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About San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama seems much too small to absorb the throngs of tourists attracted here by the weird and wonderful scenery of the surrounding area but it does. Every backpacker in northern Chile seems to pass through here, and San Pedro de Atacama hostels welcome them.
San Pedro de Atacama hostels are plentiful and within reach of some of Chile’s most fantastic landscapes, from the world’s highest geyser field (at 4300m in altitude), to the desolate reaches of the high altiplano, to the country’s largest salt flat, dotted with lakes and pink flamingos. You can swim in a tiny lake saltier than the Dead Sea, bask in thermal springs, gaze at the astounding display of stars from the desert observatory, or simply wander the town’s dusty streets and soak in the atmosphere. The town is also a frequent jumping-off point for tours into Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, another favorite tourist destination.
Like any tourist hub, San Pedro suffers from higher costs than its neighboring cities, persistent vendors, and a glut of half-hearted tour operators. But with a bit of effort, you can find charming cafes to wile away an afternoon, laidback bars to enjoy a chilled bottle of cerveza, and excellent tour companies that are well worth their money.
Most buses arrive in San Pedro de Atacama from across the Argentine border, and will stop at the border post at the edge of town. From here, the small size of the town means it’s an easy walk to the plethora of San Pedro de Atacama hostels lining every street.
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HI - San Pedro de Atacama Hostel
"The Atacama desert is a truly magical and exciting place and HI - San Pedro de Atacama Hostel is a great hostel to stay in to ensure that you get the most out of your visit. There's a free (basic) breakfast and you can book your desert activities right here in reception. Location This small HI hostel is bang in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. However the dusty little town is so small that it isn't really important where you...
"A nice place, but with a few things to note ... - After a bit of hassle with the taxi driver having no idea of where this hostel is, in spite fo the fact that the town is tiny ... I arrived at this hostel, very tired from bus travel, and just wanting a place to chill out for the day and night. The family who runs the place are very sweet. I stayed in a dorm room, with 6 beds. The info on Hostelz says it is a 5-bed mixed dorm, but it is a...
Hostal Campo Base
"Great hostel for any trip to San Pedro de Atacama - Pancho, Hécor and Cintia are great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The price was very good considering how expensive "hotels" can cost in San Pedro. Very very clean. Close to the center of the town. I would recommend Campo Base to anybody visiting the desert." … "Very nice! - We stayed here a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. The hostel is spotless and the showers are great....
"Hostal Puripica is a quieter alternative to central San Pedro, most suitable for self-reliant travelers looking to unwind for a few days. It offers basic rooms within a relaxed atmosphere, run by a friendly and accommodating host family who live next door. They offer you privacy but are always on hand to help ... just knock! The Location The hostel is a ten-minute walk from the centre of San Pedro, where you can find all amenities,...
"A nice and clean hostel with friendly staff - My girlfriend and I stayed at Hostal Vilama for 4 nights in January 2012. The hostel is extremely clean and quiet and offers free WiFi. The staff is kind and helpful, but they speak only Spanish. The owner came and picked us up at the bus station for free and even drove us back on our last day. The cleaning lady not only cleaned the room but also folded my clothes and put them in the closet, when...
"… a comfortable and rustic place with a pleasant and youthful environment, allowing you time to relax, meet other travelers and above all to rest between the various activities Atacama, the driest place in the world, has to offer. We have taken great care to integrate decorating details with our original art, creating an atmosphere that allows travelers to immerse themselves in the mystique of the desert. check in: anytime check...
"… walk from the principal, with one room with a private bathroom and fully equipped kitchen, a living room, park, and satellite TV. In the guesthouse there are only two rooms . One room has a double bed for 1 or 2 people and the second one, 2 or 3 singlebeds for 2 or 3 pax. The rooms have satellite TV , shared bathroom and kitchen . We speake spanish, english and german. check in time : 14:00 check out time : 11:00 Breakfast not...
Backpackers San Pedro Hostel & Excursions
"A great stay and good base at the edge of the town - Walked to the hostel from the border though we had to get directions from some locals a couple of times. A nice and friendly hostel at the edge of town which was actually really nice. Outdoor seating and plenty of hammocks. A small but clean kitchen. Good info provided and help booking Salar de Uyuni trip with Estrella del Sur which was fantastic. Really lovely owners who recommended good...
"… with a shared bathroom. Outside each room you'll find tables and chairs to make your stay more comfortable. The guests have access to a shared kitchen and there is free Wi-Fi in the whole hostel. We provide lockers to improve the security and well-being of our guests. The hostel organizes transfers to the bus station or the airport in Calama and you have the possibility to make reservationes and book various excursiones in the...
Sol Atacama Hostel
"Fine - The beds were comfortable and clean. Otherwise the hostel was definitely lacking. The fridge didn't work and all the dishes were dirty, piled up in the sink with nothing to clean them with. It's also about 10 minutes from town and there is absolutely no atmosphere. If you just want a place to crash, it's fine. If you are looking for anything else, keep looking." … "… come , go as you please. So come stay with your...
