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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found this place via Tripadvisor, and I´m glad I did. The place is very pleasant. Dorms are good, beds comfortable, good vibe and location a few blocks away from the main square. The really make an effort to keep the place clean. Nice courtyard with hamacks, and a big living room and a TV room as an extra. Kitchen... More

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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the best hostels I've ever been to. The beds are comfy, the receptionists are always helpful, you've got two big TV rooms, a kitchen with a simple but fresh breakfast, pool table, hammocks, house dog and plenty of clean bathrooms. For the price of 20-25 soles and a very good location close to the plaza I can't... More

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Puno Region, Peru
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location near city center, close to local supermarket. Here you can book several activities to explore the surrounding area including the Colca Canyon, at very good prices. The common areas are kept very clean and the beds are comfortable. As in many hostels in this region of Peru you have free coca tea. Great option to explore Arequipa and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend 3nights at Arequipay and what a pleasure it was: they are constantly cleaning the bathroom and the well equiped kitchen. It is always clean even if you arrive at 2.00am! There is tea and hot water available all day long. The common areas are so nice and spacious inside & outside. The wifi works really well with at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, the hostel has everything you could want - clean rooms, hot showers, fantastic chill spaces, etc. but the friendly staff went out of their way to help me twice! In the Colca canyon, my boyfriends card got eaten by an ATM so we couldn't even pay the taxi driver to get us from the bus station to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Good location, good atmosphere with a friendly staff. The whole establishment makes it easy to sit alone under the sun, or make contact with other travellers at the pool table or any other common area. The hostel also offers a great variety of tours that you can book from the front desk; the pick-ups are usually made at the hostel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We got there with a recommendation from a friend and loved every minute! First thing after check in- a full tour of the house! The kitchen is well organized and the entire hostel is always clean and well maintained. Kind staff, great facilities and fantastic vibe. All for a reasonable price! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Brilliant hostel with all the amenities including pool table, table tennis, table football, two kitchens and two TV rooms! Staff are very helpful with organising tours etc without being pushy. Sociable but not noisy at night - if you want somewhere more rowdy I'd recommend the aptly named Wild Rover.

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Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Compared to some of the hostels in for example Cusco, this hostel is not too big. It has a nice and relaxed atmosphere, nice staff that will help you with your needs and it is super clean. We had a bad experience with a tour that we took through the hostel and although they are not responsible for the tours,... More

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Changwon, South Korea
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice beds in this hostel. Honest staff. Good atmosphere. Close to the sights. Arequipa is a great place to visit glad I stopped by. They offer a lot of services. Maybe the kitchen can use some improvements.

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Address: Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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