Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Backpacker`s Hostel Iquique Reviews

Amunategui 2075, Iquique, Chile

Reviews & Ratings Explained


420 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Good hostel, got everything to make a stay pleasant. Beds were ok as expected, the outside area was great, lots of people, nice coffee bar. Totally will go back there


Nice hostel and atmosphere. Dorms are quite tiny (3-bunk beds), privates are big. Can be noisy at times, not too many bathrooms. Security and location are quite good. Worst thing and a bit of a no-go are the closing times of the kitchen between 11pm and 8am. Especially when you do tours, you might not even be able to access your food before you leave, because the kitchen might be locked.


This is a pretty decent hostel, definitely has a party vibe (could be good or bad). I used their laundry service and some of my clothes got rust stains on them. I complained and at first they said they couldn't do anything, but in the end they didn't charge me for it.


The location is good if you're there for the beach, but the city centre is a bit further away. The hostel has a solar hot water system which means that you can't count on having a warm shower; I didn't get one during our three nights' stay (it was mostly cloudy and a lot of people staying, I guess). The showers and the toilets are combined, which isn't really practical. Overall atmosphere was nice and relaxed. Do not book tours from the desk, they might just forget to make the reservation... :P


Really great vibe, fantastic location 10sec from the beach, great place to make friends. Some people had things stolen at the hostel.


Couldn't recommend this place enough! Great kitchen, fabulous location right on the beach and clean dorm rooms. It had great common areas which made it very easy to meet people. I don't usually review hostels but this place was amazing!


Great hostel across the road from the beach, very clean and the staff are Brilliant.. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Iquique👍


A most excellent hostel in all regards! Highly recommended :)


Amazing location, a block from the beach and 4 blocks to a giant grocery store. 10-15 min walk to downtown. The building is large with lots of nooks and crannies to hang out in. The showers were good, however out of 3 showers only 1 lock worked. Bathrooms clean, decent kitchen and your average white bread breakfast.


Breakfast is below average but a good all round hostel 30 secs walk from the beach.


The staff seemed to be a bit distracted at times but overall were friendly and helped with paragliding booking. The location is fairly good; far from the bus station but right across the street from a huge, beautiful beach. It seemed like a party hostel but thankfully we weren't there during the weekend, otherwise it may have been hard to get to sleep at a reasonable hour. Also the hot water is solar-powered which means no warm showers after dark, which was very annoying.


Absolutely brilliant stay - would highly recommend! Hostel is just across the road from the beach and going to sleep each night was bliss, listening to the waves crashing on the shore! Staff were fabulous - very friendly and always helpful with recommendations and just general banter. I was there for Halloween and they had a BBQ and fancy dress party - great evening and got to know everyone staying at the hostel which was lovely. Arrived there for 2 nights and ended up staying for a week!!!


Really great hostel! The staff is amazing, specially Marcelo! I woke him up late at night but he was still so kind to me and provide what I want, that was another room. The hostel is very well located and you can sleep hearing the ocean! You can rest very well at the hostel and it's not boring at all, because they have many activities that you can enjoy. It's safe and very clean as well! I strongly recommend! Cheers guys! Keep up the amazing work!


The dorm where I slept was a bit small and dark. The showers were small as well. But the shared rooms were great and the hostel organizes a lot of activities. At the last day we had a great barbecue, with some very tasty and healthy food.

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The only problem was that they play loud music all night and early in the morning, then again I never asked them to turn it down. Fun and friendly staff and awesome place to hang out!

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location, right beside the beach and a few nice restaurants


One of the best hostels Ive stayed at. You can really tell that have their stuff figured out. Close to the beach and they have a nice outdoor shower to rinse of your suit after some shredding of the chilean gnar. Big lockers, good beds, clean restrooms, good vibes, good food and beer. Definitely recommend.


Nothing to complain about. Maybe the night was a little bit cold and I couldn't close the window, but once you get under the cover, everything is fine. The shower wasn't warm, though... at all!


Kitchen facilities were very good and the hostel was clean. Hostel has a good ping pong table and a pool table (not such a good table). Close to the beach front. Overall a good hostel to stay at in Iquique.

View all Iquique Hostels

Please give us your feedback