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Pachamama 657, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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262 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOSTEL! The owner is extremely rude and that made our stay unconfortable and stressful. The guests are always worried about being yelled at.

  • 6th Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My husband and I had a fantastic time at this hostel and we want to say a big thank you to Paolo for his help and great advice!

  • 23rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


There are some problems with the hostel: - The kitchen closes at 10 o´clock and only opens at 7h. - The owner used to light a incense every night.


This hostel is a 10' walk away from the centre, which can be good or bad depending on what you prefer. It's quite and good for some sleep. The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable. There are only two bathrooms (hot-water ok, water-pressur rather weak), so expect some cues at times. The lockers are outside for all guests, but some get very hot in the sun. The staff is very friendly and forthcoming and can help you organize tours for good prices. Wifi is stable but very slow most of the time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, You´re right about the lockers so we moved them under the shade. Water issues are very typical here cause this is an old, small town in the driest desert in the world with basic water system, and at times completely packed with tourists. Thanks for the comment


Kindness and environment are superb! Highly recommend!


I booked a double room for my partner and i. Instead i was given a twin room with two single beds and charged the same amount. When i enquired about the possibility of changing the staff were unhelpful. The hot water and wifi are both turned off at 10pm which is inconvenient for most people travelling or doing evening tours. The wifi also only sporadically worked. We stayed 2 nights and only had it for 1. In addition the hot water didnt work which is not nice in a cold town or when u flown in

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, First off, the price of the double room is almost the double of the twin bed room, I guess you got confused cause you wouldnt have paid the same amount for that room and just stay right? Actually we didnt have the room you wanted available during those days (toilet problems) that is why we couldnt help you more. Water pressure gets low here at night indeed cause is a very small town in the desert and due to too many turist. We got a new router so WiFi is quite better now, thanks!


I would definitely recommend this hostel! Hosts were so helpful and friendly & there was a great atmosphere in the place.


Fantastic hostel! Close to downtown with very helpful staff. I would definitely recommend it to anyone planning on staying in San Pedro de Atacama!


Positive: 10 min by walking to the centre, 3 min to the terminal, 5 houses away to the supermarket, clean and cozy hostel, hot shower, well equipped kitchen, large social area, nice and helpful team, I recommend this hostel because of the service, the owner was really nice to me and without any interest just because she wants to offer a good service. She lent me winter clothes to go to the Tatio Geyser which is really cold...i really appreciated it :) Negative:actually I had a great experience

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