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“Family run, central, comfortable” 3 of 5 stars
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Posada del Cacique
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Pyente Grau | Cercado, Arequipa 0054, Peru   |  
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“Family run, central, comfortable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

I stayed here for 2 nights before going on a trip to Colca Canyon. Good value, nice hot shower, comfortable beds, quite spacious dorm and good central location. There was also free internet - the sign said half an hour per guest per day, but in practice you could use it as much as you wanted and there was never any hassle with access. The only downside was that you have to be let in and out when you come and go. The family who run it are very friendly but I found the questioning on what I´d spent my day doing each time I came in or went out a bit much. It´s well meant but I found it a little intrusive. Otherwise this is a good value and friendly hostel, but a little like living with your parents.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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australia and scotland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2007

We found this place by accident as our preferred option was full and they recommended it to us. We ended up staying 5 days!

This is a small hostel run by a very friendly family. Jose runs the place and bends over backwards to help his guests whenever possible. (e.g. finding us a farmacy when we were ill, getting us a great canyon hike, explaining the local area, etc etc)

It is not a fancy place, but is great value if you´re looking for a clean, friendly, safe place.

We stayed in double rooms and they were great - very large and clean and airy.

The hostel provides very very fast internet (a rarity in Arequipa) on one PC that is free to use (they say for half an hour each per day, but can be used for longer if it´s not busy!)...

A great place and highly recommended.

  • Liked — Friendly helpful staff and clean airy rooms
  • Disliked — The owner smokes in communal areas!
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2007

Stayed in this lovely hostel for a month in January of 2007. It´s run by a wonderful family who are very accommodating and friendly. The Hostel has a beautiful Patio to hang out, a kitchen, rooms with private baths as well as with shared baths. Prices are very competitive for both the shared bath as well as the private bath rooms. In total there are 8 rooms, which makes for a cozy atmosphere.

Well, I just really loved the vibe and charm of the hostel, the guests, but most of all the family who runs the place. Stayed much longer than intended... ;-) And I wasn´t the only one.

  • Liked — The wonderful family running the place and the vibe of the hostel
  • Disliked — nothing comes to mind. maybe no breakfast, but then again I am not a breakfast kinda guy anyway
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pyente Grau | Cercado, Arequipa 0054, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 89 Specialty Lodging in Arequipa
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Number of rooms: 20

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