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Hostel La Ruca

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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Quiet, safe place for stay. With hot water for shower (I was at August, so it's matter :-)) and good WiFi. Few minutes walk from main street with lots of pubs and good restaurants. Service was great and speak English :-)

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Valparaiso, Chile
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I recommend this hostel because it is just a minute walk away from the main road, and yet it is a very quiet and peaceful place to unwind. The owner is super friendly and helpful, and there is a great courtyard with hammocks to relax between excursions. Breakfast is also included. An added bonus for me is I booked a...

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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights during my visit to San Pedro. They staff were friendly and helpful, it was very clean and I was surprised to see bedding being changed daily! The location was perfect with a short 30 second walk to the nearest restaurant and bar. Only downside was there was an issue with the water while I...

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Belo Horizonte, MG
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Good location, very clean and a quiet place to relax. This hostel is family run. Breakfast is included and is a very good spread. Though there are only two showers and toilets, in the two days I spent there, they were cleaned numerous times per day.

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Vancouver
Reviewed 23 December 2014

We spent a total of five nights at the La Ruca, and found it to be a great place to stay in San Pedro. The room was small and basic, but the hammocks and sitting areas outside made up for that. The shower worked surprisingly well for an oasis-type location, and the request to limit water use was fair enough...

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Reviewed 20 December 2014

I stayed in the winter season, so it wasn't really busy. The hostel room is m mix of single and bunk beds. Clean enough. It comes with breakfast, which was a poorly maintained affair. Stuff would run out and not be replaced as there were no staff to hand. They were happy enough to assist with tours. Showers worked, but...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 9 April 2014

As a hostel it has the basics. The rooms are Ok, breakfast is good, even more than what I expected, they do not have restaurant service. The staff is not very helpfull, they do not give much information and when asked about specific matters they dont help much It's well located,

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Although a nice place with a good location, and perhaps with good (though expensive) private rooms, I got bed bug bites from our 3 night stay in the 6 person dorm. Also the staff really didn't seem interested in us (although admittedly the language barrier maybe part of that as our Spanish is still limited) and the door lock was...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 12 October 2013

This place was clean and comfortable enough for a few days stay. The buffet breakfast surprisingly good and varied although if there had have been more guests this may not have been enough. The problem was we were looking for a cheap "backpackers hostel" and this place certainly delivered but at the price of a more expensive hotel. The staff...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in this hostel and it was our worst experience during our Argentina-Chile trip! The manager (Nicol) is very unpleasant and miser person who made us feel very bad as soon as we came! In our e-mail reservation she fixed us the price in euros, but when we arrived (with prepared amount of euros), she announced us...

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Additional Information about Hostel La Ruca

Address: Toconao 513, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel La Ruca 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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