Mamut Hostel (also known as Mammoth Hostel)
Las Parinas 471, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Mamut Hostel (also known as Mammoth Hostel) San Pedro de Atacama Reviews
Affordable hostel with great staff and offers tours to all the sites Mar 25, 2012
Hostel Mamut (also known as Mammoth Inn or Mammoth Hostel) is only about a 4 block walk from the main town square (which i found to be a great thing). It is on a quite street. The staff at Mamut are awesome. Nicolas speaks very good english and does everything he can to make sure your stay is great. The other staff speak next to no English but also will do their best to ensure the same as Nicolas. The atmosphere of the hostel is very rustic and communal. There is a center of the hostel that people gather in and chat for hours (which was a great way to meet other travelers). The staff often will be sitting there as well as they live there and one quickly becomes friends with everyone. The kitchen is a little small but still very functional.
Another great thing about the hostel is that you can book tours directly through them and they lead many of the tours themselves and take you to places the tours in town do not.
The majority of the people there during my stay of 5 days was between 21 and 34 from all over the world and upon leaving we were all good friends.
Cool spot. It isn't a hotel and it's not a white sheet and tile bathroom kind of place. So that is what you are looking for don't stay here. This hostel is more rustic and fits more with the desert scenery that is San Pedro de Atacama. I loved it.
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