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Vicente Dagnino 117 Poblacion Chinchorro, Arica, Chile

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266 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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I loved this hostel, although simple it's effective. Always clean, comfortable beds, big showers with plenty of space. the common area is small but allows everyone to mix, could do with a better outdoor area to relax in the sun. But Angie is amazing, she makes the place amazing just from her smile. Me gusta Angie!! :D cinco estrellas!


Very good hostel for visiting Arica. Although a little way out of the centre, it is very close to both the international and national bus terminals. Great wifi in both the rooms and communal areas. Showers not always hot but given that they use solar power this is understandable. Breakfast small but very nice.


I stayed at this hostel one night and was very pleasantly surprised by the good atmosphere - the lady running the establishment was very friendly, good hearted and helpful. Having stayed at many hostels across South America, the facilities were amongst the cleanest I have encountered: to be clear, the facilities were extremely clean and tidy. The location - just five minutes walk from the bus terminal and ten to fifteen minutes walk from the town centre - make the hostel very well located too!


Best breakfast I've had in SA! Owners are nice and welcoming as well. Location isn't the best for proximity, however, quite and helpful staff make up for that.


No lock on door so not secure at all. Had cupboards they said we could lock our bags in but these also had no locks supplied. Was quite a distance from the town and nothing to see much. Said not safe to walk back at night but had lot f trouble getting a taxi. Also receipt given paid. Very unprofessional.

  • 4th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


Overall okay hostal, but wouldnt recommend. Pros: big lockers, great kitchen, lot of toilets, nice people around Cons: bad location (shady neighbourhood and 30 min walk from downtown), bathrooms werent all that clean, wifi was bad, the host wasnt that nice all the time, the linnen was really stained and the host got quite defensive instead of helpfull.

  • 26th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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