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Backpackers San Pedro Reviews

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

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707 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Lovely hostel. Good sized rooms, comfortable beds, hot showers, impeccable bathrooms because they are cleaned constantly throughout the day, lovely garden area with hammocks, bar, sun beds, and a cute little common room. Fantastic choice of tours at good prices. Excellent location, five minute walk from centre, 15 min walk from main bus terminal. Only complaint would be the wifi didn't reach to bedrooms and was a little temperamental but not really a problem. The male staff were so lovely!!


A few things 1) the hostel is not hard to find! So don't b scared, u will find it, even without a special map! 2) the tours offered by hostel are expensive 3) bondfire really nice as well as cheap food served in the evenings 4) super clean toilets and good facilities in general (they have 2 kitchens!) 5) People take tours to experience atacama. They really are nothing special! The guides are more like drivers! (Though really nice people). U are able to walk, bike or hike to most of the sites!!


I really enjoyed staying here. Nice atmosphere, warm showers, decent wifi. My only complaints would be not enough blankets on the beds for the cold right now and so many cats if you are allergic!


It it not a terrible hostel, but there are better ones in San Pedro.


A nice hostel but a little far from the city centre. The staff is nice and can give you good advice.


Disappointed with our ensuite room as we were told it would have hot water and that wasn't the case at all. Also the WiFi was pretty average but that wasn't really an issue for us, just mentioning as a heads up to others who may expect great internet access. Loved the campfires next to the bar and the double kitchen facilities as well. Would highly recommend toasting marshmallows!


Yeii, love this kind of hostels. Relaxed and great place to hang out after a long day exploring the great nature of San Pedro de Atacama. They have hammocks - who doesn't love hammocks? Feel free to light up the bondfire at night!


You have to pay a fee for drinking inside the hostel. Wasen´t close enough to the town.

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When you make a booking, we send you an email and if you see the rules every where in the hostel, says "isn´t aloud come with alcohol to the hostel", wich part of this message is so difficult for understand? If you don´t follow the rules, you must pay.


We stayed here for 4 nights, really fun place and good to meet other travellers. a little bit out of town but not far to walk. The staff were helpful. The only thing I would not reccommend are the tours- they are almost twice as expensive as the tour agencies on the main street- shop around and haggle on prices- you will get a much better deal!!


The fact that internet didn't work on the last day of the stay meant that we had to pay in cash instead of credit card. But other than the non-functioning internet, it was a great stay with nice people.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Located pretty close to downtown San Pedro, this hostel was a good choice. The staff was reasonably friendly and the cleanliness was okay, but nothing special. The disappointing factor was the facilities, the wifi did not work, the gas in the kitchen frequently went out, and the showers were not consistent.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Although the Hostal has a very high Ranking, it has a few negativ aspects. First of all the Staff, in the Beginning very friendly, but when a problem arises, they get rude and even lie to you. One is the Internet, it offen crashes in the hostel, and till they fix it it may take 24h - like in our case. Another one is the laundry, they lit a fire EVERY evening and when u wanna sit outside, all your clothes smell. And the clothes they wash for u, smell as well, because they dry them outside.


There were no hangers in the bedroom, showers were often non functioning, the bathroom doors were always closed from inside, wifi did not work in the second bedroom area ol(and its pretty slow when working). Atmosphere is good specially when the fire is lit in cold nights. Recommendable for those who searches for low profile stay and time to enjoy the hostel.


The hostel and the staff was amazing and very helpful. They looked professional in their roles: they organized the trips very efficiently and helped to solve any problems. The location is a bit out of town, but since the whole town can be reached in 10 minutes, it does not really matter. The WiFi was someone slow, that could be a little bit faster. Cleanliness was also perfect, they cleaned the common areas every day.


Nice for a few days. The rooms are really tiny but the atmosphere in the hostal was good.we had a great time there.they have a pool :-) and of course hangmates. We had warm water and the bathrooms were clean. Negative was that they had problems with the internet connections. So it wasnt working for the hole day but maybe its an lokal problem


A little out of town (5-10 mins walk), but excellent staff and atmosphere. Booked several tours through hostel all of excellent quality and reasonably priced. Poor water pressure in showers (I think fairly typical for San Pedro) and only warm in the mornings. No included breakfast but good kitchen facilities. Rooms clean and warm at night.


The hostel is basic, but provides what is necessary. The staff are very friendly, helpful and have a good knowledge about the activities that are available around San Pedro Atacama. There are also often meals cooked at the hostel, which help people to meet other people staying at the hostel, and to mix.


Def the cleanest hostel I stayed in, staff cleaned the bathrooms multiple times a day. Didn't like the large amount of cats though walking around everywhere. Very practical that the hostel serves food every night if you don't feel like going out/cooking. Although kitchen was pretty well equipped.


Cozy common areas; real backpacker feeling at hostel; at nights bar with fireplace


The location is a10min walk from the mainstreet, but for me it was fine, because San Pedro is a small village, there is light in the streets also and supermarkets very close by. The stuff is helpful, most of the speak english. The Cleanliness in the room is ok, in the storage for the luggage it needs a complete set up. The atmosphere is fine for younger travellers who wanna make party, because at the time i stayed there it was just too loud, especially when you go on a tour at 4am. Pool is good.

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