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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports 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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Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Positive Hostel & Backpackers

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

Positive Backpackers is the new hostel that is safe and with a great atmosphere, only a few minutes from the main square, with the best attention and beautiful views of the city from the terrace. Our instalations are an old red house but special architecture of republic time, where you can feel yourself another time. We are from the same famous Positive Rock Reggae Bar family in Puno, loved by our many visitants.
In our hostel in Arequipa we have dorms and private rooms. The breakfast is included. Free wifi, Hot water, storage and kitchen facilities. Furthermore, we provide information about tours around the area, It is possible to book excursions in Arequipa, Colca and rest of the country directly with us. And finally now you can enjoy, have pleasant and fun moments in our parties the weekends with live music until 1 am

Excellent location in downtown, a 3 minutes from main square (Plaza de Armas). 3 blocks only. Next the private “Espiritu Santo” Clinic and close to the archaeological museum of the Catholic Santa Maria University and all the principal tourist attractions. Next by walk walk to shops, restaurants, cafés, banks, markets.

We offer diverse sort of accommodation oriented to several types of guests and travellers. In this sense, for the most venturesome travellers we offer a dorm for 8 people and a female dorm with 5 beds. meanwhile for those travellers who are seeking for a quiet and tranquil experience, we have double rooms ideal for couples and twin rooms ideal for friends travelling together. In addition, we also count with several private rooms for groups of three and four people which are ideal for families and friends.

Positive Backpackers Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in from 13:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included - 18.00%
Breakfast included.


The reception service is open 24 hours per day.
The Peruvian people must defray the taxes. Nevertheless, the foreign people with a regular passport and that are not living in the country are exempted of such fee.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    Stayed here 3 nights, very welcoming, comfortable room with hot shower. Friendly staff who were very helpful when I arrived with organising my trek for Chachani volcano. I Happily left my things at the hostel whilst I did the trek. There's a nice bar/restaurant for an evening drink/meal with a nicely lit terrace to enjoy the drink 😊 Would happily stay here again. Thank you Ana
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    13 Jul 2018
    We loved our stay at Positive Hostel & Backpackers. Our room was very clean and the staff was very friendly and awesome. I don't speak a lot of Spanish and the staff did not speak a lot of English, but they were very patient with us and we were able to communicate just fine. The hostel is in a great location with just a short walk to the main Plaza. Very fun and welcoming environment.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Jun 2018
    Great value. Good staff. Great location. A bit Spartan.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    02 Sep 2018
    Really underrated hostel in Arequipa. They take security seriously with a locked gate on the front door - although this kind be an issue if you're arriving very early so make sure to call ahead. Only one staff member speaks fluent English but the rest are very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help a traveler out. Rooms were very decently sized and the beds were comfortable and well stacked with blankets for the cold. Also has the BEST shower I had in Peru.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    19 Oct 2017
    Super nice staff!! Very friendly. Treated us like family. The atmosphere had a good feeling to it. The rooms were decent and clean, nothing fancy.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 Aug 2017
    Super staff!! The management is new, so still a lot of things to improve. The owner and the staff are super kind, a lot of tips and help for everything you need. Simple breakfast, very clean and really quite atmosphere.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    21 Jul 2019
    I really liked the hostel and the staff, but unfortunately the location - although really close to the plaza de armas - is right on a really busy street where busses go all day and the air smelled really polluted :-( Apart from that I enjoyed my stay at positive hostel very much, though
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    10 Sep 2017
    The hostel is at a good location to explore Arequipa. Facilities are quite basic but if you need just a place to sleep it is good value for money. The outside areas are nice to chill. Breakfast was good.
    Greece, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Jul 2019
    Good location, and the building itself is quite cool, but the room was not very nice, it smelled like damp, and the toilet/shower had a flimsy door that did not shut, so absolutely zero privacy! The room was also very rundown. The breakfast was literally two stale bread rolls. Get what you pay for I suppose!!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 4.6


    18 Oct 2017
    The rooms were dirty and so were the toilets. Not recommended.
    Romania, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi