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Hostal Rural Reviews

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

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86%

Rating
446 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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91%

Awesome staff and hostel, with a bonfire every night and a great set of common areas! When I was there, the hot water was sketchy but did work when I played with it and asked the staff for help.


83%

Clarence is a hero had great banter with him, fantastic atmosphere around the fire. Loved the hammocks. It's a shame they don't offer breakfast as it would really set you up for the day. Only complaint was the shower head needed replacing.


91%

Besides the shower that could use a fix, everything was awesome! I really loved the hostel and the bondfire at night!


91%

Great atmosphere, very sociable, a fire is lit in middle of patio every night when cold and everyone's around it chatting. Imposed 12am quiet time. Staff very helpful. Only slight downside is kitchen quite small, but means everyone interacts! Showers were good, except the one with no tap heads on it... hopefully they'll get this fixed!


100%

Must stay at this hostel if going to San Pedro de Atacama. The staff are seriously incredible and will make your stay awesome....any little thing you might need help with they always are happy to help. Clarence was awesome help. Plus the hostel is in a great location..unlike many of the other hostels. And it has everything you need...hot shower, kitchen etc. Plus the table tennis table is good fun and many nights they set up a bonfire which is great. Amazing hostel 11/10 ..+1 for the staff.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • samgil
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Great hostel with really great staff. Clarence was super friendly, easy going and did anything he could to help make my stay the best it could be. He was the most helpful staff member I have come across in my many stays at hostels. The place had a great atmosphere and I would recommend this hostel.


89%

A good hostel with a great atmosphere. Showers were cold at some point and there weren't many to go around but we managed. Great cooking facilities and it was a great location.


71%

Great staff and atmosphere to have fun. Shower could get very cold or very hot, difficult to regulate them.


91%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Stayed here for 9 nights and with only 5 4-6 bed dorms it had an amazing atmosphere with a fire most nights. Loved the hammocks eslecially. Pablo and Clarence are great staff, particularly Clarence who works incredibly hard to make sure that everyone is happy and has everything they need. Only downside to this hostel is the lack of reliably hot showers but everything else here makes up for that. Would definitely recommend!


83%

This hostel in great local, staff were awesome, Clarence is the main reason we stayed. Its the desert so dust happens, no problem, hammocks and ping pong table were sweet. Only issue was no closed in area, but this isnt usually a problem, but thus May was crazy weather cold, snow, and sandstorms, very unusual, no fault on hostel. Would stay again, but no double beds if you want.


89%

Wonderful showers, beds were alright. Clarence was awesome, took us all out and showed us good parts of the city and where to party.


80%

Great hostal, even though that sometimes the reception is unorganized and hence mistakes happen.


63%

Expensive for what it is but I think everywhere in Atacama is pricey. It's a cool hostel with a laid back vibe in the day with hammocks to chill in


100%

Was travelling alone, and was sort of stuck in san pedro for almost 2 weeks. Was probably the best place to be stuck in, on the planet. Staff were amazing, so helpful, and also very keen to have a good time. Honestly couldnt fault this place. A bloody plus

  • 10th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Had an amazing time at Rural! Staff was excellent! Clarence was very nice and he helped me a lot by booking some great tours for me! thanks a lot Clarence, maybe see you again soon! Reinout

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Special thanks for Clarence he's very help full best guy on front desk cheers buddy

  • 8th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

El hostal es muy lindo (muy bien decorado), la gente muy agradable, el staff tiene muy buena disposición para ayudarte en todo, la reserva de tours la hacen ellos mismos. El ambiente es de gente joven (20-30), muchos lugares lindos para conversar y relajarse, se permiten fiestas hasta las doce, lo que es muy bueno porq los tours son muy temprano. Buena música! El hostal esta muy bien ubicado a media cuadra de la calle principal y cerca de todas las cosas.

  • 8th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Very chilled out hostel which offers lots of day tours. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Kitchen and bathrooms are mediocre. Would recommend this hostel to any backpacker.


100%

amazing hostel! just the best experience that you can have, the atmosphere here is amazing and the staff is very helpful when it comes to tours and keeping the place running smoothly, also if you want to party you have to come here although the receptionists shut everything up at midnight so people can sleep, the location is just unreal! 30 steps from the main street and every dollar that i spent staying here are worth it!

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The hostel was very relaxed and had brilliant communal spaces. Staff very friendly and down to earth. Only draw back was the cold showers especially when coming back from tours covered in salt. Seemed that the showers were only hot during certain times of the day.

  • 23rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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