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Posada Misti House
Ranked #34 of 170 Arequipa B&B and Inns
Tacoma, Washington, USA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Misti is inexpensive. Location location location and good value.”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

I need a place with hot water for shower, a firmish bed, wifi and a great location. The Misti has all of these and didn't burn my wallet, I would stay again. Owner family are very friendly, rooms are basic, power, hot water, good wifi and did I say the location and cost were great?

There are two flights of stairs to get you and your bags up, but otherwise its fine. There are many "hostals" or "B&B's around the Misti, most are upwards of $50 or more dollars and come with carpeting and a nicer looking bathroom, but the Misti works just fine.

Room Tip: Two flights of stairs to go up. There is a wall outlet behind the small table between the beds. I tr...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

PROS: Nice and helpfull staff, nice location, everything we expected (hot water, wireless)

CONS: The bathroom was a little bit dirty (with hair);
when they sold us the 2 days trip to the Cola Canion they promised us there would be hot water and wireless internet at the hotel we would stay in that night (at Chivay), and there wasn't any of those.

I would stay at the hotel again, but would book the trip with some agency.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

The hostel was very relaxed and all the staff were really friendly. There was a nice atmosphere and felt very secure and safe. We were able to come and go as we pleased morning and night and if there was anything we needed the staff were very willing to oblige. The rooms were comfortable and clean as well as the facilities. Arequipa itself is beautiful and relaxed, we stayed much longer than we first planned as we loved the area so much. There is so much to do in and around Arequipa both for the active and slightly more laid back person.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed May 13, 2011

For it´s price, it is well above what you can ask for. We slept in the dorms, and still it´s quite at night and peaceful during the day. It s about ones block from the main plaza, and the hostel is surrounded by good food.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed February 21, 2011

The staff was amazing!!! Had so much fun with them. Funny, so helpful! Answered all of our questions, when they werent sure, they called somewhere to fidn out. They offer tours to Colca canyon, rock climbing, misti volcano and others through the hostel no need to go searching for a good agency! Clean place, near the plaza, internet access, many rooms. Nice look out on top a cute little patio. Hot showers (after a minute or so of the water running). Had an amazing time and would go back in a heartbeat! Will miss them!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Surrey
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17 reviews
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

We booked here due to all of the rave reviews on here....however, like the previous review, we did not feel safe in this hostel. The location was great and we felt completely safe in that sense, however, the locks to the rooms probably could have been picked with a hair pin, or a good shove and the door would have been open, plus you couldn't leave anything valuable with reception as they advised it would be safer to keep it on us. The views from our room were great, however, if you book a room and it's on the roof terrace be warned that it's a bit of a communal meeting point and if you don't mind people playing the bongos, panpipes, guitar and didgereedo...add to that someone juggling and dropping the balls against your door...then you'll be fine! I think the worse thing about this place was the cleanliness, our bunks had clearly been slept in and the sheets not changed, there was a blatant imprint on the pillows and crumbs in the bed....we moved out and in to 'Home' hostel which, for the same price, was at the other end of the scale on cleanliness plus you got breakfast...oh, and there was a great bar...you didn't have to find someone to take the padlock off the fridge!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2010

For a hotel rated so high, it was a surprise to see that it wasn't up to that standard. Yes, it is centrally located to the town square and the staff were friendly, the rooms were just sufficient and my wife and I did not feel all that safe. Compare this hotel to the Casa de Avila hotel on the other side of the square at a slightly higher cost but with breakfast included and you will find that the Misti house is far behind. We don't usually write unfavorable reviews but we objected to the high regards that were given to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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posadaMistiHouse, Propietario at Posada Misti House, responded to this review, January 6, 2011
Hello:

My name is Fernando Polanco, I am the owner of the Hostal Posada Misti House, I read the comment and makes me wonder, that the host develops its critics have argued that despite the Misti House has good location, friendly staff, and standard rooms, say the house of Avila Hostel (Hostel references that I consider good) where, after staying, was much better, including breakfast, FOR ONE SMALL DIFFERENCE: If you see the price of Casa de Avila, the link will forward the final will see that the small difference in the case of the standard double room at Misti House price is 15 dollars per room price in Casa de Avila is 26 dollars the difference is about 11 dollars for the same room, and if we talk Superior room of the difference would be 17 dollars, since there is room price of 32 dollars, we do not include breakfast for the simple reason that in the same building there are more than 2 options for breakfast and to offer a small kitchen our guests.

