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Bothy Hostel

Book more than 7 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 — 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 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2019
    What a brilliant hostel, the right balance of atmosphere and chilled out vibe, a nice bar, awesome rooftop with hammocks and amazing staff! Both myself and my partner were ill during our stay and the staff did everything they could to help us including writing down instructions to give to a chemist for medication and offering to call a dr in house. Honestly I was so impressed and the location is perfect. Thank you for an awesome stay! This is so far my fav hostel in South America.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Lovey staff, cool layout!
    Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Mar 2019
    The staff here were amazing and super helpful! Within 30 mins of getting here, we had tours and accommodation booked for the next 5 days and it was exactly what we were looking for. The hostel itself is cute and friendly.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 May 2019
    Great little hostel. Has everything you need. Hot showers, great rooftop with hammock and tiny swimming bath. Ping pong table and pool table in the bar area. All the staff are super helpful with recommendations, booking tours, buses etc. thanks so much guys! Also good they allow you to store your stuff even after checkout. There is a small free breakfast of bread and jam, tea and coffee and extra sweet available for cheap. Only thing I would improve is wifi is not super strong.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Mar 2019
    A nice hostel with a cool atmosphere! There is a rooftop where you can enjoy the sunset. The staff is very friendly but some of them can't speak english - a bit difficult to communicate sometimes. The facilities is quite old though. And the breakfast is not the best. But it has a really good location, close to the center and close to nice restaurants.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Mar 2019
    Bit of a loud place if youre looking for something quiet otherwise its a very central hostel with a hippie feel and great views on chachani and misti. Has a pub/tv area with football showing!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    27 Apr 2019
    Nice hostel, close to the plaza de armas and other attractions. The staff are super friendly and the hostel has events on every day. Breakfast until 12 and check out until 12 is a plus.
    Colombia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Apr 2019
    The staff are very friendly and helpful and the location is excellent. The less good points are 1) our room was very poorly lit and the en-suite bathroom difficult to use because it was very cramped. 2) on our second night there was loud music in the bar until after midnight which was very disturbing to a night’s sleep.
    Scotland, Couple, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Apr 2019
    Nice hotel with nice staff! The overall atmospher is a bit weird, everything à bit dirty, and no personal keys for the doors that stay at reception. Not much people when we went there because of law season. Very cheap and you get plenty for the money you spend.
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    14 Mar 2019
    The staff were friendly but the place was a little run down. They don’t open their pool, which was one of the reasons I picked this place. They did let me check in early which was really nice. At night the room was very loud both from the party downstairs and the street outside. They helped set up colca canyon and made sure you were awake and ready for the bus. There were good and bad things about this hostel, personally when I got back from my hike I didn’t want to stay there a second night.
    USA, Female, 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