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Amunategui 2075, Iquique, Chile

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455 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Very nice staff. Close to the beach. To the centre you have to walk a bit further. You can book excursions like surfing lessons or paragliding at the reception of the hostel, all very well arranged.

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A most excellent hostel in all regards! Highly recommended :)


I stayed here in November and forgot to review! Great atmosphere, good location for the beach. Kitchen was really well equipped and spacious. Lots of good communal space and staff are really friendly. Quite noisy at night as guests were playing music on the balcony most of the time so the staff could maybe check on this a bit more often. Would defnitely stay here again though.


Amazing location, a block from the beach and 4 blocks to a giant grocery store. 10-15 min walk to downtown. The building is large with lots of nooks and crannies to hang out in. The showers were good, however out of 3 showers only 1 lock worked. Bathrooms clean, decent kitchen and your average white bread breakfast.


Breakfast is below average but a good all round hostel 30 secs walk from the beach.


The staff seemed to be a bit distracted at times but overall were friendly and helped with paragliding booking. The location is fairly good; far from the bus station but right across the street from a huge, beautiful beach. It seemed like a party hostel but thankfully we weren't there during the weekend, otherwise it may have been hard to get to sleep at a reasonable hour. Also the hot water is solar-powered which means no warm showers after dark, which was very annoying.


Absolutely brilliant stay - would highly recommend! Hostel is just across the road from the beach and going to sleep each night was bliss, listening to the waves crashing on the shore! Staff were fabulous - very friendly and always helpful with recommendations and just general banter. I was there for Halloween and they had a BBQ and fancy dress party - great evening and got to know everyone staying at the hostel which was lovely. Arrived there for 2 nights and ended up staying for a week!!!

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