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Piedra Blanca Backpackers Hostel

Av. Arce No 27, Uyuni, Bolivia
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Ranked #2 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Uyuni
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I arrived very early in the morning to Uyuni in search of a friend who I was supposed to meet and was out of contact with. I went to Piedra blanca to see if she was there and was met by the woman who I believe runs the hostel with her husband. She informed me harshly that she was not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a private room for 1 night. Friendly staff, hot showers, clean restroom, heater in the room, a simple breakfast in the morning. What else can you ask for from a hostel? Wifi barely worked, that was the only bummer.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not clear whether the owners have given up on both life and the hostel or just the hostel itself. The two owners know that each day backpackers come in search of one night of cheap accommodation to shelter them from the freezing cold outside in Uyuni before they go on a tour of the salt flats and national... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night before doing the 3 day trip. Would recommend. - great breakfast - friendly staff - hot showers - heater in room from 8pm-8am so very cosy in room. - communal area freezing though - great location - easy walking distance from bus stop

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was only here one night, but it was the perfect place to get a nights sleep before the Salt flats tour. They had good free breakfast, and the beds were comfortable. My only complaint is that while they had plenty of blankets and a heater in the room, it was still incredibly cold in the room and I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Fine for one night before the Salt Flats. Really hot showers, which you can also just pay to use without staying. Good breakfast with cereal, yogurt and bread. Really cold but the heaters come on during the night. Common area with couches. Good wifi but doesn't reach all areas.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The hostel is ok, rooms and facilities are basic yet do the job. The issue is for what you pay you don't get good value. There was a heather in our room but they refused to turn it on for us despite it being freezing cold at night. If you want to come back and use the facilities after a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The hostel itself was okay but super overpriced for what you get. The hostel is pretty run down. There are much more in the area for much cheaper but online it's pretty tough to find. The owners were not nice or helpful. They were pretty rude and I saw them lie to other travellers in regards to other hostels in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Average room for price Heaters in room but they won't turn them on Come back after your salt flat tour and you can pay 15bs to use the shower (fair and good option) but the tense uncomfortable nature comes about when the owner patrols and keeps and eye on her watch and tries to nickel and dime you to death... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night while visiting uyuni. We had been travelling apart for a while and needed a central place to meet, as this hostel was the cheapest online we decided to meet here. The breakfast was good, the showers were hot and the wifi was ok for Bolivia. However you can definitely find cheaper... More 

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