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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This message hostel offers everything you could possibly need when you're not searching for a place go party 24/7. Great staff, clean rooms and bedrooms, good atmosphere, nice common areas and good basic breakfast. Furthermore the colca canyon tour I booked in the hostel turned out to be for a real competitive price and everything around it from luggage storage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives: Good hostel, kind staff, two kitchens, plenty of outside space to chill out, close to plaza Negatives: Beds quite creaky on the top bunk, not completely stable, Wifi not super strong It was a pleasant stay, nothing special, but does the job, would have been better to have some communal bathrooms in place of single ones so when people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a comfortable, well laid-out hostel with helpful staff and a good atmosphere. We arrived early in the morning from an overnight bus and were stuck in a back room with a TV, which was not the most comfortable but a good place to conk out. The hostel staff are helpful for booking day trips from Arequipa. However, do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Well located, 5-7mn walk from the food market, the main plaza etc All dorms are spacious. The only difference between 4 people dorm and the 6 or 10 people dorm is an individual bed curtain. Lockers in every dorm. Garden is large and nice to relax. Staff is super friendly and you can organise tours from the hostel. Bathrooms are... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

nice place. clean, well cared for. decent breakfast of the usual bread with jam and bananas and hot drinks. small kitchen for use. nice place. taxi driver didn't know where it was though and we had to direct him. nice views, good hammocks and patio for lounging.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights before trekking Colca Canyon and again on the night of our return. We booked the trek through the hostel and had a really great time. Breakfast is the typical coffee or tea with bread, butter, jam, and bananas. The courtyard is very nice to hang out it, and the kitchen is of decent size.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The place was very clean and the staff were very friendly. It was one of the easier hostels to meet other solo travelers. The place had a very nice social vibe. The water was nice and warm and wifi was pretty good. It was a bit further from the plaza, but definitely not too bad, about a 10 minute walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Loved our stay here. Staff was amazing and great location for a hostal. Some minor water issues (due to the city), which is just the nature of the beast in that area. Would definately stay there again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Really friendly staff! Beds are comfortable. Staff are great at keeping the place clean- bathrooms are frequently cleaned! Advertised as "not a party hostel" so it's nice that after 10pm people respectfully quiet down! We arrived at 5 am and were allowed to sleep in the tv room while we waited to check in. Breakfast is basic (buns, jam, bananas,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here ! The atmosphere was chilled. Beds are comfortable, the water for the shower was warm, good wifi. Nice kitchen to cook but the dining room is slightly small, at certain times it gets packed and there's no space to sit. Breakfast is very basic : bread, butter, marmalade and tea. The staff was helpful.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are not a basic property, do you know why? Because we have attractions and facilities that others in arequipa do not have that make us the funniest, coziest and homiest property in town with a funky and modern decor. We are a cozy property and you are going to feel like you are in your own home. We offer both indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect to socialize with all travelers. If you are looking for a place to relax and recharge your energy to continue your journey the best place in arequipa is arequipay backpackers house!. We are not a party property where you always going to find people that disturb your peace of mind, here you going to find tranquility, great vibe and the best service in town, we put our guests above and beyond because you are number one priority for us. We know - you like it clean that's why we take care of it around the clock making sure everything is spotless. Location: Only five blocks away to the main square. Even though we are situated downtown, we are in a peaceful neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the streets around the main square in a private neighborhood. Our location is perfect because it's near banks, supermarkets, bars, and principal tourist attractions. *******facilities****** A game room with a 32 lcd hd tv and professional pool table. 3 computers with flat-panel with free internet and wifi Two movie rooms with a 52 lcd hd tv with dvd and an extensive movie collection. Foosball table and ping pong table. Play station 3! With the latest games Patio with hammocks, patio sets and a heater. Two kitchens good equipped. Barbicue area Free Calls to USA and Canada!!! *****you will find for free***** Free Calls to USA and CAnada Free individual lockers Free tea and coca tea 24/7 Free spices to cook Free wireless internet connection and 3 computers Free access to guide books from all around the world Book exchange Free maps and advice Free luggage storage Free satellite tv and films, Basic breakfast from 7 15 am to 10 am: Bread, butter and jam. Free tea and coca tea 24/7 +++++++location++++++ If you take a taxi please say the taxi driver that our address is near to colegio claretiano, or in front of hotel casa de avila, or near the intersection of calle san martin cuadra 1 and calle cusco cuadra 1 in vallecito almost one block away from siete esquinas +++++++++warning about the taxi drivers+++++++++++ There is a high level of corruption between the taxis inside the bus station and some hostales! So please do not believe the taxi drivers when they try to persuade you not to come to arequipay backpackers properties taking you to other property, they always lie because those hostales pay the taxis commission and for sure you will not find a better property like arequipay, our comments are our best guarantee! Cancellation and no show policy: Cancellations or changes are accepted only with minimum 24 hours before the arrival date via email or phone. Same day cancellations, same day changes or no show will result in 1 night charge per person regardless the reason from your credit card. We are not responsible for weather conditions, illness, flight delays or flight cancellations. If you do not arrive within 3 hrs of your scheduled arrival time, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. So please avoid to be charged from your credit card, if you decided to change or cancel your reservation please let us know. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

Address: Pasaje Ohiggins 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range: $12 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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