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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located five blocks from the main square in Arequipa, this hostel is close enough to downtown to be convenient while just far enough out to be quiet. It's located in a wealthier neighbourhood, and as two females, we felt entirely safe walking back to the hostel after dark. The staff at reception was friendly, although they were chronically short of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Arequipay Backpackers for 3 nights and absolutely loved it! We booked our colca canyon tour through them and it was really good - great guide and nice accommodation. The hostel itself is awesome, really friendly and helpful staff, a great kitchen where you can make your own food, an amazing DVD collection and a nice outdoor area. The... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights - two nights in the double room and two in the twin. The rooms are clean and quite big but a bit cold (however there are a lot of warm blankets). The kitchen was ok and perfect to cook in. The breakfast was not included but bread, butter and jam were offered for free.... More

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Gérardmer
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Amazing staf, perfect trip planned with best agencies, i really recommand this hostel! I recommand you the misti room with a balcon and a perfect view on the misti and chachani. Hot shower and cheap price for dormitorios

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Super friendly staff and couldn't do enough for us. Games room and movie room are excellent. Hammocks in the back are brilliant for relaxing after a days sightseeing or just having a beer. Breakfast is a bit light but lovely all the same. Would highly recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Good rooms, clean, quiet hostel overall. Nice movie room and communal spaces. Easy booking of yours and buses on site. The only annoyance was in the mornings, around check out time, the staff come in and out of the dorm constantly without knocking. Even the young girl of one of the cleaners barged into the room without knocking. Mi joke... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

There is nothing bad to say about this hostel, I had a great stay. The kitchen is clean and well-equipped, the staff is super-friendly and the showers are amazing with almost unlimited hot water. They have loads of movies and its not too far to walk to the main plaza nor the supermarket. Simply loved it!

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Arequipa Backpackers Downtown is conveniently located just 10 minutes (walking) from the main square. Arequipa is a sweet little town - our favourite in Peru, actually - with a variety of things to see, do & eat. The hostel itself is well equipped with a movie room, pool table, communal computers, hammocks outside, ample bathrooms & a decent sized kitchen.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Good location, secure place. Nice outdoor area to enjoy the sunshine. TV room and kitchen where you can bring your own stuff and get the free breakfast. Great helpful staff - booked us taxis and let us keep bags there when we did the Colca Canyon trip (even though it wasn't through them) even said we could have a shower... More

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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I absolutely loved this hostel. It was exactly what I needed in the middle of a long trip. The rooms are super comfy and they provide you everything you need (towel, soap) and they keep everything super clean. The common areas were fantastic and comfortable and they had multiple TV rooms, so it was easy to find a private corner... More

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Address: Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
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The address of our new location (since 1 year ago)is PASAJE O´HIGGINS 224 VALLECITO (Arequipay Backpackers Downtown) and when you take a taxi to come here you have to give them our address. DO NOT TELL THEM ONLY THE NAME BECAUSE THEY MAY TAKE YOU TO OUR OLD LOCATION WHERE NOW IS OPERATING ANOTHER HOSTEL. ********About Arequipay Backpackers Downtown*******We are not a basic hostel, 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 hostel in town all brand new with a funky and modern d�cor. We are a cozy hostel 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 hostel 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. Hockey Table, foosball table and Ping Pong Table. PLAY STATION 3! with the latest games Patio with hammocks, patio sets and a heater. A kitchen good equipped. Barbicue Area *****You will find for free***** 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, Free bread in the mornings (we don�t offer breakfast although as courtesy there is bread for free from 7 am to 10 am and 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 Hostels taking you to other hostel, they always lie because those hostales pay the taxis commission and for sure you will not find a better hostel like Arequipay, our comments are our best guarantee! ... more   less 
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