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1 room, 2 adults

Hostal Desert

2.5-star2.5 stars
Jama 743, Poblacion Licancabur, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, 1410000, Chile

No-frills hostal in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Very helpful staff, helping with airport transportation booking, day trip recommends and…Jan 7, 2020
  • This hotel is located in a safe area and about 12 minutes walking from the centro. The…Mar 22, 2018

Hostal Desert

from $50
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

What’s around Hostal Desert


  • R.P. Gustavo Le Paige Archaeological Museum - 14 min walk
  • Plaza de San Pedro de Atacama - 14 min walk
  • San Pedro Church - 14 min walk
  • Meteorite Museum - 20 min walk
  • Pukara de Quitor Archaeological Site - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Valle Da La Muerte - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Piedra del Coyote Overlook - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Tulor Archaeological Site - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Chile may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Hostal Desert’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostal Desert San Pedro de Atacama
  • Hostal sert San Pedro Atacama
  • Hostal Desert Hostal
  • Hostal Desert San Pedro de Atacama
  • Hostal Desert Hostal San Pedro de Atacama


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • The national sales tax (19%) may be charged upon check-out to citizens of Chile regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying in the country for 60 consecutive days or more. To qualify for a tax exemption, foreigners must pay for their stay in foreign currency (not in Chilean pesos) and present a valid passport along with the migration card they received upon arrival in the country at check-in. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hostal Desert

  • Does Hostal Desert offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hostal Desert does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hostal Desert?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hostal Desert.
  • Are pets allowed at Hostal Desert?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostal Desert?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hostal Desert?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Estrella Negra (13-min walk), Lola (13-min walk), and El Toconar (13-min walk).

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 47 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Clean new hotel, I'd love to stay again!
I was worried about shower and heat when I was booking this hotel, but I decided to trust on their good reputation. Yeah, it was a good choice. I had no problem with water, both shower and flushing. Though they did not have an air conditioner, opening the window and turning on the fan was good enough to cool my room. People here are extraordinarily kind and helpful. They will make you a boxed lunch, if you have an early morning tour or bus. And, how clean their kitchen is!! This hotel is a little far from city center, and because of that, two tours picked me up first of all. :) The only thing I missed was that I stayed only three nights here, which was not enough to enjoy San Pedro de Atacama. I recommend at least four nights.
Jaeho, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Cheer up, grumpy!
We spent three nights at Hostal Desert. The room was clean and the breakfast was good. They even provided a packed breakfast for us when we had a 04:30 start for a tour. Only a 10 minute walk into the centre of town. What let it down was the poor attitude of one of the staff. When we checked in we felt as though we had been naughty! Grumpy to the point of rudeness. We were given no information other than the location of our room and the kitchen. Only after two days did a fellow traveller tell us that you can’t drink the water and it must be boiled! Surely we should have been told that as soon as we arrived? We had planned to stay for six nights, but didn’t bother asking about the other three as we knew what kind of reception we’d get. Such a shame as the evening guy was lovely. Could be a great place to stay if only it were more welcoming. Shame.
Nolan, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostal with very helpful and friendly staff. About a 10 minute walk to the main street, well lit and easy to find. Coffee and tea available all the time and kitchen facilities. Room was clean and comfortable.
gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Pour un hostel c est très bien ils ont organisé nos transferts à partir de l aéroport ainsi que le retour. Nous avons aussi réservés des excursions et tout était parfait
Sophie, ca2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Vou ficar aqui novamente se regressar a Atacama
Tudo neste hotel foi incrível. Os quartos estão limpos e não tivémos frio, camas confortáveis, água do duche sempre quente. Quando os tours saiam antes das 7h30 e não podiamos tomar pequeno almoço bastava avisar e preparavam nos um lanche para levar. Têm sempre a cozinha disponível para os hóspedes usarem. Funcionários simpáticos e prestáveis. 15 min a andar da Rua Caracolles (principal) fazem-se super bem, em nenhum momento me senti insegura. Guardaram as nossas mochilas no ultimo dia e deixaram nos ficar nas zonas comuns do hostel até à hora do nosso autocarro.
Raquel, ie3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Excellent - just a tad out of the way... but expedia’s review prices is very very annoying
au2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay!
Wonderful place to stay! Staff is helpful and friendly, place is clean, breakfast is excellent, and internet works well. I highly recommend this hotel!
Stacy, mx4 night trip
Good 6.0
Hostal limpio aunque con habitaciones interiores.
Hostal con habitaciones interiores. Baños pequeños. Lo mejor el personal y la atención mostrada y los preparados del desayuno para las excursiones. Un poco alejado del centro.
es1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
jp1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excelente hospedagem e recepção
Ficamos hospedados neste hotel de 6 a 10/02/2020. A localização é bem tranquila e fica a 10 minutinhos de caminhada até a rua principal de San Pedro, a Caracoles. O hotel possui poucos quartos e ficamos em um com banheiro privativo (fundamental para nós). Eles tem café da manhã e a copa é completíssima para quem quiser cozinhar e economizar uma graninha (afinal, comer em San Pedro não é barato). Como fizemos passeios pelo deserto que começavam antes do horário do café da manhã, eles preparavam uma sacolinha com nosso café para levarmos nos passeios, o que eu achei muito inesperado. A limpeza de quarto é diária e o quarto é muito aconchegante e agradável. O atendimento do Richard foi ótimo e ele sempre estava disponível quando precisamos. Recomento muito!
Fellipe, br4 night trip

Hostal Desert