The Top 10 Best Hostels in Arequipa

2018 Updated: The Top 10 Best Hostels in Arequipa contain both party hostels and quiet family-oriented hostels. Arequipa is a must-see city for any travelers to Peru so make sure to check out these Top 10 Best Hostels in Arequipa before you book your trip to Peru’s second largest city.

When it comes to tourism in Peru, Lima and Cusco get all the glory. Lima is the largest city in the country and the primary entry-point for most travelers to the country, while Cusco is the historic capital of the Inca Empire and the departure point for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. But there’s another city that’s getting more and more popular with tourists: the charming colonial city of Arequipa, the second most populous city in Peru. As the regional hub for amazing sights like Colca Canyon and Cotahuasi Canyon along with a unique and distinctive local culture, Arequipa is now considered one of the must-see stops for any visitor to Peru. Check out our handy list of the Top 10 Best Hostels in Arequipa below before you book your stay in Arequipa!

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Wild Rover Hostel With Pool in Arequipa Peru - best hostels in arequipa

1. Wild Rover Backpackers

Our top spot goes to the Arequipa branch of the popular Wild Rover hostel chain. Like its other locations in Cusco and La Paz, Wild Rover comes equipped with a fully stocked Irish bar and restaurant. Unlike their other two locations, this one also has an outdoor swimming pool, making it the absolute best way to take advantage of Arequipa’s famed “eternal spring” weather. The location here is prime, the beds are comfortable and all the services are top notch. Wild Rover is without a doubt the best all-around option in Arequipa.

Cheapest Bed: S/28.00 ($8.55 USD)

Features:
· Swimming Pool
· Tourist Agency
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers
· Laundry Facilities
· Restaurant
· Bar

 

Dragonfly Hostel in Arequipa Peru

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2. Dragonfly Hostel

Another well-known chain in Peru, Dragonfly is an inexpensive option that does a great job covering all the basics: the beds are comfortable, the location is perfect, and the breakfast is decent. Don’t expect anything too exciting here but it’s definitely a solid choice if you just want to relax and enjoy a friendly atmosphere close to the plaza de armas.

Cheapest Bed: S/23.33 ($7.13 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers
· Cafe

 

Bothy Hostel in Arequipa Peru

3. Bothy Hostel

Bothy is a laid-back and inexpensive option that’s perfect for those who want to meet other travelers but also enjoy their peace and quiet. The location is convenient, only three blocks from Arequipa’s central plaza and with an incredible rooftop view of the city and surrounding volcanoes. Services are also a great bargain, with free breakfast included and a small bar selling cheap beer specials. That’s what makes Bothy one of our favorite hostels in Arequipa: its impressive combination of value, quality services and friendly atmosphere.

Cheapest Bed: S/22.83 ($6.97 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Laundry Facilities
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers
· Tourist Agency
· Bar

 

Yes Arequipa Hostel in Arequipa Peru - best hostels in arequipa

4. Yes Arequipa

This is a newer family-run hostel that gets high marks for its friendly staff and homely environment. Yes Arequipa is pleasantly cozy and also happens to serve up a great home-cooked pancake breakfast every morning–certainly an added bonus. The facilities are great for the low price, making this an attractive option for low-key travelers looking for a place to hang up their boots for a few days.

Cheapest Bed: S/22.89 ($6.99 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Laundry Facilities
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers
· Tourist Agency

 

Econunay Hostel in Arequipa Peru

5. Econunay Hostel

Econunay is one of the best hostels out there for travelers who need their peace and quiet, such as professionals who are working remotely or people heading out on early morning treks. The hostel is located just a few minutes from the main square of Arequipa: close enough that you can walk there but far enough away that it’s not noisy. Econunay’s digs are quiet and cozy with a friendly and obliging staff around to help you plan your excursions. The price is extremely affordable as well. That’s what makes this one of our favorite hidden gems in Arequipa.

