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Hostal Elim: Excellent Hotel in San Pedro

I spent two nights here in the winter of 2012 and was very pleased. The hotel is on a side street a short distance from the center and is surrounded by walls, which makes for a very quiet and secluded setting. San Pedro's climate is dry, but the management has planted and maintained a lot of trees and bushes. My room was relatively small and rustic in style, but nicely furnished and very clean. Outside hammocks and outdoor furniture were scattered about. The reception does not speak much English but was extraordinarily helpful. We got by fine with my few words of Spanish and theirs of English. Breakfast is included but early departures for outdoor outings kept me from sampling it. Highly recommended.

Very attractive outdoor areas

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Desert
  • Written October 6, 2012
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Hostelling International: Centrally located Hostel in San Pedro de Atacama

Once we arrived in San Pedro de Atacama the first thing we did was look for a room somewhere. We ended up finding this place which had dorm rooms with 3 high bunks (6 people per room) for 6500 pesos per night. This price included breakfast and the beds had sheets provided but a shared bathroom. Like many of the buildings in San Pedro de Atacama the hostel is built of Adobe which keeps the interior cool in summer and warm in winter.

We were comfortable enough in the accommodation and if you are looking for budget accommodation then this is a good option.

This is the only hostel in San Pedro de Atacama that provides benefits for International Hostelling members.

Tours can be organised by the people at reception but we chose to walk around town and see what the different tour companies had on offer.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Singles
  • Written January 27, 2009
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Hostal Katarpe: my nice hostel room in san pedro de atacama

First day(nov 23) I follow A VTer advice to stay at Casa Adobe.From it's pic, it looked nice and cosy,they said it's new but I don't know how many years already.A bit long walk from Frontera bus stop along Atienza (about 550 m.)bit far from center.It's quiet but in the heat I prefer a bit closer.The price are so cheap 5000 ps per person but now the bed are in very bad condition,our sleeping position was in curve and slope down on 1 side,woke up with headache.And smell of animal *** around.Now there r many new hostel which r not in any book.You better walk around.At corner of Atienza and Caracoles there r many nice places such as Hostal Katarpe and another one at the opposite are about same price 15000-16000 per room.Residencial chiloe also nice.All in short walking.One thing,if village will have a party they will do it around east side near football field and it will be noisy but don't be worried, it's not everyday.I stayed in Katarpe,warm welcome from nice lady who can speak english,room r so clean with towel and roll.They have room with shared bath(15000)and room with bath.Along the journey I suggested a couple to stay there as well,and they like it.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 8, 2008
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that's my room,the room in front is with toilet.

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a simple nameless guesthouse

As soon as you come off the bus women and children will meet you trying to persuade you to see their place. If you haven't something special in mind, or you are in a low budget it's ok to go with them.
In San Pedro you have quite a lot of accommodation choices.
I finally had nothing much of a room with an outside bathroom and hot shower in a nameless guesthouse. But I had a great time in the evenings sitting in the yard facing a very green field and an endless view of the countryside. It was refreshing and quiet, very suitable for our weary bodies. I had long hearty talks with other tenants, looking at the beautiful night sky and exchanging ...our philosophies...
There was also a small kitchen where we could cook something of our own, very convenient especially for breakfast. I am sure you can easily find something like that if you ask around.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written September 4, 2007
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HOSTAL FLORIDA: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Pros :
- I love the GREAT hammock area in the courtyard, I spent hours lying there reading...
- Organises BBQ frequently
- Very friendly and crazy staff
- Nice, firm beds

Cons :
- Shower facilities are few

Dorms : 4000 Chilean Peso (2005)

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written June 3, 2007
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Hostal Terracota: Nice friendly hostal

It was lovely to stay at Hostal Terracota. The room had ensuite and was very nice and clean. Breakfast was included and it was quite good for Chilean standards. Jorge and his family were very nice and helpful. When we went to visit El Tatio and had to leave at 4am, Jorge organised breakfast for us. Service available included laundry for a small fee, which was quite handy! Locationwise it was very convenient, as it was a short walk to the main street, but at just enough distance to have a quiet night. There was also a lot of parking, if you are driving. I would definitively recommend this hostal to anyone staying in San Pedro!

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  • Written March 27, 2007

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Puritama Hostal: Bungalos de madera / Wood Bungalows

Está en una de las calles céntricas de San Pedro .
Tiene bungalos de madera , no demasiados , tiene un patio de tierra que aprovechan también para sembrar sus verduras y cocina en la que puedes preparar tu comida
Está bastante bien
It is located in a centrical street of San Pedro
It has wooden bungalows , not too many , it has an earth yard that they use also to grow their vegetables and a kitchen where you may prepair your food
Quite good

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written March 17, 2007
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Residence Chiloe: Expensive but nice

This hotel has a large courtyard.

On one side are the cheaper twin rooms with shared bathrooms. The hot water supply is erratic and the rooms are cold because they are North facing. There is only a bit of sun for a short
time on the terrace that runs outside them.

On the other side are the more expensive twin rooms with private bathrooms and plenty of hot water. They come with a larger South facing terrace where you can have lunch in the sun.

Expensive but quiet, a couple minuted walk from the bustle of town.

More expensive rooms in the sun are bliss after 3 days freezing crossing from Bolivia. Forget the cheaper rooms if you are sensitive to cold.

Bar serving hot and cold drinks.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written August 30, 2006

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Hostel La Florida: Si, es mi amigo!

If you're under 100, you will love this as the friendly atmosphere will wrap you in.

