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Vicente Dagnino 117 Poblacion Chinchorro, Arica, Chile

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89%

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181 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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100%

great place great breakfasts great staff would highly recommend


100%

I've stayed in a few hostels before and this one was definitely a good one. The owners are very friendly, it's a great value, and it's just minutes from the beach. It's also gated on the outside and only current residents have a key so I felt pretty safe, and I was with a group of four other young girls in Arica for a study abroad program. I would definitely recommend it!

  • 24th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostels we have ever stayed at. Jenny and Nico, the french couple is so nice and welcoming. Everything so clean and a lot of showers and toilets. The beach is only 2 minutes away and from the roof-terrace you can see the sea and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The breakfast contains always selfmade things, which are delicous. It is a laid-back hostel with a great athmosphere and we can recommand it to everyone who wants to come to Arica. Thanks a lot Jenny & Nico!

Owner Comment (Hide)
And you are here again, yyeeahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

83%

the owners are nice, but very strict about the rules, to the point of being a bit overwhelming. also you should know you cant get in the gate bxt midnight and 8am, sucks if your bus arrives during those times. the atmosphere was good and people were nice, also convenient b/c super close to the bus station. kitchen gets very crowded in the evenings, more burners would help a lot (as would reading lights). overall, recommended, but some minor changes here would help a lot.


89%

Although it is a bit far from the city centre, it is close to the beach and a small mercado where you can get everything you need, except alcohol. The surfing lessons, arranged from the hostel, are nice. And the staff, the two French owners, are really nice and helpful. Expect a clean and proper hostel, a nice breakfast and even crèpes if you are lucky. Only thing I missed were lockers, but rooms could be locked too.


86%

Just a short walk to the bus terminals, market and beach. Nico and Jenna very nice, helpful, and are working hard to offer good hostel. They do expect your cooperation to ensure everyone enjoys staying at Arica Unite. I would stay there again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
and he'll come backkk!!! see you in march!!

86%

hostal tierno y tranquilo de una pareja francesa muy amable. el desayuno es rico y no es lo mismo cada día. no está en el centro pero arica es pequeño entonces no se necesita mucho tiempo para llegar al centro. adémas, el hostal está cerca del terminal de buses que es bueno si tienes una mochila pesada :) gracias por su hospedaje!


89%

This is a great little hostel! A 2 min walk from the beach. It is about a 45 min walk to the main centre though and about a ten min walk to both the international and national bus stations and about a 5 min walk to a giant market full of all kinda of foods. The lady and her boyfriend that run the place are extremely kind and breakfast is always something different which is very nice. One day she even made some sort of bread pudding! It was awesome! She also makes insanely delicious cake!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi I just see your comment, thank you!!! You have to come back, now we make waffle!!

69%

Free breakfast only from 8:30 til 10. Arrived at 10:05 and not a sniff of coffee

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Yes, like we explained, the breakfast is served between 8:30 and 10h. The day that you were here, we had 23 people in the hostal and we are just two people working (Nico and I). For a good organization, everybody has to respect the timing. In four years, I NEVER have refused a coffee, so I'm very saddened with your comment. You had simply has to ask and we would have been of use to you with pleasure... Have a good trip in South America

94%

Very nice hostel with friendly staff. It feels like living in a familys home, the breakfast is prepared every day fresh and different by the owner, delicious crepes! By the time we stayed there, new rooms where build on the terrace, our room wasn't yet competely finished. But it didn't matter, we enjoyed our stay there. The new rooms and bathrooms are very lovely.


100%

A great hostel with a very warm atmosphere.


100%

Jenny and Nico are great hosts! She let us in early at 6:30am. The atmosphere is great. We originally planned on being there for only 2 nights but stayed 9, to study Spanish and surf classes with Yoyo everyday. We had a BBQ with them one night. The location is right across from the beach but a taxi ride to downtown. It is close to the bus and a market. The new addition up stairs are very nice. Would recommend this place to anyone. We will only stay here again in Arica.


100%

Really nice and helpful owners and French crepes for breakfast. Simply amazing!

  • 22nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
whouahhh!!! No sé que puedo decirte mas : muchisimas gracias... buen viaje cuidate un beso

94%

I am not a fan of hostels as a rule but i enjoyed this one very much. very friendly including lots of useful information but at the same time very laid back. The hosts made all the difference.

  • 19th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much . I hope that you'll have a good trip in Bolivia. And say to Kate that now we have mirrors in the new bathroom yyeeaaahhh!!! un beso y gracias

100%

Great place and lovely staff - would recommend.


91%

Arica unite is a wonderful place! Jenny and Nico, the owners of the hostel, are really nice and great! I ve actually only wanted t stay one night, but in the end i stayed 5 nights! Great atmosphere, location and stuff :-)

  • 16th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Julia! te estabamos esperando para el almuerzo!! ajaja!! muchas gracias por tu comentario. Me alegro que lo pasaste bien!! un beso

80%

Good hostel, lovely staff.


74%

Owners friendly and helpful and can communicate in Spanish, French and broken English. Location great for bus terminal and local market but about 20 minute walk to town centre. Nice atmosphere in hostel, good place to chat to other travelers, mostly good wifi. Good value compared to others. Small touches could make what is good great, eg some furniture in room apart from bed like bin, chair etc soap, mirror and shower head holders upstairs but these may come as building progresses.


71%

버스터미널에서 10분정도 떨어져 있습니다.스태프 친절하구 침대도 편안하구요. 아침식사는 식빵2개, 바나나.커피.버터 딸기잼이 개인별로 제공되구 약간 부족한 감이 있습니다. 주방이랑 화장실부분에 있어 청결상태가 양호하지 않았습니다. 아리까에 잠깐 머무른실거라면 위치에 있어서 좋을 것 같습니다.


80%

The hostel is close to bus terminal and 15-20 mins walk to downtown arica. The owner is nice and considerate. The kitchen and common room was nice place to meet ppl. The breakfast is simple. It would be better if ppl can use the kitchen in the morning for better breakfast on their own. The dorm room we stayed was nice too. Hot shower works fine as long as its a sunny day. At night ppl usually hang out. So it could be a little noise if you prefer quiet. Overall nice hostel with good ppl.


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