The position of Posada Misti House, as you will realize in the other comments, positive, has the same to be considered a central location, safe, clean, friendly staff, terrace, free internet and kitchen, he included a Continental breakfast only raise our prices our price averaged $ 1 since this is the cost of it, but for the reasons mentioned above do not include it.

As mentioned above, there are reasons for considering Casa de Avila a good option, but as is shown no reasons of comparison because the price is almost double that of ours, the location of Misti House lodge is one block from the plaza de armas no the case of Casa de Avila, usually do not respond to views expressed in forums but as I think is a bad comparison made from every point of view, in the end are the guests who judge by price location and facilities the best choice.


Fernando Polanco
Posada Misti House
Arequipa Peru

Hola:
Mi nombre es Fernando Polanco, soy propietario del Hostal Posada Misti House, lei el comentario y me causa extrañeza que el huesped elabore su critica diciendo que a pesar de que el Misti House tiene buena ubicacion, el personal amable, y las habitaciones eran standar, diga que el Hostal casa de Avila(Hostal que por referencias considero bueno) donde despues se alojo, estuvo mucho mejor , con desayuno incluido,POR UNA PEQUEÑA DIFERENCIA: Si ustedes ven el precio de Casa de Avila, en el enlace que les envio a continuacion veran que la pequeña diferencia, en el caso de la habitacion doble standar en el Misti House el precio es de 15 dolares por habitacion el precio en Casa de Avila es de 26 dolares la diferencia seria de 11 dolares por la misma habitacion, y si hablamos de la habitacion Superior la diferencia seria de de 17 dolares, ya que alli la habitacion tiene el precio de 32 dolares, nosotros no incluimos desayuno por la sencilla razon que en el mismo edificio existen mas de 2 opciones de desayuno, aparte de ofrecer una pequeña cocina a nuestros huespedes.

La calificacion de Posada Misti House, como se daran cuenta en los demas comentarios, favorables cuenta con esta misma por ser considerado un hostal centrico, seguro, limpio, con personal amable, internet y cocina gratis, El incluiir un desayuno Continental en nuestros precios solo elevaria nuestro precio un promedio de 1 dolar ya que este es el costo del mismo, pero por las razones que anteriormente mencione no incluimos el mismo.

Como dijimos anteriormente existen razones para considerar Casa de Avila una buena opcion, pero como queda demostardo no hay razones de comparacion ya que practicamente el precio es el doble del nuestro, la ubicacion del posada Misti House es de una cuadra de la plaza de armas en el caso de casa de Avila es de 5 cuadras de la misma plaza normalmente no contestamos opiniones vertidas en foros pero como creo que es una comparacion mal hacha desde todo punto de vista, al final son los huespedes los que juzgaran por ubicaion precio y facilidades su mejor opcion.


Fernando Polanco
Posada Misti House
Arequipa Peru
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Property: Posada Misti House
Address: Calle Alvarez Thomas 204-A, Cercado | A una cuadra de la Plaza de Armas, Arequipa., Arequipa 04000, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 170 B&Bs / Inns in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Posada Misti House 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada Misti House offers you a quiet, safe and clean place to stay And just like our slogan says: we are 'your home away from home'Just one block south from the main square, we have rooms with private bath, common bath and dormitorySince 2004, we are growing for you, improving the quality of our services.We have created a cable TV room with movies, games, book exchange and where you can share a conversation, coffee or beer.Nowadays, all our rooms include breakfast and wi-fi service; and everyone enjoys the terrace, kitchen and hot water all day long.Our staff are known as friendly and helpful and they offer you 24 hours attention. We will help you to plan your travels around Arequipa and Peru.In Posada Misti House, you will find a good place to sleep as well as a house where you can learn and share with fresh and happy people from around the world.Make you stay in Arequipa better, and enjoy Misti House with us.WelcomeBeatriz y Fernando ... more   less 
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