Hostal La Ruca
"We are located in the centre of town just 200 meters off the main street Caracoles and the Plaza de Armas (Square). From Tur Bus Station, take Domingo Atienza st one block until Caracoles St, then 3 blocks east to Toconao St, here turn right, keep walking 200 mts and you found us. From Geminis, AndesMar and Pullman Bus parking (from Salta), walk one block west to the square (Toconao St), from there walk down 250 mts." … Toconao 513
"… excursions or services. Its colorful backyard is ideal for meeting people at night next to the fire or resting during the day after one of the many different tours around the Atacama Desert. Definitely your best option in San Pedro de Atacama due to its proximity to the downtown, its friendly ambient and price. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2 days before arrival Check In: 3.00 pm Check Out: 12.00 noon Method...
Hostal Atacama Tatai's
"… young soul, explore San Pedro de Atacama in an entertaining way with us. Every day we have activities where you can participate and meet people from different parts of the world tours, barbecues, parties in the desert, cycling, football matches, etc.. Our goal is to make the Atacama Hostel Tatai's the best place you've ever been. We are here to help you and guide you during your stay in order to enjoy the great atmosphere...
Aji Verde Hostel San Pedro de Atacama
"… about Chile and South America. We are located in San Pedro de Atacama, one of the most important destinies in Chile and the hearth of Atacama Dessert. Attractions are as many as activities, enough for a busy week at least. Moon Valley, Archaeological sites, mountain rides, stargazing, sand board, volcano trekking and much.. more Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show,...
"At Towanda Hostel we have mixed dormitories for 7 and 5 people, plus 2 rooms which can be occupied as a double or triple, all these rooms come with a shared bathroom (three bathrooms). We are located 10 minutes from the town center and have bicycle rentals and tours to different attractions for you to partake in. Our facilities include: Internet Access, Common area, a guest kitchen and a tours desk. We look forward to welcoming you here!...
"Hostel with capacity for 21 people with potential to increase beds. We offer double bedrooms with en suite bathroom and 7 rooms with shared bathroom. Hostal Tuyasto has a afamily atmosphere and provides a solar hot water heater, kitchen, parking spaces and a barbecue. Please note: Check in time: 24hours Check out timer: 11.30am Minimum Stay: 2days Taxes Included. Breakfast Not Included. No Accepted Credit Cards. ONly...
Hostel La Florida
"Residential Florida is conveniently located on the road which runs from where the buses stop to the main street in town. You'll find it on the right hand side, about half-way along. Its a reasonably large hostel with comfortable rooms and great common areas, including a large lounge and an external courtyard filled with hammocks. Hot showers are available however the hot water is sometimes a little erratic so be prepared to settle for a...
"… welcoming hostel in San Pedro de Atacama! We provide not only accommodation but also a restaurant, transportation and tours. The hostel has been designed to creat a relaxing atmosphere that will allow our guests to share and enjoy their stay with travelers from around the world. Each night we gather around the fire in the central courtyard to discuss the day and plan the next journey. Please note: Check in time. 15:00 pm Check...
"The Hostal Tikaisy invites you to enjoy this beautiful landscape! The hostel offers an environment of tranquility and comfort without having to pay a higher cost. We ensure rest and relaxation for our guests.It is located less than 10 minutes from the town center, its streets are completely covered with cobblestones. The area has all the basic amenities needed such as playgrounds, supermarket, library, nursery, school, soccer court, soccer...
Hostal Callejon Reales
"Located just 10 minutes walk from the main street of San Pedro de Atacama 'Caracoles' and set amidst quiet and green areas. The best way to enjoy nature in the middle of town. The spacious courtyard is ideal to meet people at night by the fire or relax during the day after one of the many tours around the Atacama desert.Please note:Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrivalCheck In: 2.00 pmCheck Out: 12.00 noonMethod of Payment upon the...
"… hot water and all include breakfast. For more details we invite you to review each of them. Staff of Incanorth offers the most friendly welcome of San Pedro de Atacama. In this beautiful place, work specialized people, in love of the tourism for this country. You benefit too of a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. We aim that your visit in this part of the world is unforgetable. That's why we offer you all the services. Please...
Rent a House San Pedro
"… offer you spacious houses for two, four and six guests, with extremely clean bathrooms, full-equipped kitchens with fridge, stove and all you need to cook (the only way to spare in food in town) and courtyards which include private park site. Why to pay for a room when you can have a whole house for you at the same price !!! Transfer from and to the bus station in San Pedro included. You can check in from 13 am on. We...
Cabañas Zamora de Solor
"Zamora Cabins are located in the Solor Ayllu just 5 minute drive from the town center of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (taxis are available). Cabins of two and three bedrooms with kitchen, refrigerator, living room, bathroom and terrace, all in cozy spaces designed for those seeking tranquility and contact with nature, in a country setting and close to the tourist attractions of the area such as Cejar Lagoon, Moon Valley, etc. Cabins for...
