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Bothy Hostel Reviews

Puente Grau 306, Arequipa, Peru

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257 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Sadly, no pool. Security is just a staff member opening door, they don't check anything. Lockers were not secure. The bar was great though! Pool and beer pong were awesome and bartender was fun! Great selection of tea with the free bread for breakfast.


Great location. The hostel is cute and they've got a different game night every night. Highly recommend


About 4 blocks from Plaza Meyor, clean rooms and facilities. I booked a 2 day Colca Canyon trek through them, and it turned out well! They helped me change my reservation and held my bags. However, I tried 2 showers at two different times and they were freezing and you have to pay for laundry and breakfast, which is from 8-12. Not expensive but other hostels do for free. Decent for price, though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hola, Thank you very much for your comment. Definitely it help to us. But please We do have lots of sign in the hostel that breakfast is included everyday and it is bassic from 8 am until 12 pm . We do not charge for it! Bread te coffe milk and mermelate We do offer also same extras where people has to pay it! Laundry service is is not free. Our apologize is you havent had hot shower. We will work in it! Thanks for your visit!


It was an average stay. Positives - The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable, it was located in a nice area walking distance to everything, good wifi, great outside area with hammocks. Negatives - the hostel lacked atmosphere, there isn´t really a common area to meet people there, also no pool despite there being a picture on this site, you can´t use the kitchen (staff allowed only). It is a place to chill out rather than party as it is very quiet.


Our first 2 nights were quite pleasant, in a good sized dorm room for 4 people with large lockers. Staff member Leon was very helpful throughout our stay. Unfortunately when we moved rooms for our third night we ended up in a tiny dorm for 4 people- waaaaay too small to fit 4 people comfortably. Our beds were not prepared properly and we had to ask for sheets to be brought to the room late at night. Bring earplugs to block out painfully bad 'dance' music which can be heard in the rooms at night!


Very friendly and helpful staff. I liked the free breakfast and the good location in walking distance to everything important. The whole hostel could use a bit of renovation work, although it was spotlessly clean. Be careful if you book a tour that it really gets booked: Only because I later talked to an employee by coincidence we discovered that her colleague hadn't booked my tour.


Really nice staff. The place has good potential but it needs TLC... Our room had damp all over the ceiling so it smelt and the plaster fell off. It also leaked. It'd be great if it got spruced up.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thank you for your comment about Bothy Hostel! We are sorry, if the room was not as expected. It is rain season at the moment in Arequipa and we will renew the rooms as fast as possible, but for this we have to wait until the rain stops. We are always trying to improve our services and we hope you had a nice time in the Hostel and Arequipa!


The main problem is no WiFi outside reception. The mattress was ancient even by Peru hostel standards. I was cold the first night. The high rooms quiet and the terrace lovely.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thank you for your opinion about Bothy Hostel Arequipa we are trying to get better every day! We are sorry if the WiFi was not available everywhere. But we hope you enjoyed your stay with us!


Jesus was great! He was extremely helpful and a great host! Definately recommend Bothy in Arequipa!

  • 3rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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