Backpacker’s Hostel Iquique
Backpacker’s Hostel Iquique stands in a plum location: right off Playa Cavancha, with good-value restaurants, cafes and shops just outside the lobby. Bus stops are a five-minute walk away. Mixed- and single-sex dorms are decorated in a light color palette and come with laminate floors and wooden bunks (note that there aren’t privacy curtains). There are also boxy singles and more spacious doubles, decorated with tribal art; some have floor-to-ceiling windows. But the hostel’s stand-out feature is its rooftop balcony lounge, with basket chairs, tables and wonderful beach and ocean views.