El Buey Surf Hostel
Founded by two of Arica's most experienced surfers, the El Buey Surf Hostel caters to surfers, extreme sports enthusiasts and travelers in general. It occupies a Mediterranean-style terraced building three stories high with a scenic patio overlooking the entire southern coast of Arica. Each of its guest rooms affords ocean views, private or shared bathrooms, and access to fully-equipped communal kitchens and combined living and dining room areas.
Cable TV and surf DVDs, barbecue facilities, Wi-Fi, computers, ping pong and other games, and plenty of storage space for sports equipment is also available to guests. In addition, guests may take advantage of a host of surfing-related services, including local surf information, technical support and ocean rescue, tow-in sessions, photography and video services, and surf classes from beginner through advanced.
The hostel is located in the residential La Lisera neighborhood of Arica steps from one of the city's best beaches: El Laucho. Surf spots are a five-minute walk from the hostel and the city center is a five-minute drive (or 15-minute walk) away.
Food & Beverage
The hostel offers guests fully-equipped communal kitchens, dining rooms and barbecue facilities on the scenic terrace.
How To Get There
To get to the hostel from central Arica, head south along Comandante San Martín Ave. along the coast, passing the great sandy hill (known as the "Morro") on your left. When you come to the entrance to the Hotel Panamericana Arica, turn left into the small La Lisera neighborhood and head up the main road for one-quarter of a mile or until you see the hostel on your right.
Amenities & Services
General:Roof-Top Terrace, Family Friendly, Cable/Satellite TV, 24-Hour Front Desk, Guest Kitchen, Parking (free), Communal Living Room, Ground-Floor Terrace, Express Check-In/Check-Out.
Services:Bike Rental, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Ironing Service, Wake-Up Service, Travel Desk, Computers with Internet Connection, Taxi Service, Tours and Excursions, Airport Transfer, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Luggage Storage, Laundry Service, Photocopying.
On-Site Activities:BBQ Facilities, Hammocks, Movie Collection on DVD, Ping-Pong, Gym.
Nearby Attractions:Wildlife Observation, Cathedral, Ocean Trips, Sightseeing Tours, Port, Sandboarding, Nightlife, Surfing, Kitesurfing, Trekking, Shopping Area, Canoeing/Kayaking, Crafts Market, Casino, Cycling, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Railroad Station, Historic Site, Snorkeling, Beach, Jet Skiing, Fishing.
Languages:English, Danish, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Swedish.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 12am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 3 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Accepted Credit Cards
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Red Compra.
Traveler Reviews (1)
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