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1. Posted by vikas m (Budding Member 34 posts) 8y

Hi!
Pl suggest me hostel/s for easter island..my parameters being the price and proximity to the beach ( within cycling distance).
I could just see one on this website..would be great if I could have more to choose from.

Thanks!
Vikas Maheshwari.

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

Hi Vikas
I paid for a single with privat bathroom incl.breakfast $ 20.00
walking distance to the "beach"
the real and only beach Anakena is not so close to town,there is also a camping ground.

I will send you a PM with the telefon nr.from the place where I stayed.

3. Posted by vikas m (Budding Member 34 posts) 8y

Thanks so much!
I was wondering if i could book it online.if thats possible that would be great as I need to show proof of accomodation when I apply for the visa.

Thanks
vikas

4. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 8y

You don't need to pre book anything on Easter Island. When I turned up I had no idea where I was going to stay despite the fact I was arriving after dark. In the small lugagge collection area you are surrounded by loads of locals who rent rooms out in their house to tourists and hostels as well. I had my own room for $10 a night. It was nothing flashy but it was certainly not too bad (it was not near the one proper beach though).

You would probably have trouble getting anything for proof of booked accommodation on Easter Island unless you book the place listed in the accommodation section of travellerspoint. Not sure what the booking conditions are, but if it says you can cancel without penalty (other than the deposit you would have made) then book a couple of nights and a few days after getting the confirmation letter cancel the booking but keep the confirmation letter. That should get you by if they do require you to show proof of accommodation before they will issue you with a visa. Are you totally certain they do require proof of accommodation? Only countries with extremely controlling governments like Russia and now China usually require that sort of proof normally proof of funds and a return/onward ticket is what they require to issue you with a visa.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 21, 2008, at 8:18 AM by aharrold45 ]

5. Posted by vikas m (Budding Member 34 posts) 8y

Thanks a lot..i was thinking of it..yes i do require a visa..i am from india ..and believe me i am having such a hard time getting these visas ...i wonder if its worth the travel..anyways i hope it would we good in the end

Vikas

6. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 8y

I thought exactly the same when I was wanting to go to Russia (which is one of the strictest places in the world to get a visa for). You need to go through all sorts of holes to get the visa and it makes you think why anyone goes if they don't have to when you have to go to so much trouble to visit the country. I thought it better be worth all the hassels and costs and it was worth it. It sounds like the same sort of situation with you and visiting Chile. If you are keen on history it is definitely worth the hassels to get the visa just to be able to visit one of the most remote and mysterious places in the world where few people are ever fortunate enough to visit. Put up with the processes you need to go through and you will be glad you did.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 21, 2008, at 11:30 PM by aharrold45 ]

7. Posted by vikas m (Budding Member 34 posts) 8y

thanks for the words of encouragement..and i would surely go there as i have bought my tickets to easter island..but to be honest it has been made so difficult..like they want an exit ticket..but i plan to exit argentina and chile on land..and cant see where i can book an online bus ticket
i mean i work in the US ..have more than enough money in my bank account..have a stable decent job..why would i illegaly stay in another country.
my conclusion is that the govt is the same everywhere..they just so apprehensive about travellers..i understand their concern..but they should treat things on a case to case basis ..rather than stereotyping things ,like "every visitor from a third world country is a potential illegal migrant."

lets hope some good sense prevails

but thanks and i would keep on travelling!!