The hostel has a kitchen that you are welcome to use, and we immediately went to the store and bought fixings for chips and guacamole, which we promptly made and started munching on. The brothers joined us and we chatted about the town, why Chilenos age so gracefully (good air and avocados, and many other topics as the night grew long. They are incredibly charismatic men, and it was a delight to share the hours of conversation.
There is an included breakfast which we took advantage of both mornings we were there, it includes eggs with cheese or ham, bread, marmalade, jam and manjar, a caramel like spread. Also included is your choice of coffee or tea. Willys eggs are delicious, we still haven't figured out why they were so good, perhaps it was just the person who made them.
The hostel was not too far from the iconic Sugar Loaf Beach, but you definitely will want a car to get there, I'm not sure if any public transport heads that way. Located not too far away are a couple of little markets, where you can find everything you might need to cook dinner, and as long as you tidy up your mess, the men appeared not to mind our usage of it.
We ended up spending a long day at the nearby Playa Refugio, bringing beers, avocado sandwiches and oranges to tide us over on our long day in the sun. A completely empty beach, we explored for the entire day without seeing another soul. It was a nice treat to frolic in the sun and enjoy the warm weather after our weeks on the chilly Bolivian Alto Plano. The only drawback to the beach was litter that had accumulated in some rocky outcrops, but the rest was so gorgeous it was easy to ignore.
Our days at Sugar Loaf Hostel were relaxing, we watched the sunset from their rooftop patio, and attempted to get work done with their great wifi connection whenever we were hanging out on property. Since there is construction currently going on it's not possible to sleep past nine am, but it didn't bother us as we all tend to rise early anyways.
I would definitely stay there again, and if you ever find yourself in Chañaral, I would recommend you to stop by and tell them we sent you.