The Best Hostels in Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa has some of Peru's best hostels
Arequipa has some of Peru's best hostels | © tavitoo03 / Pixabay
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12 April 2018

As Arequipa establishes itself as one of Peru’s must-see destinations, the city’s hostel scene has grown quickly to keep pace. Travelers now have plenty of options to choose from in some of the most spectacular locations in the city. From party hostels to luxury ones, here is a list of the best hostels to stay at while in Arequipa.

Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel Arequipa

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Arequipa is truly one of Peru's most beautiful cities | © locoterrolr / Pixabay

When it gets late, this is the hostel everyone ends up at. Renowned as one of Arequipa’s best party hostels, its amenities oftentimes get overlooked. Aside for party hostel classics—like a pool table, ping-pong table and a well-stoked bar—you’ll find a swimming pool and quality dorms and private rooms at affordable prices. There’s a reason people come here and never want to leave.

La Casa de Margott

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This is one of those confusing tweeners: they claim it’s a hostel, but it feels like more than that. The rooms are more akin to those of a hotel or nice hospedaje, and the prices reflect that. La Casa de Margott makes you feel like you’ve got your own apartment in Arequipa, which says a lot about this hostel. With a unique, brick interior and tasteful decoration, it’s a nice change of pace from your prototypical hostel.

Peter's Hostel

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The main plaza is only a short walk away from Peter's Hostel | © alfcermed / Pixabay

This is a newcomer to Arequipa’s already healthy hostel scene, but it is quickly making a name for itself. Backpackers are drawn to this spot because of the great prices and quality facilities. Rarely do you find a hostel with such prices that also cares about its facilities as much as Peter’s does. There’s even a rooftop bar serving cocktails and plenty of beer.

Mango Hostel

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What’s not to like about a free breakfast? Mango Hostel knows how much guests love their free breakfast and coffee. Private rooms have a TV, while dorm rooms are standard and clean. The rooftop terrace is the place to be after a long day of hiking. You can lay out on one of their hammocks and enjoy the beauty of Arequipa as the sun goes down.

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  • Flying Dog Hostel Arequipa

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    Expect to play beer pong or another drinking game while at Flying Dog Hostel | © minho1029 / Pixabay

    Another place that knows the value of a free breakfast is Flying Dog—although it’s more than just a hostel. There’s a pool table, a welcoming bar and plenty of couches to chill out on. This hostel has budget dorm rooms, if that’s what you’re looking for, and also has private rooms that are boutique-hotel-worthy. If you want a tasteful private room with the amenities of a party hostel, this is definitely your place. A bit further from the city center than most, but the extra five minutes are worth the quality on offer.


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    A standard response when walking into Econunay is “this is cute.” You’ll enjoy every night here, from the well-decorated dorms to the picturesque eating area. The owners have paid attention to detail in setting up this place and it’ll have you staying an unexpected extra couple of nights.

    Las Torres de Ugarte

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    This is another lodging that straddles the line between hotel and high-end hostel. The area has one of the best locations for a hostel in all of Arequipa and has a rooftop with stunning views. The amenities are set up like a hotel, with buffets and attractive rooms, but the common areas feel more luxurious. A beautiful hostel worth your consideration.