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Vicente Dagnino 117 Poblacion Chinchorro, Arica, Chile

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91%

Rating
211 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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89%

Great location, quickly to the beach and bus. Very friendly staff. Breakfast is really good!


97%

Very good staff , loved the breakfast :) very good location near the beach


63%

The hostel was undergoing renovation/expansion while we were there. There was no access to the advertised terrace, which was a pity because the hostel is so close to the ocean, and also because there is nowhere else for guests to congregate at night. The atmosphere was less than convivial; no one was really engaged or engaging. The only place where people gathered and socialized was the smoking pation out back, so if you do not smoke, you are out of luck. Despite this, the hosts were very lovely


57%

although a very nice staff that helped us with a big problem we had and a nice breakfast the hostel it self is not that good. we booked a private room with double bed and got a double with another bed on top of the double... the showers and the toilets are not at their's best.

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Hi Saar, we are sorry if you did't like the extra bed in the room but you still had a comfy double bed, wich was what you asked for ( saar rozenbaum 22nd Dec '14 17600.00 18th Dec '14 1 2 Dbl Private). .Too bad that you let us know these details afterwards as we could have given you another room when you were with us. good travel and our best wishes for the new year

97%

Very friendly place, comfortable homely easy to find from the bus station. The breakfast was delicious also. I'd stay here again.


97%

Arica Unite is a wonderful little beach hostel that feels like home. The owners, Jenny and Nico make it a friendly and welcoming stop off for anyone entering or leaving Chile through Arica. Only a 5 minute walk to the beach and 10 minutes from the bus station. You can cook lunch or dinner to save some money and then enjoy the best breakfast of your life in the morning. Pancakes, french toast, or waffles always accompanied by an assortment of fresh fruit. Amazing!

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice breakfast. Staff all very helpful. Great location. Showers were not very clean but probably because of the amount of sand from the desert. The outside patio is all set up for the smokers. But if you are a non smoker the smell will waft in to your bedroom at night. There are two very sad looking terrapins in a glass tank outside. Overall ok hostel for one night.


97%

Very recommendable hostel! We felt very welcomed, the two hosts are very kind people. One of the best parts is the awesome breakfast. We enjoyed our stay that much that we stayed a day longer than planned and When going to Arica next time we'll definitely go here again!


100%

great place!


83%

We only stayed one night ,we were very happy with the location (you can walk to the beach 5min and to the bus terminal 15min), but loger to the city center. Jenny was very nice and breakfast was really yummy,home made cake, plum jam and yogurt,besides the typical tea/coffee. The hostel is undergoing construction work and maybe therefore was not totally clean. It was ok for us though!


71%

A nice, small hostel run by a beautiful couple, they are putting so much love into this place, amazing! Close to the bus stop and beach, I recckon there is not much more to ask for when stopping over in Arica. Super breakfast as well, all in all two thumbs up for you guys!


100%

I was going to stay for one night.. I stayed for a week! It took me 2 minutes to feel at home at this hostel, 4 min to meet new friends, 6 min to have a plan for the night+the next day (go surfing with Yoyo!) and not even a day to fall in love with the place.. The owner/staff is very welcoming and helpful, which makes it feels more like a friends house than a hostel. And for god sake, don't miss the breakfast they are making for you!) (or the turtles!)

  • 25th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel. Owners were really friendly and cooked a lovely breakfast for us in the morning. Right next to the beach too. Wifi is really fast too.


100%

Absolutely fantastic, greetings for Jenny i Nico from Poland!

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

If you're in Arica you have to stay here. There's two hostels in the area (the other is sunny days) but arica unite is run by a really cool young couple and has the best atmosphere I've had at a hostel. Super clean, amazing breakfast and across the road from the highway. You can rent scooters or do surf lessons. Good wifi and great people

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

We loved staying at Arica Unite! Jenny and her enthusiastic team are wonderfully helpful and very welcoming people. The hostel is a 2 minute walk to the beach and close to shops and the bus terminal. We felt right at home, enjoying a massive home cooked feast of the best seafood paella we've ever eaten, lovingly prepared by resident Jojo. This is the best hostel in Arica! No need to look anywhere else. Thank you Jenny for a wonderful experience.


86%

Awesome couple who run it, Jenny and Nico made you a delicious breakfast every morning (crepes, waffles, fruit...) and were super helpful with anything we needed. The place was very clean, great solar heated showers and awesome full kitchen to work with. In a residential neighbourhood, but very safe and right next to the beach! Would stay again!!


97%

Wonderful hostel with amazing staff. Ask for recommendations if you wanna go out for dinner - you won't regret it! It's not in the center of Arica (walking takes roughly 15min to get to the main street), but it's very close to the coast if you're up for some surfing. Arica itself is a nice place to chill - too bad we didn't have one more day to stay there :)


100%

We booked 3 days to begin with but ended up staying 11 days. Arica is a wonderful city, and Arica Unite is located perfectly just by the beach. We loved the relaxing and friendly vibe on the hostel. Nico and Jenny makes the best breakfast and it's different every morning. They are really nice and makes you feel welcome and at home. The kitchen in Arica unite was the best equipped and cleanest we've seen in a hostel so far! We want to come back one day :)


89%

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!


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