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Home Sweet Home

Calle Rivero 509-A | Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #25 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Arequipa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is quite a cheap hostel that is very close to the centre of Arequipa. The staff are friendly and helped us book coaches to our next location and a day excursion to the Colca Canyon. Our room and bathroom was very clean except the hot water in the shower was a bit temperamental. If you want breakfast you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a pleasant stay at Home sweet home. The room and the bathrooms were clean. The staff was always here to answer our questions. The breakfast was really good (it's not all you can eat, but home made crepes!)

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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Stayed here for a few nights while doing the Colca Canyon trek. Staff were very helpful, although they didn't speak much english. As the Colca Canyon trek goes around picking people up at 3am, the staff were up at 3 to let me out the door and actually had to go to someone else's room to wake them up and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at home sweet home. The staff are friendly and is a decent breakfast included - pancakes, bread+jam and eggs. Its close to the centre and are lots of restaurants nearby or can use the kitchen in the hostel. Also has a tv area to chill out in. I also booked the three day colca canyon trek... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Pros: taxi pickup at bus station (but not for free), arranged Colca trek; breakfast Cons: quite noisy (especially on Friday evening); sometimes hard to communicate (in English) I recommend - good price/quality ratio...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed here after we came back from the colca canyon tour. The room was nice, the hotel was quiet and the breakfast (bread, eggs and pancakes) was unexpected good with a great view if the mountain from the rooftop. Especially for the price. The shower was hot and not just warm like in other places every tone of the... More 

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Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Comfortable rooms, but quite cold and there was no heating system (we visited in July) The hotel has a very nice rooftop where you can have breakfast (breakfast was nice) The staff was very helpfull pointing some things on our map and helped us order a taxi About 10 minutes walk to the city center (plaza) We had a small... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I was in Home Sweet Home twice: first, I spend one week in 2012, and 10 or more days (but irregular) in 2013. With no doubts I can say it's the nicest and most comfortable hostel I've been in Peru, from all my trips. Me and my friends really felt like in home! The stuff is really nice and helpful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went to Flying Dogs hostel down the road from here which wanted 90 soles for a private room with shower/toilet facilities. It looked nice but it was significantly beyond our budget. The lady at their reception was decent enough to reccomend and point us in the direction of Home Sweet Home. This place is great, with... More 

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The staff was helpful in pointing out areas of interest on a map of the city (you can ask for one if they don't have any sitting out). Although breakfast isn't included in the set price, I would recommend it--bread, panqueques, eggs, tea, juice. The beds we had were very comfortable but the room we stayed in was facing the... More 

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