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve Leave a Comment

When we booked our 7 day tour from La Paz, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, we were told that our last night’s accommodations would be the most basic. I was bracing myself as our first night with a local family was pretty basic. When we arrived to Huaylla Jara, Bolivia, our jeep pulled up to a hostel and …