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“Welcoming and very friendly Hostel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bothy Hostel Arequipa

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Bothy Hostel Arequipa
Puente Grau 306, Arequipa 054, Peru   |  
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Leipzig, Germany
1 review
“Welcoming and very friendly Hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Very friendly stuff, nice rooftop terrace, good location. You can either chill out and have a quiet time or hang out in the bar and go to clubs with the owner and his friends. I had a really good time here and would highly recommend you to go there if you come to Arequipa.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Gracias Amigo. We are very happy for you visit.

We will keep going and improving more!

Saludos

Bothy love you!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Delft, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Amazing hostel with real good atmosphere!! Loved it! One of the nicest hostels we visited in Peru. The service is excellent and they also really do their best to offer the best service possible. Just go to Bothy you'll love it!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Muchas Gracias por tu comentario.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at bothy Arequipa.

Hope you have a very good time.

Greetings from Arequipa
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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in aus busy 2013 and I must say all though it was only 5 mins from the plaza de armas it was and great place to stay at. The staff and managers were very attentive and friendly.
I went past this year 2014 and they have made some amazing renovations that made the place a lot more inviting. The graffiti art is brilliant.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Hi Shirly
We are very happy that you liked our hostel. on your first visit and your second! Thank you for choose us! your comments help a lot to keep improving. We wish you a nice year!

Best wishes from all bothy team.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Good location and super friendly staff...kudos to Liz at reception and robert the manager.

Case in point I had an upstairs bed. I did not comment or complain. They proactively asked me if I wanted to change dorms for a lower bed.

Shower was warm but not hot but I was told that was due to solar panel usage and if there is not enough sun and you ask they will turn on the gas.

No kitchen usage which may be common here?

New years Eve was nice. Intimate and fun.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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bothyhostels, General Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Hi Robert,
How lovely it is to receive this message from you.
Thank you so for staying with us, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here.

It was a pleasure spending New Years with you and having great conversation.

All the best to you and safe travels
Liz and I both hope to see you at Bothy when you return to Peru.

Kind regards
Robert
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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Ended up staying three weeks here at bothy while I was at Spanish school in Arequipa. Loved it. The staff were all super friendly and helpful and it was chilled enough to get some good study done up on the sunny rooftop terrace during the day. The bar added that cool extra dimension to relax in over a few cold ones in the evenings also. All in all a very worthwhile place to stay and very good value for money. I would happily recommend to all travellers..couples singles, families etc.

Room Tip: Maybe stay clear of the rooms facing the road as they are very noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hi Cole,

Thank you for the great review.
We have recently made quite a few changes to the hostel and I'm sure you will be very surprised when you return in the future.....everyone does :-)
Have an awesome time in Peru on the remainder of your trip.

Safe travels

Robert Els
Manager - Bothy Hostel Arequipa
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Cusco, Peru
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We found a great place to chill and a good base close to the Plaza De Armas and monastery. Friendly staff and clean rooms make this one to remember. Thank you again to Robert and Henrico for making us feel welcome and also sharing his local knowledge of things to see and experience. You guys rock!

Room Tip: Just speak to the friendly receptionist, she'll be happy to show you around before booking.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hi Neil,

Thank you so much for the great message.
We were very happy you decided to stay with us at Bothy, it's always nice meeting great people.
Thank you also for the awesome photos that you took of the hostel and the new changes we are working on, be sure to bring your camera again when you visit us in the future.

Best of luck to yourself and Sam on the remainder of your travels, stay safe and have a lekker time in Cusco.

Regards
Robert Els
Manager - Bothy Hostel Arequipa.
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Cusco, Peru
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This hostel is just a few steps from the main square. Around the hostel you have many possibilities, for going out at night, choosing one of the restaurants, doing some sightseeing or just relaxing in one of the parks in Arequipa - everything is very close to the hostel.
The rooms are clean, the beds comfortable, the water warm. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the roof terrace - while the sun is shining all day long. Perfect! You can enjoy a book in one of the hammocks...and in the evening you should take a drink in the hostel's bar. If I one day come back to Arequipa, I will choose the Bothy Hostel again. I like! :-)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Puente Grau 306, Arequipa 054, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 89 Specialty Lodging in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bothy hostel Arequipa Your home away from home!At:Puente Grau 306Bothy is the perfect combination between chilling-area, meeting other travelers, party and a base to explore the wonderful city of Arequipa. Super friendly, English speaking staff!!Our 4 priorities: super friendly staff, clean bathrooms, included breakfast and real hot showers.We provide all what you need for your stay in Arequipa: • quiet zones around the rooms, • TV room, • free computer room with high speed internet, • sport-bar.We guarantee hot water all day from a central gas heating system (no more electric-shock heaters!).Don't miss our fantastic roof top where you can enjoy the fabulous view of the mountains with a cold beer or a cocktail from our bar.Our staff is willing to help you any time organizing tours, bus tickets or anything you need to make the best of your stay in Arequipa!WARNING - In many cases taxi drivers try to convince travellers to go to other hostels we always have availability for you! ... more   less 
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