Hostels in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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Get to know San Pedro de Atacama (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in San Pedro de Atacama.

 Get to know San Pedro de Atacama (no more

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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FAQ about San Pedro de Atacama Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in San Pedro de Atacama. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in San Pedro de Atacama costs $20 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in San Pedro de Atacama costs $70. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
The only website listing all 33 Hostels in San Pedro de Atacama is Hostelz.com. We are a specialized hostel price comparison.
Aji Verde Hostel is the best hostel in San Pedro de Atacama for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 33 hostels in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. We list for you other cheap places to stay in San Pedro de Atacama such as
  • 8 hotels
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Aji Verde Hostel is the best hostel for partying in San Pedro de Atacama.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

San Pedro de Atacama Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in San Pedro de Atacama, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
33 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$70 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in San Pedro de Atacama
Hostal La Florida is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in San Pedro de Atacama
Aji Verde Hostel is the best rated
3.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Chíuchíu (78 Km / 49 mi.)
Calama (90 Km / 56 mi.)

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