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“Awesome Hostal”
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Santa Marta
Ranked #11 of 169 Specialty Lodging in Arequipa
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
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“Awesome Hostal”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We arrived in Arequipa to Santa Marta Hostal and parked our bikes in the middle of the courtyard,this place is exellent,from reception thru to cleaning staff everyone was helpful and so friendly.Very clean rooms and great breakfast as well.There is also a restuarant on the premises.Cant say enough about this Hostal one of the best we have stayed in so far and 1 day turned into 3,could have stayed a week if time permitted.Highly recommend if you are in Arequipa.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Compared to many hostels this is more like a hotel. We had to stay a bit longer in Arequipa than expected following a dog bite and checked in here for three nights so we could relax in comfort. It's really near the centre and good value for money, yet it wasn't busy when we stayed so when we asked for a double room they gave us a room that sleeps five all to ourselves (3 single beds & a double) plus a sofa, TV and an ensuite bathroom.

It was nice and quiet at night and the breakfast was OK - slightly different each day. The staff were friendly and we would definitely stay there again. If you want to meet lots of other backpackers, this probably wouldn't be the best place though.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

We stayed in a triple room which was large and spacious and clean. Bathroom was a bit small, but had all the necessities which were clean and hot showers. Breakfast was fine - very simple with bread, juice, and tea. No eggs though. Staff were friendly. Location was great - just a few minutes walking to the central plaza. Lots of restaurants nearby. We asked to store our luggage for the afternoon, and they told us to leave our bags in the front reception area behind the couch - not a secure place, but they had someone at the reception desk all the time, so it was safely waiting for us when we got back. Overall, pretty satisfied by our stay here.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Centreville, Maryland
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Santa Marta was a great spot in Arequipa. In total we spent 5 nights here and it was a great value with eggs and real coffee and juice for breakfast! the beds were comfortable and our room was cleaned every day and the whole hostel was very clean.

This place is simple and a real pleasure.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed here for two nights and were 100% satisfied. The hostel is only 5 mins. from the center and all the historic attractions. Supermarkets , ATM's etc. are also near by. The hostel is big and roomy, there are no common rooms in that sense because it is going more into the direction of a hotel, something that did not bother us really. We had a huge double room with ensuite bathroom, very clean and very quiet. We even were aloud to leave our luggage in the storage room while we were hiking in the colca canyon and afterwords just went there to get them back and left to catch the bus towards cusco. The informations provided by the reception personal were accurate, the company which they recommended us for doing the colca canyon tour was indeed very good also. At the end we were sad not having the time to stay longer.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Santa Marta

Property: Santa Marta
Address: Santa Marta 207, Arequipa 054, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 169 Specialty Lodging in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Santa Marta 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Santa Marta Hotel is located in the center of Arequipa, four blocks from the main square, "Plaza de Armas." Arequipa is one of the principal cities in the south of Peru. The hotel provides its guests with superior, high quality service enhanced by the warm, welcoming hospitality of our staff. The colonial-era architecture of the hotel is remarkable with vaulted ceilings and walls. Ornamental friezes and cornices decorate the doorways and windows and magically transport our guests back to a more leisurely time. The building is constructed of white volcanic rock, commonly known as "sillar." ... more   less 
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