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Hostel | Pasaje Portal del Inca 486, población Condeduque, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile N/A

79.7% Overall Rating

40 out of 44 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/05/2014)

Mario Lorenzato thinks…

"Rooms are around a big patio, so it can be a bit loud but at midnight says the rule, party is already over. It is not a party hostel at all, butthe atmosphere is good. They have many clear…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.83

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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79.7%

Overall Rating

40 out of 44 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'backpackers san pedro hostel & excursions'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
72.0%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
83.2%
Value
76.0%
Safety
82.4%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Average hostel with basic facilities and a large common area.

Disliked: Internet was shocking but to be expected in San Pedro. Rooms can be very loud and staff did not enforce the quiet zone at midnight, which is frustrating if you have the popular geysers tour at 4:30am. Only one staff member seemed to know anything as everytime we needed help we were told to wait until he arrived.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2014

Liked: nice decoration

Disliked: many rules not always have hot shower no water from the tap not enough blanket

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room and facilities were very nice, especially the showers

Disliked: A bit far away compared to other hostels

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: campfire, hammocks, cats.

Disliked: it wasn't new or anything so shower is not the best but it was not unbearable and depends on where your room is, it can get quite noisy. However, overall, you get what you pay for and it wasn't too bad. all male staff were quite friendly and chilled but there was a female staff who was quite rude and unfriendly. make sure to get her know if you are gonna swap your bed with anyone in your room otherwise she tells you to pay for 2 beds. although I could avoid it thanks to another staff, her rude attitude was pretty upsetting.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice chillout area. bonfire at night.

Disliked: tours offered by the hostel are way more expensive than at town.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Mario Lorenzato

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 May 2014 Mario would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are around a big patio, so it can be a bit loud but at midnight says the rule, party is already over. It is not a party hostel at all, butthe atmosphere is good. They have many clear rules...maybe a bit too much...but yes, there must be some reasons why:) Cleanness is okay. Kitchen is average, but the oven is working - thats good for a hostel:)

Disliked: Nothing really dislike. You are not allowed to bring alcoholic drinks to the hostel because they want to sell beer and wine as well. Prices are fair, but I want to drink what I want. And, depending on the room you have and the hour you need to get up, it can be a bit loud...but yeah, you are still in a hostel:)

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Onsite laundry service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Decent kitchen. Great place to meet other travelers.

Disliked: Gravel everywhere so can always hear people walking to the loo in the middle of the night haha. Bunk mattresses where amazing but felt like the frame was super unstable and might get squashed underneath at any moment. Someone got robbed in their room :(

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Eher kleine, aber huebsche Zimmer, bequeme, grosse Betten. Gemeinschaftsbaeder sauber, wurden mehrmals taeglich geputzt. Gemuetliche Gemeinschaftraeume mit Bar, Pool, Feuerstelle und Haengematten.

Disliked: Fruehstueck sehr minimal, evtl. etwas laut am Abend in gewissen Zimmern, wenn viele Gaeste draussen sitzen und reden.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

James Stead

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2013 James would recommend this property

Liked: Nice unique hostel, good facilities on offer. Lots of bathrooms, kitchens and breakfast included. Small paddling pool on offer too. Hostel runs lots of tours from the hostel itself which can be useful. Also good for a drink at the hostel bar at night too

Disliked: dorm rooms slightly small, but not a major issue

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super clean! Staff were very friendly - some spoke more English than others but you were always able to get assistance where needed!! Bar & atmosphere good, well priced drinks, really cute hostel. Good wifi.

Disliked: No breakfast. Tours offered were quite overpriced in comparison to tour companies in town.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nicole Ayrton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 October 2013 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds Awesome staff

Disliked: Showers inconsistent (but to be expected in the middle of the desert) No breakfast included but not to much of a problem as it was often provided on early morning tours.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good atmosphere, cool outdoor bar where its easy to meet people and drink all night, and some nice hammocks in the sun, the colombian bartender is a funny guy, they can organise all your tours and point you in the direction of good bike companies, fruit markets, good restaurants etc

Disliked: its a bit hard to find, it would be good if they had proper walking directions from the bus station hot water in the shower isn't great but they do their best. just remember to check the water is hot before you undress and get in because you have to let them know if it is cold and they will re light the flame thing. dont get caught out having a cold shower because you're already in it before you realise its not getting hot!!!!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The patio inside of the hostel is really good to relax.

Disliked: There are cats in the hostel. If you are alergic you should know about that. It wasn't mentioned in the description.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really helpful staff who try to help with any question or enquiry. Beds were comfy and the communal areas were cleaned all day; showers were hot. Great social space outside with fire pit and bar. The distance to town was fine (5-7 min walk).

Disliked: Quite cold at night in Winter. Try to shop around for tour prices - although their promotional "mix and match" for 3 tours offered good value.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice atmosphere

Disliked: it was way to loud, we were in dorm 1 and the kitchen was in front. People who went for the gyser tour at 4 am were just making a lot of noise in the middle of the night. They cleaned the kitchen by 7:30 am..

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property is kind of rustic, we loved that! It has an amazing outside area where people meet and chat and there was a fire to sit around as well! We liked the free tea and coffee in the morning and the cleanliness of the place. Beds were very comfortable! Loved it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, nice atmosphere and friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice athmosphare, very clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and a great way to meet fellow backpackers

Disliked: Priice vs quality, but this is just normal for an overrated touristy place like san pedro de atacama.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

sophie palmer

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2013 sophie would recommend this property

Liked: really nice rooms, lovely back garden to chill out in and meet other backpackers, close to the amazing fruit and veg market stalls...you have to get a mango!

Disliked: kitchen is a little small but not too much of a problem.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Natasha O´Meara

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

19 April 2013 Natasha would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere with a sociable outdoor area and bonfire. 5-10minute walk to centre, it's not far at the slightest. Breakfast is not included, however it's an opportunity for you to evade that thing called bread.

Disliked: Zilch

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is nice with a good common area to meet other travelers. Some of the rooms are more spacious than others, but they're a decent size.

Disliked: The hostel was a bit out of town but that's not a big deal because its such a small town. Sometimes the bathroom are always occupied, so that's a little annoying when trying to get ready for a 5am tour.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 March 2013

Liked: Nice common area, clean bathrooms, many Lonely Planet books.

Disliked: They have 3 cats that are everywhere: In your bedroom, in the kitchen, on the dining table, in your food.... Somehow they "forgot" to mention this... The bedrooms had no windows to outdoor, only to a hallway, or the kitchen. If you get the room the room by the kitchen you get food smell on your room and absolutely no fresh air at all. And people cook at every hour, since some trips start at 4 am and some end at 2 am... We had to wear a orange wrist band all the time, and they had a lot of rules. You are not allowed to bring alcohol, only buy it in their bar..

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice outdoor area to eat and drink, free wifi, comfy beds, clean bathroom. It is located 10 mins walk from the main centre - although it wasn't too much of a problem for us.

Disliked: The water in the shower was occasionally cold, however if you inform reception they can sort it out.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, and nice atmosphere outside - you can look at the stars lying on your back (but you can do that almost in any guesthouse in Atacama)

Disliked: The location is difficut to find, even if they send you a detailed map - and people don't know the place by this name. On the night I arrived one of the bathrooms was broken, so just 2 bathrooms for all the guests :-/ Also after I left, there was no way of getting any favour as a previous guest, like many other places offer....