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Bothy Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.7
  • 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.

Also:
--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 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Aug 2019
    Staff is extremely friendly and approachable with a good command of English (for those learning Spanish). Food is tasty and a good value. (Great veggie burger.) Would recommend to everyone visiting Arequipa! :)
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jul 2019
    EXCELLENT LOCATION: Staff was really nice and the location is the best! there is a great bar to meet people and option to eat. Facilities are fabulous
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    Nice location close to the center. Chill bar and you can still have a good night sleep. Good burgers. Recommend definitely
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    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
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 May 2019
    Overall good hostel. HOWEVER, the wifi is terrible and hardly works. The hostel needs to invest in a higher quality router (not really that much more expensive), that can handle more devices.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    03 Jun 2019
    Great hostel right in the center of Arequipa. The staff are very friendly and helpful, make my stay very pleasant. Recommend it!
    Indonesia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    28 Jul 2019
    Super friendly staff , breakfast was nice bread with jam & coffee/tea. You can order burgers which taste really good. The best thing about the hostel is the view on the roof terras which shows the mountains. Plus for entertainment there is a pool and a table tennis table which we played with the chef who was so nice. In the evening he even showed us a local juice bar for healthy juices. The rooms are very simple but you can lock it. The sanitary facilities are worn down but are clean and work
    Netherlands, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    29 Jul 2019
    Great location. Comfortable beds. Reasonable shower although not so hot or strong. Thanks to the Argentinian staff member who was so kind and helpful Breakfast is coffee or tea (no milk) and a roll with jam Two improvements would be better breakfast eg have milk for coffee and replace nylon sheets with cotton Otherwise all good
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    28 Jun 2019
    This hostel has a nice roof terrace if you want to chill out with a couple of hammocks and small pool. There isn't much atmosphere but it's close to other hostels and nightlife so if you want to party then go back somewhere quiet it's a good shout.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    21 May 2019
    This place was just okay. They let us sit there for a few hours before our tour came even though we weren't checking in until the next day. The front desk said they usually don't give people keys to the rooms since most people use lockers which struck me as odd. A short walk to plaza de armas which was good. They have a bar but there was not much atmosphere. Staff was very helpful and nice though. I'd probably stay somewhere else if I went back to arequipa.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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