Hostel Reviews

Below are my personal reviews of hostels I stayed at in South America from July 2013. The pricing was relevant at that time.

I make no apologies for being honest and will tell you exactly what I thought. However, they are my personal opinions and having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder around dust, dirt and anything that is not clean, you need to bear-in-mind, I am fussier than a lot of travellers!

I have put the hostels in alphabetical order by country, in alphabetical order by city.

CHILE

«ARICA»

Arica UniteArica Unite
Vicente Dagnino 117
Poblacion
Chinchorro
Arica

+56-58-2247702
arica-unite@hotmail.com
www.arica-unite-hostel.com

Cost per night: 8,800 Chilean pesos for a 4 bed mixed dorm. No ensuite, separate shared bathroom.

My comments:
To be completed.

«SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA»

Backpackers San PedroBackpackers San Pedro
Portal del Inca #486
Condeduque
San Pedro de Atacama

+56-55-424783    +56-09-6503509

info@backpackersanpedro.cl
www.backpackersanpedro.cl

Cost per night: 8,900 Chilean pesos for a 6 bed mixed dorm. No ensuite, separate shared bathroom.

My comments:
To be completed.

«SANTIAGO»

Aji HostelAji Hostel
Triana 863
Providencia
Santiago

+56-22-364401
recepcion@ajihostel.cl
http://www.ajihostel.cl

Cost per night: 8,000 Chilean pesos for a 6 bed female dorm with ensuite

My comments:
Aji Hostel is well situated in a quieter part of the city near Plaza a la Aviación. It is about a 45 minute walk to the central part of the city. There is a supermarket about a 10 minute walk away.

The hostel is in an older building three stories high with wooden floors. The noise does carry through the building and on each floor, on the landing, there is a computer and chairs so people tend to congregate on the landing which is just outside the rooms. The room and shower was cleaned every day. Each person in the dorm had a locker that was large enough to fit a good sized pack into. There is nowhere to hang your towel. I was in a single bed, of which there were two and could hang my towel on the bed end. There were two bunks in the room also. I find nearly every hostel has a lack of hooks in both the rooms and the bathrooms.

The kitchen is very basic with gas hobs and very little in the way of pots and pans, plates, cutlery etc. Dishwashing detergent is provided. The lounge/bar area is comfortable but rather small when the hostel is busy. There is a TV in this room.

PERU

«AREQUIPA»

Samana Wasi AqrequipaSamana Wasi Arequipa
Calle Puente Grau 105
Arequipa

+51-54-213234
samanawasi.info@gmail.com

Cost per night: 19.00 Peruvian soles for a basic, single private room. No ensuite, separate shared bathroom.

My comments:
To be completed.

La Posada del VirreyLa Posada del Virrey
Calle Puente Grau 103
Arequipa

Cost per night: 15.00 Peruvian soles for a 5 bed. No ensuite, separate shared bathroom.

My comments:
To be completed.

La Posada del KurakaLa Posada del Kuraka
Puente Grau 110
Cercado
Arequipa

+51-54-231237
laposadadelkuraka@gmail.com

Cost per night: 35 Peruvian soles for a private room with double bed and ensuite.

My comments:
To be completed.

«HUANCHACO, TRUJILLO»

Chimú BeachChimú Beach
Los Pinos 144
Huanchaco
Trujillo

+51-44-625960
chimubeach.hospedaje@gmail.com

Cost per night: 15.00 Peruvian soles for a 6 bed female dorm. No ensuite, separate shared bathroom.

My comments:
To be completed.

«MOQUEGUA»

Hostal NaufragosHostal Naufragos
Calle Moquegua 373
Moquegua

+51-53-509021
naufragosmoq@hotmail.com

Cost per night: 40.00 Peruvian soles for a private room with single bed and ensuite.

My comments:
To be completed.

«PARACAS»

Backpacker the Pacific
Av. Los Livertadores
MZ. G2 LT. 03
Segunda Entrada del Chaco
Paracas

+51-56-530682    +51-94-5664563
backpacker-the_pacific@hotmail.com

Cost per night: 15.00 Peruvian soles for a 4 bed mixed dorm. No ensuite, separate shared bathroom.

My comments:
To be completed.

Backpacker House SolerBackpacker House Soler
Av. Paracas s/n Frente al Parque
Paracas

Cost per night: 20.00 Peruvian soles for an 8 bed mixed dorm. No ensuite, separate shared bathroom.

My comments:
To be completed.

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3 thoughts on “Hostel Reviews

  1. Pingback: Beautiful Arequipa, Peru… | Jenz Travels

  2. Wow, Jennifer! You’ve stayed in quite a few hostels. This is some really great information, though that I know will be helpful to anyone going to South America who may be going to these cities. 🙂

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