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“Ampato tour - good stay - highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
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Andes House Inn
Calle Ayacucho 207-211 Cercado, Arequipa Areq 01, Peru   |  
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Ranked #87 of 123 Arequipa B&B and Inns
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Ampato tour - good stay - highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I stayed some days in this hostel because I went on a tour to the Ampato (6310m). The hostel is really central. You reach the plaza in 7 minutes. It is quiet and has a nice terrace where you can take breakfast. After breakfast we left for a 2 hour ride to Chivay for acclimatization. On the next day a jeep picked us up to drive us to the basecamp of the Ampato at 5060m. The following day, we climbed to the second camp at 5400m to start our attempt for the summit at 12 h midnight. The weather was perfect and I climbed with two guides, Alain Chacon Gonzaes y Hugo Gonzales Gonzales (Aspirantes de case de guias de Huaraz) who are really resposible and made the expedition save. I would always do a tour again with them; we had a lot of fun and reached the summit early in the morning. If you also want to do a tour like this or to other mountains, I can recommend Alain y Hugo highly.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

the owner is called Victor, cheated us on several trip planned. Don't trust this guy with anything, it will cost you... Sosa room, but don't do it! Wish I had read this before going, but now let me warn you all...

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

They try to take money out of the tourists. Do not book any tours there! They promise things which are not true. The hotel is very noisy and the owner not very friendly. There are much nicer hostals in Arequipa. Do not stay at the Andes House Inn.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Balgach, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We're travelling for 6 months but never had such a bad experience, although the Andes House Inn was a friends recommendation!
All 3 nights were unexaptable noisy (smashing doors, shouting kids,... and also after 11pm) whats not big fun if you have to get up at 2.30am to start your Colca-Tour and are facing a 6 hours hike.
The laundry costs 5 Soles per Kg which is twice as much as in other places. The rooms don't get cleaned and there is either no warm water or just boiling hot water, which makes showering quite uncomfortable.
Additionally the brakfast is very basic and can only be eaten on the outdoor terrasse, which can be freezing and wet, depending on the weather conditons.
The worst thing was that they (Victor) ripped us off with the Colca Canyon Tour and provided us with obviously and on purpose wrong tour information. He promised us to get a very special private tour by visiting the Lahar Lodge which he promised is a culinaric highlight and the best lodge in the whole canyon - that was also the reason why we payed more than double of the standard tour.
It turned out, that the guide (Alain) had no feeling for the timing and distances of the trek, the Lahar Lodge was a very basic and dirty place and when we saw the kitchen, we decided not to eat meat/fish but still got both diarrohea. Victor even tried to force us to take the public bus at 1am  to the canyon to make a better deal for him and late in the evening before we started, he tried to convince two other tourists for our "private" tour.
Conclusion: The other tourists who did the standard tour did a much better deal - just don't go for tours organized through the Andes House Inn...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

it is a nice place, very cheap but very reasonable. it is not 5* hotel, but we do not pay as for 5* neither :-)
It is ok clean, not perfect but really ok.
breakfast which is included in the price, more than enough, fresh and good. The stuff is very friendly, they were giving us breakfast, specially prepared in a very unreasonable hours (before 5am..!!)
No problem to leave the luggage (for free of course) and it is possible to wash the clothes. the trips they offer are nice, reasonable price and the guide is really cool and nice.
the bad point, which I have in most of the peruvian cheaper hotels, rooms next to the reception are loud, they loudly talk from 5am... but they told me they are going to change the rooms on the ground floor so all guest will stay on the upper floors where is more quite.
There is a nice terrace, really cool with the fridge you can use, so you can keep there your food and drinks.
A shower is OK.
And still in the nice area, walking distance from the main square.
to be recommended.
I put as overall review "very good" but considering the low price i think they should gain "excellent"

Room Tip: rooms on the 1st floor are quitter. Do not take the room next to the reception. It is loud.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

i arrived in the morning, they offered me breakfast and a cosy room. it's a place where i felt a little like at home. the staff is fantastic and they really help you with organizing trips. as a matter of fact - as i was running out of time - i booked my trip to machu picchu and titicaca at this hotel with the owner who is very competent and showed me photos of the different possibilities and gave good advices. i really can recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Nice room, Nice people, Nice breakfast, Safe! One of our good quality/price hostel in Perou!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: Calle Ayacucho 207-211 Cercado, Arequipa Areq 01, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 123 B&Bs / Inns in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the "Andes House Inn", a cozy and comfortable place. We are a family with years of experience in the hotel and tourism business. So it is the perfect choice for backpackers and short-trip-travellers. Our attention guarantees that you can enjoy the quietness and safety you need. Hospitality and personalized service are combined to make you feel at home. ... more   less 
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