Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel Reviews
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This hostel was generally pretty good. The beds were nice and warm as were the showers. It definitely felt very over priced however. What was truly frustrating however is that despite being extremely expensive they wanted to charge us an extra 15B´s each to spend any time in the hostel after we checked in the morning while waiting for our night bus. I have been backpacking for the past eight months and have never been charged to just hang out in the common area and watch some television.
This is a great place to stay whilst in Uyuni. The staff are friendly and helpful and the location is near to both the bus "terminal" and all the tour operators who offer a variety of trips to the salt flats. the hot showers are a welcome relief as the nights get cold here. Breakfast is good with a variety of things to choose from. Wifi gets turned off from 11:30pm and comes back on at 8am. there are also certain hours you can only use the showers too. all in all a nice place to stay.
Nice beds, warm showers, internet is okay. Good location. Dorms aren't locked but there are lockers. A bit expensive for Bolivian standards.
Great location, friendly staff, clean rooms, clean kitchen, clean bathrooms, with the best showers in Bolivia.
Very good location for a night or two after the trip through the Salar. But bring your warm pyjamas... Close to the bus terminal, to little shops, the mercado and restaurants. Hot water in the shower, lockers, little kitchen, average breakfast - I recommend the hostel.
Not a good place - it's freezing, very old & just generally pretty miserable - but it's probably the best hostel in town. On the plus side: showers are hot, wifi works (when the router is on) & breakfast was cereal & breads, which was ok. My advice would be to skip the hostels & find a private room in town somewhere, it'll be cheaper and at least you get your own space in this pretty crappy town.
I only stayed here for one night after completing the salt flats crossing but I was really impressed with this hostel. There is a good backpacker vibe, the breakfast is excellent, showers are clean and warm and all of the other facilities were impressive. I would be surprised if there was anywhere better to stay in Uyuni.
Not much options in Uyuni but it's not a town that has a lot. This hostel was a good place to stay just the one night to organise your salt flats tour
Really decent hostel. Nice staff. In the center, close to bus station.
We just stayed here in a dorm for one night before our tour. The location is close to everything and there is a common room to chill out and watch tv, the bed was comfy and warm too!
I was surprised by how comforting pie dra was after seeing fairly scathing reviews of all the hostels in town. Warm comfy beds and hot showers were my two key wishes coming off the salt flats and both were present. Bolivia-slow internet was present and a pretty average breaky were the only downsides.
Good location Nice hot showers with good water pressure - the most important thing when returning from the salt flats! Wifi worked well in communal areas, less good in room Good included breakfast
Spacious and clean basic double room. We did not get cold at night because we had warm blankets. Hot shower. We could take a shower and use commun areas for 20 bolivianos after our 3D/2N trip in the salar !
Excellent location, we arrived at the Uyuni Train Station at 3am and we were extremely happy to just walk 1 block and easily find our warm beds waiting for us. Also, when we got back from our tour, we didn´t spend the night at the hostel but we paid to stay there warm and use all the facilities of the hostel while waiting for our train that was leaving at midnight for a very low price.
Despite there being a gigantic divit in every bed that you rolled into while you slept, it wound up being like a comfy nest. It's an old rickety place with floors that bend and make you feel you'll fall right through. WiFi pretty good, amazing hot showers, good breakfast. Our friends didn't book ahead for their stay in Uyuni and just walked into a place with all the same amenities for less than half what we paid here, so felt a bit ripped off.
Most people recommend against staying the night in Uyuni before or after doing the Salt Flats tour but it worked out that it was easier more for to do it this way and I'm so glad I did. Piedra Blanca is a great stop before or after with extremely comfy and big beds, hot showers (believe me you'll appreciate that after 3 days of freezing cold water) and a good breakfast to fill you up for the trip ahead. Good wifi too, a rarity in Bolivia and non existent in Uyuni.
Very helpful staff. Building creaks a bit when trying to make an early exit and you dont want to wake people but expected of older building. Happy with my stay
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
The hostel itself was fine - the breakfast was good, the wifi worked, the location was right in the center of town, and the rooms were clean. The private room was loud. We found the atmosphere and staff to be a real turn-off. From the moment we arrived, they were hounding us about no guests allowed inside the hostel, no sharing of the wifi, don't take too long of showers, etc. The front desk was often left unstaffed for questions, and leaving the hostel fairly insecure.