I stayed here for 3 nights in May 2014 by myself. The rooms were clean, had amazing shower pressure with hot water (except one day but I just waited 15 minutes and it worked again), and the people were so helpful.
I had really heavy suitcases and they helped me bring them up the stairs, they ironed shirts for me in under 20mins, and they even let me store food in the freezer. Breakfast was plentiful, with bread, eggs to order, jam and butter. The location is amazing, a block from the Plaza de Armas, and it is easy and safe to walk to all the major attractions. It is also really easy to get a cab from that corner and I really like that there area lot of banks around which meant security guards all around that made me feel safe walking around as a single female. To add, there was decent cable with English channels, and I was in the inner courtyard so I heard none of the noise that you sometimes hear in hostels in Peru.
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- 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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