Lonko Hostel, Arequipa

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Bothy Hostel provides a cozy stay in downtown Arequipa. Staff are friendly, rooms are well-priced, and there are plenty of places to hang out.

The Location

The hostel is located a few minutes' walk outside Arequipa’s historical center, five blocks from the main plaza. Several parks can also be found within a short jaunt. Directly outside the hostel, travelers will encounter multiple restaurants, shops, tourist agencies, and laundries. The closest pharmacies and a mini-supermarket are located in the main plaza. Bothy is about a fifteen-minute cab ride from the bus terminal and about a half-hour's drive from the airport.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Bothy Hostel offers several room options. Dorms range from four to six beds, and the rooms are fairly spacious. Each dorm is equipped with medium-sized lockers and a small shelf. Unfortunately, each bunk is not given its own power outlet. The beds themselves are quite comfortable and warm enough for chilly nights.

The accommodation features multiple, well-sized shared bathrooms, with shower, toilet, and sink, all kept tidy. Hot water and good pressure can be acquired by all showers.

Wi-fi is generally weak and spotty, though better in some areas than others.

Common Spaces

Bothy has been built into multiple stories, and as such there are lots of stairs to climb. However, guests are rewarded with several places to chill out. The first floor includes the hostel’s reception desk, a pool table, and fully-stocked bar (no outside drinks allowed). Up one level is a nice seating area with couches and coffee table. At the top of the hostel is a small kitchen and spacious dining terrace, filled with tables, chairs, hammocks, and a great view of the city and also a large area for hanging wet clothes.

Travelers are invited to a complimentary breakfast of bread, jam, coffee, and tea. Though overpriced, other breakfast foods such as eggs can be ordered. In fact, guests aren’t able to use the kitchen until after breakfast ends (10 a.m.).

Arequipa gets quite sunny, and while Bothy attempts to provide shelter via thin fabric shades, it’s not quite enough to block the sun. This can be annoying on particularly sunny days.

Bothy Hostel isn’t an all-out party hostel, but the bar can get fairly rowdy at times. Even so, the rooms are far enough away from the bottom floor that you are able to get some decent rest.


Overall, Bothy offers a decent stay for budget travelers. Staff speak Spanish and the manager also speaks English. Reception is open twenty-four hours and luggage storage is available. Guests should be aware that when making reservations online, Bothy does not recognize the down payment as going toward the cost of the accommodation. As such, the actual room prices are a few soles higher than advertised online.
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Lonko Hostel, Arequipa
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Lonko Hostel, Arequipa
Lonko Hostel, Arequipa
Lonko Hostel, Arequipa
Lonko Hostel, Arequipa
Lonko Hostel, Arequipa
Matt of the World
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on May 21, 2018


Bothy is one of Ariquipa´s newest, and most definitely the funkiest and friendliest! We are located in a safe street just 5 minutes walk from Arequipa´s spectacular Plaza de Armas, and even closer to Arequipa´s bustling nightlife.

Bothy is with fun and friendly staff who love spoiling every guest who walks through our door.

Bothy Hostel offers rooms for an exceptionally affordable price. All rooms are clean, spacious, include linen and warm blankets, plus thick comfy mattresses.

We have a common area with a huge DVD collection for those times when you just want to chill out. We also have a gorgeous roof top terrace with hammocks and table and chairs which is the ideal place for travelers to socialise and meet people, and of course take in the spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes. We frequently have barbeques so guests can meet and get to know one another. Bothy Hostel has great atmosphere at all times of the day. Bring your beers in and we are happy to open them for you.

The hostel has all the facilities a traveler values including comfortable private rooms,4 beds dorm with and without bathrooms,big lockers in dorms common areas, courtyard, Restourant,BAR, TV room, free Internet, in-house.great rooftop with hammocks, tour desk, baggage storage, hot water, and we speak English and German!

Come and visit us at Bothy Hostel! We are waiting to greet you with smiles. If you are wanting a hostel that goes that extra mile for you, then Bothy Hostel is it!

See You!!

Location and Contact


• Bothy Hostel is in a prime location. just round the corner is the santa Catalina convent ,resourant, cash machine and bars, just 15 minuts from the bus station(8 soles) and 5 minuts walk to the main square.
• Please once you get a taxi. Please let hin know that you have a reservation with Bothy.
• taxi drivers receive a comission for every tourist they deliver, so will often try to take you to a more expensive hotel.
• Addres: Puente Gráu # 306 & Phono: 054 282438



Address: 306 Calle Puente Grau 306 calle puente grau, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru

Distance to city center: 0.57 km

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Phone Number: 054-282438
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup (35 soles)

Bike Rental (50 soles)

Towels (4 soles)

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Table Tennis

Walking Tours

Credit Card Payments




Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: All Ages

Note: everybody is welcome

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: long terms

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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