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Hostal Iquisa Reviews

Calle Puripica 172, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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74%

Rating
377 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 55%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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80%

It was the cleanest hostel we srayed in so far. Service every day. Fantastic. Hostel a bit too far away from centre. Owner lived 2houses away from the hostel, f, foundthat a bit odd. Nobody at the hostel when you arrived, even if you were told that somebody would pick you up from the bus terminal, nobody did. All that aside., a lovely little clean hostel. We still enjoyed our stay


94%

Tours and excursions are much cheaper in price at this hostel versus the hostel our friends were staying at. You can reserve bikes and sandboards through the staff. The only thing is that there is no 24'hr reception so the owner and her daughter pass by every once in a while. They are both very nice and will help you with anything you need.


69%

Pros: Nice bedroom with basic furniture and comfortable bed (we stayed in a double bed private). Breakfast complete. Good showers. Decent price. Nice owner, she picked us up from the bus station. Hostel offered tours at cheaper prices than we could find in San Pedro's downtown. Cons: Distance from the downtown (about 20 min walking). No market close. No TV. Poor kitchen.


94%

A little far from the center of town, but the area is really small and the owners offer rides back from the bus station! The tours they offer had competitive rates (we ended up choosing a different company based on a friend's recommendation, and ended up paying more for that). I loved the hammocks. The hostel was peaceful, the bathrooms had hot water. Bunk beds were comfortable, albeit rather squeaky. I would highly recommend Hostal Iquisa, especially for the price.


100%

The staff was super friendly and the breakfast was amazing compared to many other hostels we have stayed at. In other reviews, people complain about the location, however it is just 10 minute walk from an already little town. The place was peaceful and quite and we really like that. We arrange all of our tours for a cheap price with the staff.


77%

You have to take this with a grain of salt because all hostels in San Pedro suck. The worst part of this one was the location. About 12 minutes out of town in the middle of run-down nothing. Once you are inside the place is nice and has a open court to view the stars with a hammock. Rooms were fine. Staff is nice and helpful. Good spot if you don't mind walking into town.


91%

The service in this hostel is great. The location could have been better but they make up for it in service!


77%

Inside it was a very beautiful hostal. The patio was excellent and the room inside also. But the loction was outside the centre and in a poor surrounding. All in all we enjoid our stay and we would recommend it to other visitours.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice relaxing place to stay. A 10 minute walk to the centre but any trip could be booked through the hostel at the going price of tour agencies. Staff were helpful and facilities got cleaned every day.


74%

Location 10 minutes walk from towncentre. Breakfast quality is not according to room price. Nataly ( the owner is very nice), and booked our excusions).

  • 12th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

This is a nice family-owned hostel a little bit outside of the center of San Pedro. But still, you can walk easily to the center and the hostel owner will pick you up at the bus station to bring you to the hostel. It's probably not the best place if you are looking to meet party people and you should speak spanish to communicate with the family.


80%

This was a quiet, clean and very pleasant hostel. There aren't always English speaking staff on sight, I think they get called to come when it's thought to be necessary. It's about a 10-15 walk from the centre of town which can be a bit daunting at night due to some poor lighting and being away from the busy/touristy area. The female members of our group got hassled by locals during the walk, so maybe not the best option for solo female travellers.


83%

The owners were great - fun, sweet, went out of their way to make us comfortable. They live next door, and we could go knock at any time if we needed anything!

  • 31st May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

A bit out of the way but quite nice to walk out of the centre and catch a glimpse of the stars. Pretty basic hostel but the owners were nice and helpful!


57%

There was no transfer waiting for Calama airport for me after booking one and seeing 3 emails to confirm. As solo female traveller, had to get a taxi and was not ideal spending €65.


20%

The water is freezing and there is very little water flow in the taps. The place was very dirty. I would advise to find a different hostel - for what you get the price is very expensive. The people that own this place don't care about their customers at all! We had all the lights turned on and were woken up as the owners decided to check in new people at 12:30, by the time they were sorted it was around 2 am.

  • 19th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

very nice rustical atmosphere, well equipped kitchen.Wifi is very good, even outside. Hostel has his own travel agency Juriquestour. I wrote an E- Mail in Spanish with a request to pick us up from a bus station, which was confirmed by them, and also called but no one was waiting for us. It was 11 PM, local people (mother with daughter) took us to theirs taxi. We booked all the trips in advance in Santiago.Than in the hostel we found out, that due to the snow we can’t visit geiseros Tatio, which was not true


57%

There were only 2 showers/bathrooms, and hot water only works from 7am-10pm, but sometimes the hot water didn't work. Bathrooms got messy easily. Kitchen is quite small but functional. Located 10-15 minutes away from the center of town. Nothing special but was the cheapest we could find.


80%

Great pick up service, he waited though our bus was two hours late. laundry service was little bit slow and sometimes it was hard to find someone to ask for information.


86%

Great hostel, would definitely stay here if I am ever in San Pedro again. Very accomodating, and clean for a desert, tours provided were good and cheaper than those offered in town. Free pick up and cheap laundry. Only spoke spanish- lovely homely family run hostel.


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