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Hostal Sunny Days

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Corner Tomas Aravena 161 & Pedro de Valdivia | Chinchorro, Arica, Chile
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to arrive early (6-7am) with the bus go to Sunny Days! It's only a 5 minute walk to the hostal from the terminal. They will gladly open the door for you and let you sleep or have breakfast. No need to worry about check-in times. My stay at Sunny Days was amazing. Next to Ross there is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel sunny days arica: http://sunny-days-arica.cl www.facebook.com/sunnydays.arica Don't go there!! The rooms are ok but at 7:30 am every week day and saturday u're gonna wake up with a lot of noise from a school closed to there (microfones and loud music). I stayed there 3 days and the bathroom of my bedroom was never been cleaned, and when I arrived... More 

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Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this hostel. Owners and staff were super welcoming and helpful. Rooms included big buffet breakfast at a shared table. Lots of good common areas, clean rooms and hot showers. Also loved how they didn't do that nonsense of charging for a shower after checkout. Overall a really well-run, relaxing, and homey place to stay in Arica. Definitely will... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Hostal sunny days for 4 nights before crossing into Peru, and it was pretty much exactly what the reviews portrayed it to be- we had a great time, and were very comfortable. Strong points were: the rooms: clean with good bathrooms, the breakfast: selection of cereals, coffee, variety of rolls, fruit and great cheese,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Sunny days is great - huge, loads of different common areas to hang out in, decent wifi, comfy rooms, hot showers and the owner is super helpful! The best thing has to be the breakfast, it's served around a big table which is great for chatting to people and there is so much good food including bananas, grapes!, 4 kinds... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Sunny Days tries to get a guest to believe they're in a good hostel... but you won't get much comfort or cleanliness here. The dorm room was unbearably hot, the pillows stank. The showers are in desperate need of renovation. The neighborhood is dirty and crumbling, and the nearby beach is polluted, stinky, foul, and filthy. Stay somewhere closer to... More 

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SunnyDaysArica, Propietario at Hostal Sunny Days, responded to this review

Hostal Sunny Days is our humble abode where my wife and I live and which we aim to share with cultural travellers. It is not a million dollar investment with a 5 star rating. We never promote it as more than it is – a humble backpackers hostal. Unfortunately from time to time travellers read into positive reviews unreal expectations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I originally only planned to stay at Sunny Days for 2 nights before heading to La Paz from Arica, but ended up staying a week! I've never felt so at home in a hostel. I arrived lateish without a booking & the owner Ross, sorted me a room straight away. As we were filling in the checking in details he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had an amazing stay at Hostal Sunny Days- we even came back for a second round! They make you feel at home and allow a comfortable and open vibe for people to meet friends or relax on their own. Great breakfast and good coffee. Very Clean :) cute and friendly kitty Conveniently located by the beach and across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Such a great, relaxing place when you have been traveling. Ross is so wonderful and helpful and really makes you feel at home. He let us CHECK IN at 8:30am after an overnight bus ride and insisted we have breakfast and coffee... Just unheard of when it comes to Hostals. We were tempted to stay longer bc Sunny Days was... More 

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SunnyDaysArica, Owner at Hostal Sunny Days, responded to this review

What the guests say is true - unlike many hostals we go the extra mile for our guests. It is nice that many guests make appreciative comments to us or mention our efforts in reviews - it makes it all the effort we put in worthwhile. Sunny Days is a small owner operated hostal. A ‘life style’ business where money... More 

Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I Was here By case Last week. Arica should has been a simple stop over from Peru to San Pedro But I felt in love And This Tks to Sunny Days. Rus is so kind and The hostel is so nice. The atmosphere in the kitchen and during the breakfast is magic. It is 10 minutes from the best beach... More 

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SunnyDaysArica, Propietario at Hostal Sunny Days, responded to this review

We thank the guest for writting this review and his kind comments. Arica really has more to offer than just a stop over on the way through the border. It is still one of those relaxed sea side beach resorts - “where time is not money!” A city (pop 230,000) where you don’t go to town to go shopping before... More 

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