Arica Surf House

Calle O'Higgins 661, Arica, Chile
Arica Surf House
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Hotel Description

The downtown Arica Surf House hostel is a comfortable laid-back place great for surfers and other young adventurers. The staff are very friendly and helpful, which contributes to the hostel's cool vibe, and the dorms are unique in that they have stand-alone single beds with spacious lockers for each guest. A variety of guest rooms are available, including private rooms and those with access to either private or shared bathroom facilities. The comprehensive range of on-site amenities provided for guests' enjoyment and convenience includes a large kitchen, HD cable TV, ping pong, fast free Wi-Fi, a book exchange and laundry service. Surfers can also take advantage of the hostel's surf video collection and services such as wave forecasting, surf guides, surf camps and surf trips.


The hostel is located in downtown Arica just five minutes by foot from the main street where there are supermarkets and ATMs.

Food & Beverage

A delicious complimentary breakfast is served each morning, including pancakes, cereal, yogurt, scrambled eggs, tea and coffee. There is a café on site which sells diverse snacks and desserts. Guests are also welcome to prepare their own meals in the shared kitchen.

How To Get There

To get to the hostel from Arica's San Marcos Cathedral head southwest for two blocks along Vicuña Mackenna Ave. then take a right onto O'Higgins St. Follow O'Higgins for 4.5 blocks and you'll arrive at the hostel on your right.

Amenities & Services


Coffee Shop, Family Friendly, Cable/Satellite TV, Daily Newspapers, Breakfast, Guest Kitchen, Patio, 24-Hour Front Desk, Communal Living Room.


Tours and Excursions, Computers with Internet Connection, Taxi Service, Currency Exchange, Luggage Storage, Bike Rental, In-Room Lockers, Travel Desk, Medical Assistance, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Airport Transfer, Laundry Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free).

On-Site Activities:

Board Games, Collection of Books, BBQ Facilities, Ping-Pong.

Nearby Attractions:

Kitesurfing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Mountaineering, Archeological Site, Dolphin and Whale Watching, Cycling, Sightseeing Tours, Railroad Station, Scuba Diving, Beach, Jet Skiing, Fishing, Trekking, Shopping Mall, Crafts Market, Museum, Ocean Trips, Casino, Nature Reserve, Port, Hot Springs, Nightlife, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Historic Site, Surfing, Shopping Area.


Spanish, English.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Air Travel

A transfer from and to the airport can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 15.00 each way.

Hotel Policy

Check-in and Check-out Times

Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 12am


Smoking is permitted in the communal areas, but not in the guest rooms.


Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.

Extra Beds

Children under 4 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.

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