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Calle Peral 117 - Cercado, Arequipa, Peru

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203 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Staff speaks very good english if you consider the overall standards in Peru. They gave me map and helped in anything I need. Kichen in the roof terrace was absolutely beautiful! Rooms were nice and clean and there is hot water between 10 am and 3 pm because of the solar heater. Only downside is that at night time there is extremely loud music coming from the bar? next door. So bring your earplugs and you do fine. Overall a great place to stay for a few soles!


Great value hostel. Right near the main square. They said the water was only hot between 11 and 3, but the temperature was fine for me at 9am. It would have been nice if the wifi better reached the kitchen and dining area. It wasn't great despite there being 2 routers.


The silence hours should be respected. After 10 in the night it was loud, and we woke up by the voices of people coming back at 3 in the night, not nice.


Nice place with super comfy beds! Slept like a brick there. The wifi reception is a bit poor though, a second router would be a huge improvement. The kitchen has a nice view but coult use a small upgrade.


Lo mejor lugar en Arequipa. Habitacion privada por un buen precio. Se limpia todos los dias y tiene una buena teraza. Viva Peru!


Awesome place, great people, great value.


Just 10' walk from the main square this place has shops, restaurants and bars nearby and is nevertheless quite. All rooms are clean, bed was comfy and the breakfast good (S4.- for a warm! bread and croissant). Wifi was super fast and stable! The staff always helpful, forthcoming and friendly. The rooftop offers great a great view over the city with the surrounding mountains. The only downside is that there's no hot water early or late of the day. After 7pm it was only cold water.


It wasnt a vry good experience for me. Location and staff were great, but we really didnt like the facilities and there was no atmosphere in the hostel. A very important detail is that theres only hot water in certain hours of the day. For me, thats a big issue.


Nice jumping off point for colca trek. Booked my trek through the hostel and my trek mates had paid more than I did. Added savings on top of the low cost of the room.


Very friendly, nice and helpfull staff! Wifi connexion was good, kitchen a little bit small but practical and on the rooftop. A very good place to stay in Arequipa not far from everything!


Nice, clean and quiet hostel. Perfect to relax after having enjoyed the peruvian live and sights during the day.


Location beside the bar/nightclub makes sleeping nearly impossible during the weekend. Rooms are good and shower is adequate. The kitchen could do with some more pots and pans. The fridge needs to be cleared out more often as no way is it full with stuff from people cooking daily (we never saw anyone cook there). Internet badly needs to be upgraded as only good under the router.


I would definitely stay here again. For the price this hostel is excellent. I stayed in a single room and it was cheaper than dorm rooms at other hostels in the city. The bed was very comfy. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is a open air kitchen on the roof. The bathrooms were always clean. The WiFi worked fine in the room. The only downside is that their weren't many common areas so its difficult to meet people.


The staffs are really nice and helpful. The floor in my room was dusty, other than that great place. I would recommend this hostel.


Very friendly staff! Good price!

  • 26th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


After weeks of dormitory stays without much privacy I was very happy to get my own room for the price of a dormitory bed. But it's not only about the bargain for a single room. The hostal is located close to the main plaza and next to a few nice restaurants, WIFI is strong, there is a cosy terrace and you can use the kitchen. The place is kept clean, hot water showers work and stuff is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.


Good place to stay , safe and clean with nice and helpful stuff


Great hostel. If you're after a private double with ensuite try to request a room on the roof terrace. The room opposite the reception feels like a letdown in comparison.

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