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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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Friendly AQP

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Friendly AQP is a new family-run hostel which has everything that a backpacker could want in one place! A beautiful hostel and a beautiful home, we work to ensure that you enjoy your stay in the city of Arequipa!
We are located just 4 short blocks from Plaza de Armas (The main square) – About a 5 minute walk! Our home is found in the lovely residential neighborhood of Vallecito, a quiet and comfortable location which is set away from the noise of any traffic. The neighborhood contains many family homes; it is very safe day and night, as are the routes to the main tourist areas.
Local amenities include: Supermarket Plaza Vea, restaurants, banks, shops.
We serve breakfast daily between 7:30 and 9:30 AM and you have the choice between two different but delicious options. Our original banana pancakes are served with a sweet topping of dulce de leche, or you can choose our fried or scrambled eggs which are accompanied by fresh bread, jam and butter. Coffee, tea, coca tea and milk are also provided.
At Friendly AQP we provide everything you need to enjoy your stay in Arequipa. We have a fully equipped kitchen, with fridge and freezer, which is free to use for all guests. There is a large common room area with comfortable sofas where you can relax and watch TV or a DVD. For more fun, we have a games area where there is a pool table and a ping pong table. Our large garden contains tables, chairs and hammocks for relaxation and enjoying the great sun of Arequipa. We also have a large terrace which provides magnificent views of the volcanoes Misti and Chachani. There is strong WIFI throughout the hostel and we also provide computers for internet access.
All of our rooms are maintained to a very high standard. Comfortable beds with new mattresses, sheets and pillows. Rooms are very clean with large windows and open space.
Our staff do everything possible to make you feel at home and will always try to help you with any of your needs. Our staff speak English to a good level and have an extensive knowledge of Arequipa and the surrounding area.
We have our own in house travel agency that organizes daily group trips to Colca Canyon. We offer the traditional Colca Canyon 1 or 2 day tour, 2, 3 or 4 day treks of the canyon, opportunities to climb the volcanoes Misti and Chachani, rafting of the River Chili and we can also assist with purchasing of bus tickets and any of your other needs. We have more than 10 years of experience providing these tours and guarantee to provide an excellent service with the best guides. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2019
    Un lugar super recomendado, el desayuno delicioso, todo muy aseado, el staff está siempre dispuesto a ayudarte. Volvería sin dudarlo.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2019
    Everything you need!!!! The staff were helpful with booking excursions (try the colca trek!) and the hostel feels very safe. The breakfast is delicious banana pancake, it's perfect. The hostel seems to have people cleaning everyday, however it just doesn't feel super clean. We had a private room with shared bathroom - the room was big and had a lot of cupboard space. The wifi is strong in common areas and in my room amazing and cosy hostel.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Aug 2019
    Good location just a few blocks from the main plaza. Staff were very helpful in organising tours and giving information about the canyon. Kitchen is well stocked
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Mar 2019
    Good sized rooms with comfy beds! Nice hot showers and clean bathrooms, but the bathrooms were a bit run down. No WiFi in the room and very limited signal in the main area. Good WiFi by reception though. Really nice breakfast and a decent kitchen. Close to main square.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Aug 2018
    Great hostel with an amazing breakfast of banana pancakes! The location is pretty good also with a short walking distance to a lot of main attractions. We had a private triple room and it was spacious. Overall good experience!
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    31 Jan 2019
    Really nice staff, good breakfast, clean, and very spacious hostel. However, it's not a great place for those looking to meet people. I stayed in the 10 person dorm and was the only person there for two nights. The other guests mostly seemed to keep to themselves. Also, it seems that the storage room for backpacks is usually kept unlocked.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    18 Aug 2018
    Stayed in the private triple. Pretty standard stuff, nothing too fancy. Nice hot showers in the main building, they offer afforadable laundry prices, nice rooftop area, many options for tours other than just the standard colca canyon which my group appreciated. We did the river rafting tour which was amazing and completely worth it and the downhill mountain biking tour which was fun but more difficult than we expected (we have mountain biking experience but the trail was quite sandy in parts).
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    02 Oct 2018
    Friendly Hostel was a decent experience w/ some good perks and some flaws they need to work on. Pros: Quiet, safe neighborhood Good breakfast Decent wifi in certain spots Good showers Friendly staff Amazing rooftop terrace w/ great views Cons Wifi was spotty in much of the hostel Price seemed a bit high for shared bathroom rooms Rooms could be a bit loud which were near the courtyard/reception (basically all) Breakfast was often late and sometimes served in a different hostel down the stree
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    01 Jul 2018
    Really good value and staff were friendly and helpful with organising trips and medical support. Only negative was the facilities- they had dodgy hot water at times, mops left in bathrooms. Overall, it's good value especially if you just want a night or two.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    23 Jan 2019
    This hostel has no atmosphere, the rooms are dark and smelly. When I arrived around 8am after a long bus drive I couldn’t go to my room (which was ready) to leave my backpack because people were sleeping..this was really odd to me and not very welcoming from the staff. It seems that the family lives in the hostel. Overall, I would not stay here again.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi