Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Arica, Chile. You can choose from 5 Arica hostels. In total, there are 10 cheap places to stay in Arica such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $0 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Arica, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Arica? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Arica alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Arica. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Arica. To help you make friends with Arica before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Perched in the northern tip of Chile just 20 km from the Peruvian border, is Arica. Situated right on the ocean, its long stretches of sand and stellar surf breaks make it a prime beach destination in this part of the world. Development can tend toward the tacky, but on a clear, hot, summer day, you’ll be willing to forgive a few faults.
If the sea just isn’t your thing, Arica has a many sights in town worthy of note, most strikingly, an iron church designed by Gustave Eiffel himself. Arica hostels offer easy access to the Parque Nacional Lauca, a high-altitude park with (literally) breathtaking scenery: high altiplano, dramatic volcanoes, hot springs, and pristine lakes. Wildlife abounds, so you just might find yourself nose-to-nose with a curious vicuña (something like a llama).
Arica hostels are generally located south of the bus terminal, where taxis and local buses wait to whisk you onward. From the bus terminal, you can also catch long-distance buses to points further south in Chile, or to Tacna, Peru, just over the border. The train station, whose tiny, charming, sluggish train departs for Tacna twice daily, is located downtown.
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There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Arica. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Arica. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Arica and Chile.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.