Cheapest Bed: S/25.00 ($7.64 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers
· Bar

 

Flying Dog Hostel in Arequipa Peru

6. Flying Dog Hostel

Flying Dog is another well-known hostel chain in Peru, with locations in five different locations across the country. The Arequipa branch follows the same tried and tested formula as the others, offering a pleasant and unpretentious backpacker vibe that should appeal to all different types of travelers. Flying Dog is located close to the plaza de armas and just around the corner from some of Arequipa’s best nightlife, so you’ll find it easy to go out for a night of fun before heading back to your comfortable bed.

Cheapest Bed: S/26.29 ($8.03 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers
· Tourist Agency
· Bar

 

MB Backpackers Hostel in Arequipa Peru

7. MB Backpackers

Though not as well-known as some of the other options on this list, MB Backpackers is a fun youth-oriented hostel that hosts some great parties. The emphasis here is on socializing and getting to know your fellow travelers. The hostel also has a convenient location in the historic center of Arequipa, making it easy to do all your city sightseeing. The price is on the higher end here, but the facilities are well-maintained and the breakfast is top-notch.

Cheapest Bed: S/28.48 ($8.70 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers
· Tourist Agency
· Restaurant
· Bar

 

Mango Hostel in Arequipa Peru - best hostels in arequipa

8. Mango Hostel

With an overall quiet and toned-down atmosphere, Mango Hostel is a great place to take it easy for a few days and rest up for continuing your travels. While it may be somewhat lacking in opportunities for socializing, many visitors will appreciate the peace and quiet at Mango Hostel. The location is ideal and the price is very affordable, so this is also one of the best options for people who plan to spend most of their time outside of their hostel but just want a calm and quiet place to get some rest at the end of the day.

Cheapest Bed: S/25.00 ($7.64 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Security Lockers
· Tourist Agency

 

Marlon's House Hostel in Arequipa peru

9. Marlon’s House

Located on a quiet street just a few blocks away from the plaza de armas, Marlon’s House is both a peaceful and convenient place to stay for visitors in The White City. Their rooftop terrace is one of the best places in the city to drink some coca tea and enjoy a view of the city. The price is very affordable and the hostel offers a pretty impressive array of services to boot. The bilingual staff at Marlon’s House is also extremely helpful, always ready to help you plan your excursions. Marlon’s House is a highly-recommended spot for road-weary backpackers to rest for a couple days.

Cheapest Bed: S/25.12 ($7.67 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Laundry Facilities
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers
· Tourist Agency
· Cafe

 

Maycawasi Hostel in Arequipa Peru - best hostels in arequipa

10. Maycawasi

This lovely new hostel is located just steps away from the plaza de armas. The rooms and common areas here are cozy and welcoming, with a nice quiet environment and all the necessary essentials for backpackers: hot showers, comfy beds and free breakfast. And if you get the itch to do some partying, the hostel is conveniently located within a short walk of the primary nightlife district. Maycawasi is a somewhat basic but still good option for all travelers to Arequipa.

Cheapest Bed: S/28.00 ($8.55 USD)

Features:
· Free Breakfast
· Laundry Facilities
· Luggage Storage
· Security Lockers


That concludes our list of the Top 10 Best Hostels in Arequipa. Make sure you check out our blog about the Best Bus Companies in Peru for some important advice about how to get to Arequipa.

  1 comment for “The Top 10 Best Hostels in Arequipa

  1. Emma Barry
    July 26, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Good clear Information! I can not express my love and enjoyment for the Wild Rover, i had traveled half of south America at this point and Wild Rover was the best fun i had to date! Being a solo traveler you are on the look out for social events with many travelers who are there to socialize and meet new people! I am now 3/4 ways through my trip with a group of people i met in Wild Rover! We all agree a huge social highlight was the parties of wild rover but also their attitude towards their guests that made it was enjoyable! Would highly recommend!

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