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Hostal Rural Reviews

Centro, Calle Calama 257, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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87%

Rating
512 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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71%

Hostel all right, but expensive for what it is. For the same price, you can find better in the same area.


80%

Great hostel, loved the hammocks! The staff was really friendly and helpfull. The hostel is perfectly situated at the main street of San Pedro. The only downside was the small kitchen.


80%

Esta bien localizado, el personal que atiende es amable.


83%

Great hostel as central as you get it. Great common area with hammocks, bonfire, music, etc. The staff were helpful and friendly. Apart from that only one person from the staff spoke English, which made it a bit complicated as I dont speak spanish, this hostel is great and if I go back to San Pedro I will definitely stay there again.


89%

Good location, friendly staff and good rooms.

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Very nice and comfy hostel. The staff is really nice and young - can be a bit blue.. (Y) See you in the Swiss Alps fuga!:D Recommended!


89%

Nice hostel, the help you with the tours.


94%

Good location, good facilities with hot water most of the time and a good atmosphere to meet people. No breakfast, but good kitchen. Location is right off the main street. I'd recommend staying here while in San Pedro.


57%

Hostel Rrual hasn't very clean bathrooms. Although the staff is really nice, the cleanliness could improve a lot.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

VEry nice staff, always helpful regardless if you stay there or not. Also very good English skills. The hostel's atmosphere is more for younger folks who love to party a lot, so it gets a bit loud in the nights.


71%

Stayed here as there wasn't much choice in San Pedro when we booked - the hostel itself is clean and plesant. Didn't have storage for rucksacks in the rooms and the atmosphere was pretty poor as I think most people were either planning or returning from through Salt Flats trip. Hostel did organise our Salt Flats trip for us and can't flaunt them on that.

Owner Comment (Hide)
It is unbelievable that you can write this, first read about this amazing place, we have over 25 destinations in the area. One of the best sunsets in the world is in the Moon's Valley, and for your information you can go to Peru, South of Chile, Argentina (salta) and bolivia, so please dont say ever again " I think most people were either planning or returning from through Salt Flats trip." SORRY if the quality of the hostel wasnt good enough i mean 95%atmos is just not that good enough huh?

100%

The hostel was great. Was able to check in early and the staff was super friendly. I booked a couple of tours through the hostel but was also recommended other companies that offered slightly more. The atmosphere was great and there were plenty of other great people staying at the hostel. Was able to relax a lot yet be social or do activities whenever. Halloween was very interesting thanks to lots of Pisco!

  • 29th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

This hostel is way overrated: the bunk-beds are super shaky and make noise each time someone turns around; the lockers are super-small; there are reminders everywhere to save water, but the shower in our room was leaking constantly; hot water in the shower barely works and is very hard to adjust; worst thing: staff tries to sell you "the best tours in town", the Luna Valley Tour was crowded (40+ persons) and the Star Gazing was cancelled for no reason. At least I was given an apology. Dont go!


100%

Awesome hostel! Clarence and Ignacio (nacho) are the best!! They helped me plan all of my tours and were great! The atmosphere is very fun and everyone hangs out together in the common space. I wanted to stay longer, but they were booked up. I still hung out there even after I had to move hostels! Highly recommend!


83%

Cool hostel, very relaxed atmosphere. The staff are super friendly and can help with organising any tours or activities around San Pedro. Would recommend this hostel for sure


89%

Nice hostel with helpful staff and a good atmosphere. Enjoyed my stay here. Discounts available on tours compared to booking through tour companies direct.


91%

just around the corner from the main street. decent beds. warm showers although may sometimes be fickle. doesnt include breakfast but if youre going on the tours you probably will leave too early for it anyway! the hostel organizes tours for the same price as most other companies so makes it really convenient. and nightly bonfires are a plus!


89%

This was one of my favourite hostels. The people were super awesome and they took us on some wicked tours too. Thanks to all the staff for making my birthday weekend the best ever. I'll def be back to stay.


86%

Clarence and Nacho on reception were really helpful and friendly and set a great tone for the place. The rooms are comfortable although the hostel would probably benefit from having another bathroom or two. They have a bonfire every night which is really nice and convivial. They have a policy of quiet after midnight out of respect for people going on early tours, although if you are going to the Tatio geysers this only gives you 4 hours to sleep. Overally, really good hostel, would recommend.

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

If you want a lively and sociable hostel then Rural is the perfect place. The people who run it make you feel very welcome and are always keen for a party. Clarence especially is an awesome guy who knows the town really well and speaks perfect English. The common area is really cool, wifi is good, it's clean and excellent value for money. If you are in San Pedro for a good time stay here!

  • 16th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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