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“all u can ask for in a hostel” 4 of 5 stars
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Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 hotel reviews
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“all u can ask for in a hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Hot showers (!!), good kitchen, good beds, clean, lots of entertainment, good wifi, nice vibe. Breakfast was fine, not extensive but some bread marmelade and tea. The only minor thingy is that there are no sockets in the dorms, so u have to leave ur stuff 'outside' when ur charging, which feels less safe than if u can charge in ur room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

The rooms were ok, beds were comfortable , although they clean the bathrooms everydaybbut they don't check if toilet paper , soap needs replacing !! There was no toilet paper in one of the bathrooms , went out all day , came back it wasn't still replaced! I had to ask for it and soap!! They replace the toilet paper but not soap !! In my experience all the places I stayed in Peru they don't like putting soap in the bathrooms it must be very expensive thing I guess !!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The hostel has friendly staff and a lot of facilities (e.g. dvd-room, games, kitchen, garden). The hostel is located in a protected area, walking to the plaza takes 5-10 minutes. They don't offer breakfast, but you can take bread, butter and strawberry jam for free!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed here for one night in a double room in December 2012. It's pretty close to the town centre, in a cul de sac with a big security gate and another front gate. There are loads of facilities - kitchen, garden with BBQ, games, tv rooms, etc and loads of tours that they can help you organise.

The shared bathrooms were a decent size and fairly clean. I would probably recommend it more for people staying in dorms that in the private rooms, as for a similar price in Arequipa if you want a private room you can get one with a private bathroom and better breakfast elsewhere. Great value for dorms though.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed her for 3 nights. We enjoyed this place as they provided space to cook your own food and mingle with other backpackers.
There is place to do your own laundry and dry your clothes. The location is good. There are super markets near by.

Customer service was good. Space in the dorms was sufficient.

Great hostel. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Only stayed one night. The Hostel is great, very relaxed, clean and friendly. Great facilities. Close to town and food options. Not much more to say. One of the good ones! Pool table, air hockey and ping pong table too!

Free tea and bread all day too

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Erlangen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

great hostel if youre looking for a place that is clean, close to the city center and offers lots of space to hang out and meet people! the staff and especially the owner are very friendly and helpful!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

Address: Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 109 Specialty Lodging in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The address of our new location (since 1 year ago)is PASAJE O´HIGGINS 224 VALLECITO (Arequipay Backpackers Downtown) and when you take a taxi to come here you have to give them our address. DO NOT TELL THEM ONLY THE NAME BECAUSE THEY MAY TAKE YOU TO OUR OLD LOCATION WHERE NOW IS OPERATING ANOTHER HOSTEL. ********About Arequipay Backpackers Downtown*******We are not a basic hostel, do you know why? Because we have attractions and facilities that others in Arequipa do not have that make us the funniest, coziest and homiest hostel in town all brand new with a funky and modern d�cor. We are a cozy hostel and you are going to feel like you are in your own home. We offer both indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect to socialize with all travelers. If you are looking for a place to relax and recharge your energy to continue your journey the best place in Arequipa is Arequipay Backpackers House!. We are not a party hostel where you always going to find people that disturb your peace of mind, here you going to find tranquility, great vibe and the best service in town, we put our guests above and beyond because you are number one priority for us. We know - you like it clean�that's why we take care of it around the clock making sure everything is spotless. LOCATION:Only five blocks away to the main square. Even though we are situated downtown, we are in a peaceful neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the streets around the main square in a private neighborhood. Our location is perfect because it�s near banks, supermarkets, bars, and principal tourist attractions. *******FACILITIES****** A Game room with a 32 LCD HD TV and professional Pool table. 3 computers with flat-panel with free internet and wifi Two movie rooms with a 52 LCD HD TV with DVD and an extensive movie collection. Hockey Table, foosball table and Ping Pong Table. PLAY STATION 3! with the latest games Patio with hammocks, patio sets and a heater. A kitchen good equipped. Barbicue Area *****You will find for free***** Free Individual Lockers Free tea and coca tea 24/7 Free spices to cook Free Wireless Internet Connection and 3 computers Free access to guide books from all around the world Book exchange Free Maps and Advice Free Luggage storage Free Satellite TV and films, Free bread in the mornings (we don�t offer breakfast although as courtesy there is bread for free from 7 am to 10 am and free tea and coca tea 24/7) +++++++Location++++++ If you take a taxi please say the taxi driver that our address is near to COLEGIO CLARETIANO, or in front of HOTEL CASA DE AVILA, or near the intersection of Calle san martin cuadra 1 and calle cusco cuadra 1 in vallecito almost one block away from siete esquinas +++++++++Warning about the taxi drivers+++++++++++ There is a high level of corruption between the taxis inside the bus station and some hostales! So please do not believe the taxi drivers when they try to persuade you not to come to Arequipay Backpackers Hostels taking you to other hostel, they always lie because those hostales pay the taxis commission and for sure you will not find a better hostel like Arequipay, our comments are our best guarantee! ... more   less 
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