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Backpackers San Pedro Reviews

Portal del Inca #486, Condeduque, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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80%

Rating
766 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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69%

Ok hostel. Wifi pretty bad but same problem everywhere in San Pedro.


94%

I really liked this place. It was clean, felt safe and had a very social vibe over it. Only thing was that its a bit too noisy at night and the walls are a bit too hear through, so bring ear plugs. its also about a 10-15min walk from the main street, but thats alright. I enjoyed my stay here and the staffs very nice as well


77%

The two kitchens were awesome when cooking as it never got too crowded. The pool is more of a tots pool. The outdoor seating was awesome, great view of the stars! The rooms were small, and we don't think the sheets were changed. The staff were super helpful with directions and activities.


91%

Nice Hostal with superfriendly stuff and warm and comfy beds. However, WiFi is superslow, so if you have some work (like VCs) you'll have to go to the internet-Café in town. The hostal had two nice yards with matresses for sun-bathing and even a small Swimmingpool. Two kitchens are convenient and five bathrooms should also be ok, though during rush hour in the morning you sometimes have to wait. The location is a bit outside of town, however still close to the market and the bus station.


94%

My friends and I stayed here for 3 nights and it was by far the best bang for your buck in San Pedro! Carlos is an amazing business man and assists in any and all of your possible needs/questions. The layout of the hostel is awesome, including a pool, flatscreen, hangout area with hammocks-everything to promote a nice social atmosphere. Even with all this, the hostel was completely laid back and I never had a noise complaint. Overall great stay and I would highly recommend...book early!

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel, staff is friendly and helpfull, I had a great time there

  • 30th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Bathrooms can be quite busy. Decent value for San Pedro. Location is out of town but the town is small anyways. Easy to find once you use their map that they email to you. Wifi is patchy but again you are in the desert so can't expect too much.


94%

Backpackers!! I loved my stay here. Carlos was THE MAN, and I can't thank him enough for all his help booking my tours and searching prices for bus trips and hostels in other cities. Had to say the location was pretty poor because it was nearly a ten minute walk out of town, but San Pedro is a really safe place and Backpacker's had a solid security system, so the long walk was only an issue when I was dead tired after hiking like two volcanoes and just wanted to go to town to buy an empanada.


71%

Pretty sure the sheets have never been washed, and our toilet never got fixed while we were there, but other than that, very friendly, wifi worked most of the time (you are in the desert, after all), and it wasn't really hidden so the tour company found us easily. There was construction the first morning that woke us up around 8 am, too, but I'm not certain that was the hostel's fault.

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Good for the money in the San Pedro area. Decent kitchen and bathrooms though not all had hot water. Internet was horrible and did not work most of the time. The common areas were pretty cool and unique. The staff is ok and will help you find tours but was generally unfriendly and passive. Also you can't bring your own alcohol but they will sell you a beer for $1000 pesos! Fine Hostal all around but not the best we stayed at.

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


89%

The place was a good walking distance from the town square and the staff being the receptionist and bike hire guy were very friendly. I tried talking with the cleaner a bit but she didn't seem to want a bar of me (maybe she had a bad day). We hired bikes from the hostel for 6000 pesos for the entire day and it was money well spent for us because we'd much rather cycle around then walk in the scorching desert sun! We paid for a double room for almost $50 a room but it was very small

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

There are not enough bathrooms for everyone.


77%

Really chilled hostel with lots of good space to hang out in the courtyards. It is out of the town a little but it's not far of a walk at all.


91%

Backpackers is a very fun hotel that encouraged socializing with other people. The staff was helpful in booking tours and if you booked multiple, there was a discount. The staff also shared their personal tips on how to best enjoy each landmark.


83%

For a hostel that is located in the desert , it´s pretty good. No breakfast and the wi-fi is not bad.


97%

Wonderful place to stay, people from the hostel are great, the offered tours are awesome and the ambiance the evening is just perfect ! I will come back for sure !

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great hostel. Comfortable beds, clean and tidy rooms. Friendly staff, nice fireplace and bar. Bit hard to find and out of town but not to far to walk.

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

One of the toilette was closed in the night. The other was broken and the door cannot be locked. There is another one hidden in the other building. The bar always plays loud music, even when nobody is there, until pretty late, around 9-10pm maybe. wasn't sure if the bed clothes are always new for a new guest. found a hair string on the pillow.

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Had a great time, nice atmosphere, quite well located and friendly staff. Beds were comfortable but could be cleaner. Good value for money, no doubt

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This hostel is perfect to stay in San pedro. just 5 minutes from the "center" but shops are close by and tours include pick-up there... The tours they sell are really good as they only work with company they know and with who they never had any problems. The beds are so comfy and warm.Bathroom and kitchen OK. Lockers in the common area.Hammacks, fireplace,... They rent bikes that are nearly new... Perfect!


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