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Hostal Rural Reviews

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

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805 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Showers not warm. Dorm room not at all secure. Music/noise played loudly all day until late. Dirty beds.


Chilled out spot right in the centre of town, staff are legends


One of my fave ever hostels! The staff make this place so great and relaxed, they're so funny and warm. It's such a nice place to chill out, the vibe is great, with campfires and chats every night. They're doing extensive renovations so the noise might bother some people but I really didn't mind it. Location is perfect, right near the main street, and the rooms and bathroom are cleaned properly every day. I loved my stay at Rural! Would recommend to everyone.




Hostel Rural has a great a location and amazing atmosphere! It's a little hostel where everybody gets to know each other. The kitchen is little and cute and the hammocks are great. The staff are very helpful! Would stay here again.


An amazing hostel with great people. Staff were incredibly helpful with setting up tours to Uyuni, Valle de Luna and horse riding as well as providing lots of brilliant general advice. Would thoroughly recommend this place.


Bit overpriced and the showers can be tempermental but overall a decent place to stay.


Helpful staff, excellent location. Rooms are a little too small for the number of beds. Some kind of access control would make the place feel a little safer.


I had the best time in this hostal!

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Lovely friendly helpful staff. Organised all the tours at competitive prices. Good interaction. Great fire at night. Fun hostel.


There wasnt hot shower, I told the staff about it and it wasnt fixed.

  • 21st Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I have traveled many times to San Pedro. However, It was my first stay at the Hostel Rural and loved it ... great location, good accommodations, excellent atmosphere that allows a very good vibe between all backpackers ... The guys at the reception are great and always concerned that you enjoy your trip . If you like adventure ... this is your place 100% recommended


Quite a cool hostel but only two bathrooms and often no hot water. Tour agency on site is useful though


A laid back hostel just off the main street. Very nice staff are helpful with whatever you need. Bonfires in the evening is a nice touch, but the music playing until midnight can be frustrating if you are up early for any tours, which you most likely will be. Still, overall a good hostel.


The hostal is very well located in San Pedro and it's a simple (but expensive) hostel. The staff is amazing and the only problem I had there was the shower, but this is a minor situation in regards of this great party hostel.


A lovely place to stay. The hostel is very close to everything, has comfortable beds and friendly service. The best part is that it is set up to be a very social place (nice central area with hammocks, good music, bonfires in the evening etc) but is small so it is more intimate and easy to meet people. I really enjoyed my time here. The showers can be a bit temperamental but there is a trick to them - ask in reception!


Overwall a very good place to stay, beautiful place, confortable beds, friendly staff, good to make friends if you traveling solo. Every night people sit around the fireplace and chit chat. Natan took us to a fonda and it was very cool! Bad point was: showers were too cold or too hot and not very confortable bathrooms


Hostal Rural is a good place to party hard, but a little too noise for people who want to rest from a day trip in Atacama to another in the next day. The location is pretty awesome. Definitely shower needs improvements and also the cleanliness.


10/10 would recommend. Nata and the rest of the staff are the absolute best. Booking tours at a good price was so easy through the hostel and they would make sure you knew what to wear/bring etc. Rural definitely has buenas ondas and is the great place to have a good time and still get enough sleep to wake up for early morning tours. We hung out with the staff one night and it was the weirdest/best night in Chile so far.They told me my gringa cueca skills were "increíble" so i love them forever.

  • 11th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pros - Staff are absolutely phenomenal, make you feel really welcome, and provide awesome information and help with tours around san pedro. Lockers with outlets to charge your devices and good wifi. Great atmosphere with the courtyard and hammocks and nightly bonfires. Kitchen was fairly clean and useful. Cons - showers were mostly cold

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