Welcome to Mirador El Buey;
Whether you are a budget conscious traveller or after a little luxury,
we provide affordable and modern accommodation, comfort and convenience in a safe area.
Mirador El Buey has a Mediterranean design on 3 floors implemented to offer private and spacious rooms with or without private bathrooms and apartments for travellers, families and lovers of the waves, surfing and tow-in.
We have the privilege of having an excellent location in front of one of the best beaches in Arica, El Laucho with spectacular ocean views from our terraces.
Here you can observe in all its magnitude this mythical wave, el Buey and also the Alacran wave, El Gringo, or better said the best of Arican Surf.
We are also located close to the city centre and all that Arica has to offer.
The hostel features a BBQ area on our huge roof terrace, common areas with flat screen cable TV, free usage of computers, WI-FI, fully equipped kitchens, dining area, daily maintenance, safe storage for boards/equipment/luggage, bicycle/jet ski rental, free parking, travel & information desk and 24 hour reception.
On the ground floor is the reception, living-dining room, kitchen and 5 rooms for maximum 14 people (2 doubles, 2 triples and 1 quadruple), all with private bathrooms. On the second and third floor, each apartment has a capacity of 8 people: 1 suite (double bed), 1 double, 1 triple and 1 single room, living-dining room, kitchen and all rooms looks towards the ocean.
To get to the hostel, you need to go to the town center and go South past the huge Morro (huge cliff overlooking all Arica with a huge Christ figure on top) on the main road by the Ocean (Costanera) until you arrive at the Panamerica Hotel Arica, right in front of the hotel entrance, turn left and go up in the small neighborhood right in front and go up the only street until you will find the hostel with a big sign.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
This is a Trusted Review. Why?
We booked in for 5 nights, thinking we would switch to another surf hostel, but after looking around this was the best value and location you can get for a hostel in Arica. We stayed for 11 nights and loved it. The first 5 nights we stayed in a private room on the first floor. The downfall was that the receptionist was right outside and a Spanish guy was living there. So he treated it like he owned the place sitting in front of the tv in his boxers all day smoking cigarettes. So we moved up to the 2nd floor apartment and were in hog heaven. You can watch the surf breaks from the deck and enjoy ocean sunset drinks every night. There are buses that run every 5 minutes to/from town (only 2km- or 20 minute walk; also easy to get a bus to/from bus station even with lots of luggage and surf boards-just get off at La Lisera Beach, short walk up residential street and to the left) so it was easy to get to the main part of the city for groceries, bars and people watching. We cooked almost every meal at the hostel. The Santa Isabela grocery store is at the top of the main pedestrian-only street. They clean daily and provide towels. Definetly reccomend!
Autumn and Abe
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