Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel, Uyuni

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Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel is one of the best hostels we have ever had the pleasure staying at. A lot of thought has been put in making this place ideal for travelers on the move, and it shows. The place also is fairly new and run very efficiently.

The Location

This hostel is located in a quiet neighborhood a little bit away from downtown Uyuni, so you can get a good night's rest, but as Uyuni is a tiny town, the city centre is only fifteen minutes' walk away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms are spacious and have wooden bunk beds. The beds are comfy and the bunk beds don't squeak. Each bed has two lockers -- one large locker for luggage and one small locker right next to the bed (bring two locks). The latter has a small hole at the top, so that you can lock away electronics while still being able to charge them. Each bed also has two electrical sockets, but no lamp.

Doors to the dorms are not locked and each floor has its own bathroom. Bathrooms are not gender-separated and have toilets, showers, and lots of sinks. The shower cubicles have lots of space to keep your clothes dry and hooks to hang things up. The water pressure is good and there is plenty of hot water; however, as Uyuni is a desert town, you are reminded not to waste water.

Common Spaces

There are a lot of common spaces starting with couches and lockers in the reception area, where you can hang out after check-out. There is another small common area next to the stairwell, and the main large common/dining area is on the first floor. This is also where the kitchen can be found and here the complimentary breakfast is served (including freshly made scrambled eggs). Additionally there is an outside terrace on the first floor with a place to dry your towels and chairs and a table.

There is also a small book exchange in the reception area and plenty of electrical sockets all over the place.
This is not a party hostel but a clean, relaxed place ideal for spending a night or two after coming back from a multi-day tour of the famous salt flats.


This is the perfect place to stay and chill before or after a salt-flat tour. It's a very clean hostel that ticks all the right boxes and has excellent Wi-Fi.
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Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel, Uyuni
Small common room and terrace
Common area with dining room
Breakfast includes freshly made scrambled eggs and tosat
8 person dorm room
Small locker next to each bed with small hole to charge electronics
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Apr 23, 2019


After 7 years working in an adapted place, we are proud of the place we have built. Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel is a completely new, one of a kind hostel, designed to fulfill every traveler´s needs. Our building is specially prepared for Uyuni's extreme weather. It's warm and illuminated; it has double walls and windows for insulation and also warm floors and ceilings, along with many different and large spaces that provide you a perfect balance between rest, comfort and recreation. We are sure that now we have a place for you to stop and relax on your journey.

Uyuni is a small place; you can walk almost anywhere you want. Our neighborhood is quiet, safe and of easy access. We are located 7 minutes from the center of Uyuni, where you'll find most of the tour agencies, banks and ATMs, pharmacies and hospitals, shops and markets, and pretty much everything you need. We have a beautiful view of Uyuni's landscape, the train storage field and we are just a step away from the train museum.

We have comfortable, wide and well equipped private and shared rooms. Central heating for the cold months, hot water 24/7, breakfast included and WIFI, besides 220 m2 of common areas including a full equipped kitchen, a massive dining room, rest and reading living rooms and an outdoor terrace, and not less important, we continue with our extensive cleaning and friendly English-Spanish speaking staff. Our rooms feature: Wooden floors, windows, night tables, safe box, table and chairs, dresser with mirror, hangers. Fleece or cotton sheets, special warm and light covers. Really clean and cozy.

Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .
If you change your arrival time, you have to contact the Hostel as soon as you can. We'll wait only for a few hours after the programmed arrival time before cancelling or considering this as a no show.

Taxes included.
Towels included for private rooms only.
Towels to hire for shared dorms.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days.

Location and Contact


• We are 10 blocks away from the bus stop or 7 blocks away from the train station.
• If you decide to walk (15 minutes from the bus stop), ask for Ferroviaria Avenue, then go to Loa Street, turn towards the train rails, cross them and continue one more block.
• A taxi is a good and not expensive option, too. You just have to know our precise address: Loa and Tomás Frías. If you're coming from the airport, this is the best way.



Address: Loa esquina Tomás Frías sin número, Uyuni, Bolivia

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Website Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel Uyuni (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +591 722 232 74
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage



Board Games

Cable TV

Currency Exchange

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Credit Card Payments

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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