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Hostal Candelaria Reviews

Calle Candelaria 170, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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326 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 65%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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This is a great place and we wish we had stayed here the whole time we were in san Pedro. We think it was the nicest place we have stayed in the past 4 months. Room we had was great with a lovely bathroom and a superb shower! It is a little further out of town 10mins walk but it is nice and quieit because of this. Owner was fantastic and stopped to pick us up when he drove past us in town! This is place is more than worth the price. Treat yourself and stay here! Oh breakfast was good as wel

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We really enjoyed our stay at this hostal. Mario made us feel really welcome and gave us great recommendations for tour agencies and restaurants. Thanks Mario, we made it to Bolivia!


The owner is very friendly, and went out of his way to assist us with parking. Always greeted with a smile, and happy to show us on the map where to go. WiFi is excellent, and the room had a table too which was nice.

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostal overall was shabby, while it is in the desert and you'd expect it to be dusty no effort was made to clean and maintain the courtyard area. The shared bathrooms were only cleaned once per day which because of the sand meant they were muddy after the first shower and muddy all day long for everyone else. location is right on the edge of town, there are much better located hostals in the centre. Over priced.

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Estimado, una pena su comentario, En los días de permanencia suya en el hostal, solo ustedes estaban en baño compartido, los demás turistas de esos días ocupaban habitaciones con baño privado. Ustedes tenían dos baños para dos personas, si usted dice que estaban sucios, solo ustedes dos los ensuciaron.


Very Nice hostel :) Really frendly and helpfull! We stayed there for 6 days :)


Everything was more or less as expected, except for the four-bed bedroom, which is really a double bed plus two sigle beds. So two persons have to share a double bed, and this was not expected. Breakfast is excellent. Location is not perfect but is 10 min from the town center. There is a minimarket at 50 mts from the Hostal, which is very good.

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Miriam was very knowledgeable of all aspects of the town; not sure if she'll be as hospitable if you speak only in English as we spoke entirely in Spanish and I could tell she appreciated it. Facilities were great given the desert location - hot water, equipped kitchen, breakfast of fresh juice, bread, EGG! and yogurt, regularly-cleaned bathroom. Comfy private room. If you want to be middle of the "action" so to speak, the location mightn't be right for you (10min walk, quiet residential area)


The nicest thing about this hostel is the breakfast. It was really good with every day fresh juice, bread, eggs, yogurt!! The location was 10/15 minute walk from center. But the road was very dark by night. The next time I should take a hostel in the center. The room and bathroom are clean but in the common place/garden there are a lot of animals which smells a lot. So you have to like animals otherwise it's not a good place to stay. The is hot water but very poorly, only in the morning.


The room was comfortable and clean as was the kitchen area but there is a strong smell of cat wee in communal areas including the bathroom. The menagerie of animals for us were good entertainment (although they could do with a bath) but some may not like it. The owners were always helpful and kind and left you to it. Breakfast was one of the best we have had! The walk was not a hassle as in San Pedro nothing is far!


Really lovely hostel. Pros: Very clean! Great filling breakfast. Fast wifi Great kitchen facilities. Nice garden to chill out on a hammock. Cons: A bit of a walk from town, especially in the heat.


The staff is very friendly and know about all good companys in San Pedro wer you can go to do adventures also Salar Uyuni. The room was very clean only we had a little bit sand from outside on the flor. The breakfast was wounderful we had every day a different plate. Wie had a nice Star. Tank you for all.


Pros: The owners were really great--quite helpful, flexible and attentive. The daily breakfasts were filling and included a varying selection of breads, spreads, and local fruits. The property was cool, too, with all the hammocks, the shaded areas, and ample seating space. Cons: Hot water was unpredictable and didn't last long enough for showers. Dishes, cabinets, and refrigerator weren't very clean. Sometimes, supplies (toilet paper, dish soap) wouldn't be resupplied without some prompting.


Very nice and helpful owners, decent breakfast, clean, cozy and comfortable bedroom. Is a bit of a walk from the centre of the village but we didn't mind it.


A very funky place with a great vibe. Mario is a great host. The pluses far outweigh a little discomfort and inconvenience.

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


The breakfast is really great. The owners are really nice. It's a little bit far of the centre, a 10 minute walk. But it's okay. A pick up at arriving was with the backpack a good welcome. We had a double room and in front it had a shadow terrace. We recommend this place.


great little hostel, we haven't stayed in a hostel in a long time but for the price the location was excellent, we even got picked up from the bus station, and the breakfast was great! served your food at the table like a restaurant. lots of animals which we didn't mind but some people may do. We didn't have an ensuite room so sharing bathroom was an outdoor facility. not ideal but in the end not a big hassle either. is nice and quiet. clean for such a dusty town. great stay!

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