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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

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Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostel is in a great location and the rooms are decent. Issue is that both rooms I stayed in had a lot of light coming in, both from the corridor and the windows. The party hostel vibe isn't there, but that is mostly because people leave early in the morning to go to the colca canyon trek. They do have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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... More 

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