With travel more accessible than ever before, and the plentitude of accommodation options available, no longer can hostels rely on just being convenient and affordable to bring in guests. With higher standards across the board, hostels now have to add that something extra to stand out – and that’s good news for travelers! Still more affordable than hotels but not lacking in quality, these Iquique hostels prove travelers can live the good life on a budget.
Backpackers Hostel Iquique
Backpackers Hostel Iquique offers the peace and quiet travelers might be looking for after a long day. Located in the center of Cavancha Beach and just around the corner from the main road, this former house is conveniently located and offers a spacious outdoor area, barbecue, kitchen, pool table and bar on-site. It makes for a comfortable and affordable home away from home. Bonus: travelers enjoy discounts at the on-site coffee shop.
Backpackers Hostel Iquique | Will Lees / © Culture Trip
At the south end of Cavancha Beach can be found a number of great restaurants, apartments, and the cozy little hostel, B3 Backpackers. In this increasingly vibrant part of town, B3 Backpackers offers a small but comfortable and secure alternative to hotels. Needing a night in? Head down to their common area for a movie night or just to meet other travelers taking it easy.
Cavancha Beach Point | Will Lees / © Culture Trip
Start and end your day at Amanda Hostel in the most convenient ways. Located near the beach, Amanda Hostel has a bright front patio for travelers to enjoy their morning coffees and a little bar for the perfect night cap. Its trendy decor, bright colours and fantastically displayed art seem to let the sunshine in and brighten up the place. With multiple sleeping options, comfortable beds and helpful staff, Amanda Hostel is a great option for all travelers.
Beautiful Front Patio & Company | Courtesy of Amanda Hostel & Restaurant
El Faro Hostel
Look for a big white house with wood cuttings spelling out El Faro Hostel to find a place with a homely look but hotel vibes. Start the day by kicking back on El Faro’s gorgeous sunny patio while enjoying a relaxing breakfast. With a small kitchen, clean dormitories and private rooms that rival hotels and at a price that thankfully doesn’t, El Faro proves to be a more than suitable option.
Patio Overlooking Cavancha |Will Lees / © Culture Trip
Uma Jaqi Surf Hostel
As its name implies, this hostel revolves around surfing and is a terrific place to meet other surfers and potentially learn how to surf – or just a great place to get a good night’s sleep and wake up in a uniquely relaxed environment. The wood and bamboo decor combined with its proximity to the beach and the abundance of surfboards give Uma Jaqi Surf Hostel an authentic surf shack feel.
Hostel El Bajo
Behind a little sliver of an entrance in a dark, wooden wall opens up a beautiful patio home to the Marley Coffee cafe and Hostel El Bajo. The traditional wooden exterior extends inside with a gorgeous dark finish, where travelers are greeted with a 24 hour front desk service and have their choice of a 6 bed dorm or a double / twin room, both with private bathrooms.
Hostel Flight Park Altazor
Learn to fly at Hostel Flight Park Altazor. Enjoy the hostel’s WiFi, communal kitchen, hammocks and other extra perks. As their name suggests, travelers can take advantage of the wind in Iquique and learn how to paraglide at their on-site park. A 10 to 15 minute drive outside Iquique, this is a unique accommodation for those wanting to paraglide or someone wanting to be further away from the common tourist track.