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Bothy Hostel Arequipa
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you decide to stay at this place you will find a very nice place and a warm welcome from superfriendly staff!
You will have Breakfast at the amazing roof terrace and in the evenings you can go to the bar where you will always meet a bunch of nice people.
Please note that theres no shared kitchen as its said in the description..
All in all we loved it there.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank merle s
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Thank you Friends.We will Continue to improve more!
Greetings from Arequipa Peru
Bothy love you!

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We were looking for a step away from the normal hostels that we had been staying at in the last few months and were tired of the intense party scene that was provided in all other hostels and the un cleanliness as well. Coming to Bothy was really nice they had tvs for us to watch the premier league and relax a nice rooftop hangout with hammocks looking to all corners of arequipa including the beautiful Volcano Misti. While it was not an intense party hostel they still had an awesome bar with a really friendly bartender whihch made the scene fun, instead of 1000 people at loki or wildrover we had about ten of us hanging out and drinking, a lot more personable and enjoyable for me. The owner Raul was awesome and was always around, he even bought me a birthday cake! with my name on it! Thanks Raul and Bothy Hostel.

P.s. After we left bothy arequipa, we chose to stay in Bothy puno, another equally well run establishment. Good times.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Jordan C
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Thank you amigo .We Really appreciate your comment We will Continue to improve more!
Greetings from Peru
Bothy love you!

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Very friendly stuff, nice rooftop terrace, good location. You can either chill out and have a quiet time or hang out in the bar and go to clubs with the owner and his friends. I had a really good time here and would highly recommend you to go there if you come to Arequipa.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank franz s
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Gracias Amigo. We are very happy for you visit.

We will keep going and improving more!

Saludos

Bothy love you!

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Amazing hostel with real good atmosphere!! Loved it! One of the nicest hostels we visited in Peru. The service is excellent and they also really do their best to offer the best service possible. Just go to Bothy you'll love it!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Swaerte
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Muchas Gracias por tu comentario.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at bothy Arequipa.

Hope you have a very good time.

Greetings from Arequipa

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Stayed here in aus busy 2013 and I must say all though it was only 5 mins from the plaza de armas it was and great place to stay at. The staff and managers were very attentive and friendly.
I went past this year 2014 and they have made some amazing renovations that made the place a lot more inviting. The graffiti art is brilliant.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Shirly P
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2014

Hi Shirly
We are very happy that you liked our hostel. on your first visit and your second! Thank you for choose us! your comments help a lot to keep improving. We wish you a nice year!

Best wishes from all bothy team.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Good location and super friendly staff...kudos to Liz at reception and robert the manager.

Case in point I had an upstairs bed. I did not comment or complain. They proactively asked me if I wanted to change dorms for a lower bed.

Shower was warm but not hot but I was told that was due to solar panel usage and if there is not enough sun and you ask they will turn on the gas.

No kitchen usage which may be common here?

New years Eve was nice. Intimate and fun.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
Thank sfbob21
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bothyhostels, General Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Hi Robert,
How lovely it is to receive this message from you.
Thank you so for staying with us, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here.

It was a pleasure spending New Years with you and having great conversation.

All the best to you and safe travels
Liz and I both hope to see you at Bothy when you return to Peru.

Kind regards
Robert

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Ended up staying three weeks here at bothy while I was at Spanish school in Arequipa. Loved it. The staff were all super friendly and helpful and it was chilled enough to get some good study done up on the sunny rooftop terrace during the day. The bar added that cool extra dimension to relax in over a few cold ones in the evenings also. All in all a very worthwhile place to stay and very good value for money. I would happily recommend to all travellers..couples singles, families etc.

Room Tip: Maybe stay clear of the rooms facing the road as they are very noisy.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Cole B
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bothyhostels, Manager at Bothy Hostel Arequipa, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Hi Cole,

Thank you for the great review.
We have recently made quite a few changes to the hostel and I'm sure you will be very surprised when you return in the future.....everyone does :-)
Have an awesome time in Peru on the remainder of your trip.

Safe travels

Robert Els
Manager - Bothy Hostel Arequipa

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Additional Information about Bothy Hostel Arequipa

Address: Puente Grau 306, Arequipa 054, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Arequipa
Price Range: $13 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you’re looking for a place to meet and mingle with fellow travelers or relax after a long day of exploring the city, Bothy is the perfect hostel for backpackers of all kinds. Just 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas (main square), our central location will put you right in the middle of the action. With a more relaxed atmosphere during the week, you’ll be able to get all the rest you need for excursions to Colca Canyon, Misti Volcano, and more, while the weekend brings a party atmosphere that you can find at our in-hostel bar or at the numerous pubs, restaurants, and dance clubs right down the street. Above all, our friendly and helpful staff will make your experience at Bothy. Open 24 hours, our reception is always happy to answer any questions you may have about Arequipa, recommend a good restaurant, or share their best travel stories. Our open-air terrace— complete with hammocks, a bar, and a gorgeous view of the snowed mountains. We only offer 4 beds dorm with and without bat ... more   less 
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