The Wild Rover in Arequipa is not the worst hostel we have stayed in by any stretch but I felt the need to review it as it failed miserably to live up to any of its hype:
"Great food" - cold, slow service, expensive and digusting. The free breakfast consisted of stale roles.
"Great atmosphere" - the staff looked suicidal most of the time not that you could blame them, terrible drinking games and bad music from the 90s. It felt like a bad school disco.
"Hot showers" - I had one scalding shower in my entire stay, the rest of the time it was freezing
"Good tourist service" - the woman didn't speak english and was seriously unhelpful.
"Great pool" - It's a dirty pond which no one in their right mind would swim in.
"Great people" - During our stay, most of the guests we encountered didn't seem to have been let out before. Every night the boys in our room decided to shout at the top of their lungs whist they naked wrestled.
Finally there was only one plug socket for a room of 14 and the charging lockers were not big enough to fit in a notepad.
We came from the Loki in Cuzco so we were really looking forward to another party hostel along the same lines but the the reality was very different.More