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“Super location and hotelstyle service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Portal La Merced Hostel

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Portal La Merced Hostel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   La Merced 131, Arequipa 51, Peru   |  
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Ranked #25 of 86 Hotels in Arequipa
1 review
“Super location and hotelstyle service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay here just off Main Square. Staff were so helpful and owner has great English. Fast wifi connection
And Good breakfast. Staff put on early breakfast to accommodate our early bus departure, organised taxis, carried bags etc- Couldn't do enough for us! Clean rooms en suite and fresh towels everyday! Place being renovated as we stayed so it can only get better from here!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cologne, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a very good Hostel, I highly recommend it. It is located one block from the main plaza. The rooms are very clean and have hot water. The stuff is very helpful and friendly. The Wifi in the room is good & fast. Nice breakfast included. The hostel is a great place for travelers.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The staff at this hostel were extremely accommodating to me when the hostel I had reserved turned out to be overbooked. I was tired and disappointed with the previous hostel, but turned out to have a fabulous experience. My room was large and clean, and the breakfast was the best I had in Peru. It was the usual roll with jam, but included a fried egg and juice. The location also cannot be beat.

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We were shown this place by a neighbouring hostel that was full and it turned out to be a gem. Good wifi, friendly + helpful staff, nice breakfast and in an excellent location - 30 second walk from the Plaza.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Great staff (who are happy to help you practise your Spanish) stones throw away from plaza, yummy bfast, room cleaned daily, close to restaurants, coffee shop next door, 'juanita' across the street at the museum, quiet and cheap - what more could you want?!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Great hostel great location.100 metres from plaza de armes.nino and his family who run the hostel are very welcoming and helpfull.the breakfast is good eggs fresh rolls fruit and juice plus tea or coffee. Rooms are of a good size and clean. Unlike some hostels that do not clean your room for the duration of your stay here the rooms were cleaned every day and the beds made. Niño speaks very good English. A nice quiet hostel to stay in. Nino thanks very much from us both

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Nice, quiet, clean and safe place just minute from Plaza de Armas in Arequipa. Great place for travellers who speak just english. Hostel manager Nino speaks fluently english. Is very friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast included. Close to banks, travel agencies or restaurants.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Portal La Merced Hostel

Address: La Merced 131, Arequipa 51, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 86 Hotels in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Portal La Merced Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portal La Merced Hostal” ofrece una combinación inmejorable de buen servicio, calidad, precio, comodidad y seguridad y es indiscutiblemente la mejor opción para los visitantes que buscan alojamiento económico en el centro de Arequipa. Estamos a un paso de las atracciones más populares de Arequipa; incluyendo el famoso lugar de entretenimiento nocturno Calle San Francisco, la zona de compras de la calle Mercaderes, Santa Catalina, Moran y la calle donde estamos ubicados. En “Portal La Merced Hostal”. Ofrecemos alojamiento para todos los gustos, desde habitaciones individuales, dobles, triples, cuádruples todas con baño privado y dormitorios solo para mujeres y dormitorios mixtos con baño privado. Casa colonial con vista panorámica a todo lugar desde la terraza, ven y comparte tu estadía con nosotros, te esperamos!!.Best Regard. ... more   less 
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