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Hostal Scandinavia House

Calle Ugarte 314 - cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #15 of 116 Specialty Lodging in Arequipa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is ok, it's has good beds and showers. Breakfast is not included but they offer kitchen, anyway there's several places nearby to have it. I think some painting and decoration can improve this place and make it cozy. I've seen some old pics and it has a lot of potential.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you are looking for a reasonable, safe and central location to stay in Arequipa, you can not go to far wrong when in comes to Scandinavia House, 314 Calle Ugarte. From around £5 per person, to be so close to the centre (two blocks) and in a tranquil street is amazing. There are rooms with small balconies overlooking the... More 

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Granby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This great hostal is located near the Plaza de arma and offers a superb open courtyard. The rooms are clean and the beds are surprisingly (because we've slept in other hostal before arriving to Arequipa) very confortable. There is an amazing room view of the mountains surrounding Arequipa. The owner is so welcoming and helpful. They are very accommodating which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

An international mine and energy convention was happening in Arequipa, Peru, we were coming for one night after, Titicaca Lake and Inca trail,exhausted and full of bags. The Scandinavia House sent us an email promising us a room in a near hotel since they were overbooked. We arrived at a "House" being painted, not a Hostal facility. The manager brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I spent two nights three days in Arequipa at Scandinavia hostel and couldn't have had a better experience. The staff was super friendly and helpful, made me feel very welcome, like I was at home, able to use the kitchen and all facilities as needed. Very clean rooms with everything as advertised, beautiful roof top deck with amazing views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Only a couple of blocks from the Plaza. Our first time at a hostal and would stay again. This is a very laid back place so it's great if you are too. Owners were helpful with restaurant recommendations and shopping tips. We lived meeting new people a d getting to know the kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

On our first day we arrived at the hostel and stood outside ringing the bell for 20 minutes.... no answer. We walked around the town for a bit with our rucksacks and went back an hour later and managed to get in this time. We were hoping to meet other travellers but for the 3 nights we stayed we were... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This hotel is very quiet and friendly. You can rest very well in their confortable rooms and staff is ready to attend you in all your necessities. The best part is his location, three blocks from the main park. Highly recomended...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Scandinavia hostal is an excellent stay in Arequipa with centro location which is easily access to centre and sight seeing places around. The owner, jehssely is an excellent person who is always helps you around. She is friendly and always smile. When we found my door lock was out of order, she immediately called someone to buy a new one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Our first impression was that the place needed some TLC. Our room had a ceiling that was badly peeling and the bed mattress was rather lumpy. But the room was large and clean and there was plenty of hot water. The downside was the lack of plugs in the room. You can either watch tv, or charge your phone, but... More 

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