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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

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Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only a short walk from the Plaza de Armas and the market, there's a supermarket a few blocks away. A simple breakfast is included, bread and jam, bananas and coffee. Tea is available all day. There is a well equipped kitchen which does get a little busy in the evenings but there is also a second kitchen downstairs. Bathrooms are... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arequipay is a not so wild friendly atmosphere, with very good internet and very friendly staff. Breakfast is good and it is near many restaurants. This is a great place to make friends and find groups, which may also be formed by the tours the staff offer.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This hostel has a great location in Arequipa; only a 10 minute walk away from the main plaza, with many cheap restaurants located even closer.The staff here were very friendly and helpful, always on hand to provide information about Arequipa and give directions. The rooms here were quite basic but clean, and the beds were really comfortable. There were also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Staff is friendly, always helping with anything from calling a taxi to putting postcards on the letterbox when the post office isn't open. The hostel also arranges priceworthy treks to the Colca canyon. Breakfast is not included, but you get coffee, tea, bread, butter, jam and bananas for free between 7 and 10 am every day. Rooms are basic but... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Good hostel with a decent amount of people passing through. It isn't a party hostel but there are a good amount of communal areas to meet people. Breakfast is standard, OK coffee, bread and jam. Could be a touch more central. Would recommend but there is probably better hostels.

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South Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We arrived after an overnight bus from Puni and even though we checked in very early in the morning the staff were still v friendly and accommodating. Would have been great if they could've arranged a bus terminal pickup (every other hostel we stayed in in Peru did this). Overall, is exactly what you'd expect of a hostel - little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Funny, some great things and some not at all! Great things: - staff! perfect! Specially Luz, such a sweetheart, really nice and helpful. The other girls were really great too. - atmosphere: nice people, nice hostel, very organized, a perfect balance between party and relax. They a have a really sweet dog. - you can book tours from them. Reliable... More 

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Thank Juju W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Good location! staff were very friendly,speak excellent English and very helpful !! we definitely recommend this place ! Gaby and I had really good time during our stay! good wi-fi was very good even in our room! We love you Loz, she is the best hostels staff we met!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The location is Okay. Nice for quiet nights as it isn't directly in the center of town but it's also very safe. There is an abundance of common areas to meet people and chill out. The outside space is nice on hott days. We arrived MUCH earlier than expected (4:30am) and thankfully the nice receptionist let us sleep in the... More 

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Thank Rebecca D
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

It makes you feel like home. They clean the common areas many times a day so they are always clean. It has plenty of room for making friends and have a nice conversation. They care for the sleep quality by not allowing loud noises at night.

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