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Pachamama 657, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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190 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The agency and the tranportation that the hostel arranged were great! They really take care of you (waking up in 4:00 to see that you got on the minibus!!) The kitchen is excellent and the rooms are fine..the outside is really cool as well. It's nit that close to the center but it's defenetly walkeble (like 7 min) And it's super close to the bus station. The only problem was that the toilets and the flore feels a bit dirty.. Anyway i would recommended on this hostel!

  • 7th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Average hostel


Nice hostel, friendly staff, close to the bus terminal, not so close to the center, but you'll enjoy that.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This place was horrible. From the owners to the horrible amenities - especially for costing more than I've paid from Costa Rica south to Chile - this was a disappointing first stay in the country. I thought the bad reviews were due to the communication barrier, but my Spanish is pretty good now and the staff was just awful to me. There are plenty of other similarly priced but better options in town. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place. Stay somewhere else. After one night here, I switched.


With the help of Jessica, everything is possible in San Pedro! A Latin America trip would be missing something if you don't get to know her. Everything you need to buy is basically right next to the hostel, internet isn't bad, showers are hot... what more can you ask in the middle of the desert?


The hostal needs refreshing as some parts seemed in urgent need of repair and make shift. It would also help if it was clearly named from the outside rather than the name scribbled on a piece of paper stuck to the door. Breakfast is not included but use of kitchen is, so one can make food. Be careful that the cats, there are four, do not sneak into your bedroom. Owner does not speak any English.


Well with just 1 staff/owner Jessica, and 1 guest, me the atmosphere would have to be great now, wouldn't it? I spoke more Spanish here during my stay than in many years of visiting Spain. Jessica is very patient and laughs readily which was my main encouragement to carry on mangling the language of Cervantes. It's about 10 minutes away from which I found good, as the town is a bit too much of hustle and bustle all the time. Oh, I like to cycle mountain bikes, which I was able to do here,at the


Excellent place for backpackers... The beds are very warm and cozy, the terrace wonderfully decorated, the kitchen well-equipped... The staff is amazing, Jessica went out of her way to help me with everything I needed, very amiable, she organized great and very recommendable tours with Pablo, an awesome and dedicated guide. She will get up every morning, even if your tour starts at 4am, making sure you get picked up safely and might even have some tee/coffee ready for you. I had a great time!!


Pablo is best profissional off all hostels that i have been!! He works there and help with everything!! Best regards, Daniela


Great place with a cool outside area. Internet can be slow or absent sometimes. Average-Good overall.

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Average is the best way to describe this place. There are other places in San Pedro to look at first. The instructions to get to the place were difficult to follow as there are no sign posts in the village. Prepare to be cold at night as there is no central heating anywhere in San Pedro. If you don't speak spanish you may run into difficulty as the staff didn't speak a word of english. On the bright side the tours offered by the hostel were well organised.


Great athmosphere and very kind hostel staff that is ready to help with anything. When I arrived late, the receptionist was waiting for me ca. one hour after the reception officially closed.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Their wifi worked an hour per day. Had four spider bites on my arms. Kitchen closes at 10? Stupid.


Very cold at night. But enough blankets !

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