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Reviews of Wild Rover Backpackers Arequipa

Hostel | Calle Ugarte 111, Arequipa, Peru -

89.9% Overall Rating

49 out of 56 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/01/2014)

Josh Moos thinks…

"The location was excellent and as value for money goes it was good. If you want to meet people this is a good spot to do so."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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89.9%

Overall Rating

49 out of 56 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Wild Rover Backpackers Arequipa'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
84.0%
Value
93.6%
Safety
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun party hostel in the heart of downtown.

Disliked: Could be noise if you get the dorm over the bar

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Verena Margraf

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2014 Verena would recommend this property

Liked: safe, clean, nice

Disliked: staff could know a little more about the tours etc or how to get to Bolivia

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Josh Moos

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2014

Liked: The location was excellent and as value for money goes it was good. If you want to meet people this is a good spot to do so.

Disliked: The majority of the staff while I was there were rude and unfriendly, especially the western staff working the bar. Equally, as its a Wild Rover, there are lots of offers everyday. However, lots of these are not what they seem. For example, an all you can eat all day BBQ for 18 soles was actually a one hour BBQ with a single plate of food. This sort of thing happened all the time.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great banter, the bar staff were lovely and a lot of fun! They have a great pool area which is perfect for sunbathing (for those sun junkies). Food is great too and its two minutes away from the central plaza, and there are loads of little shops with the essentials across the road.

Disliked: Its too hard to leave!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Priscila Fonseca Rosario

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 June 2013

Liked: Good shower, quite clean rooms and bathrooms, good spaces to relax like the tv room and the pool area.

Disliked: The pub of this hostel is locatted just below the rooms, so we could hear everything from there... too noise! So many teenagers doing nothing insteed of drinking and annoying the others guests. The wi-fi just DOES NOT WORK... anywhere! And the staff do nothing to help you any time. Plug-ins just downstairs, inside small lockers at the reception, where you need to have your padlock to leave something into... not able to charge your phone besides you at the room, for exemple... or use your hair dryer at the toilet. The mattress was old and warped...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Chilled out, helpful staff

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere and night life in the bar. Good food

Disliked: no kitchen

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sarah Williams

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 March 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The bar area/bartenders were very friendly

Disliked: In an unfortunate turn of events I fractured my ankle while at Wild Rover so I was there for ~5 days. While some of the staff was helpful (Ben at the bar), many of them were rude and completely unhelpful.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

William Benneyworth

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2013 William would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant social side and very good to meet people and have a few drinks. Very good showers and beds are big and comfortable.

Disliked: Bedrooms above the bar so no way to get an early night if needed.

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

Heather Lymbery

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2013

Liked: Good location

Disliked: The hot water here is solar so there is no hot water in the morning until about 10 or 11 depending on the weather.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Ella Wiggans

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2013 Ella would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of fun, good bar, daily offers.

Disliked: Showers a bit iffy at times.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel with a fun bar in it. 2 happy hours, specials every night, good food. Nice social atmosphere right in the center if town. You can't go wrong !

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Tyce Clee

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2012 Tyce would recommend this property

Liked: Definitely a party hostel, this is a great place to be if you want to socialise, meet new people, experience very fast and dependable wifi, and be quite close to the main square in Arequipa. We stayed here twice and would recommend a double bed private over the dorms for security and comfortability. It's a huge hostel with helpful staff, a bar and lunch / dinner options. Probably not for the older generation of travelers, but definitely a good idea if you're young and keen to meet new people.

Disliked: Tyce left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sean Wrigley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2012 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Best party ever with a great pool, activities, amazing staff. Good food and drinks. Always a great place to stay.

Disliked: Wish it had a kitchen to cook some of your own things.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel and very friendly staff. We booked our Colca Canyon trip through the hostel and it was great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location and services were fantastic.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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chris parrack

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2012 chris would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely friendly and helpful staff, good food, great swimming pool. I was made to feel very welcome, Rob and the bar team facilitate an awesome atmosphere during the evenings.

Disliked: chris left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

25 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good beds, nice bar with good party's, helpfull staff.

Disliked: Not that much bathrooms for te people, but never have to wait and it is clean.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

aimee roberts

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 July 2012 aimee would recommend this property

Liked: staff were ace

Disliked: aimee left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: pool, bar, good to meet other travellers

Disliked: dorms are a bit dark

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

05 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The food, the really smiley and helpful staff, and the beds!

Disliked: Lack of kitchen facilities and can be quite noisy.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

cheryl johnson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2012 cheryl would recommend this property

Liked: Decent bar area, clean and safe

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2012

Liked: Reception staff were friendly. Location was good. Food at the bar was a bit overpriced compared to La Paz Wild Rovers but it was reasonably good

Disliked: Dirty, smelly bathrooms most of the time. Showers were either scalding hot or freezing cold. Nowhere warm and cosy to hang out apart from the bar, which was always full of loud drunk people

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super comfortable beds, friendly staff, great location

Disliked: sometimes a little loud late at night or early in the morning

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel was in a good location with good food and drink specials available.

Disliked: i wouldnt recommend staying unless your up for the rowdy bar