Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel Reviews
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expectations far exceeded! lovely sunny wooden building with pretty stain glass windows, comfy nooks & crannies & warm except for very early in the morning. hot shower was magical after salar de uyuni. prime location on the plaza in town. we met lots of people here, either heading from where we were off to next with plenty of tips, or heading in the same direction as us. no complaints at all
Centrally located close to the tour operators, buses and estaurants, this was a good find. The rooms were cosy and really warm (we had a double room and the had its own heater and plenty of blankets), the showers were hot and the free breakfast really nice and plentiful. Recommended!
The great location in the center of town close to everything you need. A bit noisy with the wooden floor while people walking. Wifi is good in common area only.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
It has a good location, just two blocks from the bus terminal and one block from the train station. It is an old building, the floor is made of wood that could be very noisy when someone's walking but not a big deal since, normally everybody goes to bed early! Beds are comfortable. WiFi is steady but not available al over the place, just close to the front desk. Breakfast is simple, just bread and tea. Shared bathrooms with hot water which isvery much appreciated in Uyuni. It is a good place.
We stayed for one night after the salt flats your and it was a good place to rest your head and have a good shower. There's not much to do in Uyuni itself, but it's a pleasant places to spend one night with plenty of restaurants within a stones throw of the hostel. Also very close to bus 'terminal'.
A cold hostal, which is understandable given its location and time of year, however more could be done to seal windows and doors to provide better protection. One of the shower cubicles was being repaired and this often took the whole bank of showers in that bathroom out of action. There could have been better signage updating guests and directing them to the alternative shower room. The couple who run the place are helpful and accommodating, however can sometimes be short with their responses.
Uyuni itself is not very nice, the hostel is in the centre but that doesn't mean much. fine for a one night stopover for the jeep tours.
owner lack courtesy, cold shower
- Novice Nomad
- South Korea
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Perfect backpacker spot for Uyuni. Cheap and cheerful, lovely staff, but VERY cold as heating only went on at 8pm which forces you into bed before then!!!
Meets expectations. I don't think anyone expects extra good facilities in Uyuni. Great value for money. Showers are amazing. The staff are really nice and helpful. But the facilities are a bit lacking. The squeaky floors and extremely cold indoor temperature. I think Piedra Blanca would earn amazing reviews with some facility upgrades.
Beds comfy but upper bunks needed a painter ladder to get up and down from. Ladder had to be shared between 4 people - impossible. Staff were extremely cold - one female staff was constantly staring at everyone and made me feel very uncomfortable. Breakfast was rotten - full of sugary bread, cereal and yoghurt - No fruit. No information provided on local activities or area. No atmosphere in the place at all. The courtyard could do with a lot of TLC. Wifi was good when it worked.
Probably the best thing about this hostel is the showers!!they're hot!!!!breakfast is not bad as south america goes. The rooms are ok ( difficult to get on top bunk in dorms!) Average hostel but you probably won't find better in the town
Really good location. They kept our reservation until 2.30 am and opened the door. Bad point: there wasn't hot water at he time we arrived. Room didn't have keys.
Nice hostel in good location. Yes the internet is in and out but that could be because of Uyuni. Extra charges for hanging out after check out.
Great hostel, much appreciated after 3 day Salt Flats tour. Nice hot showers.
We arrived in Uyuni at 4.30am in the morning and knocked on the hostels door at 5am asking if we can leave our bags only to be greeted by a very grumpy staff. Seeing how most tourist busses arrive at this time and nothing else is open at the time I find it hard to believe how a hostel can be so unaccomodating. Another staff we talked to later also turned out to be quite rude so we ended up cancelling our stay.
Really hot shower and a good and basic breakfast. There's heating from 8pm to 8am. Best place to be after the 3 days trip at Salar. Comfortable beds. The wi-fi is terrible, that's the only problem but it is regular to Bolivia standard.
It's a good hostel to stay in for one might before heading out to salar de Uyuni. The hostel is built to that, clean and had nice and hot showers. The breakfast is very basic, toast with jam and butter. So fine for one night, you wouldn't stay there for longer since Uyuni itself is quite dull. So head out after one night.
This hostel was okay for a night before the salt flats tour. The showers were very hot. Unfortunately the wifi wasn't very strong and the reception is often left vacant with people's bags left there for anyone to take. Also, be aware that if you arrive before check-in time, they may not allow you to enter the communal areas, and you may have to sit in the outside area of the hostel which is not ideal when the temperature is sub-zero. This hostel was okay for one night, but don't expect too much.
This was my worst hostel experience! They are about money not peoples comfort. The heaters don't go on till later 8ish and only in the bedroom so everyone is sitting freezing in the main room therefore you have to go to bed to stay warm. The wifi was a joke, lucky if the connection lasted a minute before dropping off. Finally the staff were not accommodating, I arrived early in the morning and asked if I could wait for 2 hrs for checkin and they said no and charged another night. NEVER AGAIN!!!
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)