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Hostal Residencial Rivero

Street Rivero 420 | at Ayacucho in URB. Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I loved this place and found it more of a family atmosphere than a hotel. The other guests were very nice (obviously that will be hit and miss) and this is important as the best part of the hotel is the common areas. The kitchen is on one of the 2 rooftops and though meager was enough for me to make my coffee and others to cook small meals. It has the basics, and not much more. The view however is incredible. In one direction you're looking down on the city, in the other a volcano. On the second rooftop there are 2 washing machines and cords to hang your clothes on. This (free) feature was exactly what I needed when I arrived in Arequipa. Be warned however they are only agitators. Large top loading washers, but you add the water from a hose, empty it out the bottom and ring out the water by hand. It doesn't take long to dry in the sun luckily.
The hotel staff was very friendly, but unless you can speak a bit of Spanish you may find it very difficult to communicate with...
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2009

This is a great hostel except for the horrible service.
You pay 250 soles a month, 90 soles a week, or 15 soles a day for a single room with shared bath (but you can bargain). Rooms with private bathrooms are available. Showers have hot (solar) water, except on rare cloudy days. You have use of a kitchen -- stove, large refrigerator, pots, pans,
cups, and utensils. There are three communal bathrooms, which are big enough for only one person at a time.
The hostal is in a safe neighborhood. There is free WiFi. The computer for community use is so slow (because it is ancient) as to be useless!
Rooms are small, and beds force you to sleep on only one side (i.e. they are higher on one side than the other_ when you lie on them_).
I would give this hostel three stars, or maybe even four, but the owner´s son (12 hour desk clerk) is extremely rude and corrupt. He invents fees for free services (i.e. computer), orders customers around, smokes in hostel...
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Address: Street Rivero 420 | at Ayacucho in URB. Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range: $12 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Residencial Rivero 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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