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Bothy Hostel Reviews

Puente Grau 306, Arequipa, Peru

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231 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at Bothy. The staff is very friendly and helfpul. The receptionist is super sweet and so helpful. She knows the city well and can give you directions to just about anywhere you want to go! Having breakfast each morning on the rooftop terrace was great. Coffee, bread, butter and jam are included but, the breakfast chef, can fix you up a delicious breakfast for a very reasonable price. Breakfast options include pancakes, eggs and omelettes. Yum!

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Coolest crew of people!

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostal is a great deal for backpackers. Rooms are simple but clean and the rate include breakfast, which can be topped up with tasty extras for little money. The hostal has a great roof terrace from where you can see the city and the sourrounding mountains.

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Malte, thanks for your reviews, it was a pleasure having you and Judith at Bothy. Safe travels!


The worse hostel during my trip to Peru! The ensuite showers as well as the shared ones were not hot during winter and the bathrooms not really clean. Internet connection isn't really fast. The staff does not speak english (except for one person at daytime) and seems to be confused. The location is pretty good, the beds are spacious and clean, but the hostel is not well managed. As per my experience I would never recommend a stay there as it is not worth it and better accommodation may be found.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, we are very sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at Bothy Hostel. We tried to give you a lot of info on the town, things to do in AQP, asking if everything was ok during your stay, to get a feedback from you, trying to always improve our management and keep our customers happy. We will take into consideration your report and try to do better every day. Safe travels

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