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Calle Consuelo 418, Arequipa 054 Peru
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#6 of 255 Specialty lodging in Arequipa
Property Information: Friendly AQP is a new family-run hostel which has everything that a backpacker could want in one place! A beautiful hostel and a beautiful home, we work to ensure that you enjoy your stay in the city of Arequipa! LOCATION We are located just 4 short blocks from Plaza de Armas (The main square) - About a 5 minute walk! Our home is found in the lovely residential neighborhood of Vallecito, a quiet and comfortable location which is set away from the noise of any traffic. The neighborhood contains many family homes; it is very safe day and night, as are the routes to the main tourist areas. Local amenities include: Supermarket Plaza Vea, restaurants, banks, shops. FREE BREAKFAST We serve breakfast daily between 7:30 and 9:30 AM and you have the choice between two different but delicious options. Our original banana pancakes are served with a sweet topping of dulce de leche, or you can choose our fried or scrambled eggs which are accompanied by fresh bread, jam and butter. Coffee, tea, coca tea and milk are also provided. FACILITIES At Friendly AQP we provide everything you need to enjoy your stay in Arequipa. We have a fully equipped kitchen, with fridge and freezer, which is free to use for all guests. There is a large common room area with comfortable sofas where you can relax and watch TV or a DVD. For more fun, we have a games area where there is a pool table and a ping pong table. Our large garden contains tables, chairs and hammocks for relaxation and enjoying the great sun of Arequipa. We also have a large terrace which provides magnificent views of the volcanoes Misti and Chachani. There is strong WIFI throughout the hostel and we also provide computers for internet access. ROOMS All of our rooms are maintained to a very high standard. Comfortable beds with new mattresses, sheets and pillows. Rooms are very clean with large windows and open space. STAFF Our staff do everything possible to make you feel at home and will always try to help you with any of your needs. Our staff speak English to a good level and have an extensive knowledge of Arequipa and the surrounding area. TOURS We have our own in house travel agency that organizes daily group trips to Colca Canyon. We offer the traditional Colca Canyon 1 or 2 day tour, 2, 3 or 4 day treks of the canyon, opportunities to climb the volcanoes Misti and Chachani, rafting of the River Chili and we can also assist with purchasing of bus tickets and any of your other needs. We have more than 10 years of experience providing these tours and guarantee to provide an excellent service with the best guides
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Chlo vb wrote a review Jun 2018
Prague, Czech Republic51 contributions12 helpful votes
We loved this hostel! it's cheap, clean, bed are really comfy and the breakfast is awesome (banana pancake)! there is a nice living room with pool, a small kitchen, a garden and a rooftop terrasse! I do recommend this hostel for sure
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
punsontour wrote a review Jun 2018
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Great little place to stay in Arequipa. Breakfast is good, would definitely recommend the pancakes over the scrambled eggs! Decent WiFi, helpful staff. Bring your own padlock for the lockers. About a 10 min walk from the main plaza. Lots of tours organised via the hostel, would recommend the rafting - good value great fun
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
Jack Brady wrote a review Apr 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Ticks all the boxes: great value for money, brilliant mattresses, homely communal areas, excellent pancakes for breakfast, solid wifi, close to the centre but on a quiet road, and Eber and his team are so friendly it's only right that the hostel is named so! Their attention to detail and understanding of backpackers needs is fantastic, and I ended up staying much longer in Arequipa due to the comfort of Friendly AQP. (Also if like me, you've missed having a game of 5-a-side football on your travels, then on Mon/Wed/Fri, you can join Eber and his friends for a kick about!) Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Avoid the downstairs dorm - more cramped
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Hollie503866 wrote a review Dec 2017
Harpenden, United Kingdom34 contributions9 helpful votes
I recently stayed at Friendly AQP hostel for 3 nights when in Arequipa in a great private room. There are plenty of toilets and showers in the shared facilities, a rooftop with great views and the hostel is really well located to the centre of the city. There’s also a kitchen where you can cook your own meals.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lucygraham2205 wrote a review Dec 2017
Collingwood, Australia97 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights. Friendly social hostel, great communal areas with pool table and ping pong. Hammocks outside with other seating. Artwork on walls & warm showers! Good wifi and stored our luggage whilstbwe did Colca Canyon. Good pancake brekkie 👌
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Friendly AQP
Which popular attractions are close to Friendly AQP?
Nearby attractions include Plaza de Armas (0.3 miles), Historic Centre of Arequipa (0.3 miles), and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Friendly AQP?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Friendly AQP?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Friendly AQP?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Friendly AQP?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palacios Coffee, La Plaza Bar & Grill, and Ocacao Chocolatería.
Is Friendly AQP located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Arequipa.
Are there any historical sites close to Friendly AQP?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of Arequipa (0.3 miles), Molino de Sabandia (4.7 miles), and Iglesia Santo Domingo (0.4 miles).