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Reviews of Arica Surf House Hostel

Hostel | O'Higgins 661, Arica, Chile .

91.1% Overall Rating

175 out of 181 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/03/2014)

Norm Flemington thinks…

"It was a surprise to walk into after having driven through the city. Very open with lots of common spaces."

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 12.55

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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91.1%

Overall Rating

175 out of 181 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Arica Surf House Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
97.6%
Value
90.4%
Safety
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Claudia Andrea Posada

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

29 November 2010 Claudia Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is amazing! Its exactly what you need if you want to just chill out a few days after doing lots of backpacking. Open, spacious, with comfy beds and coaches to enjoy some cable TV. There is a brand new cafe that serves the MOST AMAZING breakfast we´ve had in S. America. with REAL espresso coffee included! . The owners Kurt and Nicole are amazing. Kurt is the local surf expert and has all the info you need for a good time on the waves and in the city. Mary and Nestor the full time workers keep the place sparkling clean and can help you with ANYTHING you need!

Disliked: Claudia Andrea left no negative feedback.

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malvina sauvage

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break

08 September 2010 malvina would recommend this property

Liked: the staff ies very gently , professional etc very good

Disliked: malvina left no negative feedback.

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JOSÉ MARCIO ARAUJO

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 July 2010 JOSÉ MARCIO would recommend this property

Liked: Simpatia, honestidade e presteza!!!

Disliked: Falta informações escrita e espanhol, pois quem é prasileiro como é e no fala inglês sente um pouco de dificuldade!!!!!! E se houvesse informações também em Espanhol ficaria mais fácil a comunicação!!

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Joanna York

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2010 Joanna would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, lovely common area, clean and spacious room, good value. Fantastic!

Disliked: Joanna left no negative feedback.

74.3%
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Jane Black

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

07 July 2010 Jane would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, helpful and very friendly

Disliked: There doesn´t seem much point in making comments as HostelBookers (who have never been here) edits them

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

07 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The spacious dorm and common room areas!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
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NATHAN WILLIAMS

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2010 NATHAN would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy bed and tv in room. The common area is cool, ping pong table, tv and internet, good kitchen.

Disliked: For some reason the light fixture was hanging ridiculously low and we kept banging our heads on it. The hot water wasn't working in the womens showers which was annoying. Perhaps because it was low season there wasn't anyone else around and the guy holding the fort couldn't speak any English and had to keep phoning the owners whenever we asked a question no matter how small, eg what is the wifi password, asking for a towel etc.

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Customer review

25 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I would definiely recommend this hostel to anyone going to Arica. The dorm is huge and the beds are comfy.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Jean De Rudder

25 May 2010 Jean would recommend this property

Liked: Just one of the greatest hostels and the biggest dorm ever.

Disliked: Jean left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

16 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was a great hostel!the only thing that we've missed was breakfast.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

10 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: got in at 6am and kurt let me go up to dorm and go to bed straight away...was great,usually have to wait around until check-in time. massive dorm room with single beds,nice break from bunk beds. good open plan downstairs.chilled atmosphere,stayed another day.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

29 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The very friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Nathalie Tidman

28 April 2010 Nathalie would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel, really helpful, friendly staff. Great socialising space with fast internet. Ideal location and rooms very clean with good showers. Highly recommended.

Disliked: Nathalie left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

26 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is really chilled with super friendly staff. It was welcoming and had a great kitchen adjoined to a semi open air common room. The dorm was spacious with a huge locker per bed and the bathrooms were cleaned regularly. I would definitely recommend this hostel to others as it had a homely and friendly vibe. Also adding a coffee shop at the moment.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

26 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun, Nice and clean hostel. Good place to hang out!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

18 April 2010

Liked: The people are so helpful. What a great place to stay. Double room with a shared bathroom was really great value..

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

12 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: NIce and quiet.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Cameron Sutcliffe-Jones

27 March 2010 Cameron would recommend this property

Liked: If you are here to surf, or just to chill out this is the ideal place to stay. The owner Kurt is wonderful and can take you out tow in surfing or just take you to the main break, about 20 mins away. Huge dormitory, fully equipped kitchen, massive common area, and proximity to mainstreet with supermarkets and banks are some major plusses.Only minor negatives are no breakfast provided, only one shower for the ladies (while the guys get 5, go figure), and intermittent hot water. Otherwise highly recommend.

Disliked: Cameron left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

20 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Suzanne HEWITT

15 March 2010 Suzanne would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly helpful staff. The guy that runs it is also we hear fantastic at surfing and teaching surfing.

Disliked: Suzanne left no negative feedback.

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jess sharman

09 March 2010 jess would recommend this property

Liked: A very beautiful hostel with a great vibe about it. There are good catering facilities and a great common room. The staff are so lovely and helpful and go out of their way to help you. The only problem was that we ended up with cold showers.

Disliked: jess left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

04 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: So friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Biiig and fresh dorm. Wifi and nice kitchen. I will recomend all travlers to stay at Arica Surf House Hostel in Arica. Close to the train and busstation. / KS Denmark.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

22 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly owners and a sweet dog:)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

22 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A clean room with en-suite (the window in the toilet did not open and there was a permanent soil pipe smell). Other than this I have no complaints with the place - good comunal room and friendly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

21 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly clean place very secure and the owners could not have been more helpful and obliging. Good facilities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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