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Reviews of Arica Surf House Arica Hostel

O'Higgins 661, Arica, Chile

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 87%

Location 88%

Safety 90%

Staff 97%

Value 85%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 10.57USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

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Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 87%

Location 88%

Safety 90%

Staff 97%

Value 85%

Showing 1-10 of 12 reviews

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 20%
51% Overall Rating


14 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Good staff and big dorms.

Disliked: Cooking equipment poor. One working toilet shared between to many men. Normally cold shower. No transport to surf as advertised. Charge for late check out! Place is getting old.

97% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Everything was fantastic! Comfy beds, huge dorm, clean bathrooms, great breakfast and the staff is awesome!! For the first time in months I felt like I had my own personal space. The big chest at the end of the bed was a huge plus and all the beds had their own personal lights and plugs.

Disliked: Maybe a tad bit expensive

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Gute Lage, zimmer sind schön eingerichtet und sauber.

Disliked: Staff könnte besser englisch sprechen

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Big and airy rooms!

Disliked: none

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: - i love the atmosphere in the hostel in general and the layout / furniture of the dormitory (no bunk beds / kind of curtain between each two beds) - travelers kitchen (even with a stove)- proper breakfast, since they dont mind if you bring some of your own, e.g. if you dont want to eat jam on your toast every day (breakfast: 2 toasts with jam and butter, scrumbled eggs or cereals with joghurt, tea or coffee, juice and sometimes a small cookie)- located in the center- very kind and helpful staff

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Relaxation / spa, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Awesome breakfast. Friendly staff and big lockers in the dorms and a lot if space

Disliked: 12.000 pesos for a bed in a 10 people dorm is too expensive

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Disliked: It could have been a little cleaner.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very specious dorm. Always clean, and staff are helpful.

Disliked: I would recommend the hostel to have a local city map so what is available in the area could be shown in an easy to follow map..without a guide like that it is easy to wander and not know where the sites or places of commerce are located.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good hostel, we stayed in the dorms, lots of space in there and first hostel in chile with big enough lockers to store a full pack. Great breakfast and helpful staff.

Disliked: No hostel events etc. so not good for solo travellers looking to get involved with other travellers on nights out - tours etc.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Lively Hostel. Since it seems it's the only one of it's kind in Iquique it attracts all different kind of travelers. The comon area is big, the kitchen is good, but since almost everyone is cooking it can get packed. Stuff is helpful and nice.

Disliked: Internet only in the common area and very very slow. Bathrooms are small and most times quite dirty. The 8-bed dorm has only 4 lookers.

Customer would recommend this property

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