Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. You can choose from 35 San Pedro de Atacama hostels. In total, there are 60 cheap places to stay in San Pedro de Atacama such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $15 for a dorm.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to San Pedro de Atacama? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to San Pedro de Atacama alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in San Pedro de Atacama. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with San Pedro de Atacama before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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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There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in San Pedro de Atacama. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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La Casa de Mathilde is the best hostel in San Pedro de Atacama for families.
Hostal Possada Atacamena is the best rated hostel in San Pedro de Atacama for female solo travellers.
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Hostal Rural is the best rated hostel for partying in San Pedro de Atacama.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for San Pedro de Atacama and Chile.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.