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Backpackers San Pedro Reviews

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

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928 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Almost broken shower(weak pressure and unable to control temperature), noisy night,(rooms are located beside kitchen, the kitchen is used all night, and many people were enjoying party during midnight, when shall I sleep?) As fatal point, a crazy dog lives outside this hostel. He tried to attack me 3 times during stay when I go out and come back. He jumped to me and tried to bite, but I could avoid and let him run away by shouting loud and swinging my baggage. Life is most priority, never stay!


Backpacker's was very affordable in San Pedro, which is an expensive place. It is a little outside the center, which is okay - it's a nice walk. It's close to the vegetable market, which is a plus. They have two kitchens, which is nice, but no microwave. The hot water works sometimes. The WIFI was awesome - very strong. It gets very cold at night and there are no areas beside the small rooms that feel warm - although the blankets were great.


Nice hostel with good facilities and lovely English speaking staff. Hostel is slightly too far from the town centre for me as a solo female traveller. Felt anxious walking back to the hostel at night time.


I stayed in two dorms here. The 6 bed was really tight. But the 4 bed was ok. The tea and coffee always ran out in the morning when I stayed and they had major water/hot water issues. Though you are in the desert here and it was the same in other hostels at the time. Good points: two kitchens, close enough to walk to the centre, bike rental and tour booking is easily arranged within the hostel.


I would emphasize the tour packages and shop discounts you get when you stay, because that ended up saving me a fair sum of money and would be a good selling point. I would also say somewhere that you have several cats on the premises, just in case someone is allergic.

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for the review! Uy, about cats, we have only one cat, the cat with a collar , but we don't know how to prevent the entry of cats walking on the street , there are so many tourists that makes them love and gives them food ...every day finally come around here


There were brave dogs outside the hostel, I had problem to access two days. The staff have free cooffe and tea but ONLY during breakfast time. If you want to take the Chilean "once" or take breakfast at 4am before the tour to Tatio, they won't bring you anything.

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When we send you the map and information about San Pedro, it's write there "We offer coffee, tea, milk, chocolate, sugar and hot water, every morning from 7:30 to 12". In all the excursions before 8 am the breakfast is included and eat before go to 4.321 m.a.s.l. is bad for your healty, is recomended eat something after that. Any way, if somebody ask, we give them always. We can't kill the dog of my neighbor or move the hostel to another place far to the dog, sorry. Is only one dog and never bit


The staff were nice, the place was clean, and the location not bad (though definitely hard to find at first), and shower had hot water. However, I stayed in a cramped 4-bed dorm on a terrible bed. It was hard to get up to the top bunk, I could feel the mattress springs poking me, and the ceiling was so low I'd bump my head on the ceiling if I sat up. There are three cats running all over the place, so people with allergies should be aware. No breakfast apart from self-serve tea/coffee.


Decent hostel clean and tidy little far from town


We happened to be here for Chile v Bolivia during the Copa America. They had a huge BBQ with free food and drinks. It was a great night! Very nice staff and a decent bike rental service.


10-15mn to the main street of San Pedro, so a little far away from the center. The bed near the kitchen are noisy and it's disadvantage for early wake up. Be careful : the get south discount is not compatible with Hostelworld booking.


Excellent and helpful staff who go out of their way to create a friendly, relaxed and fun environment for all.


A bit outside of town center, but everything is within comfortable walking distance. Really nice accommodations with friendly and helpful staff and plenty of common areas to share time with fellow travelers.


Comfortable bed. Facilities were good with access to three kitchens, computer and stable wifi. Staff was helpful. The only problem would be it can be difficult to find the hostel at first. Perhaps a little pricey but overall it has good atmosphere and a nice place to relax.


Friendly staff, small rooms but very comfy beds! Good atmosphere with bonfire in the evenings. Located a few minutes outside of town but worth a stay anyway.


When I stayed here, there was 2 other people here. No atmosphere at all really. I think if they reduce their prices it will be more worth staying here as oppose to other more central hostels for better value and price. My bed was comfortable.

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