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Hostal Sunny Days

Corner Tomas Aravena 161 & Pedro de Valdivia | Chinchorro, Arica, Chile
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Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Arica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
TrevtheAussie Perth, Australia
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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main asset of this place is Ross the owner, as an English speaking solo traveler it was really refreshing to be able to have a relaxing and informative conversation so far from home. The room was good and even had abundant hot water (sometimes a rarity in Sth America) The welcome drink and cake was a nice touch too.... More

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Puerto Natales, Chile
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel with NZ memories and awesome hosts! Ross is so nice and helps you with every question you might have. Breakfast was just like at home. We extended our stay day by day when trying to sell our car and it was no problem. There is the surf teacher Yojo around in case you want to take lessons/ rent... More

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Haifa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think I just don't have anything bad to say about this hostel! The place is Very clean, there's great environment, it's 5 minutes walk from the bus terminal and 3 minutes walk from market in which you can find anything. The kitchen is the cleanest kitchen I've seen in a hostel,there's a big space for sitting together,and there's hot... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This really nice hostel ist a good choice. It is lead by a nice and helpful guy from New Zealand, who always has some good advice for traveller since he travelled a lot for himself (not only in Chile). The breakfast is really great, with lots of cereals, jams and juices - and you're invited to join at the huge... More

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I read somewhere that this is "your home away from home" and I was not disappointed. I felt more at home here and in Arica than I had in all my time travelling. What a genuinely wonderful hostel to meet people and explore Northern Chile from. Wow. Ross is a fantastic guy who knows EVERYTHING about everything in Arica and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've traveled extensively through South America stayed at many hostels, few meet the very high standard set by this cosy clean comfortable, Sunny Days. All the facilities you need - HOT showers, there are many showers all very clean. juice and delicious snack on arrival, great fast free WIFI. Several spacious chill out areas with comfortable cushy couches. great location... More

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Houston, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Second time staying at Sunny Days and am so very satisfied. I am not a hostal person and was not sure what to expect, but was so pleased I returned. Ross, the owner, is very accommodating, he let us use beach equipment and always has time for a chat. The rooms are comfy and spacious while the public areas are... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What separates this hostel from most are the owners who provide expert and reasoned advice on things to see and to do not only in Arica, but also around Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. The dorms are clean, common areas are homey, the showers mostly hot, the in-house kitchen one of the best stocked I've encountered in 5-weeks of travelling South... More

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

Hosteling is a special travelling experience. It is not for everyone. Hotels are for travellers or couples who want to be on their own behind sound proofed doors – eating alone at tables with service on demand. Hosteling is the opposite, it is about meeting other travellers, sharing travelling experiences, cooking up alongside others or even having a communal meal... More

Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our stay at Sunny Days Hostel was terrible. From reading other reviews, Ross seems to be the key to having a good stay here but unfortunately he was not available when we arrived. Upon arrival a lady grunted and pointed at the kitchen, bathroom and our room as a form of introduction. Our room was located right beside the common... More

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

Maybe is wasn’t Sunny Days staff who ‘were having a bad day’ We make no pretence to be other than what we are – a backpackers hostal. Good reviews which we appreciate tend to raise guest expectations Our aim is to provide a family home atmosphere for backpacker travellers. So we treat our guests as our family for the hostal... More

debowes14
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We spent two nights at Sunny Days, they are perfectly situated next to a huge fruit and veg market and are also very handy to the bus station (they are also a short walk from the centre of town). Ross was very helpful and had many welcome recommendations. The breakfast was also top notch with fresh fruit, toast and tea/coffee.... More

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Address: Corner Tomas Aravena 161 & Pedro de Valdivia | Chinchorro, Arica, Chile
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Location: Chile > Arica and Parinacota Region > Arica
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