Hostal Dona Ines

Manuel Rojas 2864, Arica, Chile | Hostel
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Bienvenido a Chile!

A travel blog entry by wildkriv on Feb 16, 2014

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We arrived in Arica, northern Chile, after our mammoth journey from Sucre (28 hours in total!)

Arica, an urban beach resort, is a border town flush against Peru and close to Bolivia. The knobby headland of El Morro looms over the long swaths of sand, with El Cristo looking out towards Peru, symbolising peace between the two countries. The …

Post Card View!

A travel blog entry by paul_and_sharon


Didn't know what to expect in Arica. This is one of the driest places in the world. We lucked into a tour with the on-board naturalist to the mountain lake. Claim is the highest unnavigable in the world. We were not sure what to expect. Very pleased to have "post card" pictures of snow-capped volcanoes in the background. Thanks Dirk! Since ...

Our Udderly fabulous last days in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by augsabroad

... and a parade set-up. Of course, there were lots of couples and families around, and LOTS of balloons and roses being sold. There were even some Valentine's clowns on stilts walking around. It all had a festive air to it. We took in the atmosphere for a bit and then went looking for the historic sites. Along the way, we met a very friendly and distinguished-looking older man (with a perfectly white moustache) who didn't know where the sites were but who stuck with us until ...

Arriba Arica!

A travel blog entry by gringo_sange


... collectivo. Collectivos in Arica are basically cars that you can hail at designated stops. It means getting very close and personal with ... errr ... people you don't know including those who take up more than their fair share of the back seat in a small car.

The market was indeed where the action was. Lots of folk milling about. Much like Peru, the produce looked awesome, and I'll never forget the avocado vendors. I've never seen so many avocados in my ...

Surfing with #bullshityoyo

A travel blog entry by shnapshobos


... out where both those animals exist! After a somewhat shady introduction to surfing with lots of 'I will teach you to have a moment with the sea' (giggle giggle) we then embarked on some pretty amateur yoga and some more pointless rambling about feeling the ocean and how even drowning is amazing.. Our long haired surfer dude then guided us into the water (after he first had a spliff...) and told us to paddle. It's ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Dona Ines Arica

    Reviewed by wildkriv

    A friendly and fun place...

    Reviewed Feb 16, 2014
    by (43 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Roberto, the owner, makes this hostel. We arrived very late on a Sunday night, and were immediately welcomed with a can of beer. A nice touch. Relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, great breakfast available all morning and generally clean. We had an en-suite room with cable TV, which was good, apart from the lock was broken so we had to just use a locker, but it felt quite safe anyway. The hostel is located 3km out of town but it was really easy to take a collectivo to and from city centre. Thank you, Roberto, for a great stay!

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Dona Ines Arica

    3.00 of 5 stars Good