Hostal Jardin del Sol is an award-winning hostel located in the city of Arica, Arica-Parinacota Region, Chile. This hostel will make you feel at home with its traveler-friendly service and amenities. Hostal Jardin del Sol also offers top tours and activities in Arica and its surroundings, providing you the opportunity to explore and make memories. So if you are a traveler looking for a comfortable and laid-back place to stay, then Hostal Jardin del Sol will be your place!
A traveler-friendly hostel
Established in 1995, Hostal Jardin del Sol has built quite a name for itself. The hostel provides you with anything a budget traveler could ever want, including friendly service, comfortable common rooms and cozy beds. The interior design of the hostel is very simple yet it still feels like home. There is plenty of room for everyone to rest, have fun, and socialize.
Affordable rooms across different categories
The hostel offers different kinds of rooms starting from single rooms to dorm rooms, all of which are very clean and comfortable. They also provide guests with clean towels, which is a plus point since not many hostels do this. For security reasons, the room is not accessible from the outside without a key, but they do have daily room service, so do not scatter your precious items all over the room. The room rates ranges from approximately 22 USD to 70 USD per night; the prices that are above 40 USD are usually double to four person bedrooms, so the price can be split between you and your travel companions. Shared dormitory beds are available for approximately 22 USD.
Thoughtful amenities at Hostal Jardin del Sol
Two things that are essential for a frequent traveler are Wi-Fi and computer. When traveling, carrying a laptop is not always possible since it tends to take up a lot of space in our bags. For that reason, we rely on our hard drives, and in order to transfer our pictures or videos into the hard drive, we would need a computer. Fortunately, aside from their high speed Wi-Fi connection, Hostal Jardin del Sol has a computer room, which includes printers and scanners that can be used by all the guests up until 11 PM. They also have high speed Internet on their computers, which makes it a lot easier to do work on the road.
Cook your own meals
A kitchen is also very important when you are traveling on a budget. Hostal Jardin del Sol offers their kitchen for guests, along with their cooking utensils. The kitchen is both clean and comfortable to use, but like most hostels, they do have a few rules that you would need to follow such as cleaning up the mess after cooking and labeling your food before putting them in the refrigerator. However, do note that the gas consumption is not free and will cost you 500 CLP per usage (approximately 0.90 USD), which is still affordable. You will need to advise the receptionist that you want to use the stove and they will switch on the gas line for you.
Other very nice services in Hostal Jardin del Sol are the breakfast and the laundry service. Hostal Jardin del Sol offers breakfast every morning from 8AM to 10AM. The breakfast is not buffet style like in most hostels; they will give you a few choices for the food and the drink. The laundry service is available for 2000 CLP per kilograms (approximately 3 USD) and will take about 24 hours.
Relax in any of the three lounge areas
Hostal Jardin del Sol is also very comfortable because of its relaxed atmosphere. They have three lounge areas in total for all guests, both outdoor and indoor, and are spacious enough for everyone to enjoy. The indoor common room has a sofa and a flat screen TV. The outdoor common rooms are located both on the first floor and second floor. They have very nice furniture including comfortable hanging chairs that will make you never want to leave.
Stay at Hostal Jardin del Sol!
The location of Hostal Jardin del Sol is actually very strategic from the city center. You can reach the city center by foot for about 10 minutes. Unfortunately, Arica’s city center is quite far from the bus station and the airport. The bus station is still reachable from the hostel by foot, which is about 25 minutes away. The airport is more than 10km away from the city itself, but fear not because the hostel has a taxi service for their guests, so you do not have go through the trouble of looking for one by yourself.