This is a very "backpacker" hostel, the best part being the great people that stop by. They are all very friendly, as is the staff. There are rooms with shared bath (clean); hot water (but only for showers); hammocks (incredibly comfortable and relaxing!); Kitchen (i suggest buying groceries and cooking to save on the outrageous restaurant prices); Tennis Table (amazing fuN!); Bike and Sandbard rent (next door, you can bargain with the dude).

Honestly, not the most comfortable as it places 6 to a room and few outlets for recharging. But hey, we met many a nice people to travel and check out the scenery.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Study Abroad, Backpacking, Singles
  • Written July 25, 2006
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hostal florida (I think): Relax, relax, relax

After 10 days of intense travelling through Peru and Bolivia, we stayed in this place.
The hamocs where great. had a warm shower.
The only downside of the place was the fact that a guy with a really anoying laugh worked there.
At one evening they were quite noisy when we tried to sleep.
But all together it was a great place to stay.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written December 26, 2005
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Hostal Terracota

This is an excellent option for those who look for the comfort of the rooms with private bath and in a very good location.
The hotel has 6 rooms, double, matrimonial and triple, all with private bath, they also offer breakfast.
the cost is 42 dollars for a double room.

private parking, laundry, internet.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written May 23, 2005
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Katarpe

This Place was built some years ago with typical materials of the zone.
It has comfortable matrimonial rooms, singles, double and triple, all totally equipped with private bath, service of breakfast, cafeteria, bar and Internet.
The Hotel offers tourist services to different attractions of the zone.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written May 23, 2005
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Takha Takha: Storyin Atacama

9000 peso Single room including breakfast
( ACCEPT CREDIT CARD , foreigner pay by USD -19% IVA TAX !!! )

be careful !!
there are some big dogs inside the garden!! sometimes they do not know you are guest !!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Desert, Budget Travel
  • Written September 7, 2004

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In your tent, o'course...: Where to stay in EL TATIO?

There are absolutely no lodging facilities at El Tatio, so your chances for staying there are either a tent (a VERY good one) or a very basic room at a ramshackle restaurant about 1 hour south of El Tatio, where a blind caretaker –who’s the father of a San Pedro tour driver- offers also basic –but tasty- foods and a nice talk.
There’s a semi abandoned lithium mining facility about 3 or 4 kilometres to the south, where sometimes –mostly in January/February- there’s one or two people, but don’t count on that, and bear in mind that they are not giving any touristic service: if the VHF antenna is mounted, then there’s people.
There are some adobe ruins on the NW side of the field, but unless there’s a serious high wind, you better camp in the open, as these are used as “toilets” by the tour groups.
Set your tent away from geysers and fumaroles, try to find out the predominant wind direction to avoid noxious fumes from them, and make sure the ground where you camp on, is not way too hot, as it can damage your tent’s floor, and even make you impossible to stay in it (I had to move mine from its former place because of this).
Make sure the ground is not too crusty and does not sound hollow, and that is not on the way of possible geyser leaks or overflows, and that it is not a mud geyser (they look like “solid” ground when inactive/dry, but...). Strong gusts of wind may blow in the night, so fix all the guy lines, and make sure your tent and gear are suitable for temperatures of –20ºC or lower. Bring all the fresh water and supplies you may need, as there’s nothing up there...but an amazing, prehistoric place.

It's like being camped somewhere in the early Earth ages: set a tent somewhere in the Cambrian, or early Ordovician, and compare...

Picture taken with Noblex 135S Panoramic format camera, 29 mm. rotating drum lens, f.16, 1/ 16 sec., no filter

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Adventure Travel, Camping
  • Written June 9, 2004
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Camping Quilarcay: A quiet, peaceful piece of "old San Pedro"

Almost all the times I’ve been to San Pedro –but two- I have stayed at campgrounds, as the nice weather and natural environment makes it an excellent choice.
In the early 90’s, I used to camp at Takha Takha Camping and Hostal (Caracoles 101-B, past Domingo Atienza to the W), where camping is US$ 8/13 a day (for 1 or 2 people), while rooms go from US$ 24 to US$ 55; the last times I went there, I stayed at the former Camping Puri (now called Puritama, after it was sold), on Caracoles 113, just metres before the Takha Takha. Here, camping is US$ 6,5 per person, and room rates are between US$ 15 and US$ 65.
Both have nice restaurants and hot showers although tent space is poor, making it impossible to have the slightest personal space in summer, and feeling rather cramped in low season. Bargaining rates is a no-no for them, and music is played for most of the day.

This time, I stayed at the rustic and peaceful Camping Quilarcay, on Lascar 30, for US$ 3 a day.
This place is really lovely, as it is in the outskirts, on a small grassy orchard where tent sites are around the main green patch. It has good, clean bathrooms and showers, although there’s no hot water (needless if you take a shower in the morning or before sunset). There are 3 roaming sheep, and ice, hot water and fridge for storage are available from the management at no charge. They rent mountain bikes at US$ 6,5/day.
They have a strict no drinking/drugs use/loud noises policy, so if you’re into that, you better not stay here.
Afternoon views from the Quilarcay are superb: the Andean range, from the Licancabur to the Lascar volcanoes and beyond, is in front of you, with no walls, wires or anything spoliling the view, and nights are really dark and silent. Having a tea sitting down on an old, massive tree while looking at the sunset colors turning the Licancabur volcano into a fiery orange cone, was what I did almost every day (if I wasn’t somewhere else).
Since the Quilarcay is some 850 metres from the plaza, and in an opposite direction of downtown from the bus stop, the owner usually picks the guests at the bus parking, on his red truck.
If you come from Calama on a bus that goes onward for Toconao, do not leave at the bus stop, but ask the driver to leave you at the very entrance of the camping, past Punta de Diamante.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Camping, Budget Travel
  • Written June 9, 2004
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