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at Uma Jaqi Surf Hostal

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Thanks to low season, I had the dorm room for my own. It's at the street side so there's quite a lot of noise entering. The...
I stayed in a private room for 7 nights and in that time I scored some great waves and made some new friends. The staff was...
... reservations and the staff was helpful in getting us a room and even made the effort to shuffle around other...
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Jamina On Tour wrote a review Jun 2019
Hulste, Belgium382 contributions83 helpful votes
Thanks to low season, I had the dorm room for my own. It's at the street side so there's quite a lot of noise entering. The shower was hot. Toilet weird: Couldn't sit on it in a normal way 'cause it was too close to the wall.
Breakfast really poor: one small bowl with cereals and milk, one sandwich with cheese and thee and coffee. Absolutely not what I normally eat. You might want to ask a price without breakfast and do it yourself. Kitchen fine, cool terrace and I was attended by friendly people. Took one hour surf classes for 15000. The equipment was ok, but sad waves.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Dylan O wrote a review Aug 2018
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I stayed in a private room for 7 nights and in that time I scored some great waves and made some new friends. The staff was super friendly and Miguel was an incredible host. He rented me a perfect board (6'4" swallow tail) and was very knowledgeable about where to surf and when.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from UmaJaqiHostel, Director de Recepción at Uma Jaqi Surf Hostal
Responded 11 Jan 2019
It was a pleasure, Dylan! We are glad to know that the stay was to your liking.
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kdlia wrote a review Nov 2017
Dijon, France2 contributions
We walked in off the street without reservations and the staff was helpful in getting us a room and even made the effort to shuffle around other reservations to make sure we could continue to stay in the same room for the duration of our time in iquique.
I wanted to dive in Iquique but couldn’t find much on dive centres but the owner was extremely helpful—contacted a dive centre, arranged for me to go diving the same day, and even drove me ~22 km to the dive centre.
I didn’t take surfing lessons but my friend did and enjoyed them.
Overall cool place with friendly staff.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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John J wrote a review Feb 2017
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The first thing to greet me as I walked through the door was the smell of vomit.

Dripping with sweat as the room had no ventilation apart from a window which opened out in to the lounge area where people were partying till 2 am. Noise started again at 7 am. It was either sweat or let the noise amd light in.

Would have got a better nights sleep on the street. Bathrooms dirty and shower terrible. Only thing good is the price but worthless if you can't sleep.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ben P wrote a review Apr 2016
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We stayed for 3 nights at Uma Jaqi in a private room with a shared bathroom. The set up is a bit confusing, because they actually have two buildings; the first one seemed to have mainly dorms with no kitchen, but an employee saw us walk into this location and ran up to escort us to their other building. Unfortunately, our room was located on the ground floor right next to a sushi restaurant, which played music rather loudly late into the night.

Still, it was mostly quiet inside and around the hostel, and we managed to sleep fine during our stay. It wasn't the cleanest place, but also not especially dirty; I think the staff did at least clean the bathrooms daily. Unfortunately there was only one female and one male bathroom, and the shower in the female bathroom was broken.The kitchen, however, was dirty (either the staff or guests did not really clean up after themselves) and not very well stocked with utensils.

Wi-fi was not functional in our room, but worked fine if you went to the common area by reception, or the to roof-top patio. The patio was really nice, and having a view of the ocean while eating/hanging out was a big plus. The staff were always friendly and helpful to us, although sometimes they seemed under-informed (one staff member actually asked my girlfriend for the wifi password). Breakfast was fine, usually a ham & cheese sandwich, cereal, and coffee or tea.

Overall it was a fine place to stay; not the nicest, but the price was right for what they offer. The staff always made us feel welcome, and one of the owners actually asked us for some feedback before we left, and even when we pointed out some negatives he was totally fine. If you need a budget place to stay, you could do worse than Uma Jaqi.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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