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Portal La Merced Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   La Merced 131, Arequipa 51, Peru
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Ranked #20 of 84 hotels in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Cuenca, Ecuador
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a week at Portal La Merced and can highly recommend it. Nino the mgr is bilingual and very helpful. Roxanne and the rest of the female staff are so friendly and warm. They let me keep food in the refrigerator, the breakfast includes eggs cooked the way you like them, and very good coffee. I live in Cuenca,... More

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Portal La Merced. It has a great location in downtown Arequipa. What made us especially attracted to this hostel is how quiet it is despite it's central location. We received a room that didn't have any noise from the outside. The owner allowed us to use a computer, since we didn't bring a Wifi device.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights in this hostel and it was great. The location is excellent ( like 1 minute walk to the main plaza ). The rooms are clean and the price includes breakfast . You can book different tours in the hostel and the staff are really helpful. I loved it .

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New York City, New York
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19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in May 2014 by myself. The rooms were clean, had amazing shower pressure with hot water (except one day but I just waited 15 minutes and it worked again), and the people were so helpful. I had really heavy suitcases and they helped me bring them up the stairs, they ironed shirts for me... More

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Pocatello, Idaho
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The best thing about this place were the people working there. The main guy, Nino, said he used to be a porter, so he's a very good talker and knows everything there is to know about all the good places to travel. After talking with him, we would pretty much follow his advice. He or another worker there would actually... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This budget hotel is in a great location, though a touch noisy with street traffic. It is quaint. But that doesn't come near making up for the hard bed...very uncomfortable by morning...and especially the unprofessional, poor customer service shown by the manager. I sent laundry out, and it came back barely folded and stuffed into the used grocery bag I... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The staff of the hostel is not helpful or friendly. You are asked to pay for all your stay during check in, cash. You can pay using credit card, with addition. The rooms are very simple and the doors don't close well. They have good space, but no black out. So, be prepared to wake up with the first Sun... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Really good central location. The streets of arequipa are pretty hectic with traffic so it was really nice to escape it - it's a peaceful place. Theres a fab view from the roof and they were renovating it to make it into a chill out area. The main plus is the owner - he was so helpful and was really... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay here just off Main Square. Staff were so helpful and owner has great English. Fast wifi connection And Good breakfast. Staff put on early breakfast to accommodate our early bus departure, organised taxis, carried bags etc- Couldn't do enough for us! Clean rooms en suite and fresh towels everyday! Place being renovated as we stayed... More

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Cologne, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a very good Hostel, I highly recommend it. It is located one block from the main plaza. The rooms are very clean and have hot water. The stuff is very helpful and friendly. The Wifi in the room is good & fast. Nice breakfast included. The hostel is a great place for travelers.

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Address: La Merced 131, Arequipa 51, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
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Hotel Class:3 star — Portal La Merced Hostel 3*
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Portal La Merced Hostal” ofrece una combinación inmejorable de buen servicio, calidad, precio, comodidad y seguridad y es indiscutiblemente la mejor opción para los visitantes que buscan alojamiento económico en el centro de Arequipa. Estamos a un paso de las atracciones más populares de Arequipa; incluyendo el famoso lugar de entretenimiento nocturno Calle San Francisco, la zona de compras de la calle Mercaderes, Santa Catalina, Moran y la calle donde estamos ubicados. En “Portal La Merced Hostal”. Ofrecemos alojamiento para todos los gustos, desde habitaciones individuales, dobles, triples, cuádruples todas con baño privado y dormitorios solo para mujeres y dormitorios mixtos con baño privado. Casa colonial con vista panorámica a todo lugar desde la terraza, ven y comparte tu estadía con nosotros, te esperamos!!.Best Regard. ... more   less 
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