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“Cute hotel with lovely communal area”
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Hostal Puritama
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

This is a very quaint pretty hotel close to the main road with the shops. Very pleasant rooms with space and nice clean bathrooms. The hotel has a nice communal courtyard and has a very open feel to it all. Bigger than it seems and has a camping area at the very back but do not let this put you off - it is at the very back and there was no noise from this. In fact I never even saw the area! Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Stronger wifi connection near the hotel reception
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Puritama gets all the basics right - location, cleanliness and comfort (by hostel standards) - and for 28,000 Chilean Pesos for a 2-person room offers good value. It's not a party hostel, and is meant for those who would like to turn in early and get a good night's rest before embarking on an early morning tour.

The location - on the main street of Caracoles, but just one block off the start of the really commercial section - is excellent. The bathrooms are very clean and there is a well-stocked kitchen as well. Wi-fi is available, though this does not reach all the rooms yet. There is a nice patio for guests to sit and relax.

While all the factors mentioned are very good, there is nothing which stands out as excellent (perhaps the location), hence the 4 stars and not 5.

Room Tip: Near the patio, where you get wi-fi.
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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

We stayed a few days at the Puritama. First, they were almost fully booked so the very accomodating lady at the front desk kindly let us (a family of 5) share a quadruple room. It was cute and cosy and cool. The garden is great for having breakfast (self catered) or lunch or just reading and relaxing. There is a small kitchen available for heating water for tea or coffee. It is a pity the kitchen is not available for more serious cooking.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 January 2015

When we arrived in San Pedro de Atacama, we were meant to be camping. However, after a long journey from Bolivia a bed was needed. This hostel did the trick. They had availability for my husband and I, as well as some of the others from our group. We had a reasonable priced double room. It was modern, clean, a comfortable bed and a hot, powerful shower. Just what was required. There was a laundry service and excellent wifi was available. No breakfast or bar, but there is a communal kitchen if required. My husband ended up getting sick and we needed to extend our stay and the staff were very accommodating and helpful.

Room Tip: A standard double is great!
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a double room which was lovely. Very clean. Thoroughly cleaned after the first night. No breakfast available (but plenty of options nearby) and no air conditioning in our room (but there is a fan which helps in the heat). Excellent location and good wifi. We availed of the laundry service which was very good and the clothes were very clean on return.

Stayed: January 2015
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

I stayed two nights at this hotel in November 2014.

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. First, the location is perfect - it's at one end of the main tourist street. The hotel has a lovely inner garden/courtyard which is a great place to relax in the sunshine or shade, depending upon your preference. My room was quite comfortable, and the bathroom was modern and clean. The shower stall was larger than most and both the water temperature and pressure were to my liking.

There were a few cons as well - my room did not have a TV and there was no complimentary breakfast. The most disappointing thing, however, was the laundry service. The cleanliness and scent of my returned "washed" clothing was unsatisfactory (I wonder if they used soap at all). There are several laundromats within walking distance of this hotel, so drop your laundry off there instead.

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stayed here 4 nights and we found the place quite pleasent. I must admit, you get better places for the money, but probably not in San Pedro de Atacama. We have looked at so many different hostels and Hotels and found this one of the better options. The patio is very nice. The rooms are average, but for our taste they were fine. The owner was very helpful and nice. I think it is a better option in San Pedro (for the price!)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Caracoles 113, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
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Ranked #13 of 152 Speciality Lodging in San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range: C$96 - C$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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