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Arica Unite Reviews

Vicente Dagnino 117 Poblacion Chinchorro, Arica, Chile

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91%

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162 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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.


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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.


80%

The managers super nice!! The room I was in was pretty loud because it was next to the squeaky staircase and next to the kitchen so there wasn't much sleeping in after people started getting up. Also the window was next to where a lot of people smoked so it annoying when it wafted in.

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great hostel if you are staying in arica for bus transfers as it is a short walk to both the national and international bus stations and very close to the beach.


83%

Staff we're very helpful.


100%

The French couple who owned the place was very helpful, nice people who were very open and welcoming. Good place for people who just want to go and relax and have a good time. Definitely recommend.


91%

After Santiago we really enjoyed our stay at Arica Unite,. The staff (Jenny and Nico) was very nice as well as most of the guests. The upper part of the hostel was under construction when we where there, but if it's finished it will be an extra plus for the hostel as it gives you a very nice view to the pacific ocean.


97%

It was a very pleasant stay. The owner is just lovely and very helpful. The hostel itself is very well cared and has good taste in decoration. Showers are excellent and it is located between the city center (about 15 min walk), it's just in front of Chinchorro Beach and also very close to the Bus Terminal. The hospitality here was the best in all my trip visit the North of Chile.


89%

Home feel hostel with very hospitality owner Jenny. She is fantastic and nice. When she is in the hostel, it's full of joy and laugh. She shared with very helpful and detail information about Airca, e.g. where to eat, what to see. She also shared seafood with me ! We did enjoy the stay there and highly recommend those who want to have a home-feel hostel, go go go..... It just located next to the beautiful beach !


94%

Good location and a lovely, lovely staff (Jenny thanks for your advice!) - if I return to Arica, I will stay at Arica Unite.


80%

Clean hostel but under construction. Showers and toilets were always available. It wasn't a party hostel but it had a great atmosphere. Jenny has beautiful personality!! It was about a 15 minute walk into the centre of town but right near the beach.


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