A reasonable and cheap spot recommended by travelers.
We will list accommodation in order of preference. For those nights when you need a break from shared showers and thin mattresses, we've also included a few midrange options as well as a few splurges for a real break from the long-haul grind.
A reasonable and cheap spot recommended by travelers.
Recommended Iquique is basic but clean and safe, with small, dark, concrete rooms sporting remodeled bathrooms with hot showers. The rooftop terrace features a pool table, and guests get to use shared kitchen facilities. Credit cards are accepted.
This place offers pleasant light and breezy rooms in neat surroundings and with good storage. Rooms without cable TV are slightly cheaper.
There’s decent English spoken and a nice breakfast at this budget option, run by an extremely friendly couple. Some rooms are a little dark.
The young English-speaking owner at this traveler's hospedaje (budget accommodation) makes this a great choice for foreigners. Everything is clean and polished, and rooms, some of which open out onto a small terrace, offer cable TV and central heating...
One of several good guesthouse/hostels on the quietest street in the Mariscal, El Arupo is a spotless and homey converted house with a lovely little front patio. Rooms are a bit dark, but the beds are firm and there’s an immaculate communal kitchen.
Typical of local houses-turned-hostel, with funky additions. Ecohouse may be a bit of a stretch, but there are homey shared spaces with colorful throws and rugs, laundry service and equipment rental.
Increasingly popular with backpackers, Hostel Keoken features comfortable beds topped with fluffy white down comforters and homemade pastries for breakfast. The center of town is a few minutes away on foot.
This hostel is run by a delightful couple who will instill you with true pride for Pisco – both the town and the beverage! Breakfast from S6 is offered in a sunny outdoor sitting area where guests can also use the communal kitchen.
Owned by a package-tour company, this efficiently run small guesthouse has rustic rooms with working fireplaces, exposed wooden beams and skyline views over the city...
A five-minute uphill trek from downtown Abraão, this peaceful green oasis has beautifully maintained lawn and garden spaces descending to a jungle-fringed river with its own little swimming hole...
A restful spot with snug storybook A-frames with spiral staircases leading to loft beds and apartments. Guests have kitchen privileges. The energetic owner Gerardo also provides worthy meals, lunch boxes and helpful information...
This genuinely friendly homestay has won over countless backpackers with its huge breakfasts and cute, if a bit musty, rooms...
A small budget place that is modern, well furnished and close to the clifftop parks. There’s a small interior garden for relaxing. The owner speaks English.
Catering especially to tango dancers is this fine guesthouse with 10 simple but tastefully furnished rooms. All have private bathrooms, but four have them located outside the actual rooms...
Behind Perla on Los Guindos is Corina's newest hospedajes, where she will smother you with grandmotherly love inside the large, gated white home in extremely good condition. There's a rooftop garden with views.
Santa Teresa & Lapa
In an atmospheric 19th-century mansion, this friendly guesthouse has uniquely designed rooms, including several spacious but windowless rooms with separate sleeping lofts and two bright, beautifully designed rooms filled with artwork...
Tidy and welcoming, this guesthouse is built next to a bluff popular with rock climbers. Its eight rooms accommodate up to four guests each. All come with private bathrooms that are tiny but clean.
Attic-style lookouts with incredible sea views top all the rooms at this unusually designed clapboard hostel opposite Infiernillo beach. Each has firm beds, pale linens and huge framed photos of the nearby waves...
Both modern and rustic, Gabriel's welcoming two-story lodge offers views of flamingos on the lake (from November through summer). Smart rooms decorated with corduroy duvets and nature photography also feature lock boxes and TVs...
A few blocks back from Itaúna beach, this small hostel offers spacious two- and five-bed dorms downstairs, two private rooms upstairs and an air-conditioned suite in the main house. Perks include hammocks and free use of bicycles.
San Pedro de Atacama
Skip the tourist buzz of the center and head to the workaday neighborhood of El Carmen, to this family-run spot with a leafy patio, cozy and clean rooms and a shared kitchen...
One of the few budget hotels run for foreign travelers, Madrid offers a superclean and secure refuge only a block north of the Parque del Centenario...
Don Juan wins travelers over with its numerous distractions: a game room, a large fogón (outdoor oven) which was designed by the friendly owner, a multi-use room that includes a kitchen and shower – it's all here...
This charming guesthouse in the Recoleta district has just three rooms, so book in advance. Glorious views of the city from two terraces, use of a kitchen and a welcoming reception might make you stay longer than planned...
Another family-run favorite with travelers, this is the nicest of the residential guesthouses at this end of town, decked out in great-condition hardwoods with spick-and-span bathrooms, rooms with cable TV and wonderful bay views...
Hidden on a residential block at the far western edge of town, this relaxed family-run guesthouse is near the bus stations. Some of the rooms have private bathrooms, while others are basically just a bed in a box.
The 15 boxy rooms here occupy two rows of low-slung buildings facing each other. They feel sterile and the decor is bland but there are four shared kitchens and it's conveniently located on the main drag.