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Amunategui 2075, Iquique, Chile

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487 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Good bar, nice staff. Kitchen gets a bit crowded, but the facilities a very good and clean! The bar is nice, and it seemed that it is a bit of a party Hostel, so it can be a bit noisy, but did not annoy us at all.


Just recommend for infrastructure and location. The staff does not have the skills to solve problems for guests. The cleanlinness is not good, there are animals (dog) inside the hostel sharing at meal times.

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Mr. Pablo Castro. As you know, the paragliding problem was solved in 10 minutes. As we told you is not our fault that the paragliding company didn´t answer the phone but inmediately we called another company and they came to pick you up. We also made a discount to your bill for that inconvenience. The dog has been part of the hostel for more than 10 years, sorry if it bothered you.


Great hostel!! Breakfast is not included but make sure to try the coffee place attached to it.


Too noisy at night. No hot water in the shower. Not enough light in the rooms to see what you're doing (sorting through luggate, etc). Not all the staff are friendly. Unreliable internet.

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This is a good hostel with a good atmosphere. The kitchen and communal facilities are great. The location is perfect (right next to the beach). The only bad things are that the dorms are quite small and there's not much space. Also, if you have a shower in the evening, the water may be cold.


Very good and extremely clean hostel. I very much enjoyed my stay there.


Great little hostel with a great atmosphere... Feels more like staying at your mate's house who happens to live right next to the beach. Great place to go to if you're into surfing. Definitely would back!


The beds are comfy but the showers are cold! The staff are really nice and you can organise surf lessons from reception.


Amazing to have a duvet and place was very clean. Offered a great kitchen to allow you to save money and cook yourself. However the night life was none existent.


The hostel is nice, greate kitchen! But it closes at 22 and then you can't go inside there anymore.. The securetyguy at night is also really strikt, so if he does not like you, you can get fast in truble ore sendt to bed. But if you want ti sleep, no problem!

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Loved this hostel! Booked for a night, stayed three. The backyard is the beach and there are two little porches that overlook the beautiful ocean. Rooms are super nice with extra comfy beds. It's very clean and the staff is very helpful. The atmosphere is great. Loads of patio tables and hang spots, big kitchen for cooking, pool table, full bar, and attached is a coffee shop with the best coffee I've had so far in SA. I wouldn't recommend staying anywhere else for the price and location!


Really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. Staff were friendly and helpful. The dorm was clean and the beds really comfortable and good sized lockers. There are plenty of common areas to sit and meet other guests. As other people have commented the kitchen is a little underequipped for the number of guests but it was clean and tidy. Would definitely stay here again if I'm ever in Iquique.


The hostel is great: close to the beach, friendly staff, excellent coffee at the coffee place integrated in the hostel. The kitchen is very spacious and there is a big living room, as well as outside sitting facilities. I was allowed to sleep on the sofa when arriving early and also when leaving late - great! The supermarket is only 4 blocks away. I can highly recommend the hostel - one of the best places I have stayed so far.


We stayed here over my birthday and I had a really great time, we did paragliding which the hostel helped us book. The staff were friendly and there is a board of suggestions of things to do but I feel the hostel staff needs to advertise what's available more and get people together as you can feel at a loose end on iquique. Very well run hostel though and very clean, over all was a nice stay!


Great kitchen! Everything fine except for the very very loud music they play every night which can make sleeping quite difficult.


Fantastic location, but seemed to be cruising in neutral. Communal areas need to be sorted out, showers and toilets quite often smelt bad, kitchen not a bad size but nowhere near enough plates, bowls and general cutlery for the size of hostel, not enough fridge space either. Outside tables had loads of old food stuck between the surface planks and apart from the cafe, nowhere outside that clean. Rooms average, particularly in the newer section. Atmosphere seemed impersonal, though maybe our age.


I loved this hostel. Staff was amazing and it was seconds from the beach (you can hear the waves from your room). Go stay here!


Great hostel with amazing location right next to the beach, no food service but really good kitchen and supermarket just 5 mins away! Great view of the beach and sunset from the balcony at the top. Overall we loved this hostel


Backpackers hostel is a stones throw from the beach, really good location. We stayed in the ten bed dorm on the top floor, loads of space and great lockers for backpacks. The balcony and platform are great. No breakfast and only a few toilets were our only complaints. Great buzz at thks hostel, we wanted to stay longer!


Really nice place to chill out and relax for a few days. Really close to the beach but not much else, if you want to go to the main town you´re looking at a lengthy walk. The kitchen is large but as there are so many rooms it is always crowded and very difficult to cook as half the hobs dont seem to work and there aren´t many plates and bowls so you may be out of luck if other people are using them.

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