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Vicente Dagnino 117 Poblacion Chinchorro, Arica, Chile

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180 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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The hostel has a soul surfer. Its location is very good (close to the beach Chinchorro), despite the humble appearance. The staff that manages and operates the hostel is excellent!


I LOVED my stay at Arica Unite. The place is super chilled, staff welcoming and the views of the beach were lovely. It was a nice beach getaway. Fanny makes amazing breakfast everyday, she's also a wealth of knowledge about the town. And, surfing with Yoyo was amazing.


This hostel was just great. Really clean. Very close to the beach . Big kitchen and rooms and clean bathrooms. Fanny was fantastic. She gave us advice, cooked a delicious and different breakfast every morning and was just a really fun and friendly host. She did all the cooking and all the cleaning herself and still had time to offer us tips and a friendly chat. We all had a great time here and I would stay again, even just to have Fanny's French toast one more time!

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I spent a week here... A perfect place to relax, learn to surf with Yoyo, get to know fellow travellers and the locals and you'll love it here. Fanny is amazing. Fantastic cooked breakfast.


Great crew right by the beach and close to town centre


Instead of one night we ended up staying three. For all travellers who want to relax and recharge from a long a trip! A very helpful staff, including a nice surfing instructer inside the house, was making our stay amazing. We definitely recommend it!


The staff was very helpful and friendly. I really enjoyed that all the service was very personalized, including breakfast which was good. It is a bit far from downtown, but if you are up for it you can walk. It would've been great if they had maps and better information regarding the city, and its historical landmarks and main attractions. Hot water and pressure was great. Overall it was a pleasant stay.


Great hostel near the bus stop. Hot showers were nice and wifi was good. Only thing I'd change would be the lockers. They were made of a flimsy material (almost cardboard) and it'd be easy to rip off the lock.


Great hostel close to the beach. Great facilities and good basic rooms.


Very friendly staff, we loved our stay here. About a 10 min walk into town which is ok during the day. Very close to the bus station, within walking distance.


The hostal is an easy walk from the bus terminal and located 2 minutes from the beach - which is also a great surf spot! It is about 15 minutes walk from the center of town in a quiet area with lovely views. Fani is a very welcoming hostess who helped us with any questions or advice we needed - restaurants, surf lessons, what to do in town, etc. The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen were always clean with good beds, supplies, etc. Not a party hostel but was full of interesting people. Enjoy!

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