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Mercaderes Backpackers

Hostel | c/ Mercaderes 135-A, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru 054

89.3% Overall Rating

180 out of 189 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/09/2015)

Anthony Brewster thinks…

"2nd time staying here and have recommended to other travellers. Best location in town, awesome breakfast (try the pancake) and cannot beat the roof top terrace view! Must stay when in arequipa!!"

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  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Arequipa?

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Best location, Only 20 meters from PLAZA DE ARMAS, great facilities: wi-fi, hot showers, terrace, games room, kitchen, tours, comfortable rooms, spacious and pretty Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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7 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

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Twin (Shared bathroom)

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Triple (Shared bathroom)

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Single (Shared bathroom)

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About Mercaderes Backpackers

The Best Location: Mercaderes backpackers has new location, now just 20 meters from the Plaza De Armas a priviliged location as Calle Mercaderes is only pedestrian street very quiet; far away from the noise of the cars, very safe to walk and closer to super market, stores, restaurants, bars, banks. Excellent Location.

Facilities and common areas of the Hostel: We have a large common areas where you can rest and find another travelers and a large terrace with excellent views of the volcanoes and the city, with tables and chairs and sofa to take the big sun that is in Arequipa. You also can arrange outdoor barbecues, the kitchen is well equipped for your meals, computers with free internet WI-FI in common areas and rooms, cable TV room and a large collection of DVD movies, small bar, but not noisy , book exchange one by one.
Our Rooms and Bedrooms: Our rooms, twin, double bed, triple bed and four family bed all shared bathroom and hot water; the rooms are comfortable, spacious and pretty
Tours / Travel Desk: We have our own Travel Agency at the hostel and we organize daily groups to the colca canyon with different options (Traditional Colca Canyon 1 or 2 days, 2-3-4 days Colca Canyon trekking, Climbing to the volcanoes Misti and Chachani,we also offer you bus tickets, Rafting, etc. We have more than 10 years experience and we have the best guides and an excellent service,we invite you to read the comments of our tours and services.

A very Important Note: Be very careful with some bad taxi drivers who try to change you to another hostel saying that our hostel is ,closed or dangerous. They just say that to change you to another hostel where they receive commissions. For any questions you can call us during 24 hours day or order your transport at minimal cost

Accommodation Information

TV room, large terrace where you have a spectacular view to the beautiful city and its volcanoes Misti and Chachani.

Location Information

Mercaderes Backpackers has new location, we are located in the best area as Calle Mercaderes this area is pedestrian only without traffics cars and close to restaurants the best places for coffee,Banks, restaurants, pharmacies and only 20 meters from the PLAZA DE ARMAS Excellent Location.