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La Posada del Kuraka Reviews

Puente Grau #110, Arequipa, Peru

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85%

Rating
190 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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77%

Jose was a nice guy and speak english. he emailed us before we even get there. He helpepd us planning/booking tours. We had a very nice room and warm/hot shower! No breakfast but at the street there are plenty places to buy bread or take a bf. We can really recommend this place for good price and good location just a view blocks away from the disco's and bars.

  • 12th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

This is a really nice place to stay, close to the Monasterio, and just a few blocks from Plaza de Armas. Owner Jose is very friendly and accomodating. Rooms are ok, the floors are a bit dusty though. But for this price I think you could hardly find a better place...


100%

The hostel owner is seriously the happiest, friendliest guy on the planet. Super nice, lets you leave your luggage there if you go on the 2 day Colca Canyon trek. Easy walk to the central plaza (and there's a delicious crepe place you should eat at on the way), clean rooms and super affordable. The only possible downside is there's no breakfast, but Arequipa is full of good food options. There's even an adorable fluffy dog!


94%

We had a very nice stay at 'La Posada del Kuraka'. The owner of the hostel, José, is such a good host and will do everything to make you feel at home in Arequipa. Unfortunately, I got sick during my stay. José constantly checked if I felt any better and made me some maté de coca (which helped a lot!) I strongly recommend this hostel! Even when you'd get sick, you'll enjoy your stay!


94%

Amazing views from the roof, especially at sunset.

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

My boyfriend and I stayed here initially for 2 nights but ended up staying 5! Jose is such a good host, he helped us buy bus tickets and laundry is done on site! Rooms and showers are fine (usually hot!), especially for the price you pay it's a real bargin! Would recommend to quiet travellers, thank you Jose!


74%

The facilities were good. The staff was fair. Be sure to get a receipt when you pay. They tried to charge us twice for everything including the room and the laundry they did for us. The topper was when we had them call us a cab for the airport and the driver delivered us to the bus station.


100%

Great hostel centrally located in Arequipa! We stayed for 2 nights in a matrimonial ensuite and were really pleased with the good price, the 5 minute walk to the central plaza, and the fact there was lots of hot water (which quickly becomes the most important thing when you're backpacking in Peru!). The owner was also super friendly and attentive - he knew exactly who we were and what time we were expected to arrive, and he gave us a good map and advice on areas to visit/avoid :)


74%

La Posada del Kuraka is nicely situated on the northern end of the centre of Arerquipa and is well run by Jose and his family. Jose will help you out with companies to do trips with and the cheap laundry service at three soles per kilo is a nice bonus. The showers aren't always as you'd like and the kitchen can get a little cramped, but La Posada del Kuraka is a good little place to stay if you're looking to take it easy and have a base for Colca Canyon and other tours.


94%

Really nice hostel/hotel with a great location in Arequipa! Close to the main square and the Monastery of Santa Catalina. We loved Arequipa and this place is a good option. It also has a beautiful terrace- great view over the city from there! The WiFi worked very well in comparison with other hostels in Peru.


89%

Thanks for the great stay at your hostel!!!!


94%

Was a really great hostel


80%

Good hostel locaties in the center of the city. Friendly staff, trying their best and interested in your stay in Peru. Showers were fine, laundry service for the same day, bed could be better. Overall a good value for money.


97%

Very happy with this hostel! Great rooms with hot water, good wifi. No problem leaving bags for your Colca Canyon tours. The owner, Jose, was a great help and a really nice guy.


83%

Jose is a great owner. You could go to the top floor to see the view of volcanoes and the hostel is near Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

We had a nice stay at this hostel. The owner, José, is really helpful, chatty and nice although rather chaotic. He recommended a good company with which to trek the Colca Canyon and also kept our bags at the hostel for three days, even though we didn't stay there on our return. The room was acceptable in size. The kitchen is very small.


91%

Jose and Claudia really were helpful. We arrived at a very busy holiday time so could not an extra night before our booking. Jose helped us find another place, which took many calls, and escorted us there. Posada Kuraka is not fancy but was very comfortable. City noises are part of staying in a central area but the location is convenient to stores, laundries, tourist sites . We would stay there again and recommend it to others. Showers are warmest middle of the day due to solar heating.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Not a good place to meet people. No real common areas and mostly couples But is a great place for a nice, quiet place to sleep. Great location close to plaza and lots of restaurants. Staff here are very friendly and helpful. Safe and clean place for a budget price. TV in rooms too was nice and very hot water, just don't shower too early as it's solar powered!


91%

Great hostel with friendly staff. Helped us very kindly find a hostel when we returned from Cloca Canyon and they were booked up.


63%

We liked the location because it is not too far from centre and all the agencies for tour booking. Rooms are really dark but bed was comfortable and bathroom was ok. There was a kitchen - dirty, don't like. Old food was standing around and it smelled. Staff/owner is really chaotic. It seems they don't know who stays in which room - but it worked for us. We stayed two nights (before and after tour) and then changed Samana Wasi (same street, really close) which got bright rooms and same price :-)


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