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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

When I arrived I was welcomed so warm and nice from Alba with a rediant smile that I felt home from the first secound.... Also Tina, Alejandra, Michelle and Rachel Where soooooooooo warm hearted and helpful that you can just love the 5 girls :D They helped with everything every day... Best bar tender was also Alba...Was a little bit...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only stayed one night but really enjoyed it - the town had a great vibe which helped. Really cool set up which made it fun to just relax at the hostel especially after a 3 day tour through the desert. Rooms were good size and the amenities were all clean and nice though one night we had no water...

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Hostal Rural looks great. Hammocks and nice decorations make it perfect for relaxing in the hot desert. The hostel is a party hostal, but actually evenings are not more than drinking a beer at the bar, music is just loud until midnight. Facilities very clean, nice staff, highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Have no idea how this hostel has such good reviews when it was without a doubt the most overpriced, yet undervalue hostel ive stayed in the whole of South America. Dont let hippie vibe and cool murals fool you. Stayed in the 6 bed ensuite dorm upstairs, which is situated right next to the bar....& i mean, the sub woofer...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel has a very good location. But that is the only good thing about it. You can't enter any alcohol to the hostel. They will ask you to leave. It has 3 showers and 4 bathrooms which aren't enough if you consider it's guest capacity. The beds are very small, my feet got out of bed if I laid...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Pros: Good location, helpful/nice staff, decent atmostphere at night Cons: Hardly any hot water in showers, frequent power cuts, cramped rooms, ongoing construction work, lost clothes in laundry, slow internet, no breakfast included (its $25 a night to stay here!) Must be better value for money in San Pedro!

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Aarschot, Belgium
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

When I arrived in San Pedro, I joined a friend who booked this place in advance. It was difficult for me to make a choice in which hostel I would stay. But from the moment I entered this place, I felt so welcome and home. Nate is a really good, friendly and relaxed person to welcome you in the hostel!...

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1Thank Margot M
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The nightlife was crazy. Drinking, smoking, beers, cards, BBQ on Friday nights, and games. I met so many people from around the world such as from the UK, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, Mexico, and various parts of the United States. I traveled with 3 other girls, all were in one room with 2 strangers that changed each of our 4...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This hostal already had really good reviews but I was not expecting it to be as cool as it was. From the moment I walked in the friendly staff (especially Nate) gave off a really relaxed vibe and were always very helpful. The hostal itself is very cool, with comfortable beds, chilled out music for most of the day, 24...

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Hostal Rural has been one of the best places I have stayed in on my travels. Comfy beds, wifi, great music played throughout the day that you can just chill out to, hot showers available 24/7 (still amazes me this is available in the desert!) and is very funky and cute with cool mosaics and ornaments in every available space...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Hostal Rural

Address: Calama St 257, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range: $34 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“I went with the cheapest option , small, cold, but worth it for the price The community bathroom is not bad,”
 of 5 bubbles 55kathrynr, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Good atmosphere, hammocks, bar,”
 of 5 bubbles Sophie2923, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room 4”
 of 5 bubbles willwilkin, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles RealTalk73, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles mattw403, 16 Jan 2015 | Read review
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