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Hostal Sunny Days

Corner Tomas Aravena 161 & Pedro de Valdivia | Chinchorro, Arica, Chile
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Ranked #1 of 16 Specialty lodging in Arica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Sunny Days is a great hostel. The communal areas and kitchen facilities are really good. The rooms are clean. Location is really close to the beach but it is a bit of a walk into town, luckily there is a bus stop and shared taxi stop a few minutes walk from the hostel. Ross the owner is has fantastic knowledge... More

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San Fran
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was only able to stay one night as the owners were going on vacation but I very much enjoyed my stay. The owner provided a lot of helpful information right off the bat and the hostel was very clean.

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60 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights - the room was fine, breakfast was varied. Location is close to beach, bus station and supermarkets, but is a reasonable walk from the main streets of arica. The main selling point is definitely Ross - incredibly helpful, he spent a lot of time just answering questions and giving advice. It was also... More

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

As owner operators my wife and I are pleased to receive spontaneous reviews from our guests as we do not solicit them or harass our guests with post visit e-mails and propaganda. We aim to provide a home away from home for our guests. A place where guests can relax and make do for themselves, just like at home. Many... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This really friendly place is a very easy 5 minute walk from the bus terminal. Ross the owner is extremely accommodating and obviously loves what he does. It.s a close walk to then ocean and then terrace is an great place to watch the sunset over the harbour. I am really glad I stayed here and will happily stay here... 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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Take time out from travel and relax in Sunny Days Hostal in Arica, a popular beach holiday resort in the far north of Chile close to the borders with Peru and Bolivia. Our motto is ‘A home away from home’. Our objective is to satisfy guests' needs and that is our first priority! Guest comments say the rest, "Many thanks for everything! Sunny Days is truly a home away from home. The whole team stands for hospitality of the highest level!" Iris & Nelthide, Belgium & Holland. Sunny Days has rooms with en-suite bathrooms, rooms that share bathrooms and also dorms. Two guest kitchens and 2 large common rooms for meeting with other travelers. Close to the bus terminals and also the largest beach in Arica; we provide beach towels, body boards and beach tennis gear free to our guests. Large fruit & veg market with many stores to meet most of your needs plus restaurants open most hours, and an ATM all at our doorstep. ... more   less 
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