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Bothy Hostel Arequipa

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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here last year for a couple days and it was extremely peaceful and the WiFi was great - important as I work online. When it came time for me to return to Arequipa I knew exactly where I wanted to stay. Comfy beds, generally warm showers, rooms with no more than 4 beds, great WiFi (again), and an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good hostel for a very reasonable price. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms are cleanish. The breakfast is simple, even for hostal standards. The staff is above average friendly and helpful. Really liked their help, even when they had nothing to gain. This hostal tries to dip its toes in the party-scene, but is way more suited as a place for relaxation.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful setting with a rooftop terrace I could have stayed forever on and perfect place for brek! Marco and Beth in particular were super helpful and friendly and gave the place character. Lucky to have them at the hostel even if it will be short and sweet!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good points: amazing rooftop terrace (sun loungers/hammocks free to use, breakfast served 8am-12pm with great orange juice) good wifi, cheap, good location (8mins walk to plaza), onsite bar Bad points: had 3 showers there and all of them were FREEZING (I tried showering at different times of the day but always cold), can be noisy if you're not partying in... More 

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Knada, General Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review

Dear Jen Thank you very much for your Comment About the showers , We have had problems during the time you were Because the hostel was with lots of people. We apologize for it You know travelers feel free to express their mood , We as a hostel, We have rules , but we can not be very strict We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent just one night there and was glad to leave. It's a noisy and shabby place. The room was nice but there is no warm water in the evening and the staff is unfriendly and didn't care. Not worth the money.

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Thank Marc F
Knada, Director de Recepción at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review

Dear Marc Thank you very much for your comment. thank you for your comment and apologize for the situation! You know that during your stay the hostel was very busy We did our best to give you a private room. When the hostel is full many people use the showers at the same time and this causes perhaps small problems... More 

Peru
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Sociable (party) hostel but the staff close the bars at 12pm so not too bad if you want to sleep, Really fun hostel, stayed there for three nights in a 4beds dorm with bathroom(not the best but clean).People at the desk were really helpful and spoke great English. The facilities and decor are really impressive, cool bar and pool table.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Bothy hostel on my last night in Arequipa after a mix up with my reservation at Mercaderes Backpackers. Bothy accepted me as a walk in which I appreciated, but it was really hard to sleep as there was loud music from the bar below well into the night. Also, the staff brought a girl into our room... More 

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Thank Molly G
Knada, Director de Recepción at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review

Dear molly Thank you so much for your opinion. We apologize if your experience in our hostel was not positive. We consider your positive feedback and we will work on this! Thank you and have a very good trip! Lucas and the bothy team! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The people at the hostel were really friendly and helpful. Great location at the heart of the historical center of Arequipa. I loved the rooftop terrace, with great views over the surrounding volcanic mountains.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I chose this hostel based on its many good reviews and convenient location. Whilst the location is great I think this hostel has seen its day. The rooms are tired and outdated, the bathrooms all seem a bit grubby and it lacks vibe and atmosphere. Friendly staff, good wifi and cheap prices though. I paid for a room with an... More 

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Knada, Director de Recepción at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review

Dear Tierney I appreciate your opinion. kindness, education and recognize our mistakes is very important. We talk to you and apologize for what happened. these things can not always happen. sometimes are random acts that happen in many businesses! You express bad about the hostel does not seem fair for everything we try to help you. I also sent the... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here. Some reviewers have already pointed out that many reviewers here have only posted 1 or 2 reviews, questioning their authenticity...I am also convinced that lot of reviews are fake ones...this hostel is just average, nothing more, far from deserving 4 or 5 stars... +Very friendly and helpful staff +Basic common areas with a pool table... More 

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Knada, Director de Recepción at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this review

Hello Sir I hope're fine. Thank you very much for your stay at bothy arequipa and for your time to write this comment We have followed his two commentaries in the city of Arequipa,one of colca canyon and one of hostel arequipa . I can only say thank you very much and good luck in your travels. if we look... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bothy hostel Arequipa... Your home away from home! At:Puente Grau 306 Bothy is the perfect combination between chilling and party-comunal areas to for meeting other travelers, perfect location a base to explore the wonderful city of Arequipa. Super friendly, English, German, French and Spanish speaking staff! Our 4 priorities: super friendly staff, clean bathrooms, included breakfast, a comunal kitchen whe you can use. We provide all what you need for your stay in Arequipa: • quiet zones around the rooms • TV • free computer with high speed internet • sport-bar. We guarantee hot water all day from a central gas heating system (no more electric-shock heaters!). Don't miss our fantastic rooftop where you can enjoy the fabulous view of the volcanos and mountains with a cold beer or a cocktail from our bar.! Our staff is willing to help you any time organizing tours, bus tickets or anything you need to make the best of your stay in Arequipa! WARNING - In many cases taxi drivers try to convince travellers to go to other hostels and get comissions, we always have availability for you! We offer only 4 beds dorm with private bathroom and share bathroom. private rooms available.Hostel arequipa,budget hostel arequipa,cheap hostel arequipa, kitchen hostel arequipa,party hostel Arequipa,Sport Bar Arequipa,Fun hostel Arequipa,Guest house Arequipa, Backpackers Arequipa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bothy Hostel Arequipa

Address: Puente Grau 306, Arequipa 054, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range: $10 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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