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7.9
Very Good 305 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.5
  • Security 8.6
  • Location 8.3
  • Staff 9.0
  • Atmosphere 7.5
  • Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 7.2
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7.9
Very Good 305 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.5
  • Security 8.6
  • Location 8.3
  • Staff 9.0
  • Atmosphere 7.5
  • Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 7.2

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  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
20th Mar 2017
9.4

Very unique..open air 12 bed dorm with your own little spot. Nice bed w electric outlet and light. 10 min walk to port and all local restaurant and shops also. Not touristy. Wal to the ram lady in 10 min and the to all 3 beaches. No need for any buses.the reception area is also Avery nice local cafe where you enjoy your free breakfast but also it's a upscale spot for the locals..from the bus station appx 2500 peso/30 min walk appx. Great staff and owner is very sweet. She is a pro who cares....

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
6th Mar 2017
8.0

Nice hostel, but severely lacking atmosphere. The dorm is great - big and airy and normal beds, not bunk beds. There is a bar, but for the 4 nights I was there, it was never open. There was also no music in the common area so there was zero atmosphere. But still probably the best option in Arica.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 8 reviews
5th Mar 2017
8.3

I was only here one night to break up the journey to San Pedro from Peru. Overall, a very nice and relaxed atmosphere. The staff is super chill & helpful. There is a very basic free breakfast and they will keep your bags for the day if you have a late bus. The dorm is uniquely organized with no bunk beds so everyone gets a bottom bunk with an outlet, reading light, & lockers. Great hostal and even better price compared to other places in town.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
28th Feb 2017
6.9

We stayed for two nights at this hostel. Very friendly staff, cheap laundry service and handy for the town centre. Decent breakfasts too, standard scrambled egg/tea or coffee combo that you get in most hostels. Nice, airy communal area with a bar, although this was closed, presumably because it was out of surf season.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
13th Feb 2017
8.9

Friendly and helpful staff, happy to book tours, visits and instructors. Great position, short walk to pedestrian area of the town. Useful shops closeby. Hostel kitchen was a bit of a let down, reasonably clean but a lot of broken and missing stuff. The dorm room was excellent, spacious and airy with large lock boxes.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 18 reviews
13th Feb 2017
8.6

Only stayed one night after crossing the border from Peru, but seemed pretty good. No bunk beds which was lovely after so long in dorms! And each bed had a plug and a personal light. Breakfast was good, and the staff were all really helpful! It still seems a bit expensive for what it is, but then again this is Chile..

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
30th Dec 2016
9.1

Staff were very friendly and helpful 😊 big, clean and quiet room.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
24th Dec 2016
5.1

It was dirty everywhere. There was no hot water. The kitchen did not provide anything. Just not a nice atmosphere

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • Globetrotter
  • 23 reviews
11th Nov 2016
2.0

WARNING! Worst experience in South America in 6 months thanks to this "hostel". After coming off a 12 hour night bus from Bolivia, we arrived having already PAID a $20 deposit for a RESERVATION to stay here for 3 nights. BUT, despite evidence of our PAID confirmations the guy behind the desk didn't even let us inside, said they were already full & kicked us back outside on the curb at 5am in the morning in the dark with nowhere to go?! Practically demand my money back. Absolutely disgusted!!!

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 2.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness

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