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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 July 2011

Great location hostel. We stayed in the private room with bathroom. Very clean, tidy and safe. We were there for four nights most of the time we were out doing activities and at nights we were out in the town centre (which is a two minute walk) eating dinner or at a bar . Patricio the clerk is really nice...

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johannesburg
Reviewed 17 June 2011

We stayed in Hostel La Ruca for two nights before embarking on our Salar de Uyuni tour. In fact, we were only meant to stay one night, but the beds were so, so warm that we slept for an entire morning. Warmest beds in South America thus far! The hostel is well-located, although San Pedro is tiny, so it doesn't...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 June 2011

After travelling for over 5 months in South America, we had some experience in living in different doublerooms in hostels. This one was really a pleasant surprise! The room was beautiful and shiny cleen, the shower big and clean, and the bed was really comfy. The kitchen free of use was also very clean, and the area outside very nice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2011

After being turned away by a few hostels we came across the gem - La Ruca hostel, where the ever friendly and helpful Silvia made us feel immediately at home. She showed us around the hostel, how it all works etc. before talking us through the various tours the hostel offered. After 2 great days sleep, some awesome desert adventures...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2011

Having read lots of really rubbish reviews we were reluctant to stay here, but it was close to friends of ours. We had a double bed with ensuite. The room was amazingly clean & cleaned everyday. The water was hot (for about 3 mins when you had to turn it off & on again!), the location was really safe &...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 January 2011

We stayed in San Pedro de Atacama for five nights. Because it was almost completely booked out, we already knew from the beginning, that we would have to change our hostel after three nights. We walked around looking for a place to stay when Silvia, the owner of La Ruca, caught us to stay at her place. She forced us...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2010

this location is easy walking to main street while remaining fairly quiet at night. good bathrooms and showers are hot, which is something worth asking before booking anywhere in san pedro. but the vibe is lack-lustre, the staff are unhelpful and not bilingual as they claim.

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The Hague area
Reviewed 29 January 2010

This is an expensive place, like all other hotels/hostels in San Pedro. Especially when you are used to the low prices in Bolivia and Peru (and other cheap countries). Chili is more expensive, but San Pedro is very expensive. The hotel was ok, with clean rooms and a good shower. They also have hammocks, but they are in the full...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles benp397, 20 Dec 2014 | Read review
“If you travel with your partner choose the room nr. 5 (matrimonial), but you have to book in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles WailerYoko, 4 Apr 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in room 3 and it was very loud at night.”
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