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Hostel La Ruca

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1 room 2 adults 0 children
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England
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was simple but clean, wifi worked in the courtyard, shower was fine although the loo made funny noises a lot of the time. The bed was comfortable, we slept well and weren’t disturbed by noise. The breakfast was very good. Nice courtyard to sit in and the kitchen was quite well equipped and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2012 via mobile

We booked La Ruca after doing a lot of online research. We found all the hostals to look quite expensive for what they were but this one seemed reasonable ish and had good photos. When we arrived we were pleased with the location but found the room didn't live up to the great pics we saw online. Our biggest frustration...

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Thank Leah H
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 11 November 2012 via mobile

My husband booked this hostel via a third party website. Granted we didn't have much choice given then we were looking for hotels only 3 weeks in advance. My criteria for a "place to stay" include clean, comfortable bed, quiet and functioning, which includes staff willing to tackle a reasonable problem promptly. We stayed here 4 nights. The breakfast was...

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New York
Reviewed 3 September 2012

My expectations were greatly diminished as I searched San Pedro for a private room with a private bath within a reasonable price range. I knew that prices were high but I wasn't prepared for the rooms I saw and the prices that they wanted. I looked at five other hostels for private rooms before I chose La Ruca. Our private...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2012

After arriving in San Pedro de Atacama from a 3 day 4wheel driving excursion leaving Uyuni in Bolivia - we were well and truly ready and hanging out for a nice hot shower, nice bathroom and comfy bed. Hostel La Ruca provided quaint, relaxed, homely surroundings with a rustic feel. Our double room was nicely decorated, clean, fresh and comfortable....

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London
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Hostels are grubby and overpriced in San pedro so by those standards this hostel is pretty nice. After a long and delayed bus ride we arrived after 9pm without a bookign so got the double room with private bathroom which was nice but very expensive> We moved the next day to the double with shared bathroom which was quite a...

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Thank traubs23
Reviewed 29 December 2011

This place gets mixed reviews but we found it to be a very good place to stay. San Pedro is pricey so this hostel is average price for the area. The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. The garden is very nice and you can happily laze in a hammock or socialise in the communal garden. The staff aren't...

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Sydney
Reviewed 5 December 2011

We stayed in two places in San Pedro and this one was better priced and had a lovely outdoor area with lots of shade to meet other people and relax! Friendly, no breakfast but lots of places around to eat. Really good value for an expensive place.

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Thank Sarah R
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 11 September 2011

I´d been in La Ruca last year! it was a very good and confortable place to stay...it is so funny, cos you also can enjoy san pedro´s night...I always recomend this place!

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Paris
Reviewed 27 August 2011

The girl of the reception made us a very glacial welcome, and she had a bad mood all along. The bad breakfast is included for some people, but for other people it is 1000 pesos, without no reason. We had cooked a good dish in the kitchen and put the remains in the fridge for the day after, but the...

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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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“Book early. Everywhere is much more expensive than it has any right to be.”
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“If you travel with your partner choose the room nr. 5 (matrimonial), but you have to book in advance.”
WailerYoko, 4 Apr 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in room 3 and it was very loud at night.”
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