Lodging

Local Hotels

There are a number of hotels to choose from in La Serena or Vicuña. Previous contractors have recommended Hotel Club La Serena based in a good location in La Serena.

Standard Features of All Summit Lodging Facilities

All bedrooms have: carpeted floors, smoke detectors, 110V  power outlets (unless noted otherwise), individually controlled heating, an operable window with curtains or blinds, double or queen-size bed with sheets and blankets, a night stand, small writing desk, lamps and or ceiling/wall lights, closet or hanging rod, wired or wireless internet access.

All bathrooms have: tiled or vinyl floors, hot and cold water, toilet, wash basin, bathtub or shower with curtain or glass door, mirror, lights, controllable heater (unless noted otherwise).

Parking areas are provided immediately adjacent to all lodging facilities. Paved and unpaved pathways lead to other facilities and to service areas in the vicinity of the lodging facilities. 

20-Unit Dormitory

  • 1 bathroom per 2 bedrooms
  • Common living room area with tables, chairs and TV
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping available

Contractor use of lodging on Pachón or Tololo requires 4 weeks of advance notice to LSST.

Container Dormitory – suitable for locally hired labor

  • Maximum 12 beds
  • Common shower and WC area at one end.
  • Limited housekeeping

Contractor use of lodging on Pachón or Tololo requires 4 weeks of advance notice to LSST.

Tololo Houses

Detached houses with front and rear entrance

The houses each have:

  • living room
  • dining room
  • kitchen with a work counter, sink, refrigerator, stove, and microwave oven

House

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Total capacity

1

2

1

2-4

2

2

1

2-4

3

2

1

2-4

4

3

1

3-6

5

3

1

3-6

Contractor use of lodging on Pachón or Tololo requires 4 weeks of advance notice to LSST.

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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