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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Pretty average hostel... The bedroom was nice and spacious. Pretty quiet/ not very social. Nice hammocks to chill out on. Did the water rafting organising by the hostel which was loads of fun. The kitchen is pretty small. The bathrooms are not great - showers not good and usually quiet unclean.

Thank RachBloom
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Staff were SO accomodating and lovely, they went out of there way to help us with a few issues we were having. This hostel has some great areas. There are two TV rooms, a gorgeous outdoor area with hammocks, lounges etc, a kitchen and a pool table. Dorms are comfortable, they gave us an extra blanket when the night was...

Thank ashleighjc
Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Stayed one night there before our tour to the Colca Canyon. STAFF: The staff was very friendly, especially one lady (don't know her name) who was extreme nice and full of energy. PRICE: I don't remember how much we paid but was not expensive. ROOMS: the room was very clean, all furniture brand new, hot water, internet working perfectly. We...

1Thank alusoare
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Will definitely be visiting again. Good atmosphere, very friendly staff and good facilities. Plenty of space to hang out and meet people, pool table, ps3, multiple tv rooms. Arequipa is beautiful so you won't be spending much time in the hostel, but if you want a lazy day then it's the perfect place for it.

Thank Joe L
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

This hostel made it easy for travellers to socialize. It was also super clean, and the staff were very helpful. Only con is that the hot water was NOT consistent. The shower temperature had two settings. Scalding hot, or freezing cold. No matter how much you adjusted the taps.

1Thank Stacy B
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This hostel is a great stay for the price. There are hammocks, TV rooms (they even have HBO), a ping pong table, darts, and a pool table (though we used it and it was sort of awkwardly shaped around the holes). There's also free wi-fi and you can buy water bottles at the front desk. I was slightly nervous about...

1Thank jsmo2929
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Arequipay Hostel was one of the best we stayed in! The staff is very nice and helpful, location is great, the breakfast is average, but nothing you wouldnt expect anyway (bread rolls, jam, coffee), good kitchen, great entertainment for backpackers who want to chill out a bit (huge TVs, Playstation, table tennis, table soccer), very good internet and great prices...

1Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

This hostel was a great place to stay whilst in Arequipa. Very clean, probably the cleanest hostel we've been in, rooms are spacious and bathrooms are big- plenty of them. It's very reasonably priced and the kitchen is decent too. Though could use another stove as only has one. If you book the double room on the top floor you...

Thank Roxannao
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Amazing hostal with wonderful favcilities. The staff is attentive and helpful. The ping pong table enables fun matches as well as intense beer pong games and the 3 TV rooms speak for themselves. Although there isnt a lot of space to eat, you can still manage to take turns and then fit on the 10 people table. The pool table...

Thank Leon K
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 April 2015

This is a great Hostel to stay in Arequipa! There were so many travelers from all around the world, it was so easy to meet new people, which was nice for me because I traveled to Arequipa alone. The hostel is located in a gated community that was just a 10 min walk to the main square. Everyone who worked...

Thank Loretta C

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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 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Try to a get a room on the third floor so you don't hear people in and out of the kitchen on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Ryan-in-VT, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“4 bed dorm”
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“4 bads are better. Never the one close to the reception.”
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“The four bed dorm was FABULOUS”
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“The 10 dorm bedroom is actually diveded in two separate rooms, so even though its the cheapest one you only stay with 6 or 4 people in a room.”
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