"… a nice and sunny outdoor area to relax, chill out, and socialize with other travellers. We also have equipped kitchen available anytime to be used by the guests. Tour desk: You can book all the excursions and tours through the hostel. We have deals with the most reliable companies in town, so we can get really good prices for you. We are located 6 blocks from the centre, in a quiet area, just next to the cheapest supermarket in...
"… and bamboo canes, giving our Hostal additional beauty. Breakfasts are prepared with local products, such as, candied quinoa, chañar syrup, pululos (local pop corn), candied rice and local honey. We have internet facilities. We have a private parking lot and a Cafeteria. Price for laundry is not included and costs $2000.00 per kilo. Bicycle Rental is offered for an extra charge. Please note: Minimum stay: 2 nights....
Poblacion el Carmen
"Lovely family running it - Really nice people in charge who gave us lift to the bus station free of charge and let us stay in the hostel and held onto our bags well after we should have checked out. Nice atmosphere also with hammocks to watch the stars at night. Dorms were a bit cramped but weren't full so it wasn't a problem for us." … "… quiet and clean. The owners are natives of the place. We have 1 twin room with private...
Hostal Sumaj Jallpa
"… cooking and transfers from and toward the bus.Likewise, the Hostelry offers double, triple and quadruple rooms; with private and shared bathroom. It is located in a sector of constant silence and quiet, at only 3 Km. from Pozo 3, a place where tourists could freshen in natural swimming-pools of crystalline water. The hostel is located 8 min. walking from the main street, this place is very safe, clean and confortable.Services:...
Hostal Don Sebastián
Domingo Atienza con pasaje Motulera 140 (between hotels Kimal and Tulor)
"CANDELARIA HOSTAL has 8 spacious and comfortable rooms. Private and shared, with or without bathroom. Hot water 24 hrs., Sharing kitchen, internet access (free), laundry service. Quiet, clean, safe." … "… to arrive in San Pedro de Atacama, we can pick you up at the bus terminal. We're located just a ten minute walk north of the town's Plaza de Armas, in a quiet residential neighborhood. The owners are Miriam (originally...
"… to relax after crossing Atacama. The Hotel is rest and relaxation, silence and comfort in the middle of Atacama. The hostel is a touristic development in Harickuntur with family origin, founded by Mrs. Nancy Ramos, an entrepreneur and artisan from Atacameña but living in Ayllu de Coyo. The hostel is run by family members who faithfully transmits the founding spirit of Mrs. Nancy. We also sell the best and most varied tour...
Don Raul Hostal
"Traditional Hotel located in the street main, near all the commerce and diversions of the town, but simultaneously in calm surroundings. It offers rooms with private and general bath, the rooms are ample, all independent. Account with an ample land, terraces and hammocks to rest in the shade of the trees, dining room and cooks equipped. It was conceived like a place where the tourists can recover completely of one lasts day crossing the...
"… wood and adobe with straw roofs. The rooms are slightly raised from the ground and distributed amongst the fruit trees of an ancient orchard and connected by wooden paths. Large rooms with terraces and the comfort and elegance of their architecture. One superior room with Jacuzzi in the bathroom. The hotel offers rooms with ensuite bathroom, telephone, minibar, room service and laundry service as well as full restaurant, bar and...
Hotel Terrantai Lodge
"… one day in the year 1996. It arose from desires and dreams to share the experience of inhabiting the legendary remote and dreamlike desert with the exploring traveler. So we built Terrantai in adobe, lake rocks, and wood aged by time which evoke ancestral memories, the legacy of the warm and welcoming Mother Earth. Its interior spaces, rooms, walls and hallways were designed with the inspiration of the original Atacama Desert...
"… high season) and with private bathroom $22,000 ($27,000 high season). Flexibility is offered and triple and quadruple rooms can be organised on request. Rooms with a private bathroom include towels and toilet paper. A fully equiped kitchen is available (coffee, water, tea, suger, salt, etc. is not included). Hot water is available between 8 am and 10 pm, but as you are in the middle of the dessert, hot water & water...
Takha Takha Hotel y Camping
Caracoles 101 a
"We have a nice outdoor area where you can rest and meet other travellers from around the world. Laptops with internet connection are available anytime, as well as WIFI through the hostel, no charge. Also you can use our fully equipped kitchen, where tea/coffe are free. We have double and twin rooms, all of them with private bathroom. Rooms are cleaned daily Breakfast is included from 7.30 to 10.00 Wifi and laptops available to use. Equipped...
"Hostal Hultur is a quiet, warm and welcoming place. At Hostal Hultur you will find peace and relaxation for your days off! You can relax in our comfortable and new rooms. We proximity to all important places in San Pedro, we also offer tours around the area Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00...
"Whilst the rooms were excellently presented, the showers were cold (due to low mains water pressure). If you have just spent time in the Solar de Uyuni this is a major letdown. The hostel is well out of town and not easy to find. There are many places offering similar value (with hot showers) in the centre of town." … "… airport in Calama with an additional cost Staff at Incahuasi B&B speaks Spanish, English and German....
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