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Hostel | Pasaje O Higgins No. 224, Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru .

92.2% Overall Rating

79 out of 81 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/05/2014)

"Spent a few nights here. Really clean and comfy hostel with great facilities. Helpful staff and the tours on offer are great value."

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 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

Only cash accepted on arrival. Cancellation and no show policy: Cancellations or changes are accepted only with minimum 24 hours before the arrival date via email or phone 054-234560. Same day cancellations, same day changes or No show will result in 1 night charge per person regardless the reason from your Credit Card. We are not responsible for weather conditions, illness, flight delays or flight cancellations. If you do not arrive within 3 hrs of your scheduled arrival time, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. SO PLEASE AVOID TO BE CHARGED FROM YOUR CREDIT CARD, IF YOU DECIDED TO CHANGE OR CANCELYOUR RESERVATION PLEASE LET US KNOW. If you cancel your reservation you will lose your 10% deposit if you didn't take advantage of the payment protection. Remember the 10% deposit to secure your booking goes to the agency not to us.

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92.2%

Overall Rating

79 out of 81 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Arequipay Backpackers Downtown'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
95.2%
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92.8%
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92.8%
Value
92.8%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A lovely little place with comfy beds and helpful staff. There is a pool table, tv room, games room etc, fast internet and wifi reaching the rooms. It is also nice and close to the main square.

Disliked: My only issue is that they provided tea and coffee (no milk) and bread, but nothing else for breakfast. I would rather pay an extra sol or two and have a bit of butter and milk for my breakfast

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was nice and friendly. Great location.

Disliked: Does not take credit cards

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Hostal. Really friendly staff, really clean. Chilled but at the same time lots of people around to meet. The only complaint is that if you stay on the first floor, as I did, its noisy in the morning. People were getting up from about half 6 and talking in the hallway, doors shutting, etc and the sound carries so much that basically youre awake from that time. Id get a room on the top florr. Other than that its an awesome hostal and Arequipa is beautiful. After a few weeks in Bolivia its refereshingly organised and sospisticated.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this is a friendly hostel with almost everything you could want there.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Balazs Varga

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2011 Balazs would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel has an incredible atmosphere, where I met really lovely people! It's not a party hostel, which I really liked. The staff are helpful and they make an effort to make your stay great. I would highly recommend Arequipay backpackers to anyone! The facilities are great, the showers are cleaned every half hour during peak times, the hostel is in a secure area and it's just really like home. Awesome!

Disliked: Balazs left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Liked all the common spaces. The kitchen and internet were also nice perks.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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xiaoxiao feng

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 December 2011 xiaoxiao would recommend this property

Liked: it had everything. 3 computers, pool table, 2 movie rooms and a games room (xbox). Everything in the kitchen was nicely labeled and the beds were comfortable. really close to the bus stop, only 0.80 sol to the bus station All round great place to stay

Disliked: xiaoxiao left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Mike MacDonald

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2011 Mike would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, clean, good facilities.

Disliked: Nothing.

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2011

Liked: The staff were helpful . It was a 5 min walk from the main square

Disliked: The floor boards are so creaky it makes the place so noisy when you are trying to sleep . There is no breakfast , just tea and breadrolls . With no butter etc or coffee . The walls are paper thin so noise travels , it wasnt a good place to meet others.

The property's response is...

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

08 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They've really tried hard to create a home from home with movie rooms, games, kitchens etc. Lots of info about tours and links and deals with other hostels.

Disliked: I'm not a fan of piped music (I prefer a restful place) so it was a shame they played 80s POP music all day through the hallways and kitchens. Take a room on the top floor for more peace.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ian Thistlewood

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2011 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful and friendly staff, good facilities (TVs, games, book exchange), powerful hot showers.

Disliked: No bar

100.0%
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Marian Hornung

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2011 Marian would recommend this property

Liked: all in all a very good hostel with a very friendly atmosphere and helpfully staff and a god equiped kitchen...thank you for a awesome time in arequipa!!

Disliked: none

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Steven Hill

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and helpful staff can help you with booking anything. great facilities huge TV and great selection of dvds. Short walk down pedestrianised street to the plaza and a coupke of minutes to the market.

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
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Laura Simkiss

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 November 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: The common areas are great and have good facilities The staff were very friendly Location and value for money

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: VERY NICE Hostel in a save neighborhood with perfect facilities! We can absolutely recommend this hostel!!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, clean place to stay. Easy to meet people. Staff extremely helpful!

Disliked: Nothing.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We liked the very friendly staff!!! They were very helpful and booking the Canyontour and the next bustrip with them helped a lot.

Disliked: -

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

09 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything! An awesome hostel!

Disliked: The hot water is notoriously unreliable! Many cold showers!

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, nice atmosphere, secure location only a short walk from the main square, good price, easy to meet people as lots of common spaces and a good kitchen.

Disliked: N/A

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to city centre.

Disliked: Having to wait for staff to unlock street gate, but was very secure.

100.0%
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julien bauer

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 September 2011 julien would recommend this property

Liked: best hostel i stayed in peru. very good facilities and staff

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Dean Evans

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2011 Dean would recommend this property

Liked: really safe hostel in a gated cul-de-sac, staff extremely friendly and great communal areas to relax and meet people. beds really comfy

Disliked: nothing really

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Hendrik Schaefer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2011 Hendrik would recommend this property

Liked: central location but in a quiet side street, kind and helpful staff, nice rooms, free wifi, lots of amenities (big tv, pool table, ...)

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff are really friendly and helpfull

Disliked: i liked everything

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really helpful and friendly staff. We booked our Colca trip through them and it was great and much cheaper than some prices quoted. Breakfast was good, kitchen had good facilities and everywhere is really clean. Rooms had secure lockers and comfortable beds. TV room is great - huge TV and a great selection of DVD's. There are also communal areas in the kitchen and garden which are great. Wifi was good on the whole

Disliked: The showers - rarely hot, and when they were hot the temperature changed from one minute to the next