Our bus from Nazca arrived late in the evening, so we did not see the beautiful gardens of this hotel, located 6 very walkable blocks from the Plaza de Armas. There is a swimming pool in the garden (we were not so inclined in the cool of winter), which has mature trees, and is overlooked by the twin volcanoes.
Our junior suite (a triple) was new, modern and comfortable. The beds were good for a relaxing sleep, and the rooms were warm during the cool nights.
Breakfast was included, and is served buffet style in a garden setting. The spread is good too, including fruit, grains, yogurt and scrambled eggs. Miniature pigeons and crested sparrows flitted about in search of crumbs.
The hotel provides transfers if arranged, and does laundry for a reasonable price. It has internet service and overall is good value.
This small hostel has the best location, just 1 block from the Plaza de Armas, very clean and the service was very good. They help you a lot with tourist information and Cecilia was very nice person.
Great view of the volcanoes from the terrace.
Hotel with a really good value for money, good service, good location, good rooms.
Espacious and elegant rooms
The perfect combination of nature and comfort.
The hotel is built with local materials and from their income can feel the presence of the typical nature of the place.
Every so often you find a little gem. Mi Casa Backpackers, a few blocks from the Centro Historico, has all the usual traveller amenities. It's in a safe, quiet area. Rooms are spotless. There's 24 hr hot water, internet, wifi, cable tv, communal areas, free breakfast, free pickup from the bus station... and a really friendly, very knowledgeable owner.
Quiet (really not a party hostel) with a sunny patio, in a very safe neighbourhood
I would never recommend this hostel to any one.
My travel partner & me took a taxi to our intended hostel but there was no room. So the Taxi driver volunteered to find us a hostel. Usually these taxi drivers are sellers for various hostels, so he drove us around and we were very tired after a 10 hour bus ride & agreed to stay.
Turned out the hostel is lacking of hot water, & it had a musky smell in the room. The room & shower facilities were also not clean. We moved out quickly after 1 night to a much better hostel - which is on my other hostel tip in Arequipa.
under USD $25 a night per person but wifi is available in the front desk area
Upon arriving at the airport in Arequipa we took a taxi towards the Plaza de Armas (paid 15 soles). We decided to stay at the Hostal Caminante Class which was very close to the Plaza de Armas and centrally located on Avenida Santa Catalina in front of the Alliance Francaise building.
We stayed in a dorm room which had 4 beds in it and cost 15 soles per night each. It was an excellent deal really as we only shared on one of the nights we were there and afterwards had the place to ourselves. We had to share the showers and toilets which were across the open air courtyard. The showers were mostly hot and the bathrooms were clean.
This was a nice hotel with firm but comfortable beds just half a block away from Plaza de Armas in central Arequipa. At $10us per person in a triple it was more expensive than the rock-bottom budget places but much less expensive than the majority of hotels in the area. The staff are very helpful and breakfast is included. Rooms with a shared bathroom are available but most had a private bathroom. The rooms were spotless, as was the rest of the hotel.
It wasn't a problem to store most of our baggage at the hotel while we did a Colca Canyon trek with the Colonial Tours agency across the road.
The services they provide as per their pamphlet:
-fully carpeted rooms
-hot water 24 hours
-rooms with private bath
-rooms with shared bath
-telephone and fax service
-safe deposit box
-terrace with panoramic views
-free transfer from the airport and the bus terminal
-tourist information, city tours and campina tours
This is a tip and not necessarily a recommendation as I have realized that most VT members do not have my limited comfort requirements when they travel. After I realized that I was not going to find a particular bed and breakfast I was interested in using, I was taken to this place by my bus station taxi driver who seemed to understand what I wanted. Of course, I did not like the name, but it proved to be the type of basic cheap place I want when I just need a place to sleep. They claim a family atmosphere, but there were no families present. Still -- and I am not quite sure how to say this--there did not seem to be any unwholesome activity going on.
Good location and great price. I liked the two key entrance. Responsive and helpful staff. They stored my luggage for free when I went on my Colca Canyon tour. Hot water 24hours a day. Supposedly, they have a TV room with cable and a kitchen you can use. Less than $10 a person.
Most or all rooms with private bathrooms. On a busy street but most rooms are reasonably quiet, some have no windows.
Not in the town centre but taxi only costs about GBP0.65, USD0.90
The hostel is clean and the owners are extremely helpful. They will arrange tours to the Colca canyon for less than the other agencies, give you ride to the town centre, give you tips about restaurants etc...
The area is not the safest at night but fine during the day. we had no problems at all. Lots of shops, internet places and even a huge market within walking distance.
This beautifull guesthouse is owned by a joung peruvian couple.
They are so great trying in every second to make your stay perfect. From the roof top, you have the view of the landscape i.e. volcano Misti.
The place is safe, center located (only two blocks from the plaza) and near the travel agents and convento catarina.
The rooms are phantastic, 20m2 big, clean, with hot shower and big bed.
it costs ONLY 6Usd for the room with breakfast!!!! Why shall you miss it?!
You can ask to the owner about whatever problem you do have, he will definoitely sort out a solution!
When you arrive at the airport you can just look at the main touristic information desk and ask for a hostel and they look for it. Easy and good option.
Good rooms with private bathroom and TV.
Translation to the city included.
Great views of the main square and cathedral and vulcanoes.
a new HI hotel with Train Cabin
only 15 sol per person
single cabin share bath ( clean and NEW ) including breakfast
the surrounding is clean and nice
and many young students spand their night life here
but the police WARN us some area in the town is danger even in day
and we just walk through those street ( in the morning )
from the hostel ( good area ) to city center there is only 15 - 20 mins walk
but local people all suggest us to go by Taxi
if need to walk we have to avoid some PROBLEM street , and it make me uncomfortable ( lack of freedom )
This is really a different type of place to stay in Arequipa. This is professional family who seem to have a B&B for the fun of having foreign visitors. The accomodations are first class. This would be best for couples who want to spend several days or a week getting a real feel for the city and living outside the hectic center.
Only a 3 sole ($1) taxi ride from the Plaza de Armas in a upper middle class neighborhood in front of a modest park, this is a place where one could experience a less visited aspect of Peru.
AnaLouisa2004 is a VT member who loves Arequipa and only revealed her familiy's B&B after 4 E-mail exchanges of questions and answers.
Old building with basic needs. It was pretty quiet when we were there, probably because of the location - about 20mins on foot from the Plaza de Armas (if I remember well...). The hostel has a lovely garden with lots of beautiful flowers in all colours of the rainbow - what a difference compared to the dark wooden interior!
Basic breakfast included.
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