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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Arequipay Backpackers Downtown

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Facilities:. Play station 3, professional pool table, two movie rooms, Netflix, Direct TV sport channels, football, ping pong table, wifi, kitchen full equipped, relax area with hammocks and patio sets, big lockers, BBQ area. Our breakfast is free: Oatmeal, banana, bread, jam, butter, coffee, tea and coca tea, even is included the same day that you do check in.

NEW FACILITIES: BIKES to lend for free

***** Guaranteed Hot Water in showers****
We have acquired a system of hot water for showers that guarantees hot hot hot water 24 hours a day!!!

***** Our 4 bed dorm and 8 bed dorm****
Beds pods with reading light, plugs and curtains in each bed.

********About Arequipay backpackers downtown*******
I started this hostel as a personal project 10 years ago and it has been the best journey of my life. This hostel was my home, my life, my passion! And as it was my home i wanted to create a homy and cozy atmosphere with the best customer service, and because of that I have a great team and we made it! .
We have more than 2,000 reviews with a very high score that reflects that we are a reliable, organized, professional and very safe hostel with the best customer service because you are the number one priority for us.

Chill out with like-minded people from around the world that travel without hassles and share laughs and experiences. We have a great vibe that attracts really great travelers, We are not a party hostel where you are always going to find people that disturb your peace of mind. We offer both indoor and outdoor bright common areas that are perfect to socialize with all travelers.

We have a big communal kitchen with all the appliances you need: stove, oven, 2 refrigerators, microwave, and blender. A beautiful garden with BBQ area, ping pong table, foosball table, etc. 2 tv rooms with netflix,
NEW! is that we have acquired BIKES to lend for free.

Only five blocks away from the main square. Even though we are situated downtown, we are in a peaceful neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the streets around the main square in a private neighborhood. Our location is perfect because it is near ATMs, supermarkets, bars, and principal tourist attractions.

IMPORTANT: Notice that the difference between the basic 6 beds dorm and the standard 6 beds dorm is that the basic is cheaper because it is near to the front desk and sometimes it could be noisy. Whereas the standard 6 beds dorm is on the 3rd floor where it is quiet.

Our 4 bed dorm and 8 bed dorm has beds podswith reading light, plugs, and curtains in each bed.

It is important to note that your reservation may be cancelled if you show up 3 hours later than your expected time of arrival.

NEW bicicles to lend for free
Free Breakfast that includes: Oatmeal, banana, bread, jam, butter, coffee, tea and coca tea, it is even included the same day that you check in.
Big lockers in all dorms (35 cm x 85 cm)
Professional pool table.
2 computers with flat-panel with free internet and wifi
100% guarantee of hot water in the showers 24 hours
Two movie rooms with a 49', Netflix, Direct tv sport channels and a list of movies.
Play Station 3, Foosball table, ping pong table
Patio with hammocks and patio sets.
BBQ area
Big kitchen full equipped: oven, 2 refrigerators, microwave, blender
Free tea and coca tea 24/7
Free luggage storage (Even when you are away travelling in colca canyon or climbing misti / chachani)

•We have security cameras in common areas
•We are a certified hostel, we have all the certifications that assures you that you are staying in a safe property “Defensa Civil certification”.
•We have very safe luggage storage.

Only five blocks away to the main square. Even though we are situated downtown, we are in a peaceful neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the streets around the main square in a private neighborhood. Our location is perfect because it's near banks, supermarkets, bars, and principal tourist attractions.

+++++++++warning about the taxi drivers+++++++++++
There is a high level of corruption between the taxis inside the bus station and some hostales! So please do not believe the taxi drivers when they try to persuade you not to come to arequipay backpackers properties taking you to other property, they always lie because those hostales pay the taxis commission!

We only accept soles and cash. No credit cards
Hope to see you!

E & The arequipay backpackers team View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    14 May 2019
    Such a nice place, which really felt like home! It’s a nice house with great common areas both outside and inside. Not a party place, but still very social. Just perfect, thank you!
    Finland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 May 2019
    Great place chilled vibes kitchen to whip up a meal... very clean. No complaints 420 friendly
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Apr 2019
    Really good hostel, Staff were really knowledgable about the area, helped with providing maps of the city which was really helpful! They also have tours you can book at the hostel, the 2 day colca canyon trek was great. Breakfast was good probably one of the better hostel breakfasts. The rooms were fine, beds had a curtain for privacy which was good! Also a very clean hostel, toilets always clean and so were the floors. Definitely recommend if visiting Arequipa
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 Apr 2019
    A very nice hostel with very friendly, helpful staff. Would definitely recommend
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Apr 2019
    Just a short walk away from the centre, you could be closer but in some ways it's nice to be not right in the busiest part of town. They organise excursions for good value, rooms have charge points, decent sized lockers (though not always enough for big bags) and privacy curtains on beds. TV has Netflix, etc, pool table, decent atmosphere if quite quiet, lots of people up early for treks to Colca canyon, good clean showers, just need to wait a moment for the water to heat up.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Apr 2019
    Really relaxed place to stay. 5 min walk from Plaza de Armas. Beds are comfortable with outlets and shelves. Showers are hot. WiFi is sporadic. Staff was extremely helpful, especially Luz. Kitchen is nice. Pool table has tiny pockets. Dog is friendly. Medium sized lockers in the room.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Apr 2019
    The staff are excellent, they rang up places for us on Good Friday to check opening times. Check-in and check-out is also easy at all times. Beds are comfortable and there's a great TV room and outside area. WiFi is also mostly good. The main issue is that there's too many people staying here. You will always have to wait day and night for a bathroom (there aren't separate toilet cubicles which would definitely help) and there aren't enough tables for the (free and good) breakfast.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 May 2019
    The owner was really nice. Let me have breakfast on the first morning I showed up (after a night bus at 6am) so that was a nice touch. Not many restaurants or cafes around the hostel but only a 10 min walk to the main square
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 May 2019
    We had a twin private room, which was overpriced compared to others in Peru. The cleanliness was really sub-par, again compared to other places we had stayed. Having said that, this is a great place to stay if you're alone or want to meet other backpackers and are on a budget (as there aren't many cheap places in Arequipa).
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Apr 2019
    Overall an okay hostel but not the place to stay for socialising or going out at night as they clearly state on arrival t is not a party hostel and there is no bar or place to get food. Breakfast was very basic just rolls with jam and coffee but was good it was included. The main issue we had was the lack of toilets and showers for the number of people meaning we had to wait half an hour for a shower to be free. However, it was clean and in a good location so ideal for a couple of days.
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi