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“Friendly hostal in good location” 4 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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“Friendly hostal in good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

This is a great hostal in a good location with very helpfull staff. Leading the way with responsible and sustainable tours they offered a good range of treks and activities around the Colca Canyon.

I stayed here for 3 nights and had a really good time. The rooms were basic but had nice little touches such as a power room where guests can rent hair straighteners and hairdryers. I really loved the roof terrace and hammocks... the perfect place to chill out in the hot Arequipeño climate!

Breakfast could be better, but overall great value for money and I would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

I would defenitly recommend this hostel for the fun times I spend with the great staff and meeting other tourists. I loved eating every morning pankakes and on wednesday evenings eating delicious barbecue, going on organized trips like go karting, bull fights and playing jenga until late in the evening in the cool bar room, drinking from buckets!!
I originaly planned to stay for a few days but extended for an extra two!! I just think it's great that they have local and foreingners working in Bothy.
It is a colonial house, so don't expect everything to be new, but you can still enjoy the architecture..over all it's a very clean hostel wish was important for me!
I hope you will enjoy your stay there as much as i did...

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

I thought after reading al the positive reviews in hostelworld that I would be ok staying at this hostel on my first night in arequipa. It is a good location and only a 10 minute walk to the main square. But the toilet/bathrooms are a bit of nightmare! The upstairs bathroom had a cracked window which anyone could see you showering! and there floods of water in the bathroom. It is a pretty rundown building, but the staff are friendly. Also, hammocks on teh roof tops is good. Its good for travellers who don´t mind lots of noise and rundown bathrooms. The rooms are very basic. But one nite was enough for me.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — bathroom and room
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Puente Grau 306, Arequipa 054, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 109 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 306 Bothy 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 rooftop where you can enjoy the fabulous view of the mountains with a cold beer or a cocktail from our bar. NEW!! We now have a rooftop pool that is perfect for lounging in on a sunny day. Arequipa gets about sunny 300 days out of the year so come pass some of those days poolside at Bothy! 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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