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Hostal Solar

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Calle Ayacucho 108 Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hostal staffed by friendly and attentive staff. I loved the outdoor lounge. My wife and I eat breakfast there in the morning and hang out there in the afternoon to enjoy snacks bought in the Mercado San Camilo market (chicharron and cervice). Housekeeping is great. They make sure my room is spotless every time I come back to my... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed my stay here for 4 days. The staff is beyond nice. Our room - 201 had amazing wifi reception from all 3'floors which was something my son appreciated the most. I appreciated the daily cleaning service, fresh towels, tidiness, fresh delicious breakfast, laundry service (self or for nominal price) . I would stay here again.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My fiancé and I stayed here during our vacation, and I was very wary about staying at a "hostel." However, I will say that as far as hostels go, Solar is very nice. It has a gorgeous rooftop common area with breathtaking views. The service is excellent: the English-speaking concierge would make our reservations and call our cabs for us,... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights. I arrived in Arequipa after a short flight from Lima and they arranged taxi service for me. The staff are friendly and helpful; the room spacious and clean. They have an outdoor roof top breakfast area with nice views. Would definitely recommend to the budget traveler.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

So having stayed here for 2 nights id say its the best place to date that we have stayed in. If you can book room 401 and you don't mind carrying your luggage up to the top of the hostel then I feel you will find it well worth it. Up here you have a balcony overlooking the city at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Granted the Internet is not so realiable, however, the rooms are clean and airy, the staff is wonderful and the beds are soooooo comfortable. It's possible that staying in this place made us choose to stay an extra night in Arequipa. Breakfast on the roof is fabulous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Have breakfast with a view of the volcanos! The staff goes well beyond their duties to create a genuinely welcoming atmosphere, and were particularly helpful in arranging our tour to colca canyon. Room was spacious and cleaned with fine detail.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went there with my girlfriend for 1 night. Very clean and comfortable hotel. Price was 40USD including breakfast. Wi-fi worked, shower was hot and staff was very helpful. We booked the 3day canyon del colca trip with them and got a good guide and organization of everything. Would go there again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here... Stayed 5 nights over two trips through Arequipa in Oct 2014. The staff are so friendly, smiley and helpful. The rooms are big, sunny and quiet. Breakfast is good and served on a lovely sunny terrace that I spent many hours on organising the next part of my trip. Great location... Close to Zig Zag... More 

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Johannesburg
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This hostel is located just a few blocks from the main square in the old city. It has a lovely rooftop view, the rooms are large and spacious, some with 3 beds. The bathroom has a large shower and toilet. There is free wifi and a little central courtyard near reception. It's nice, clean and well located.

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