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Arica Surf House

Calle O'Higgins 661, Arica, Chile
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Ranked #5 of 14 Specialty lodging in Arica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arequipa, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located not far from the center of the city. The best part about this hostel was a big breakfast with real coffee! Thought the desserts and drinks were reasonably priced (outside of free breakfast). Staff was friendly and informative in English and Spanish. I had hot showers, and the outdoor space is very comfortable. Dorm security was good, heavy wooden... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Since Arica has not so much to offer, this hostel is your best option. We stayed 4 nights in a double with a private bathroom, which was clean and nicely decorated but a bit dark. The hostel gives you quite a homely feel but seemed a little worn out, especially the common area in the back and the kitchen. The... More

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Cork, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This hostel was only ok. Breakfast was really good. But the shower was cold on the first night. And I wasnt confident in security given wobbly door and window hinges, no lock on the toilet window and other reviews on tripadvisor of stuff recently stolen. The worst memory though was that we were overcharged at checkout. We had a booking... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Hostel was nice. I checked in late at night,. Night shift staff was super nice giving instructions. However, it was a bit disorganized as when i checked out, the lady on reception was doubting when i told her I had paid already last night. I had to wait at the counter for a bit while she was trying to reach... More

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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I think that the inside of this hostel is done out more like a hotel, so clean. The cafe is great when you don't want to leave the hostel to eat, the guys running it were really nice, friendly and helpful, breakfasts really nice. Location good, absolutely no complaints!

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Lhasa, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were looking for a place in Arica to stay in for a whole week but ended up checking out after one night. The shower was cold, our room was tiny (#5 @ CLP 30k/night) and right next to the shared bathroom where some noisy repairs were going on until 22h. The breakfast in the attached cafe was good (coffee... More

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Vicuna, Chile
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on our first night in Chile. Very sad start to an amazing country. We were having breakfast in the front of tyhe hotel, locked our door but left the window open. My tablet got stolen in the hour we were eating. The owner did not want to help and did not beleive us. Very... More

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Canberra, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The breakfast was fantastic, and the staff there were all really chilled and nice. I arrived late at night, and eventually they gave me a good deal for a single until I could move to the dorm. I only intended staying 2 nights in Arica, but ended up staying 5! Awesome hostel!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Excelent hostel, the best up to now! I stayed during the day just to rest and wait for our bus to san pedro and this hostal was a home to me. The staffs are very friendly and helpfull. Good area to drink coffee and watch TV! And we paid a special price just to stay there, taking shower and watching... More

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Leeds, England
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40 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We loved this hostel!- the staff are lovely and so helpful. We wanted a dorm but there was no space so we were given a private for the same price as a dorm! The beds are comfy and our room even had a TV with satellite. There's a decent kitchen for guests to use and an open communal space. The... More

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Address: Calle O'Higgins 661, Arica, Chile
Location: Chile > Arica and Parinacota Region > Arica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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** HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2010 - Ranked top 3 for 'Best Atmosphere' in South America **‘Arica Surf House Hostel’ Quiet, comfortable and safe place, in the downtown and near to the famous surf spot: El Gingo and El Buey. All facilities (transport, guide, meals, free internet (Wi Fi), airport transfer, laundry service, cable TV). Also we offer tow-in surf sessions and Surf Trips. Private & shared rooms, Private & shared bathrooms, Family rooms available, Free Internet and wifi, Bed linen included, Towels included, Hot water, Cable TV room, Surf Forecast Premium, one week, Book Exchange, Laundry Service, Luggage Custody, Ping Pong Table, Airport transfer, Safe environment and great atmosphere, Surf trips, Flat day options tours. Please note that a 72h cancellation policy will apply. ... more   less 
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