Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Arequipa, Peru. You can choose from 38 Arequipa hostels. In total, there are 112 cheap places to stay in Arequipa such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $4 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Arequipa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Arequipa? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Arequipa alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Arequipa. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Arequipa. To help you make friends with Arequipa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Arequipa, in southern Peru, is a lovely, lively city that is a must-stop destination if you’re travellng overland. It’s surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in Peru, with mountains, active volcanoes, deserts, and canyons (including some deeper than the Grand Canyon). It’s a backpacker’s paradise for the wealth of outdoor opportunities in the nearby Colca Canyon and beyond, and for the city-lover, its colonial architecture made of volcanic sillar rock is sure to delight.
Hostels in Arequipa are numerous, as are restaurants, cafes, and bars. And for the most part they’re easy on the wallet (especially compared with Cusco, where you might suffer sticker shock).
Arequipa’s colonial heritage is well-preserved and on full display in impressive sights such as the Monasterio Santa Catalina, a 400-year-old behemoth that sprawls over an entire city block. Other exquisitely beautiful churches, mansions and convents dot the city as well. For history buffs, the Museo Santuario offers a glimpse into the area’s Inca past, with a reverential look at the burial artifacts and mummies from child sacrifices discovered on nearby volcanoes.
Arequipa hostels can be found throughout the city, with many clustered near the Plaza de Armas, the main square and heart of Arequipa. The two side-by-side bus terminals are about three kilometers further south, and it’s an inexpensive taxi ride from either one to your hostel.
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There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Arequipa. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Arequipa. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Arequipa. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Arequipa. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
The Canyon itself is breathtaking. The treks are difficult if you are not trained to do a lot of climbing and hiking, but the view you get throughout the journey is well worth the pain.
Arequipa is a beautiful city, but we had problems getting to our hostel, because the taxidrivers only offer to -- actually they forcefully take you to hostels where they get comission for every gringo they bring.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Arequipa and Peru.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.