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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place, already upon arrival you feel the great vibe. They are putting great effort in their guests comfort. They have a well used TV room, cost for rainy days. A well equipped kitchen and dining room. They have loads of outside space with hammocks, sofas, tables etc. their rooms are spaces and are offering the needed...

Thank Immie M
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Having been on the road 2 months this is the first hostel that I would highly recommend. The staff are friendly and helpful, the bathrooms are clean and there is hot water, and you can book everything you need for a reasonable price through the hostel. The place feels like a home - there are lots of things to keep...

Thank Oliver W
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a party hostel, you are in the wrong place. In our journey, we have been in some of them and it's very funny, but sometimes you want just to relax. What i loved from Arequipay? The facilities are great, it have a lot of entertainments (pool, playstation, tv romm with Netflix), and the lady in...

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

It's an alright place with decent rooms and the wifi works in most places. The breakfast was very basic with no plates provided and all the cutlery was dirty. Nice tv room with Netflix and a range of channels. They also have a pool table which is good. Laundry is cheaper than most places only 4 soles per kg and...

Thank Adam B
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

It's not a party hostel so you know you can get a good night's sleep here! we came from a party hostel to come here for sleep as we wanted to do the colca canyon trek. When we arrived we booked the white water rafting to do that day and then the colca trek for the next day. The reception...

Thank Nic-2501
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, Really like the atmosphere of the hostel, it's nice to sit around the table and talk with other travellers and get some advice about tours to do. Basic breakfast but good enough. I do think the 40soles pick up price from the airport is excessive considering it should only cost around 20sol. All in all good hostel

Thank KiwigirlNAT
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This hostal offers mostly what a backpacker needs. Good beds, good atmosphere and touristy information. While we enjoyed our stay (6 people) the Arequipay didn't give us our 20% discount at check-out as we simply forgot to tell the reception. After check out we asked if they could return our discount but unfortunately they weren't cooperative at all. It seems...

Thank Jeroen E
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Hostel themselves is nice. Big rooms, nice kitchen, breakfast was alright with jam and bananas. Tv room is great and have Netflix. Bathrooms are big but water isn't getting hot enough. Our room was facing the sun so after 6:30am we couldn't sleep anymore due to heat. Maybe a fan in the room would be good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean hostel. Bathrooms cleaned regularly. Loads of facilities: 2 kitchens, TV room, garden with lounging space, at least two bathrooms on each floor. Staff really friendly and helpful. Looked after some of my stuff after I forgot it there until I came back to collect. Really secure baggage store. Average breakfast of bananas, Bread and jam and wifi...

Thank alicedem91
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Arequipay Backpackers is really well located and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The hostel has a great atmosphere and was really pleasant to stay in. The beds were comfortable and clean.

Thank Peter H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are not a basic property, do you know why? Because we have attractions and facilities that others in arequipa do not have that make us the funniest, coziest and homiest property in town with a funky and modern decor. We are a cozy property and you are going to feel like you are in your own home. We offer both indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect to socialize with all travelers. If you are looking for a place to relax and recharge your energy to continue your journey the best place in arequipa is arequipay backpackers house!. We are not a party property where you always going to find people that disturb your peace of mind, here you going to find tranquility, great vibe and the best service in town, we put our guests above and beyond because you are number one priority for us. We know - you like it clean that's why we take care of it around the clock making sure everything is spotless. Location: Only five blocks away to the main square. Even though we are situated downtown, we are in a peaceful neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the streets around the main square in a private neighborhood. Our location is perfect because it's near banks, supermarkets, bars, and principal tourist attractions. *******facilities****** A game room with a 32 lcd hd tv and professional pool table. 3 computers with flat-panel with free internet and wifi Two movie rooms with a 52 lcd hd tv with dvd and an extensive movie collection. Foosball table and ping pong table. Play station 3! With the latest games Patio with hammocks, patio sets and a heater. Two kitchens good equipped. Barbicue area Free Calls to USA and Canada!!! *****you will find for free***** Free Calls to USA and CAnada Free individual lockers Free tea and coca tea 24/7 Free spices to cook Free wireless internet connection and 3 computers Free access to guide books from all around the world Book exchange Free maps and advice Free luggage storage Free satellite tv and films, Basic breakfast from 7 15 am to 10 am: Bread, butter and jam. Free tea and coca tea 24/7 +++++++location++++++ If you take a taxi please say the taxi driver that our address is near to colegio claretiano, or in front of hotel casa de avila, or near the intersection of calle san martin cuadra 1 and calle cusco cuadra 1 in vallecito almost one block away from siete esquinas +++++++++warning about the taxi drivers+++++++++++ There is a high level of corruption between the taxis inside the bus station and some hostales! So please do not believe the taxi drivers when they try to persuade you not to come to arequipay backpackers properties taking you to other property, they always lie because those hostales pay the taxis commission and for sure you will not find a better property like arequipay, our comments are our best guarantee! Cancellation and no show policy: Cancellations or changes are accepted only with minimum 24 hours before the arrival date via email or phone. Same day cancellations, same day changes or no show will result in 1 night charge per person regardless the reason from your credit card. We are not responsible for weather conditions, illness, flight delays or flight cancellations. If you do not arrive within 3 hrs of your scheduled arrival time, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. So please avoid to be charged from your credit card, if you decided to change or cancel your reservation please let us know. ... more   less 

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Address: Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range: $17 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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