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c/ Mercaderes 135-A, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru

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89%

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380 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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100%

This is a prime location in the heart of the city. Theres always something going on and you are steps away from major shopping areas, food places, attractions. The staff are the best I've seen in SA - they are very attentive, helpful with tours and fun (they took us to play soccer with their friends). They also shipped my jacket to my next hostel when I forgot it in Arequipa. If you're going to this city, I highly highly recommend this hostel!!

  • 12th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Perfect location, really chilled hostel with nice rooftop terrace, breakfast was good, choice between pancakes and eggs. Would book again!!


91%

Perfectly located in centre of town. Spent first 3 nights on mattress that should've been tossed 10 years ago, changed without problem. Choice of pancakes or eggs for breakfast on the rooftop was great. showers not always hot but get in early and should be fine. Staff very kind and helpful organising trips to Colca Valley and bus tickets. Great atmosphere, easy to meet new folks


86%

Perfect location and tasty banana pancake for breakfast. Not always hot water and sometimes the wifi is not so strong. There was some confusion with my reservation, which was not saved but luckily they had available beds. They don't have keys for everybody in 10 bed dorm. So if the door is locked, you have to get the key from the reception and one time they had given all the keys away (?) so I had to ask people if someone has the key of that room.


89%

Center of EVERYTHING! Very affordable and the staff are very helpful.


94%

The location, the organisation. Clean and friendly although superbusy. Could be unpersonal but it is not. Like!


83%

If you are looking for a quiet place this is for you. 50 yards from Plaza de Armas is a great location

  • 23rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Costa Rica
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

It is a cheap and cheerful hostel to stay in, staff are friendly helpful, the rooms are clean, showers hot, and the location is perfect right beside the main plaza. Brekfast is basic eggs or a pancake understandably being so economic for a bed and its a nice rooftop view. One can book tours there and leave luggage for free.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi thanks for your comment, as backpacker hostel we offer a very different breakfast than the others, for breakfast, you have two choices as banana pancakes or scrambled eggs included bread tea, coffee, which is why we have good comments about our breakfast included ,basic breakfast is the traditional continental breakfast ,we do not offer this breakfast .Thanks.

91%

Excellent location on the main mall, friendly staff, choice of scrambled eggs in rolls or pancakes for breakfast. Fairly quiet hostel, as long as people going on early morning tours don't make too much noise.


94%

Great location and staff that go the extra mile


94%

We really appreciated the friendly staff at Mercaderes, the great views of the mointains from the rooftop, and the central location on a pedestrian street right next to the Plaza de armas. The kitchen is okay, but not an awesome place to do a lot of cooking. For breakfast, I recommend the fruit-stuffed pancake!


77%

Comfy hostel in a great location with good overall facilities. The beds were great with curtains to pull around them and individual lights and plugs by each one


80%

Excellent location only 2 minutes from main square! Extremely helpful staff who can book your tours/treks! One of the best breakfasts- pancakes or eggs! Only negative is I had a freezing cold shower after my three day tour in Colca Canyon, n after returning from Misty Mt - other than this I would stay again.


91%

Great location, soo friendly staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, good wifi!


100%

Fantastic Hostel in the heart of Arequipa. The beds are super comfortable.. with a curtain around each creating your own space. Breakfast was fantastic.. Lesly on the front desk is warm and welcoming and helpful!! i ended up staying a week!! Highly Recommended


80%

Really nice quite place to stay with a beautiful view from the rooftop to the vulcanoes around and the city. Lesly from the reception is such a sweetheart and brings love in that place. I extended my stay up to a whole week. Internet works fine. They could have some more plugs. If main door is closed (what is not supposed to be during the day) you should know that the door bell is just working at night.


100%

This hotel is fantastic! The breakfast included was delicious, super safe, great staff, great location, nice terrace, very cheap. the dorm room are nice, clean and very comfortable, definitely a greatplace to stay ! thanks Mercaderes Backpackers.

  • 20th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

My second time here,Great Hostel ! the dorm was Fantastic.. Super comfortable beds and each bed has reading light, power and curtain for privacy,Perfect Location a few meters from the square, really hot showers, Thanks for a great time in Arequipa!


100%

Had a great stay here! Lesly is super helpful with any questions and the tours you can book through the hostel are a very reasonable price and with a very good company! Loved our stay here, felt like home! And the location is unbeatable!! Definitely recommend!


83%

Nice hostel, but not anything special. The place was a good value and had nice clean rooms and was right by the plaza del armas which was fantastic. Met some cool people here and the breakfast was nice, though not the buffet breakfast the advertised. Overall I'd probably stay again. Oh yeah, they also have the best wifi I've had in peru.


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