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Bothy Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Whether you’re looking for a place to meet and mingle with fellow travelers or relax after a long day of exploring the city, Bothy is the perfect hostel for backpackers of all kinds. Just 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas (main square), our central location will put you right in the middle of the action. With a more relaxed atmosphere during the week, you’ll be able to get all the rest you need for excursions to Colca Canyon, Misti Volcano, and more, while the weekend brings a party atmosphere that you can find at our in-hostel bar or at the numerous pubs, restaurants, and dance clubs right down the street.
Above all, our friendly and helpful staff will make your experience at Bothy. Open 24 hours, our reception is always happy to answer any questions you may have about Arequipa, recommend a good restaurant, or share their best travel stories. Our open-air terrace with Pool table— complete with hammocks, a bar, and a gorgeous view of the snow-topped mountains—is the perfect place to hang out after a long day and find your next travel companion. Or you can head to the bar for a game of pool or ping-pong with new friends. There’s always something to do and someone to meet at Bothy, so come experience it for yourself!

We provide the following services:

--WiFi all over the hostel.
--Basic breakfast for free and a complete menu (pancakes, eggs, muesli or fresh juices) for a small extra charge.
--Personal charging lockers at the reception. Completely free and safe!
--Friendly English, Spanish and German speaking staff.
-- Hot showers 24/7: We guarantee hot water all day from a solar heating system as well as a central gas heating system when there is no sunpower (no more electric-shock heaters!)
--A fantastic rooftop with pool where you can enjoy the fabulous view of Chachani and Misti volcano.
--A bar opened daily (from 6pm to 12pm) which offers theme nights (ex. beer pong, 80’s & 90’s, toga party etc.), live sports on TV and a chilly party atmosphere.

--Hammocks on the rooftop
--Book exchange
--Free high speed internet (1 computer)
--Free storage
--Laundry service
--Table tennis
--Pool table

Our 4 priorities:
--Super friendly staff
--Clean rooms and bathrooms
--Good service, and value for money
--Never leave a guest unhappy

Enjoy Arequipa with us!
Our staff is ready to help you any time with consultation for activities, such as a walking tour through Arequipa, rafting at Chili River, Colca Canyon tours, mountain treks, bus tickets or anything you need to make the best of your stay in Arequipa!

WARNING - In many cases taxi drivers try to convince travellers to go to other hostels where they get commissions. If you have a reservation with us, we have a room for you, and if not we always keep some beds for travellers who have not booked in advance. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Dec 2020
    I had a great time staying here! I met a lot of cool people. I went to Colca canyon and my stuff was safe and secure leaving here at the hostel. Jorge and the rest of the staff made me feel at home. And the bar was nice too. And in the morning after a long night it was great to take a hot shower. You will have fun here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2020
    Really great atmosphere with great bar and great location! Jorje is a really friendly bartender with lots of fabulous energy that can help you with any questions 😊 if you're staying in Arequipa, I would 100% recommend this hostel.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Jan 2020
    nice hostel. staff was nice, rooms were clean and they had a ping pong table on the first floor. the rooftop has some hammocks and a nice view of arequipa. i would stay here again
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2019
    I like the treatment that they gave us,they have all the basic facilites you need, save location, all staff has been very frienfly and helped out with any question. Definetly recomendó it
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Oct 2019
    I have great memories of my time at Bothy Hostel in Arequipa. From the very beginning until I hopped in my taxi to head to the airport, Nano was an incredible host with one of the most positive attitudes I've come across in forever. He does incredible magic tricks and can help you find whatever you need. Yossy is also such a sweetheart with the best recommendations for places to go for food and finding things to do around the city. The hostel was also really cool with hammocks on the roof!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    23 Oct 2019
    Well priced rooms, conveniently located in Arequipa. Not much of an atmosphere when I stayed. Poor breakfast - stale bread and jam.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Apr 2021
    Josie and Julio were very warm and welcoming hosts that helped to make me feel comfortable. Amazing location in the heart of Arequipa and just a few blocks from the main square Plaza de Armas. Lower rating as while it was a great location and nice people the wifi was nonexistent and the hostel was in need of some upkeep (bathroom missing the light bulb and toilet paper, paint peeling, dirty dishes on the rooftop, etc). This looks like an awesome hostel prepandemic and I’d give another chance.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    06 Dec 2019
    Booked this place cause it had quite high rating, but the private rooms we booked were really not up to standard. The bathroom drainage always made the room smell really bad. The ceiling was falling apart. One of the beds was just like sleeping on springs. There is a bar downstairs & they don’t stop playing music until midnight or so, so make sure to bring ear plugs. I think it might be good as a party hostel, just not for us.
    Macau China, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.1


    19 Sep 2019
    This hostel looks really nice and has good facilities with friendly staff. However, the rooms are dirty, the matras was the worst I have had in Arequipa and the rooms were relatively expensive. I would suggest to the owner of this hostel to think what he/she wants to do with the place; make it a party hostel or a relaxing, chill hostel. Now it falls somewhere in between. While there are no real parties to speak off, there is loud music until the night. This confused me as a guest.
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9


    21 Dec 2019
    Staff were nice. Good location. But 'free breakfast' was bread and butter. Wifi didn't work in or near bedrooms. We left with bites all over our legs (we assume bed bugs). Showers weren't hot. No toilet paper. We were also kept up by partying and loud music till 9am following day. If you just want a cheap hostel and party hard then it's fine.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi