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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 yesterday NEW

One of the Best hostels, we have stayed in in SA. We stayed on Surf House, but changed to Sunny Days, becausr it was cheaper. The hostel feels like a home, there is a lot of pictures, books to read in, games and easy to meet other travellers. Rooms are clean, two kitchens with everything, hot water (mostly). It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Sunny Days in a private, family room. I thought I already reviewed the place but apparenty forgot to do so. Even a year later, I still have fond memories of this place. What sets this place apart is Ross' hospitality and the fun environment. The place is set up in such a way that you can't help... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ross is the man! Hot showers and great service, baby. The hostel is close to the northern beach although we preferred the southern beach, but can´t go wrong with this hidden gem. Get some, Turkey Boy!

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

Good to hear from Turquia Boy who is a long way from home. It amazes us how often travellers ask; “Is there hot water?” At Sunny Days there is hot water 24 hours day and night – no restrictions plus bath and hand towels and we change sheets regularly if you stay extra nights! A 5 minute walk to the... More 

El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were supposed to have two nights here but due to a problem with the buses, we only had one. When we finally got there, 26 hours late, the owner set out some wonderful bread and juice for us and our children (8,4). He showed us right to our room which we loved. It had plenty of hot water, comfy... More 

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

It was great to meet this travelling family and even better to see a review from them. Travel plans usually change while moving about S.A, you set out with plan A, with plans B, & C as fallback positions but usually end up using plan F or G. Been there and done that so Sunny Days operations are flexible. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont normally write reviews but felt obligated to on this one. Ross treats you more like you are a guest in his home as opposed to staying in their hostal. He really is a gem. Rooms super clean, good size. I am normally picky about bathrooms but they were always spotless with nice hott water showers. Its not a party... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I got a bed in a shared 6 bedroom for 10,000 pesos or ~15$. Everything is clean, the staff is nice, and the breakfast was great. He had fruit, coffee, yogurt, rolls, local cereal options, and tea. I don't need much and it was far better than I'm used to. They also have a kitchen you're welcom to use, and... More 

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

We thank Nate for this review which highlights the most important meal fo the day for travellers. A good breakfast sets you up for the day and the unknown answer to the question - when and where do we get the next meal. Clean rooms and good beds,+ hot water 24 hours round out the basic requirement for most backpackers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice, clean and cozy Hostel. Feels like home. Breakfast is really good, good beds, good shower, good wifi, close to the beach and with the colectivo you'll be in a few minutes in the City centre. Nothing to complain. Really like and highly recommend this place!!

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

We thank this traveller for their review, it confirms we are on the right track with what we are trying to do. Sunny Days is focused on providing good basic accommodation for international backpackers – nothing luxurious just the important things to make you feel at home. Good healthy breakfast, good beds, clean rooms, good showers with hot water day... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights and then 1 more on our return from Putre, in a double room with private bathroom. Although it's out of the town centre, it's still in a good location, near to the main bus station and a few minutes from the beach. The rooms were fine - comfy beds and good towels. Breakfast was... More 

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

Thanks to the guest that sent us this review. It is excellent that you mention the issue of hot and cold water in the shower. That particular room has a gas califont that operates on water flow so adjusting the controls from being too hot to cold requires a slow movement or the gas cuts out and all you get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights. Bit of a walk to the town centre but you cannot have everything. Nice breakfast and host Ross a mine of information and assistance. Got to be neat when summer gets here. Not sure if the body boards would be much use on the beach near the Hostal but ....

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The hostel is situated a few steps from the bus termina and the beach, the market is near by and a supermarket is 10 minutes away. i had a bunk bed free 6 person dorm, the chillout area is great and the breakfast familiar and you get everything you want. and the owners are superfriendly!

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

We thank Sinafranz for their review and highlighting our convenient location to bus terminal, beach, fruit & veg market, its restaurants, food hall and also a supermarket with a great range of wine and beer all within a 5 to 10 minute walk. Our dorms have 4 and 5 single beds respectively. There are no bunks because we prize a... More 

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