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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown Reviews

Pasaje O Higgins No. 224 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru

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90%

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883 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

This is the best hostel I've stayed in in SA!! Really. Stay here. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Very easy to book Colca canyon/el misti/etc tours through the front desk, and you can store bags easily in a locked room. Great common areas and decent bread/jam/banana inc breakfast. Nice backyard. Two movie rooms. Social but not a party. Staff keeps the place very very clean. Stay. Here.


91%

The building is awesome and feels more like a share house than a hostel. Plenty of space to hang out, awesome movie room and super friendly staff. Despite the owners comments saying the wifi works fine, it does not. Extremely slow and frustrating when a lot of people try yo use it. It is a bit frustrating you can only check out before 8pm or 7am if you are planning to do a tour, but a nice place to stay in Arequipa.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi: Thanks for your comment. Related to your comment about the check out time it is important our future guest knows that all can do check out after 8 pm or before 7 am the think is that we inform our guests that if they are planning to leave the hostel after 8 pm they have to pay their bill before 8 pm or after 7 am. Thanks!

91%

Best staff, everything nice - a great place for little money


91%

Lots of hangout places and there is always hot water, even in the middle of the night! The staff are very sweet as well.


94%

Nice hostel, got loads of TV rooms, ps, fussball, table tennis and pool. You can't get bored here. It's very clean too and the staff is so friendly and helpful!


80%

Met some really nice people, cool to have a pool table, table football and table tennis. However I thought breakfast was a bit limited and the wifi was awful.


100%

The staff were so helpful and made it a very happy place to stay.


100%

Grat hostel! One of the best i've been in south america. Great staff, location, social area..clean, safe, good breakfast. they left the breakfast later then the normal time so the late sleepers could have some food, and helped me out sending some clothes I forgot at the hostel to Puno. Go here, and go to the restaurant LA CAPITANA


94%

Very good staff , help us with the taxi and ask the driver for the price befor we get into the car :) Nice breakfast , its like do it yourself ... The wi fi was not realy good


100%

Amazing friendly clean hostel. Staff are so helpful, location is great, athmosphere is lovely. Could not recommend enough!


97%

a true hostel! loved it. really great place and great people.


83%

Good hostel in a not too busy area. Free Breakfast of bread, butter and jam - add two scrambled eggs for 1 soles. Kitchen is great with a lot of utensils to make your own dinner. One downside is noise, the rooms echo from the smallest things like opening a water bottle lid. Often when arriving from other locations, you arrive before check in. There are two roomy movie rooms to hang out in and a pool table to keep you occupied. Not a party hostel but still a social one.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Good clean hostel with excellent staff, the only downside was that the wifi is very bad so moved elsewhere..

Owner Comment (Hide)
It is true that for some days we had problems with the wifi but we have fix the problem and now we have excellent wifi! thanks

94%

The 4 beds room was very clean, big and the beds were comfortable. The backyard is below the window: you can sometime hear people speak in the evening or until late; it's not unbearable though. I really appreciated the number bathrooms, good for all the dorms, and their cleanliness. I would definitely go there again!


86%

Conveniently close to Plaza de Arms and a super market. Very helpful staff. Good tours.

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Awesome! Best one i ve been in Peru


86%

Very nice hostel, great atmosphere: very easy to meet people, comfortable beds and lovely staff. One problem is the WiFi which is often unusable for several hours (and, just in case like me you need one, there is no oven). But overall this is one of the better hostels and I was sad to leave.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We had problems with the wifi for few days but we have fixed the problem and now we have excellent WIFI!!

89%

Nice Hostel, 5 minute walk from Main Plaza. Staff is super friendly, Lady at the reception went out of her way to last minute arrange a Trip to Chachani volcano trying to fix an error that was not even an Hostel's one. Nice facilities, two TV rooms, snooker, lots of place to chill inside & outside in the garden. One of this Hostel with a nice vibe, without being a party Hostel.


74%

The hostel staff are very friendly and the building itself has everything you would need. While it is not a party hostel, there are loud dogs, roosters, and at the time, repetitive Christmas music which was annoying. It is a short walk from the city. While security is good, we also had some problems getting in the gate, having to ring the bell and wait for about 15 minutes for someone to let us in. There is no air and the windows couldn't stay open, because they were blown shut, so it was hot.


94%

a place like home, lots of facilities and a nice garden with hammocks and tables outside, they offer tours (canon de colca) for a very good price, the beds are comfy and the breakfast is tasty, definetely would go back to this place..


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