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Backpackers San Pedro Reviews

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

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78%

Rating
844 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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43%

Heaven for all the flies in San Pedro! I have never seen so many flies in a bedroom, a kitchen or bathroom, although the areas seemed pretty clean! Hostel decoration is nice, but very boring atmosphere. Hostel employees apparently can't smile or barely say 'hi' if you say so. They'll just answer your question but no extra chat whatsoever. We booked really late and didn't have another option. If you do, choose the other one!

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Nice hostel with everything you need. A bit out of the centre but that's not a bad thing. They have a bar and a small pool to cool off. Nice outdoor areas.


91%

Good hostel for a few days in San Pedro. Sociable and clean. 2 kitchens so plenty of space to cook. A bit pricey but that's the town in general. My mattress wasn't the most comfortable but other than that no complaints really.


80%

Very good hostel, the staff was very friendly and helpful especially with organizing tours and getting transfers to and from the airport. Only bad weird thing was that we weren't aloud to bring beer into the hostel they sold it to us inside and it cost a ridiculous amount.


80%

Couldn´t tell if it was the hostel or a San Pedro problem but there was never water early in the morning - a problem when you´re up at 4.30am for tours.


94%

Great hostel, nice and helpfull staff, good location not in center but a nice quiet area. And best of all they are very helpfull with all the exiting trips in Atacama and uyuni tours. We were in a double room 4 nights, but it was never cleaned, that's the only downside...


94%

A really nice hostel with ample of spaces to hang out during the hot day in SPdA. I stayed in a four-bed dorm (near the kitchen), but unfortunately mine did not have windows that open so it was a little stuffy at night. Otherwise the toilet and room was clean, and Carlos, the owner, was really helpful. Wifi is a little wonky but it's the norm in SPdA. Recommended.


54%

Very far from the centro. If u r a female travelling alone,, consider that at night there are only a few street lights and walking dark sketchy streets for 15 mins alone may be scary. Also most tours end around 8:30 when the sun starts to set. To go back when there.s still sun, u would have to cancel eating dinner at a restaurant. Plus, it wasnt cheaper at all compared to others close to the center.


60%

the staff is extremely nice and helpful and they save the hostel... I booked there because they said they have a pool in the hostel (San Pedro is a extremely hot place) and it was nothing but a kids pool... also, not enough showers for the 50 people that they can host. The place is expensive, but the prices in San Pedro are super high.

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

The best stay in Chilli untill now! So good that I probably go back!


66%

Nice place to stay considering the price. They offer the chance to book the tours which makes it easier. Only problem the hot water doesn't really work. Wifi connection slow but work most of the time. Would recommend the host to spend few days in San Pedro.


86%

Organised excursions were good. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hostel is clean enough, (dust from the sand) and the hostel accommodation is lovely. Enough space, fire place swimming pool etc. wifi was pretty good for chile. Because you are near the desert there is less water and most of the time the water was coold

  • 22nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

We stayed for just one night but we catched the essence of the hostel. Is not that far from the downtown, i mean, San Pedro it's small so you can walk like 5-7 minutes to get to the main part of the town. Rooms were, the guys from the staff are really nice people. If you have a problem or something, they will help you just like other Chilean would. I highly recommend this hostel.


60%

A few broken toilets and showers let this place down a bit, really limits things when there aren't too many to start with. Then there was the staff, maybe they were being trained not sure but everything took FAR too long. It took over 45 mins to check out, shouldn't take that long for me to give money away, I ended up leaving without change because it was just getting ridiculous, same problem when we tried to book the airport transfer


71%

the internet was not very good, but ok for a desert.


74%

Everything is expensive in san pedro, but a good breakfast is essencial for me in a hostel. Otherwise they have a good kitchen and a good escheme for the fridge. What could be beter was the wifi and the hot shower, frequently we have to turn off and turn on again, both of then to work. But the place is great and the people are very nice.

  • 15th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Great staff, location is fine. Not very comfortable for hanging out. The furniture needs to be replaced and the showers could be better. Pretty clean though.


54%

We had a room of 6 and it was disgusting. The roof was dirty and it was too small. There's not enough of toilet for the hostel, internet wasn't good and people stole our food everyday. Not my best stay in an hostel. But, the terrace is really nice!


77%

I was not too amused waking up in the night and had a cat in my bad... But all in all it was a calm hostel.


86%

Nice no-nonsense hostel. Lives up to its name; really good for backpackers (don´t expect highclass tourism in San Pedro anyway). Warm shower a bit unreliable. WiFi generally suitable for light surfin, but excellent for a desert. Despite the insructory e-mail sent by the Hostel, it is hard to find for the first time as there is no clear indication of the hostel whilst standing in front of it; paint the door ;-)


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